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Activism, No Longer A Dirty Word

William Crona | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
William Crona

The term 'activist' should really be stripped of its obnoxious (and in many cases unfair) connotations and begin to be understood exactly as what it really means: acting resolutely in accordance with ones most dearly held principles. The crowds that have been marching in unity throughout the world show that this process is already under way and I urge every one of us to raise their banner alongside them in solidarity.

Rudd's 'Name-And-Shame' Plan Faces Fresh Confusion

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Politics

Plans by Amber Rudd to ‘name and shame’ firms who hire foreign workers have been thrown into fresh confusion after No10 suggested the scheme could...

From The Home Office To Downing Street: The Challenge Facing Theresa May

John Lehal | Posted 30.09.2017 | UK Politics
John Lehal

The contrast between Theresa May's and David Cameron's styles could be a refreshing change, with serious times calling for more serious leadership. But to really make a success of her time in Downing Street, May has a lot to learn, including how to adapt her style to the challenges of the office she now occupies.

Medical Cannabis Can Make A Real Difference To People's Suffering - Let's Free Its Potential

Gavin Sathianathan | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK
Gavin Sathianathan

We in the UK need to look to countries around the world and realise what is happening. The UK has a proud history as a leading centre for innovation in pharmaceuticals and medical care. A new industry is being created with the real potential to transform the quality of life of patients suffering from appalling conditions. The UK could play a key role in creating the treatments people need. We need to seize the opportunity now.

What Brexit Does Not Mean

J.N. Paquet | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

In less than a week, in the space of just a few days, PM Theresa May has told off not one, but two of her cabinet ministers. David Davis, the so-called 'Minister for Brexit' and Liam Fox, the Minister for International Trade. What is happening at the top of government?

Larry the Cat v Palmerston - Downing Street's Dilemma

Maeve Moorcroft | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Maeve Moorcroft

The Downing Street brawlers are soon to be joined by another male cat from Battersea - the Treasury recently adopted domestic shorthair Gladstone as their Chief Mouser. He has yet to be let out on the street, but there has been speculation as to whether he will join the cat wars. Hopefully Theresa May will look at these top tips before introducing the new tabby to the street!

Andrew Mitchell Unhappy 'Plebgate' Cop Is In The Clear

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

Andrew Mitchell has accused the police of "marking their own homework" after one of the officers who pursued him over the Plebgate affair was cleared....

No.10 Facing Fresh Spin Claims Over Doctors' Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Politics

The Tory Government has stepped up its war of words with junior doctors, by highlighting stroke and newborn baby deaths are higher at the weekends whe...

Explosive Device May Have Brought Down Russian Plane, Downing Street Says

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

The Russian aeroplane which crashed in Egypt on Saturday "may well have been brought down by an explosive device", Downing Street has said. All fli...

World War II Monument Vandalised In 'Unplanned' Anti-Tory Protests

PA | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK

Warning: graphic content Four police officers and a member of police staff have been injured during a spontaneous anti-austerity protest against th...

Brand Decries 'Snide' Journalist Over Tense Downing Street Standoff

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics

Russell Brand has decried the Channel 4 News journalist whose hostile questioning over the price of the activist’s house led to a row outside Downin...

Russell Brand Calls Channel 4 Reporter 'A Snide' After Hostile Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

Activist Russell Brand clashed with a Channel 4 News interviewer on Monday when the journalist asked him about the price of his own house. The com...

You'd Never Guess These Two Would Be Friends...

PA | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

Andrew Mitchell has found an attention-grabbing character witness in his bid to convince a court - and the world - that he did not call a police offic...

Protesters March for Independent Kashmir

Morgan Meaker | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Morgan Meaker

Many protesters were also angry about the role played by the UN in Kashmir. The United Nation's Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has been observing the ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan since 1949...

Asa Bennett

Boris Has Led London, Is He Ready To Lead Britain? | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has his sights set on returning to Parliament, hoping to win the seat of Uxbridge. But the Mayor barely hides the fact that he wants to ...

Business Bosses Agree We're Better Together

Charlie Mullins | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

"It was business wot won it!" That was David Cameron's message last night at the Business Leaders' Reception at Number 10, although they may not have been the exact words used by the Prime Minister. He did however make it clear that when he moved into Downing Street four years ago, the entire place, and I mean the country, not the residence, were in pretty bad shape. And there was no money to fix it.

Demonstrators' Desperate Message To Cameron: 'Please Save Us'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK

Members of the Yazidi community spoke of their anguish at the plight of family members in northern Iraq as they held a demonstration to urge the UK go...

'Shambles' - Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Steps Down After Less Than A Week

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

An inquiry into whether a paedophile ring with establishment connections abused children has been condemned as "shambolic", after the head stepped dow...

British Jihadi Makes Chilling Threat To His Home Country

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

A British man who claims he has been fighting alongside jihadi militants in Syria has said he will not return to the UK until he can raise "the black ...

Cameron Telling Porkies Over UK Accepting Paris Veto on Patten as Commission President

Denis MacShane | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

Over the weekend the official 10 Downing Street press machine told political editors that in 2004 the UK proposed Chris Patten as EU Commission President and when France objected Britain gracefully gave way...

5 Years Old? Put Down That Game Boy. The Coalition Wants You To Start Your Own Business

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Politics

Children as young as five have been urged to start up their own businesses as part of a raft of proposals from David Cameron's enterprise adviser Lord...

#Bringbackourgirls Protesters March To Downing Street (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK

Protesters chanted "bring back our girls" as they took part in a march to Downing Street to demonstrate against the kidnap of more than 200 schoolgirl...

Oh Dear. Remarkable Pictures Show How Tony Blair Just Got Owned By David Cameron

Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics

It looks like a job interview. A job interview which is going really, really badly. Unfortunately for former Prime Minister Tony Blair it looks lik...

13 Pictures Of Politicians Showing Remarkable Support For Cameron After Phone Tweet

Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Politics

It's rare in politics to gain cross party support for pretty much anything. So it comes as a surprise that David Cameron, who has been ridiculed fo...

Innovation: Communication and Inspiration in the Organisation

Hugh Salmon | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

The overarching theme of this blog is to show that better use of the skills and creativity of the UK advertising and communications sector would benefit society as a whole as well as business... But even I admit that, with all the creativity in the world, none of us could stop the floods which have dominated our media landscape.