How Brexit Was Derailed - A Historical Perspective

Peter Thornton | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Politics
Peter Thornton

The British Prime Minister sat down to thunderous applause. One by one the members of the European Parliament stood in acclamation to show their appreciation of the words they had just heard. Nicolas Sarkozy came over with outstretched hand whilst Angela Merkel leant over and patted the PM on the shoulder.

Party Politics: Just Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

David Mooney | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

We've hit the part of the General Election campaign that really starts to get on my nerves. The funny thing is, I genuinely think this vote could be one of the most interesting in the UK's history, given how disillusionment with large swathes of the political spectrum has resulted in no one party looking capable of gaining an overall majority...

After Failing To Oust Clegg, Lib Dem Peer Buys A Load Of Pubs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics

Matthew Oakeshott, the Liberal Democrat peer who quit the party last week after a failed plot to oust Nick Clegg as leader, has drowned his sorrows by...

Ukip Wins - It's the Non-Voters' Fault!

Michael Abberton | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

Blame has been laid squarely at the door of the 31million people who did not vote. Bizarrely, some tweeters started hurling abuse at Russell Brand after his recent outburst on Question Time and subsequent 'manifesto' of revolution through non-participation. But it is highly unlikely that a significant proportion of the electorate decided not to vote for that reason.

How Can a Dog Bark Like a Turkey? - When It Is a Labour Political Broadcast

Kevin Toolis | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Kevin Toolis

To make a film this bad is an astounding achievement. And for the film to be approved through the Labour chain of command, by Miliband himself, reveals a seriously disturbing absence of judgement. Could no-one in Labour's upper echelons speak out loud that the Un-Credible Shrinking Man is just rubbish?

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Whatever It Takes'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 2 May 2014... 1) 'WHATEVER IT TAKES' Dave is trying his best to fight back against Ukip this...

Cable: You Can't Want Growth If You Back An EU Exit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

On the eve of Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage's second debate about Britain's membership of the European Union, Vince Cable has warned that leaving the p...

Will Nick Clegg Follow Through on His Promise for Reform?

Sean Axtell | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Sean Axtell

Yet following the close-fisted way that Westminster handled the Bill, we must be prepared for it to stall yet again unless Nick Clegg acts swiftly on his pledge for transparency.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Obama Comes Off The Fence On Syria

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 14 June 2003... 1) OBAMA COMES OFF THE FENCE ON SYRIA From the Guardian: "The US government said l...

Obama Is the New Clegg: Both Helped Kill Mainstream Liberalism

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Jackson Rawlings

The moment Clegg got into bed with Cameron and co. was the moment he relinquished all rights to that kind of balanced assessment. It should never have happened; simple as. A token voting system referendum and a few quid added to a tax threshold doesn't make up for the fact he has lost the student vote for his party.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Clegg Pledges End To 'Groundhog Day'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on 3 June 2013... 1) AN END TO 'GROUNDHOG DAY'? Three peers - Lords Cunningham, Mackenzie and Laird - and an MP...

'I Ordered Clegg But A David Cameron Turned Up'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics

Life size cut outs of David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Boris Johnson advertised on Amazon are attracting the ire of voters in the reviews section of the ...

Clegg To Points To Thatcher And Argues 'Tories Can't Be Trusted'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg is to draw on Thatcher's legacy to accuse his Tory coalition partners of being untrustworthy in a conference speech on Friday. Appearin...

Why Is This Man Endangered?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

The deputy prime minister's political aspirations aren't the only thing about him that is endangered. His surname is one of tens of thousands that ...

Clegg Forced To Issue Clarification Over Romanian Immigration 'Estimates'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has been forced to issue an embarrassing clarification after suggesting official predictions existed for how many Romanians and Bulgarians ...

Gove's Latest Masterplan

Patrick Thompson | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Thompson

Now that the memo is public people should start worrying about the plans it contains. As ever it appears that the demands of politics have crossed the demands of the people, at current funding levels academies, free schools and 'normal' state schools will require an increase in funding just two months before the next general elections

Leveson, Public Opinion and Some Unvarnished Facts

Peter Kellner | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

A majority, 52%, think MPs should NOT 'have a say in the system of press regulation', as this 'threatens the principles of a free press'. 31% disagree. In other words, the centre of gravity of public opinion is for a new law to ensure that press regulation works - but for the regulation system itself to be designed and managed away from Parliament.

Tory Rebels Have 'No Hope' Of Forcing EU To Cut Spending

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has warned Tory rebels who joined forces with Labour to inflict a damaging defeat on the coalition they have "absolutely no hope" of forcin...

Romney To Stress 'Special Relationship' On British Visit

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Politics

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet David Cameron and Nick Clegg later on Thursday, having met Ed Miliband this morning as he brings his c...

Divided We Stand: Nick Clegg And David Cameron At Odds Over Jeremy Hunt

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has laid bare a major coalition rift by revealing that he wants David Cameron to launch a sleaze probe into Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt's...

Lib Dems To Abstain On Commons Vote Over Whether Hunt Has 'Breached Ministerial Code'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat MPs will not oppose a Commons motion calling for Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to be investigated over alleged breaches of the minist...

'Voting On Gay Marriage Should Not Be Left To MPs Consciences'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Voting on gay marriage is not "an imposition on religion or churches" and should not be left to MPs' consciences, Nick Clegg said on Sunday. The De...

Parliamentary Sketch: The Patter of Tiny Feet

Richard Marsh | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Marsh

For most of its history, this island has survived, indeed prospered, without there being a Deputy Prime Minister.

Breaking Banking Ties With Iran is But One Step

Peter Martindale | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

It is abundantly clear to all, including the Iranian regime, that the West has intent to cause regime change in Iran. The new sanctions announced this week are a clear step towards that goal. It is the beginning of moves that the Iranian freedom movements have been asking the West for for some years.

Arab Spring?

Peter Martindale | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

As Autumn nears, and the so-called Arab Spring has achieved nothing more than bloodshed, resentment and instability, the West should stop its shameful support of bloody revolution.