Catherine Mckinnell

Poor Worst Hit By Recession In 'Dramatic' Living Standards Fall

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics

Poor Britons have seen the biggest fall in living standards due to the recession and are still worse off by thousands of pounds due to the impact of i...

How Much Has The UK Clawed Back From Swiss Banks?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics

Government statisticians have had to drop predictions that the UK would claw back £3.2bn from Swiss bank accounts in a tax evasion clampdown after re...

Boris Johnson: Child Benefit A 'Mussolini-Like Reward For Procreation'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has welcomed the axing of child benefit for wealthier families, confessing it was as likely his share was spent on "10 half-decent ski h...

It's Time to Keep Vocational Working in the Spotlight

Fiona McBride | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Fiona McBride

The idea of only awarding substantial public sector contracts to those companies that agree to train a significant number of the next generation of Apprenticeships is one that we fully endorse. Although this did not get through the last parliament, it is encouraging that this is now part of Labour party policy.

Lucy Sherriff

Police To Launch New Line Of Enquiry Into 'Decades' Of School Sex Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Victims who suffered "decades of abuse" at a special needs school are being urged to come forward by police who have set up a new inquiry team to inve...

Shared Parenting: An Ambitious Project

Catherine McKinnell | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Politics
Catherine McKinnell

The stakes are high, and the pitfalls great, as let's not forget - when it comes to decisions that affect children, any repercussions will not only be felt today, but potentially also for many years to come.

Marking Anti-Slavery Day 2011

Catherine McKinnell | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Politics
Catherine McKinnell

1807 is the date that is commemorated as the year in which Wilberforce's campaign to abolish slavery succeeded, with the passing of The Slave Trade Act 1807. But it was not until 1833 that the Abolition of Slavery Act was passed - Wilberforce died just three days after.