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Patriot Games: In Defence of Britain

Tom Johnson | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Johnson

Unless you've been living inside a black hole since the early 1990s, the allusions to the current referendum must be apparent. For as a child of Britain, unable to affect the potential break up of the United Kingdom on Thursday, the naïve response is to feel this is unfair...

How Much Could The Wealth Of Nations Be Sold For?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

A rare first edition copy of Adam Smith's The Wealth Of Nations valued at £50,000 is to be sold at auction. First published in 1776, the book's fu...

Cameron And Hunt In The Clear Over News Corp Ties

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt have been exonerated by Lord Justice Leveson's report into the press, despite widespread criticism they were too close t...

Economic Growth - Wrong Answer

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Poised on the brink of economic meltdown as we are, governments all over the world are baying frantically for growth. But growth is not the answer to our problems.

A Hostile Press And More Pressure From Labour..

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Politics

Labour has indicated it will keep up the pressure on embattled Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, by forcing a House Of Commons debate on the role Jeremy ...

Hunt 'Considered Quitting' Over BSkyB Bid, But Let His Adviser Go Instead

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt has admitted he considered quitting the cabinet amid allegations he mishandled News Corporation's bid to take over BSkyB, but decided to l...

Hunt Admits Hiding From Journalists En Route To Murdoch Party

Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Politics

Culture secretary has admitted hiding from journalists as he made his way to a drinks party with James Murdoch, but has insisted the presence of trees...

Jeremy Hunt Faces Leveson Inquiry: The Questions He Must Answer

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt is giving evidence to the Leveson inquiry today and is expected to be grilled over his relationship with News Corporation. The culture ...

Popcorn At The Ready For The Leveson Show - Our Political Look Ahead

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Politics

It's a good week to be a presenter on the BBC and Sky rolling news channels - they'll get paid do do very little as the usual schedules will be swept ...

'Thank You Daddy': Michel's Texts To Government Figures Revealed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK

Jeremy Hunt addressed a senior News Corporation lobbyist as "daddy" and "mon ami" in dozens of jokey and intimate text messages sent at all hours of d...

Adam Smith Says He Did Not Give News Corp 'Inappropriate' Inside Information

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt's former special adviser Adam Smith has insisted that he did not give News Corporation any "inappropriate" inside information about its bi...

Leveson: Hunt's Former Adviser Gives More Evidence On News Corp Bid

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt was braced for fresh revelations on Friday as his former special adviser and top civil servant gave more evidence to the Leveson Inquiry i...

Jeremy Hunt Urged Cameron To Support News Corp's BSkyB Bid

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron knew Jeremy Hunt was supportive of News Corporation's desire to takeover BSkyB when he appointed him to oversee the bid, the Leveson inq...

Thousands of Messages Exchanged Over BSkyB Bid

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Politics

More than a thousand texts and messages were exchanged between News Corporation and the department for Culture, Media and Sport during the period when...

Hunt's Former Special Adviser To Appear At Leveson

PA | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt's interactions with Rupert Murdoch's media empire will come under the spotlight today when his former special adviser an...

Jeremy Hunt's Top Civil Servant Summoned To Leveson

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Politics

A senior civil servant at the heart of the controversy over links between News Corporation and the office of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to give ...

Political Look Ahead: Bodice-Ripping Novels And More Leveson

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Politics

Would you believe it - MPs have yet another recess starting this week. Last week half of them stayed in their constituencies because they were all on...

Ministers, Journalists And Hunt Adviser To Give Evidence At Leveson

PA | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Former Cabinet ministers Lord Mandelson and Tessa Jowell will kick off a potentially dramatic week at the Leveson inquiry. The peer witnessed Ruper...

Leveson To Hear From Hunt's Ex-Adviser And News Corp Lobbyist

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Politics

Adam Smith, Jeremy Hunt's former special adviser who was forced to quit after admitting he had inappropriate contact with News International, will giv...

Leveson Summons Former Hunt Adviser And Tells MPs To Back Off

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics

Lord Justice Leveson has confirmed he will be calling Jeremy Hunt's former special adviser Adam Smith and the News International lobbyist Fred Michel ...

Why I Won't Be Cooperating

Dave Clements | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

I was pleased to hear recently that I am not alone in arguing that the charity sector needs to reclaim its independence.

Jeremy Hunt Will Not Face Immediate Inquiry, Says David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress & Asa Bennett | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has insisted that he will take no action against Jeremy Hunt until the culture secretary has appeared before the Leveson inquiry into pr...

PM Defiant On Hunt

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron insisted today that he had seen no evidence that Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has breached the ministerial code of conduct in his handl...

Perceiving The Modern World At The Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Neil Simpson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

In Citizens of the World: David Hume and Allan Ramsay, we are treated to some of the painter Allan Ramsay's most celebrated works. Throughout the exhibition we can draw connections between the overlapping lives of great enlightened philosophers like Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume.

The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons Review

Neil Simpson | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

Indeed there is no shying away from the parallels in this exhibition with so much modern entertainment. Celebrity worship is another human constant; and with celebrity, as any Hugh Grant or Steve Coogan knows, comes sex, obsession and the baying British press.