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This morning, Theresa May announced plans to call a snap election on the 8th of June. The move provoked shock in Westminster, as her government had repeatedly rejected calls for an early referendum ...

As Labour’s moderates lament their party’s lack of impotus in changing leader, are they fair to say that the Tories are more ruthless?  The Tories ditched Thatcher the moment she ...

The Labour party has always had a tumultuous relationship with the Hard Left, for years internal  hard left  factions have battled with the soft left  for control of the party. Until ...

One day to go. Article 50 day. Some are calling for a national holiday. Some are calling for a national day of mourning. Some are already fed up of this ungodly Brexit mess. I was at the Lib Dem ...

Today there was a terror attack on Parliament. As I work in the area, I've struggled to submit copy- I did early on, when it seemed like there had been a stabbing and shooting, but as soon as it ...

The government has pulled ads from YouTube over fears that the adverts are appearing next to ‘inappropriate’ content, including extremist material. The government follows the Guardian and ...

GCHQ has warned British politicians about Russian hacking, according to a report in the Sunday Times. The report alleges that the intelligence agency has reached out to political parties to warn of ...

In the past seventy years or so, there have been five really big changes in Government. Five mornings where everyone woke up to the election results and realised something genuinely significant had ...

About 330 kilometers (roughly 200 miles) west of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi lies the city of Zugdidi, the administrative center of the country's Samegrelo region. Another 10 kilometers or so ...

The hysteria earlier in the week from people on the left surprised me. This time, the idea that the government could build a handful of new grammar schools has caused absolute outrage. This outrage ...

Hardly a snappy title but it is the best I could think of at the time, I do enjoy, and this might not come the top of most folks lists of enjoyments in life, but it is fairly high on mine. But, I do ...

Jeremy Corbyn last summer summed up the left: a rise from the obscurity of last century’s politics into the centre of attention. Corbyn’s ascent from backbench politics to becoming the ...

Alexander III, the conservative Russian emperor who ruled from 1881 to 1894, once famously remarked to his ministers that Russia has only two allies: its army and its navy. "The others," he said, ...

n the run up to the EU referendum, former Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair visited Derry. With their deep understanding and appreciation for the nuances and sensitivities of Northern Irish ...

There are some scary facts about climate change that we all chose to ignore. Perhaps the scariest is that, despite being the first agreement to create radical and legally binding climate change ...

In one of the most spectacular, and scary, news stories of the year so far, we found out about a failed Trident missile test over the weekend. The missile was programmed to head from a location near ...

Many people were surprised when the former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, came out so forcefully in her support for the UK leaving the European Union. Despite the ...

Britain was left stunned last month as the Leave campaign romped to a surprise victory in the EU referendum. Indications had been that Remain would prevail, with most polls projecting a narrow lead ...

The SDP shone brightly, but briefly. The gang of four left Foot’s Labour in 1981 and seemed to go from strength to strength. As Foot’s Labour disintegrated- it was a ...

We have a new Prime Minister. Turns out the Tories weren’t in a mess after all- where the Labour leadership contest has effectively taken around 9 months and may end in a bloody party break up, ...

Will Simpson is an administrator and writer at Soft Left Politics. Follow Will on Twitter @WillSimo22 Most of the election results are in, official or otherwise.  Devastation in Scotland. ...

Most of Thursday’s results are now in. They paint a confusing picture, and have very complex implications. They are, in a way, anti-climactic: the contests went broadly as the pollsters had ...

New Train Lines To Connect All of London   The Crossrail Project commenced in 2012, and since then, it has run its own version of the London Marathon, with 26 miles of new tunnels being created ...

I’m not your classic Blairite. I understand, and have argued against, some of the key problems with Blairism. Labour’s right has, for several decades now, been guilty of talking down to ...

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As some of you may be aware, the University of Oxford Labour Society, among other left with societies at the university, is embroiled in scandal. It all started when the co-chairman of the ...

In 2009 I was 15 and never had a girlfriend, my only real love was Graham Dorrans and the closest I got to any sort of exhilaration was seeing him score goals for fun against the likes of Scunthorpe ...

Like many people I extremely concerned about the ability of our children and grandchildren to be able to live in many areas of the UK. Property values are such that owning a home is beyond the ...

North Korea is now green, or at least that’s what the state propaganda machine would have you believe. According to Central TV, the secretive regime’s government controlled broadcaster, ...

I think it’s only right that a man who dons a Santa hat, heads to his local shopping centre and shakes a donation bucket for Syrian refugees, deserves a semblance of respect in the wake of the ...

‘Out of school education settings: call for evidence.’ My submission to the consultation sent to the Department of Education … Worrying times are before us. In future years we will look back at ...
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