Flying start - two words that sum up the beginning of Labour's general election campaign. In five days, Jeremy Corbyn has shown he has the passion and the plan in place to transform Britain in the interests of the many. Already, Corbyn has outperformed May significantly, dominating the news agenda and travelling across the country to lay out Labour's vision for a rebuilt and transformed Britain.
Sunday's vote will determine which two of the eleven candidates standing to be the next French President will go through to the final round, which will be held on Sunday 7 May. And there is a big chance that the result might well be yet another upset in global politics, as voters once again switch from the established parties and candidates to insurgent alternatives.
The normalisation of xenophobia in our political discourse and media is having a real impact on the lives of real people. If you value equality, respect and human dignity, then this election is the time for you to step up. Your vote is your pledge - your pledge to stand against the bigotry that is being mainstreamed in our politics and public spaces. Here are five ways that you can directly challenge xenophobia in the course of this general election...
Labour, Liberal Democrat and Ukip activists will be working hard over the coming weeks to prevent a Tory win. The polls will inevitably get closer. And the Conservatives? If we want a win that will be remembered for generations then we will have to go toe to toe with them all.
We are calling on you to vote, have your say and remind politicians that you are here, you matter, and you deserve a Brexit that works for you.
Boycotting the debates should be a major blot on the Prime Minister's copybook. But if the centre-left resort to the rhetoric they've used to start their campaigns, not turning up will end up being a political coup.
When you are casting your vote in the 2017 Theresa May love-fest, just think: is this really the way we want to go? What is best for our EU exit? It has to happen after all, so we really should be looking at what is best for our future post Brexit. This time, I think we should all pay real attention to what the parties are actually saying. Don't go with the majority, this could be the most important election for Britain in the modern era.
This coming Sunday, France will go to the polls to select its new President in what is a critical election for Europe in many respects. One of the key issues that has characterised European elections in the past few years, has been the rise of the far right across the board, making these parties plausible competitors in European party systems.
For the second time in less than 12 months, the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has performed a breathtaking political U-turn.
There's only one story in town this week - and for once it's not Brexit. The Huff Post Politics team discuss just why Theresa May has gone back on her word and called a General Election. They weigh up whether Jeremy Corbyn has what it takes to be the next Prime Minister and stick their necks out and predict the outcome of the 8 June vote.
This election leaves us with a clear choice. A choice of stability and a clear vision for Brexit provided by Theresa May and the Conservative Party, or the other choice, a Labour Party lead by Jeremy Corbyn with no clear vision on Brexit and a party that cannot unite behind him.
It's true that a Labour majority is almost impossible; it's been incredibly unlikely ever since the SNP's dominance over Scotland became cemented, and Labour's weak polling position only confirms that improbability. But that doesn't mean a Tory majority is inevitable...
A progressive alliance with tactical voting in key constituencies is the single best hope of preventing a Tory government - which at this crucial moment in British history should be every progressive's patriotic concern. Far from ruling it out, Jeremy Corbyn should be figuring out how to make it work.
"The General Election isn't about Brexit" is as good as saying "the referendum wasn't about immigration." Yes, the referendum was surrounded by other pressing issues but immigration was the defining characteristic for a large swathe of voters. And the defining issue of this snap election is Brexit. To say otherwise is naïve at best and madness at worst.
A remarkable feature of the NHS is the resilience of public confidence in it. Despite constant headlines that it is "in crisis", satisfaction levels actually rose last year from 60 to 63 per cent according to the British Social Attitudes Survey. They are currently at their third highest level in the 33 years since the survey began in 1983.
On 8th June, it won't just be a programme for Brexit that will be decided. The Conservative Party will also seek endorsement for changes whose effect will be almost equally significant for social values and social opportunities. The danger is that in the great commotion of a Brexit election, these other proposals will go unexamined and under-debated.
Theresa May enters this general election campaign with the largest lead of any Prime Minister in living memory has had at the beginning of the campaign - so why is Theresa May refusing to take part in debates with her rivals Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron, as well as the SNP, Ukip and the Greens?
Supporting apprentices is increasingly being seen as an important part of strengthening the labour market as a whole with apprenticeships expected to contribute a staggering £3.4 billion to the UK economy by 2022.