UK Coalition

Britain Has 'Violated Right To Nutrition' As 1m Now Use Food Banks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

The British government has been accused of violating the human right to food, and international law, as it was revealed nearly one million adults and ...

Coalition Should Be Ditched Now, Say Senior Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Conservative-Lib Dem coalition has "effectively expired" and should be ditched to allow the Tories to campaign for an outright majority, two senio...

LOOK: Royal Mail Unveils Commemorative Privatisation Stamps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Comedy

As the Royal Mail announces the axing of 1,600 jobs, it also brings out a new set of commemorative stamps... (By David Beresford and David Schn...

The Budget 2014: Key Points

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Miss George Osborne's budget? Don't worry - here's a summary of the main points: (By David Schneider and David Beresford) ...

Universal Jobmatch Farce Shows Coalition Doesn't Understand the Real Cost of Cuts

Nick Stephenson | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The government is planning to end its Universal Jobmatch contract early with the scheme descending into farce. Signing up to the site is a condition of receiving Jobseeker's Allowance for most unemployed people, who have been forced to use it under threat of losing their benefits...

'The Tories Are Fanning The Flames Of Prejudice'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has stepped up his row with the Tories over immigration, accusing his coalition colleagues of tending to "fan the flames of prejudice" ove...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Who Are The Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys Now?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 4 March 2014... 1) WHO ARE THE CHEESE-EATING SURRENDER MONKEYS NOW? Oh dear. On Saturday, T...

David Owen is Back - But Frankly We Don't Deserve Him

James Ruddick | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics
James Ruddick

The destruction of David Owen's career was a personal tragedy for him - jeered at, spat upon, abused and threatened, he settled for a quieter life. But his story is our tragedy, too. In our politics, the way we run it, the way we like it, the righteous are mashed up and spat out.

Does the Government Really Care About Homelessness?

Nash Riggins | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Ever since the coalition came to power in 2010, they've carried out reform after reform under the sanctimonious presumption that we've got to 'trim the fat' off of Britain's social safety net... Less than a year into the implementation of these callous reforms, that same, self-inflicted shot in the foot has landed us on the precipice of a humanitarian disaster.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Does No One Agree With Nick?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 26 February 2014... 1) DOES NO ONE AGREE WITH NICK? There was a time, not so long ago, wh...

David Cameron's Only Hope in 2015 Is to Destroy Nick Clegg

Daniel Bentley | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Bentley

It is quite clear now that, 14 months before the election is held, the two leaders of the government are no longer pulling in the same direction and politicking is taking over. It isn't the policy that's driven them apart; it is, for each of them, their own personal survival... For all the surface calm, they are each now trying to destroy the other.

Lib/Lab Coalition? The Liberal Democrats Haven't Got a Clegg to Stand On

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

"I think they've changed". Such were the touching and heartfelt words of Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister when referring to the Labour party in a recent interview on BBC Radio 4. "...changed" Funny that, Nick...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cameron Cools On Coalition

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 25 February 2014... 1) CAMERON COOLS ON COALITION One of the most consistent criticisms of ...

Shocking Facts About Child Poverty You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith is speeding ahead with plans to redefine how child poverty is measured in Britain in response to a wave of criticism of his welfare ...

Give Us A Vote On Europe And Ukip Will Talk

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said he would be ready to enter coalition with either Conservatives or Labour after the general election...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Clegg Plays Footsie With Labour

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 17 February 2014... 1) CLEGG PLAYS FOOTSIE WITH LABOUR Project Differentiation continues apa...

Coalition's 'Disgraceful' Welfare Reforms Punish The Poor, Says Archbishop

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

The leading Roman Catholic cleric in England and Wales has branded the Coalition's welfare reforms as a "disgrace" which leave vulnerable people facin...

Bedroom Tax - Finally Killed by Plain Old Common-Sense?

Rob Atkinson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Atkinson

The Bedroom Tax - the most ill-conceived, misbegotten, malicious and counter-productive piece of misguided legislation since - well, since the Poll Tax - may just have been dealt a fatal blow by a Tribunal judge wielding the trusty old sword of common-sense.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Coalition Cronies?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 3 February 2014... 1) COALITION'S CRONIES? The Guardian and the FT both splash on the Gove '...

Fight! Fight! Fight!

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics

It's all kicking off in the Department for Education, with a furious row between Lib Dem David Laws and Tory chief Michael Gove. After Gove decided...

Policitians DO Listen to Us... But Too Much

Joel Durston | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Joel Durston

Politicians just don't listen to us these days - so goes probably the common, and personally most inane, refrain in current UK politics. But is there actually much truth to it? I don't think so. In fact, I think quite the opposite is true.

No Fat-Cat Whinging, Please, Over Labour's Removal of the 'Spare Bentley Subsidy'

Rob Atkinson | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Atkinson

Oh, I'm sorry - you Tories out there still refer to it as the "top rate of Income Tax", don't you? That's very passé, you know - and more than a little misleading, also. After all, the country's in a mess - substantially more of a mess than it was in when our benign Coalition government assumed unelected power in 2010, actually.

Will Britain 'Open The Door' To Syrian Refugees?

PA | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Politics

Britain is looking at how it can take in vulnerable Syrian refugees, Foreign Secretary William Hague said today. Home Secretary Theresa May is work...

Benefits Street: Easy Prey

Rosie Kelly | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Kelly

Not only does Benefits Street propagate the myth of the work-shy, morally reprehensible benefits scrounger, it also neglects the majority of benefits claimants. Contrary to popular belief, most are not on unemployment benefits. In fact, the largest part of the welfare bill is spent on state pensions, with disability benefits and family benefits also coming in costing substantially more than unemployment.

Nick Clegg Urged To Apologise For Distress He's Caused To Lib Dems

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Nick Clegg has been urged to apologise for his "completely inappropriate" behaviour as leader of the Liberal Democrats. Many believe that Clegg's ...