Category: UK Politics

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Rebels With a Cause

With the rise of anti-establishment candidates, Sam Glover looks at how radical rebels are becoming mainstream politicians. The radicals are rising. In the past few years, Ukip have won a national election, a backbencher...

Will Sturgeon still be laughing in May? (Picture: Press and Journal)

Sturgeon’s Silver Lining

After gaining 56 seats in the 2015 general election, the SNP are going from strength to strength. Could they reach an overwhelming majority again in the Scottish Parliament elections? As the date of the...

The Catastrophe of the Commons

Whilst MPs continue to shout and interrupt each other in the House of Commons, Matt Howlett looks at what needs to change to win the public’s interest and trust. In Jeremy Corbyn’s first speech...

Will the team remain as one? Or will they start to crumble? (Photo: S. Rousseau/Reuters)

Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet

With campaigns surrounding the EU referendum already under way, George Perfect assesses the dangers for David Cameron in his cabinet and party. As the UK’s EU referendum draws ever closer, it appears that David...

Corbyn has struggled to adapt to life as a leader. (Photo: The Mirror)

Corbyn Must Go

After the reshuffle, Labour supporter Craig Robertson is nonplussed with his leader’s first few months. I do not have a problem with Jeremy Corbyn’s policies or ideals. In fact, I think his plans for...

Corbyn with the shadow foreign secretary, Hilary Benn, who escaped the firing line (Photo: The Guardian)

Reshuffle: The Best Show in Town

The Labour reshuffle has finally finished. Joseph Ward says it was a true sign of Corbyn’s strength as a leader. On Tuesday, one of the most highly anticipated shadow cabinet reshuffles in history began....

Labour voters for Jeremy Corbyn formed the pressure group Momentum after his victory, which has been condemned for extreme denunciation of MPs voting for the Syria airstrikes. (Photo: The Independent)

Backward Momentum

The polemics of political groups pose a problem for Jeremy Corbyn. A successful stand is necessary. It is normally the House of Commons that is criticised for its rowdy debates, which are more reminiscent...

At Christmas, most leaders aim to tie their aims to the spirit of the season – but David Cameron’s governments are wrong to claim Jesus’ actions as inspiration for their own. (Photo: Getty Images)

For the Love of God

David Cameron and his government often invoke the traditions and teachings of Christianity to justify their actions – Antony Tucker thinks this is both misleading and bad news for politics. This Christmas season saw...

Jim McMahon: Oldham’s Local Hero

Despite poor nationwide poll projections and an increasingly unpopular leader, Labour have won the Oldham by-election. The credit must go to Jim McMahon and his community politics, says Antony Tucker. For all the premonitions...

For too long the pro-EU campaign has treated “Brexit” as the end of days. Surely it’s time for the Leave campaign to challenge these ridiculous suggestions. (Photo: The Cagle Post)

Breaking through the Lies

The pro-EU campaign is a campaign of fear. It’s high time that these falsehoods were exposed and challenged. As the referendum on Britain’s EU membership approaches, the “In” campaign has begun to employ a...

Nigel Farage (Left) with Suzanne Evans (Right) sharing a joke at the 2015 general election manifesto launch. (Photo: Daily Mail)

The Heir to the Ukip Throne

Who do Ukip supporters believe should be the next party leader after Nigel Farage? Aron Taylor conducted a poll to find out. We all thought we would be asking this question the day after...

Can of Worms

With Jeremy Corbyn attempting to restart the moribund debate over the future of Britain’s nuclear weapons, Antony Tucker argues that this will hinder, not help, Labour’s cause. The recent revival of the debate around...

Cameron with President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. (Photo: AP Images)

The Façade of Renegotiation

David Cameron has set out his demands for reform of Britain’s relationship with the EU. Louise Randall is less than impressed. After months of tedious posturing from the prime minister where he has allegedly...

Tristram Hunt has been a vocal critic of Jeremy Corbyn (Photo: The Mirror)

Labour Pains

Labour’s infighting threatens to destroy any chance at success the party has. According to Tristram Hunt, the Labour party is “in the s**t.” He might be right, but he’s wrong about everything else. Labour...

The Politics of the Poppy

Poppy or no poppy? Red poppy or white poppy? Joseph Ward examines the politics of a floricultural minefield. Thank God! He is wearing a poppy.” That was the first review I heard of Corbyn’s...

Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has stated her intention to work with Jeremy Corbyn on motions in the House of Commons (Photo: New Forest Green Party)

Could Green be the new Red?

The Green Party and the Labour Party have collaborated on cross-party issues and share similar values. With the recent election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour’s new leader, is it time for the two to...

The Regional Rationale

After “English votes for English laws” passed, Antony Tucker takes a look at the “the ineptitude and idiocy” of the idea and calls for a completely federal state. Thursday 22 October 2015 was a...

Could the bloated second house be destroyed by its own membership? (Photo: Mashable)

Full House

By packing the upper house with donors, failed politicians and party supporters, David Cameron is doing more damage to the position of the Lords than any other prime minister. Since becoming prime minister in...

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