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Brilliant Politician Wants Hedgehogs As U.K.'s National Species

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Weird News

A British politician sparked a prickly debate when he suggested that the U.K. adopt the hedgehog as a national symbol. This kind of seems like a no-b...

Official Who Oversaw Public Toilet Closures Caught Peeing In Street

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.12.2015 | Weird News

An elected official who announced funding cuts for public bathrooms might be rethinking the issue after he was ticketed for urinating in the street. J...

Brexit Will Not Hurt the Special Relationship

David Singh Grewal | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
David Singh Grewal

Froman isn't, as a British reader might casually assume, a minister whose views carry independent weight because he is an important politician in the ruling majority. He is, rather, a recent political appointee charged with a narrow, but demanding task: overseeing the complex negotiations for two ambitious new trade agreements that President Obama has made the centerpiece of his final term.

Sex Trafficking Victims Return To Children of the Night After 36 Years

Dr. Lois Lee | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Dr. Lois Lee

Today, these successful women work in various fields including banking, firefighting, teaching, drug counseling and domestic violence advocacy. Juli works as an advocate for a Police Department and is headed for law school. Lynne is retired Homeland Security.

Why Is Jeremy Corbyn Reviled For Making Exactly The Same Bin Laden Comments As Boris Johnson?

Louise Ridley | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Politics
Louise Ridley

Jeremy Corbyn's comments have some striking similarities to a piece written in 2001, by a possible future leader of Cameron's own party - Boris Johnson.

Jeremy Corbyn and the New, Kind, Sincere, Embarrassing Politics

Christina Patterson | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Christina Patterson

This week, the Tories meet in Manchester, safe in the knowledge that all the serious political opposition in this country appears to have been wiped out. Well, I suppose you can call that some kind of achievement. You could even call it "kinder politics". As long as by "kind" you mean a sincere desire to wash your hands of all responsibility, and power.

Cameron Pig-gate Scandal -- I Talk to the Pig

Dan Miles | Posted 09.24.2015 | Comedy
Dan Miles

When asked how things were left with the Prime Minister after the night in question the Pig told us: "Me and big D stayed friends for a while, but we just drifted apart. It's sad, but, well, I guess it happens."

For Crown, Queen and Shakespeare

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Michael Radou Moussou

In becoming the longest reigning monarch in the history of her 'sceptered isle,' Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is moving today from the fairytale land assigned to her, into another realm, one reserved to the some of the most important political personalities in History: the legendary.

EC's Transparency Spin Falls Flat as TTIP Made Even More Secretive

Mark Dearn | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Mark Dearn

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the biggest trade deal ever negotiated. Yet all British MPs know about it is what little the European Commission (EC) decides to tell them -- and that's about to become a lot less.

Time Bomb: The Price of Nuclear Weapons

Emily Hay | Posted 08.12.2015 | Teen
Emily Hay

Children laughing. Parents yawning, scrambling desperately for that first cup of coffee. A city blinking away the remnants of dreams from its tired eyes - just another Monday morning. Then nothing. Silence.

Open Letter to All Potential Mayoral Candidates (A Response Would Be Nice)

Kenny Imafidon | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Kenny Imafidon

With a population of more than 8.6 million people, the world's most diverse city is also home to 46 percent of the UK's ethnic minority population and over 300 languages are spoken here.

Can Britain's Conservative Landslide Cross the Pond?

Julianne Shinto | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Julianne Shinto

The victory hangovers have yet to wear off for my colleagues in the U.K. But my U.S. counterparts are already asking, "How can we replicate the sweeping conservative victory here, in the States?" I have the answer and I haven't been quiet about it in the least.

UK Election Analysis: The Makeup Edition

Annie Walton Doyle | Posted 06.26.2015 | Style
Annie Walton Doyle

I'm fed up of the election: there, I said it. I feel like every story that can be written about it has already been written, and probably multiple times.

Is It A Bird?.. Is It A Plane?.. No, It's Super Dave...

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy

Ed Miliband has recently surged ahead in the popularity stakes leaving David Cameron in the shadows and it's all thanks to one blogger who started 'Mi...

10 Things You Should Know About the 2015 UK Election

Zac McCrary | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Zac McCrary

As the May 7th U.K. parliamentary elections approach, below are 10 things that any self-respecting U.S. political junkie should know about the campaign to determine who will lead Britain for the next several years.

Notes from a Liberal University

Harry Elliott | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Harry Elliott

Driving a wedge between political ideologies backfires when the people you ostracize feel cut out and move further away from the centre than before.

On September 18, the Silent Majority in Scotland Should Say No With Pride

David Miles | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
David Miles

For those of us who consider British-ness and Scottish-ness to be important elements of who we are as individuals, there is a horrible sense of foreboding about the current debate and the likely consequences of separation.

Scottish Independence and Our Political Natures

David Miles | Posted 11.16.2014 | World
David Miles

The only mention of Scotland in Avi Tuschman's Our Political Nature is a reference to the dangers of inbreeding among Hebridean bumblebees, yet the author's anthropological examination of what divides groups in societies offers plenty of food.

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

David Miles | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
David Miles

John Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt.

A Civil Political Debate

Jason Boxt | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Jason Boxt

On September 18 of this year, 5 million Scots will go to the polls to vote on whether or not to remain a part of the United Kingdom, a 300-year old union. Whether you are a political scientist or just a lover of democracy, the next month or so promises to be an action-packed, contentious, and civil debate over the future of a great country.

Margaret Thatcher Was Right: Justice Must be Done for The Palestinians

David Miles | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
David Miles

To understand this you could hardly do better than watch CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer's country club invocation of former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir this week to suggest Palestinians are forcing Israel to kill their children.

The Pudding in Ed Miliband's Head

Christina Patterson | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Christina Patterson

Confidence can be very nice, but when you go to see a brain surgeon, you care an awful lot more about skill. If Ed Miliband has the skills to run a country, he certainly hasn't shown it.

Schools Are Not Weapons of War -- in Nigeria or Elsewhere

Gordon Brown | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

The Boko Haram pattern of behavior makes it all the more important that the safe schools initiative launched by Nigerian business leaders last week gets off the ground quickly. While Boko Haram are a small extremist faction with limited demographic reach, it will take a tougher approach to school security and safety to reassure girls' parents and teachers that their school in the northern states is safe enough to attend. That is why foreign governments are now offering financial support for security guards and for proper fortifications and security equipment to give any school threatened by a terrorist attack the best possible chance of surviving it intact.

Memo to Alex Salmond: Independence Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

David Miles | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.

EU: The Liberal Democrats As The 'Party Of In'

Tim Farron | Posted 01.25.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

Whilst the Tories squabble over EU membership and Labour shy away from the subject completely, Lib Dems are united in saying that across Europe we are "better together". We support an in/out referendum when the time is right and we campaign passionately for the UK to remain a member of the EU.