Culture Secretary

Ticket Touts Are Not 'Ruthless Exploiters', Says New Culture Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Politics

New culture secretary Sajid Javid once suggested that controversial ticket touts should be able to charge however much they want when they sell a tick...

10 Things You Should Know About Maria Miller's New Replacement

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Sajid Javid has been appointed culture secretary after Maria Miller resigned amid a row over her expenses claims. Javid's promotion to the cabinet ...

Dave Needs a Good Scrub With a Hard Brush

David Mellor | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
David Mellor

People today should be talking about the IMF declaring this morning that Britain's projected growth rate will be the highest in the G7. But through crass ineptitude Dave has ensured all people will be talking about today is a dodgy dealing cabinet minister and Dave's double standards. This is gold dust for Nigel Farage...

Maria Miller's Resignation Letter: A Translation

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Culture secretary Maria Miller has finally resigned. Here's a translation of her resignation letter to David Cameron: Dear Prime Minister, Dear ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 4 April 2014... 1) HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? Is Maria Miller, the culture secre...

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised!

Edward Adoo | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

Gil Scott Heron said "The Revolution will not be televised". He was right in some sense. It will certainly not be televised but digitalised on the radio. Although that might not happen for quite some time as the government, BBC and commercial radio have been bickering for years on scheduling a date to switch from analogue to digital.

Does The Arts Have 'Economic Value'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

The arts world has to stress its "economic impact" if it is to come through the next round of government cuts successfully, Culture Secretary Maria Mi...

What Is Will Smith Doing In Brixton With Two Labour MPs?!

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Politics

Will Smith became the Fresh Prince of Brixton on Thursday morning as the US actor went on a walkabout with former culture secretary Tessa Jowell and s...

Pro-Leveson Petition Tops 100,000 Signiatures

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

Hacked Off's online petition calling on the government to comply with the findings of the Leveson Inquiry has been signed by more than 100,000 people....

Pro-Leveson Petition Signed By More Than 80,000

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK

A petition calling for the UK's three main party leaders to bring in a new press watchdog backed by law has attracted more than 80,000 signatures sinc...

Miller To Meet With Editors, Urge Action Over Watchdog

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Politics

Culture Secretary Maria Miller will meet with the newspaper industry's leading editors next week in an effort to urge the press to act on the Leveson ...

'Who Are You?'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt must have been a very excited boy indeed. As culture secretary he had played a crucial role in ensuring that the Queen's Diamond Jubile...

'We've Got To Do Right By The Victims'

Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

Labour has called for the government to set up an independent inquiry into the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal to "do right by the victims". Culture...

No Independent Savile Inquiry

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

Culture secretary Maria Miller has criticised the BBC for failing to broadcast its own television investigation into allegations against the presenter...

Cameron 'Defied Clegg's Calls For Sleaze Probe' Into Hunt

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has defied repeated calls from Nick Clegg to launch a sleaze probe into Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt's handling of the BSkyB bid, it ha...

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...

Hunt Will Not Be Referred Over 'Ministerial Code Breaches'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt held on to his place in the Cabinet today, after Prime Minister David Cameron decided not to order an investigation into whether he breach...

Labour Call For Hunt Sacking After Fresh Leveson Revelations

Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Politics

Labour has stepped up demands for Jeremy Hunt to be sacked, amid fresh claims he colluded with Rupert Murdoch's empire in a bid to prevent a public in...

Labour Claim Culture Secretary Misled Parliament

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Politics

Embattled Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of misleading Parliament over his handling of News Corporation's BSkyB takeover bid. Mr Hu...

Jeremy Hunt: From Son Of An Admiral To The Cabinet Table

PA | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt enjoyed a rapid rise through Conservative party ranks and was often tipped as a potential future leader. The popular,...

Rupert Murdoch To Give Evidence At Leveson Inquiry

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch is expected to reveal discussions with top British politicians when he gives evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on Wednesday. The 81-ye...

Toyko Trading: David Cameron In Japan

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has praised fresh Japanese investment in the UK car industry as part of a major trade mission to South East Asia. Although the Prime ...

Pleas For Olympic Spending Cuts Will Be Ignored, Says Hunt

PA | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK

The Government will ignore calls for an "austerity Olympics" and instead use the event to help kick-start the economy, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt h...

Jeremy Hunt's Support For Unpaid Internships Is Deeply Unsettling

Nadia Khomami | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Politics
Nadia Khomami

With an increasing number of people calling for change, it is an irrefutable fact that Mr Hunt's support for unpaid internships only diminishes attempts at reducing the disparity between elitism and equality. When will these people be called out for the exploitation they so openly support?

Spending Watchdog To Have Full Access To BBC Departments

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Politics

Spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) will have full access to investigate the BBC under new rules published today by Culture Secretary Je...