Damian Green

Tories Tell May's 'Deputy' To Do More On Housing And Schools

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics

Tory MPs have urged one of Theresa May’s closest colleagues to do more on housing and education to attract younger voters inspired by Jeremy Corbyn....

Damian Green Admits Tory-DUP Deal May Not Be Possible

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics

Damian Green has admitted the Conservative Party’s bid to strike an agreement with the DUP may fail, as talks between the two parties appeared to st...

Cabinet Reshuffle: Michael Gove Makes A Sensational Return

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics

Michael Gove is back in the Cabinet as Theresa May reshuffles her top team. The former Justice Secretary was sacked by May when she became Prime Minis...

Sunday Shows Round-Up: Corbyn's IRA Views And Boris Johnson's Missing £350m For The NHS

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Ukip leader Paul Nuttall downplayed the importance of his party securing MPs – which is a strange tactic with the election fewe...

Watch As John McDonnell Blasts A Top Tory For Making A 'Fortune' Out Of The Water Industry

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics

Sofa chat (or an on-the-sofa tussle even) Damian Green vs John McDonnell #marr pic.twitter.com/wXrfPawQmp— The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow) May 21, ...

Tory Minister Admits He Has No Idea How Many Pensioners Will Lose The Winter Fuel Allowance

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Politics

"Those in genuine need will still get winter fuel payment" says @DamianGreen #marr pic.twitter.com/5nZrkX5qXi— The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow) May ...

This Question Time Audience Member Thinks Theresa May Has A 'Repetitive Cliche Virus'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK

This audience member says he bet his wife Damian Green would say 'coalition of chaos' tonight and calls for a more grown up debate #bbcqt pic.twitter....

Child Poverty Figures Show Death Of 'Compassionate Conservatism'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics

Child poverty figures that show 30% are classified as poor are an “obituary notice for compassionate conservatism”, Theresa May has been told. Off...

Bad News Buried As Government Axes Housing Benefit For 18-21s

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics

Housing benefit is to be axed for 18-21 year-olds within weeks after ministers decided to go ahead with controversial plans to force young unemployed ...

Theresa May Accused Of 'Sneaking Out' Cuts To PIP Mental Health Benefits

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has been accused of trying to “sneak out” an attempt to deny 160,000 people with mental health problems an increase in benefits. It ca...

Tories Deny Sneaking Out Cuts To Disability Benefit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Politics

Damian Green has insisted the government did not try to use the cover of the Copeland and Stoke by-elections to sneak out cuts to disability benefits....

Government Urged To 'Immediately' Reform Bedroom Tax As Families Are 'Going Hungry'

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Politics

The Government has been urged to “immediately” reform the crackdown on benefits for council house tenants with a spare room. An anti-poverty commi...

Ken Loach Doesn't Mince His Words Firing Back At Tory Damian Green

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK

Ken Loach has hit back at Damian Green in an ongoing war of words with the Cabinet minister over his new film’s searing critique of welfare cuts. ...

DWP 'Should End Strict Sanctions And Conditions On Benefits'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics

Forcing the unemployed to regularly turn up to Job Centres is harmful and counter-productive, the Government’s own ‘behavioural’ policy unit has...

Brexit Group's Dangerous Criminals 'Dossier' Causes Another Almighty Row Over The EU

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK

A pro-Brexit campaign group has been accused of "scaremongering of the worst kind" for publishing a dossier detailing how some of Europe's most danger...

Ned Simons

Ex-Minister Urges Cameron To 'Move On' From Immigration After Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party needs to be "very careful" about the language it uses about immigration and should move back to talking about the economy as qu...

Ned Simons

Ken Clarke Dismises 'Eccentric' Tory Backbenchers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics

Ken Clarke has said the view that Conservative MPs are anti-European Union is mistaken and has been driven by a few "eccentric" Tory backbenchers who ...

Making Community Policing More Wicked

Tim Curtis | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Curtis

There is a long way to go to ensure that PCSOs are supported within their Police force in LISPing, and for partner agencies to recognise that these projects are very important to the Police, and become willing to help the Police achieve their objectives- through making an exception over hedgecutting in the district trying to protect themselves from burglaries.

Government Considers Changes To Violent Porn Laws

PA | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

Ministers are "actively considering" changing the law to crack down on violent online pornography, it has emerged. The move was signalled in a lett...

Could Aggressive Treatment of Vulnerable Witnesses Be About to Change?

Javed Khan | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Javed Khan

The aggressive questioning of vulnerable witnesses in court was exposed again this week with solicitor general Oliver Heald calling for change at the dispatch box. We've all heard stories of children - many of them victims of horrific sex crimes - being thrown to the wolves in court and it needs to stop.

'If You Live In Britain You Obey the Laws'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Cultural and religious differences cannot be used as a defence for men from ethnic minorities linked to sex crimes against young girls, Tory Damian Gr...

London Met Allowed To Take Foreign Students

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university that was stripped of its right to admit international students will once again be able to teach foreigners. London Metropolitan Univer...

Cautions for Serious and Repeat Offenders Under Review

Damian Green | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Damian Green

Serious and repeat criminals should not expect to escape with a caution and the public and victims have a right to expect such people who have committed a crime to be brought before a court.

Home Secretary 'Out Of Touch' As Police Numbers Hit Rock Bottom

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Theresa May has been accused of being "out of touch" with local communities after figures showed the number of police officers serving in England and ...

Appetite for Police Commissioners Poll Should Sound Death Knell for Tory Attack on Unions

Mark Serwotka | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

While these low turnouts will be debated and analysed, one thing is clear: they should sound the death knell for the ludicrously shrill cries from some quarters of the Tory party and their supporters for greater restrictions on trade union ballots.