Chris Williamson

Badgers... Time for Evidence-Based Policy Rather Than Policy-Based Evidence

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

This week heralded an all too familiar event in the UK Parliament - a House of Commons debate on the badger cull. With the second year of culling having very recently completed, politicians and animal lovers alike are eagerly awaiting the news of just how many badgers were killed over the last six weeks in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

Labour MP Accused Of Comparing Lib Dems To Nazis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics

A Labour MP has strongly denied comparing the Liberal Democrats to Nazi collaborators for their decision to enter coalition with the Conservative Part...

Eric Pickles' Ten Biggest Failures

Chris Williamson | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Williamson

Eric Pickles is in no position to lecture councils. He may cultivate a reputation as a no-nonsense straight talker, but has he actually delivered on his tough rhetoric? Just like the rest of David Cameron's Government, he makes big promises but over and over again reality lets him down. Let's look at just ten of Eric Pickles' biggest failures.

Fire Service Cuts 'Will Result In More Casualties'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Politics

Arson attacks have increased over the last year as the services reduce the amount of time spent on prevention of attacks, according to research by a L...