David Aaronovitch

'We Should Be So Ashamed' A Disaster Like Grenfell Happened In London In 2017, David Aaronovitch Says

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK

David Aaronovitch has said the country should be “so ashamed” that a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower blaze could happen in 2017 in the country’s...

David Aaronovitch Tried To Psychoanalyse Katie Hopkins... So She Called Him Fat

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK

Katie Hopkins is known for a range of unpleasant views but perhaps best of all for her hatred of overweight people. The Daily Mail columnist has re...

We Are Not All 'Charlie Hebdo', But We Are All Afraid

Adam Wagner | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Adam Wagner

It is legitimate to ask why none of the mainstream UK press decided to print those images on their covers, unlike for example the Belgian and German press. Instead, there was much carping about attacks on freedom and a number of photographs of a dying French policeman... Why the mass self-censorship? I think it was two kinds of fear.

WATCH: Angry Question Time Audience Member Storms Out In Immigration Row

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics

BBC Question Time became so explosive when an audience member clashed with a panellist over immigration this week that he ended up getting his coat an...

Northern Ireland Politicians Use Past Pain for Political Gain

Brian John Spencer | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Firstly, Northern Ireland is not your normal western liberal democracy. As Mick Fealty said, there exists two worlds in Northern Ireland. One is progressive, cosmopolitan, tolerant, ambitious. The other is a minority that extorts, blackmails and wields arbitrary power over a moderate majority. The politicians are complicit with these economic vandals and thugs.

As Syrian Intervention Looms, Can We Trust David Cameron on Foreign Policy?

James Elliott | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
James Elliott

One question that has consistently been ducked by the warmongering interventionists, who range from encouraging arms sales to jihadis to openly calling for the abandonment of all negotiations, is this: Can we trust David Cameron when it comes to foreign policy?

HowTheLightGetsIn Ticket Offer

Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Last year HuffPost UK's partnered with the world's leading philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn - and in 2013, we're going to be even more...

HowTheLightGetsIn Ticket Offer

Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Last year HuffPost UK’s partnered with the world’s leading philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn – and in 2013, we’re going to be e...

Iraq 10 years on: It is wrong to draw comparisons to the Arab Spring

Tomas Jivanda | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tomas Jivanda

That the war which deposed Saddam Hussein was not an uprising initiated by the people is however, the most compelling of all arguments against the war. It is one that comes even before arguing against the worth of the war - it is the reason an invasion should never have been considered.

Iraq Ten Years On: Was It Worth It?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ten years on from the invasion of Iraq, the controversial question still remains as to whether or not the war was worth it. On 7 February, to mark...

#HPIraq10 VIDEO: Highlights From Huffington Post's Great Iraq Debate

Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics

Here's the edited highlights of The Huffington Post UK's Iraq war debate....

'Ten Years On I Will Say This.. It Must Never Happen Again'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics

The bitter divisions over the Iraq war were reopened on Thursday evening, almost exactly a decade after the invasion. Panelists were asked ‘was i...

Ten Years On, Was The Iraq War Worth It?

Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Politics

Ten years on from the historic and record-breaking demonstrations against the Iraq war, the Huffington Post UK is asking "Was It Worth It?" at a publi...

Was the Iraq War Worth It? Ask the Public

Des Freedman | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Des Freedman

Ten years on, we meet to ask 'was it worth it?' Presumably not for the many hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in the conflict. The figures may vary (Iraq Body Count put the number at around 120,000 while the Lancet counted upwards of 600,000) but the story is one of devastation nonetheless.

Was It Worth It? Iraq, 10 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

Ten years on since the invasion of Iraq, the question still remains as to whether or not the war was worth it. The Huffington Post UK and Goldsmith...

Was It Worth It? Iraq 10 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Ten years on since the invasion of Iraq, the question still remains as to whether or not the war was worth it. The Huffington Post UK and Goldsmith...

Watch: Mehdi Hasan's Full Length 'Right To Offend' Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Politics

On 12 October, the Huffington Post UK's very own Mehdi Hasan, the site's political director, debated Times columnist David Aaronovitch on free speech...

Mehdi Hasan Debates 'The Right To Offend?'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Politics

Mehdi Hasan, political director of The Huffington Post UK, called for a crackdown on the culture of Islamophobia and argued freedom of speech was not ...

Islamophobia: Orwellian 'Doublespeak' ?‎

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

The struggle against islamophobia is the struggle for a nuanced and ‎contextualised appraisal of events involving Muslims, a refusal to accept ‎that everything can be explained away through a facile reference to 'Islam' ‎and a defence of a European minority group. There is nothing Orwellian ‎about that.‎

Sam Parker

A Summer Festival ...Of Philosophy?!

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 20.12.2012 | Home

Every summer in Britain we flock in our thousands to outdoor festivals promising music, comedy and theatre, always hoping to experience those sublime ...

Twitter Hoax: Mikhail Gorbachev Announced As Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK

Former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev today became the victim of a Twitter hoax, with his death prematurely announced on the micro-blogging ...

Politicians, Media And Institutions 'Subverted By Pro-Euro Camp'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

The BBC, the Financial Times and the Confederation for British Industry (CBI) have been guilty of a pro-euro bias, a report published by the Centre fo...