PMQs Verdict: Corbyn's Getting Better But Cameron's Seen Worse

Lydia Suffield | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

PMQs today made it pretty clear: Corbyn is starting to employ that headmaster stare. Today, it went from a rather stern warning look to a full-on, narrow-eyed, flashing-gazed glare at the Tory front bench who promptly erupted from muffled laughter to full-on cheers, accompanied by the classic chanting of "Ooooh", which reminded me all too strongly of schooldays seated in front of a well-intentioned but sadly incompetent supply teacher.

Helping Refugees and IDPs in Kurdistan

Gary Kent | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

That 200 Kurds and Brits came to the Commons on a cold December evening gives great hope to a campaign to help the Kurds help their own citizens and others, who face a colder winter in terrible conditions. The Kurdish Diaspora may be waking up from hibernation. Their contribution to this campaign, which will stretch out for months and years, is vital.

Kurdish Questions in the Commons

Gary Kent | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Abiding by international norms is what most governments do unless and until those norms can be amended and Abadi should understand that without a truly fresh start, pro-Kurdish voices will become louder.

Arm the Kurds

Gary Kent | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The Commons returned this week to a major statement from Prime Minister David Cameron on several international crises including Iraq. Denouncing Isil barbarism, he defined his position as providing equipment to the Kurdish forces and supporting US military air strikes...

Shared Mindfulness and the Commons

George Pór | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
George Pór

People like you and me, who have been committed to grow in consciousness throughout the millennia, have always practiced various forms of mindfulness in community. Today's fledgling "shared mindfulness" movement is both a continuation of a noble tradition, and at the same time, a timely response to our life conditions in the 21st century.

Mehdi Hasan

Labour Could Abstain On Syria Commons Vote, Says Shadow Minister | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Politics

A senior Labour frontbencher has confirmed to the Huffington Post UK that the Opposition could table an amendment to the government's resolution on S...

How Much Have Taxpayers Spent Subsiding Parliament Boozers?

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

Taxpayers coughed up more than £7m last year helping to subsidise Parliament's bars and restaurants, a Freedom of Information request has found. B...

Nigel Evans 'Refutes All Allegations'

PA | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

Commons Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans said he continues "to refute all allegations" after he was arrested on suspicion of three further offences of indec...

The Secret State of Homelessness

Sean Axtell | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Politics
Sean Axtell

Figures released this year by the Department for Councils and Local Government shows an upsurge by nearly 6% of people sleeping rough in the last thee years - it leapt from 2,181 in 2011 to 2,309 in 2012.

Commons Rising in the Spring

Anna Betz | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK
Anna Betz

This Spring something significant is really brewing! Spring is the season when life, colour and vitality returns, gives new life, restores energy and...

Miliband To Use Eastleigh Visit To Campaign For Mansion Tax

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has insisted Labour was the "only alternative" to the coalition Government as he joined his by-election campaigners in Eastleigh. The o...

Scotland Yard To Probe MP's Child Sex Abuse Allegations

PA | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

Scotland Yard has launched an official investigation into historic claims of child abuse after an MP alleged that a "senior aide of a former prime min...

Why We Dont Need to Privatise the Planet in Order to Save it

Anna Betz | Posted 22.01.2013 | Home
Anna Betz

That privatisation and monetizing everything is not the answer and that we need to figure out other ways to create value together is part of the solutions that seventy-two projects from around the world present in an anthology edited by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich.

A Future for Our Green Spaces

Julian Dobson | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK
Julian Dobson

We have a model for shared responsibilities and public access that could preserve and improve our green spaces for generations to come. We have legislation that could be easily adapted. All we lack is the will to safeguard what we all value.

FOIs 'Fur Up' Government Arteries, Says PM

PA | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron expressed frustration with the Freedom of Information Act today, saying it "furs up" the government and does not provide the public with...

Taxpayers' 'Fleeced' Over £30,000-A-Year Bill To Rent Fig Trees For MPs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2012 | UK Politics

The £30,000-a-year bill for renting a dozen fig trees for an MPs' office block has "horrified" Commons Speaker John Bercow. Bercow accepted the ta...

Michael Gove Defends Office In Private Emails Row

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove has insisted his officials had acted with the "highest standards of propriety" following claims government business w...

Chris Wimpress

UK Riots Lead To Rethink In Tory Crime Policy | Chris Wimpress | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Politics

The prime minister has signalled a major shift in emphasis on crime policy in the wake of the riots which have affected parts of England in the past w...