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Cameron's Digital UK Needs A Dose Of Chutzpah

Grant Feller | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

As a mischievous teenager I was berated by my grandmother for showing too much chutzpah. I believe she was using the original meaning of the popular Yiddish phrase - insolence. She'd be amused to think that it's now a word we use to shower praise on someone with the confidence and desire to get things done by strength of will and inventive interpretation of the rules.

'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...

It Won't Be Politics as Usual If the Scots Go Their Own Way

Carl Thomson | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
Carl Thomson

Despite the effected disinterest of some of their English MPs, the breakup of the union could shatter the Conservatives. After all, what would be the purpose of a right-wing party that can no longer uphold the most basic and fundamental tenant of conservatism - the preservation and continuation of the nation.

The Politics of a Rate Rise

Gavin Devine | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

The decision in the past few weeks of Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney to revise his 'forward guidance' on interest rates has been portrayed as an embarrassing about-turn by some. Others, including Mr Carney himself, have quite plausibly argued that his approach has managed expectations effectively. Thus far the markets, the media and politicians seem inclined to believe him.

PM Faces Downing Street Cover-Up Accusations Over Child Abuse Images Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is facing claims of a Downing Street cover-up after a senior aide was arrested on suspicion of possessing child porn. Patrick Rock re...

Tory Booted Out, After Comparing Burkas To Bin Bags

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics

A Conservative councillor has been given the boot by the Tory Party for mocking burkas in a post on Facebook that compared them to bin liners. The ...

PM's Aide Arrested Over Child Abuse Images

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

A close aide to David Cameron has resigned over allegations involving child abuse images, Downing Street has said. Patrick Rock has been closely in...

Who 'Owns' Ukip Voters?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip leader Nigel Farage and Tory chairman Grant Shapps clashed in spectacular style on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, both accusing each other of being ...

It's Boris vs George

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

Friends of Boris Johnson have sought to play down claims of a feud within the Conservatives amid suggestions the Mayor of London was the victim of a d...

Which Top Tory Thinks Party Should 'Ditch Immigration Nonsense'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron must ditch the pledge to bring net migration down to tens of thousands and instead focus efforts on curbing the number of low-skilled wo...

Tory MP Says His Expenses 'Ordeal' Now Over

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP Said that his 16-month "ordeal" involving the parliamentary expenses watchdog was over. The Independent Parliamentary Standards A...

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

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 26.04.2014 | 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...

Honourable Members or a Dishonourable Rabble

Paul M. Davies | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

If MPs can't be trusted to behave like adults, maybe we should take a leaf out of Supernanny's book. Giving MPs a time out for bad behaviour might just be the only way we can get them to play nicely, and learn to respect others.

Climate Change, Accept the Science and Act

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

It is high time we accepted the science - climate change is real and man-made - and started to implement energy saving measures in everything we do. We need to embrace renewable energy and in so doing drastically cut our emissions of greenhouse gases.

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...

Tories 'Barrack' Abuse At Northern Female MPs, Says Glass

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics

A Labour MP has accused Tories of orchestrating abuse during Commons debates against northern female counterparts because of their accents. Pat Gla...

'Dummies' Guide For Tory MPs On How Not To Get Caught Exploiting Unpaid Interns

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Tory MPs have received a "dummies guide" for employing interns to ensure they can avoid "hostile questioning" over not paying the national minimum wag...

The Floods and the Tory Heartlands; Irony, Stereotypes and the Hidden Plight of the Working Poor

Karl Davis | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Am I saying that the wealthy residents of the Thames Valley are deserving of the devastation that floods bring? Of course not. They are enduring a harrowing ordeal, and are firmly in my thoughts. Am I saying that the poor in those areas are more deserving of flood relief? Not at all.

Ex-Tory 'Porn' Councillor Is Now Ukip MP Candidate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

A former Conservative councillor who was sacked after he used his work laptop to watch porn films, has been selected as a prospective Ukip MP for the ...

11 Slightly Boring Pictures Of Grant Shapps (Upside Down)

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps today visited Costcutter in Salisbury Square, Hatfield to discuss local trade. He then decided to tweet a ...

Will Labour Walk The Wythenshawe By-Election?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Politics

Labour has a massive lead in next week's by-election, latest polls show. Some pundits have tipped Ukip to win the battle to success Paul Goggins as...

Wales: Low Tax - High Aspiration

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

The property-owning democracy was one of Margaret Thatcher's lasting legacies. In today's Wales of lower than UK average salaries and expensive rental markets; this legacy is becoming less and less of a possibility for many...

Aidan Burley, Nazi Stag Do MP, Will Quit At Next Election

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics

Aidan Burley, the Tory MP at the centre of a row over a Nazi-themed stag do, will step down as MP at the next election, he has announced. Last mont...

The EU - Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Anais Mutumba | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anais Mutumba

A ban on bent bananas and cucumbers, a demand for Oktoberfest barmaids to cover up, the banning of corgis and other dogs and even in using the phrase "two fat ladies" in the classic game of bingo. These are just some of the European Union myths that abound...

Which Party Deserves the Libertarian Vote?

Nicholas Rogers | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Nicholas Rogers

The country is ready for an economically responsible, socially liberal party. Whether we call this libertarianism or not, this balance makes most sense for 21st Century Britain. I have found my home in the Conservatives. Other libertarians will make their choices. All parties should note this, though; our numbers are growing and we should not be ignored.