Andrew Neil

What Natalie Should Have Said - How to Fund the Green Party's Citizen's Income Policy

Joseph Finlay | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

Bennett should have explained that by definition the Citizen's Income 'costs' very little - it is in fact a rearrangement of existing benefits and tax allowances. The main difference is that it gives each citizen those benefits and allowances automatically, without making them jump through hoops and subjecting them to complex means testing.

Sajid Javid Has A Theory Why Ethnic Minorities Don't Vote Tory

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party has a "perception problem" with ethnic minority voters that stops them voting Tory, the Culture Secretary has said. Sajid Ja...

Are the Green Party Really the Terrorist's Friend?

Ian Middleton | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Middleton

To paraphrase Natalie in her interview - We don't protect freedom by legislating against it. However much we might think we can empower the thought police, you can't put handcuffs on an idea.

Andrew Neil Surprised To Learn Nick Griffin 'Prevented War In Syria'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

During one of the more surprising episodes of the Sunday Politics show, a BNP spokesperson suggested that their beloved leader prevented a war in Syri...

Scottish Independence: It's All About Trust

Ben Acheson | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Politics is about running a country, or at least trying to get into Government in order to run a country. That is why there is one question that really matters if you are voting in Scotland's independence referendum. Can the Scottish Government be trusted to run a country? Providing an answer is no easy task. You could argue that the SNP has been in power since 2007 and the country has not imploded, but you could claim that total implosion is unlikely as it is propped up by the UK Government. Either way, the unprecedented nature of the debate makes judging on track records a potentially perilous endeavour.

WATCH LIVE: Has The EU Helped Or Hindered Scottish Culture?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics

For almost 40 years EU funding has supported creative and cultural organisations and projects in Scotland. EU policies have also affected many areas o...

The Left Lionises Edward Snowden, But Who Will Stand Up for Israel's Mordechai Vanunu?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

For 27 years, Vanunu has been deprived of his liberty - for blowing the whistle, for telling the truth. It is a moral and geopolitical disgrace. We cannot afford, in good conscience, to forget the plight of Israel's Snowden. To quote the Northern Irish Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire: "We cannot be free while he is not free."

This Week Finishes With Neil, Portillo And Johnson Waving To Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Politics

This Week, Andrew Neil's often unmissable overview of the last seven days in Westminster, featured a bizarre denouement on Thursday, with the host, fo...

Question Time Needs to Change

Scott Dickson | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Scott Dickson

Watching Question Time is like witnessing a formerly smart child start to shove crayons up its nose. For something that was once intelligent, it scarcely resembles its past self. Rather than it being a show for serious debate, it has become theatre, designed to get cheap laughs and high viewing figures.

BBC Interview With EDL Leader 'Too Aggressive'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK

A TV interview with the leader of the English Defence League has prompted complaints to the BBC - because some viewers grumbled that Andrew Neil was "...

EDL Supporters Make 'Death Threats' To Andrew Neil

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

BBC presenter Andrew Neil has claimed he received 'death threats', insults and accusations of being a Muslim from English Defence League supporters af...

'A Violent Man Making Violent Threats'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK

The controversial leader of the English Defence League has admitted his real name is Stephen Yaxley, and that he is a former member of the BNP, in an ...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 14 June 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Cracking the walnut of news with our arse cheeks. Last week, I was stuck in an airport for four hours because the plane was...not safe. I only receiv...

BBC Mixes Up Romanian And Bulgarian Flags In Immigration Debate

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

As the UK continues to debate Eastern European immigration, some Romanians and Bulgarians are losing their patience, especially after the BBC Daily Po...

'Gibraltar', a New Play: a Look at 'Death On The Rock' 25 Years On

Jason Holmes | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Gibraltar is a play concerned with the military operation conducted on 6 March 1988 on Gibraltar

Could Twitter Be Deliberately Exploited to Promote Evil?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Tech
Hugh Salmon

Could we see, one day, the anonymity of Twitter being cold-heartedly exploited in a planned and calculated way by an evil person? Could Twitter be used to incite physical violence and murder?

Former Cabinet Minister Condemned After Labelling Abuse Victim A 'Weirdo'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Mellor, a former Conservative cabinet minister with responsibility for the BBC, has come under fire after labelling Steve Messham, a victim of c...

Did Murdoch 'Forget He Was Under Oath' At Leveson, Asks Former Editor

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

A former newspaper editor has recalled an incident which "undermined" the accuracy of evidence media tycoon Rupert Murdoch gave to an inquiry into jou...

I Love Andrew Neil

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Dimbleby, Paxman, Marr, Snow, you're all total players but nobody else can hold a candle to Andrew Neil when it comes to force-feeding the establishment the medicine it most detests: ridicule. And what majestic jowls.

Tonight's TV Pick: Rights Gone Wrong?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rights Gone Wrong? - 9pm, BBC2 Journalist Andrew Neil searches for the best way to protect human rights while restoring public faith in a justice s...

Richard Bacon: BBC Is 'Paranoid And Nervous'

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK

Radio Five Live presenter Richard Bacon has described the BBC as being a "paranoid and nervous organisation" which is too worried about being talked a...