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A Budget For Those Who Are Just About Managing To Survive

Barbara Gelb | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Barbara Gelb

As the mother and carer of Stanley appealed 'they just don't get it... Stanley needs that support now... it is unlikely that he will live till three.' The change required to support these families would amount to £5-6million a year. It would support and improve the lives of 1,500 children.

Labour, Under A Misapprehension

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Does anyone remember that old Panorama episode about Scientology? I'm thinking particularly of the clip in which, having spent the past few months fo...

Warwick Rowers Strip Off Outside Of Westminster To Send Important Message To Trump

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

With seven years of naked charity calendars under their belts, the Warwick rowers have plenty of experience stripping off for a good cause. But the b...

Labour Lord Taylor Dies After Being Knocked Off Mobility Scooter Outside Westminster

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK

Labour peer Lord Taylor of Blackburn has died after he was knocked off his mobility scooter outside Parliament last week, a party spokesman said. Lord...

Elections Likely To Be Won Or Lost On Housing

William Humphries | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
William Humphries

Once seen as a tenure of transition into homeownership, private renting has increasingly become the last stop for many Britons. Politicians need to wake up to this reality and help voters get a foot in the door of their own homes.

It's Not Just The Tories

Leanne Wood | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

In the National Assembly this week, Plaid Cymru called for the Welsh Government to work with the four Welsh Police Commissioners to see whether there is any information held by Welsh forces that can be brought to light. Plaid Cymru will continue to speak up for causes important to our people.

This Poster Was Found Displayed On A Wall Inside Parliament

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

A poster mocking child refugees has been displayed on the wall of a communal kitchen in Parliament. Labour MP, Chi Onwurah, tweeted the picture that s...

Brexit could be like the Greek bailout

Mark Watts | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Watts

John. F. Kennedy said with reference to the Soviet Union "We cannot negotiate with people who say what's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable,"...

Why Is The UK Government Keeping Us In The Dark Over Brexit?

Kirsty Blackman | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Politics
Kirsty Blackman

In the cold light of day, it's relatively difficult to see the possible positive outcomes of Brexit. The UK Government has thus far only been clear that 'Brexit means Brexit'. Nothing else is certain.

Let's Make Sure Online Porn Is Strictly For Over 18s

Peter Wanless | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
Peter Wanless

Recent research by the NSPCC found that young people are as likely to see online porn accidentally as search for it, and that repeated viewing can lead them to see porn as realistic. Exposing children to porn at a young age, before they are equipped to cope with it, can be extremely damaging to their developing understanding of sex and relationships.

Who Are The Winners And Losers Of Brexit?

Luke Springthorpe | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics
Luke Springthorpe

On the other hand, there are companies with something to gain from a potential decline in sterling and new opportunities abroad. Clearly the eventual winners and losers will very much depend on the value of the pound, as well as the Brexit deals that emerge.

The Lords Are Not Our Saviour

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Politics
Adrienne Macartney

We illegally bomb 'democracy' into foreign lands that happen to possess resource or geopolitical value. We all play a role in these 'liberty' crusades. We are all culpable proselytizers of democracy at any price. Yet the dis-united Kingdom remains a feudal land.

The Death of DECC: What's in a Name?

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Politics
Adrienne Macartney

The death of DECC is not simply a linguistic destruction. We now have an (unelected) government leadership that dismisses the need for a carbon reduction strategy and is consistently opposed to climate regulation measures on business and industry.

Westminster Security Alert After Peer Is Sent Letter With White Powder Inside

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK

A security alert was sparked at Westminster after a peer received hate mail containing white powder. The message, received by Lord Ahmed, contained ...

Don't Deny Access to the Arts to the People Who Need it Most

Nicky Goulder | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Nicky Goulder

Next week is pivotal for the future of artistic diversity in the UK. On 4 July Parliament will debate whether the EBacc should include expressive arts subjects, with the result having potentially huge ramifications for who the arts are 'for' in Britain - are they for everyone to practice and appreciate, or are they the preserve of a wealthy and culturally homogenous elite?

How the Youth Are Responsible for Brexit

Ryan Ellis | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Ellis

If there is one positive outcome of the United Kingdom withdrawing its membership of the European Union, I only hope it is to teach us youngsters a lesson. For the country that we desire, my generation will finally have to show up and fight.

Scottish Independence: Avoiding a 'Yes' With a Bitter Taste

Megan Stamper | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Stamper

In a future of continuing instability for the EU, with many far-right movements from other EU countries using Brexit as an opportunity for gains of their own, we can strongly voice our support for continued unity and try to help fight for stability.

Brexit - When Did Unashamed Selfishness Become So Acceptable?

James Downs | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
James Downs

Above all, when we think of the history of Europe before the EU and the present-day context whereby global stability is precarious to say the least, we have to remind ourselves when we vote on the 23rd June that the prosperity of our international relationships is as important as the prosperity of our national wallet - that there are some things worth paying for, like peace.

CCTV - Protection or Infringement?

David Rosenberg | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Tech
David Rosenberg

The most surprising thing about Edward Snowden's revelations was how unsurprised we all were by them. The dystopian visions of our most paranoid friends had been confirmed and we all kind of shrugged and added a capital letter to our password which we later changed back to lower case because it was too difficult to remember.

How Can You Justify the UK's Spending on Aid?

Jo Yirrell | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Jo Yirrell

I was always proud of my eldest son Harry, never more so than when he swapped working at a building site in Leighton Buzzard to volunteer in a small v...

Aid Reform not Reduction Needed Post-World Humanitarian Summit

Simon O'Connell | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Simon O'Connell

Ending the UK's commitment to spend just 7p out of every £10 of our national wealth on international aid is not the answer. This will send the wrong signal to both the countries we are asking to commit to the same spending, and importantly to the hundreds of millions of the world's poorest who we are supporting to lift out of poverty once and for all.

Man Falls Off Westminster Bridge While Taking A Photo

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK

A man has been left seriously injured after falling 15-feet off Westminster Bridge in central London. The victim plummeted from the bridge onto a con...

Isabel Hardman Was Right to Call Out the 'Totty' MP - The Media Were Wrong to Name and Shame Him

Jessie Thompson | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Politics
Jessie Thompson

It's obvious from Hardman's tweets that she thought more than once about whether to draw attention to the incident, and quite deliberately didn't mention the MP's name. She spoke carefully, flagging up unacceptable sexist behaviour rather than encouraging a personal attack on the individual that said it.

I've Got All My Sisters With Me - Where Women Are Winning

Jess Phillips | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

There is one thing I think that we women have that our brothers should envy and replicate - we have each other. The relationships I have had with women are life-changing. It is hard to put in to words the awesomeness of female friendship, many writers have tried to get the depth of women's relationships to leap off a page or transmit on to our screens.

18 Things You Missed at National Student Pride 2016

Jamie Wareham | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Wareham

I currently have MEGA post-pride blues. It's my third year helping out with National Student Pride since it came to London, and in an attempt to boost my levels to those I get when in our luminous pink skinny jeans - I've jotted down my highlights of the Saturday...