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Diary of a Bardsey Seal Watcher

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

The locals said they couldn't recall a storm like it. It seemed relentless, starting at dusk and continuing well into the early hours of the morning. The thunder rumbled, and forked lightning struck the sea over and over again, searing the eyes of those watching with vivid after-images...

Freud's Minimum Wage Slip

George Wilson | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics
George Wilson

As for Freud, at best, carelessness, and a poor understanding of his department and the people that it serves may prove less a slip and more a great fall; Labour are set to table a Commons motion of no confidence in him to be voted on later this month.

How Valuable Are You To The Tories? Use Our Easy Chart!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Comedy

In light of Lord Freud's recent comments about the disabled, it's worth reminding ourselves of exactly where we all stand in the eyes of the Conservat...

Lord Freud 'Not Worth £300 A Day Expenses,' Say Disabled People

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Disabled people in Britain have caused controversy by suggesting that Lord Freud is "not worth the full £300 daily expenses" he is entitled to. ...

Freud Revelation Exposes Weakness in David Cameron's Technique

Will Black | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

The public, media and political response to the revelation that Lord Freud, in a fringe meeting at Conservative Party conference, suggested that some people with disabilities are not "worth" the minimum wage and perhaps should instead work for as little as £2 an hour, has been fascinating.

Tory Councillor Wants To Ban Food Banks For People On 'Good Benefits'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory councillor who once described golliwogs as "nostalgic, not racist" has called for those on "good benefits" to be banned from using food banks a...

Jessica Elgot

Farage Invited To Take Part In Election 2015 Leaders Debates | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's Nigel Farage should take part in the leaders' debates ahead of the 2015 general election, according to the coalition of broadcasters who have s...

Ukip Won't Do A Deal With Cameron, Says Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has accused the Westminster parties of running a smear campaign against them and has ruled out entering into any form of election pact with the C...

Mental Health: Waiting for Support

Danny Bowman | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

After our hyper political season with the party conferences, one of the big questions was how to lower waiting times for mental health in our NHS which has only been answered by one party; The Liberal Democrats.

A New Workforce of the Lowest Paid

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Carole Easton

Did anyone spot the commitment in both the main parties' conference speeches to create a new workforce of thousands of young people - millions even - paid just £2.73 an hour? Actually the initiative wasn't just spotted but welcomed, alongside promises on zero hours contracts and the National Minimum Wage.

The Future of Human Rights in Britain According to the Conservative Party

Schona Jolly | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics
Schona Jolly

Human rights exist for all human beings. It should not be in the gift of government to decide whether to apply them to person A or person B. These proposals set Britain back on a path to the first half of the 20th Century...

Charlotte Meredith

Humanity Despairs As The Daily Express And Mail Celebrate The End Of Human Rights | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

Two of Britain's tabloids have enthusiastically responded to Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and renegotiate the terms of our human rights ag...

Farage Is Quids In Thanks To His New Millionaire Backer

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage's latest Tory defector, the former party donor Arron Banks, has pledged to give Ukip a massive £1 million donation, in a huge boost for ...

We Need More Real People in Politics!

Phill Hudson | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics
Phill Hudson

I think being a locally focused MP is almost like cabinet career suicide. Off the top of my head I can't think of anyone in the cabinet now or in the shadow cabinet whom are there purely to represent their local constituents.

PM Impersonates A Northerner, A Horrified Twitter Reacts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron may have got the Tories chuckling during his keynote conference speech on Wednesday after he jokingly impersonated former Foreign Secret...

Is William Hague The Greatest Living Yorkshireman? Here's 10 Other Options

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

Is William Hague the greatest living Yorkshireman? More than the tax cuts, or the spending slashes, it was David Cameron's assertion that the former F...

Cameron Pledges To Raise Threshold For 40p Tax Rate To £50,000

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

The threshold at which workers pay the higher 40p rate of income tax will rise to £50,000 if the Conservatives win next year's general election, Davi...

#BritishValues and #TerrorLaws - Has Theresa May Been Reading '1984'?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

When the Home Secretary said "British values will prevail in the end" against extremism, if she's talking about freedom of speech, then she's certainly missed a trick. The fact that surfaces with the revelation of these measures under the banner of "British Values" is in reality a demonization of a single community - a community just like any other.

Ukip Defection Embarrassments Just Keeping Coming For Cameron...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has suffered another defection embarrassment with a millionaire former Tory donor switching sides to support Ukip. In the latest in a...

Entire Universe In Shock As Political Commentator White Dee Threatens To Vote Ukip

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Benefits Street star Deirdre Kelly, better known as White Dee, has condemned the Tories for being "out of touch with the real world" and revealed she ...

Brooks Newmark Should Not Have Resigned

Andrew Doyle | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Doyle

A quick scan through the Twittersphere reveals plenty of expressions of disgust about Newmark's behaviour, but relatively few about the questionable morality of what is effectively a sting operation. If the editors of the Sunday Mirror had any integrity, they would sack the journalist responsible. They don't, so they won't.

Shock Second Tory Resignation After Social Media 'Sex' Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Politics

The Conservatives were plunged into a second crisis in less than 12 hours, this time a "sexting scandal" involving Minister for Civil Society Brooks N...

'They Are Like Insurgents' Tory Fury At Reckless Ukip Defection

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Politics

Conservative MPs have voiced their bitterness and frustration at the defection of a second Tory colleague to Ukip in a month. With Number 10 callin...

Ned Simons

Tory Mark Reckless Defects To Ukip | Ned Simons | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Politics

Conservative MP Mark Reckless has defected to Ukip, despite having previously denied he was going to jump ship. In a dramatic end to the party's confe...

The Consequences of Climate Change Will Transcend Party Politics - The Fight Against It Should Too

Clare Finney | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Clare Finney

As with the Scottish referendum, so with climate: there are two options - change, or be changed irreversibly. The consequences of either have sod all to do with politicians, but in the latter the entire planet is screwed.