David Blunkett

Andy Coulson 'Shocked' Reporter Heard David Blunkett's Voicemail Over Affair

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has told the phone hacking trial he was "shocked" when he learned a reporter had listened to voicemails o...

Imprisonment for Public Protection Is a Stain on Our Justice System

Juliet Lyon | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Juliet Lyon

It is shaming to have so many people locked up in our prisons, not for what they have done but for what they might do in the future. This is not to mention the costs to the public purse of holding thousands of people in prison beyond their tariff expiry date.

Russell Brand Is A 'Corrosive' Influence On Politics, Says David Blunkett

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Russell Brand is a "corrosive" influence on politics and his call for people to abandon voting is a "disgrace", former Labour home secretary David Blu...

Do Satirical TV Shows Encourage Abuse Towards Politicians?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Politics

TV shows like Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You which poke fun at politicians should face tougher scrutiny, David Blunkett has said. The fo...

Nick Clegg Warns Of 'Intimidating' Roma

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has said Roma migrants to Britain should stop "intimidating" behaviour that worries local people. Speaking on his weekly LBC Radio phone...

David Blunkett Warns Of Roma Riots

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

Whether he likes it or not, veteran Labour MP David Blunkett has won the approval of Nigel Farage after warning of riots caused by the Roma community....

Blunkett's Panicked Voicemails Revealed

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK

David Blunkett lashed out at the "real bastards" he thought had leaked stories about his private life, saying: "I hope they rot in hell". The revel...

'I Support Ed, But...'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Politics

A senior Labour figure has warned Ed Miliband that "the entire Labour project could be jeopardised" if he failed to "recharge" the party's policies in...

David Blunkett Wants To Teach Ed Miliband's Young Shadow Cabinet How To Win

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Politics

David Blunkett wants a job mentoring Ed Miliband's young front bench team, amid criticism the Labour leader and shadow cabinet have failed to set the ...

We Want to Hear Your Views on the Future of Workplace Giving

David Blunkett | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Politics
David Blunkett

Normally when a representative from a business receives a letter asking them to come and give evidence in Parliament, I imagine their blood pressure rises a little, and beads of sweat form as they recall the grilling given to prominent businessmen and women by parliamentarians such as the chairs of the Public Accounts Committee and the Treasury Select Committee. This week will feature a session which is, I hope, a little different, and will be examining the work that is taking place in businesses across Britain in partnership with their employees to support charities through workplace giving.

Have We Moved On Since 7/7/05?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK

On July 7, 2005, four suicide bombers killed 52 people in central London, and injured more than 770. Almost eight years on, the capital is again re...

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...

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...

'As Parliamentarians, We Believe In Free Speech'

Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron is facing fresh demands to reject statutory regulation of newspapers as he prepares to take delivery of the Leveson report. More than...

Blunkett Banned From Paralympics Ceremony... Because He Had A Guide Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Politics

Former home secretary David Blunkett has personally written to Olympic chief Lord Coe after he was turned away from his seat at the Paralympics Openin...

Phone Hacking: Andy Coulson In Court Over Phone Hacking Charges

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK

David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson has arrived at court to face charges relating to phone hacking. He is among a group of seven people...

'I Miss Lunch To Save Money'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children studying at college are skipping lunch as they can't afford to buy it and are not being provided with the free school meals they are entitled...

Thousands Of Poor Teens Denied Lunch Due To 'Discriminatory' Funding

PA | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A funding anomaly which has left tens of thousands of poor teenagers missing out on free lunches is to be debated by MPs. Former education secretar...

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 ...

Is It National Kiss Day? Who Cares, Just Pucker Up With These Horrendously Awkward Smackers (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK

Weird stuff is trending on Twitter. Even weirder than Justin Beiber and One Direction's near constant presence in the trend charts, we noticed today T...

Should PCSOs Replace Bobbies On The Beat?

PA | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

Proposals to rebrand community support officers are to be presented to the police authority. Under the proposals being considered in South Yorkshir...

Parliamentary Sketch: An Impotence of Home Secretaries

Richard Marsh | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Marsh

What is the collective noun to describe an assembly of home secretaries, past and present? A rage? A choler? A fury? The better term might be an impotence.

'A Disgrace': Qatada Release Slammed By Politicians

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

The government will answer an urgent question on the release Abu Qatada in the Commons on Tuesday afternoon, after the decision to grant the the radic...

David Blunkett: A Huge Step That's Made Britain A Better Place

www.dailymail.co.uk | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

Eight years after Stephen Lawrence's murder, I met his parents Doreen and Neville for the first time. I was Education Secretary and, although they wer...

Was Blunkett Paid To Keep Quiet Over Phone Hacking?

PA | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Politics

Former Labour home secretary David Blunkett accepted a "substantial" pay-off in a secret deal after his mobile phone was hacked by the News of the Wor...