Ed Vaizey

London Technology Week Showcases the Best of British Fashion Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

'Fashion tech' and wearables are often described as solutions looking for a problem. The fashion industry is, paradoxically, resistant to change, while science and technology exist to pose and answer questions and catalyse change.

Why Support for Industry Showcasing Is So Important to Musicians Across the World

Vanessa Reed | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Reed

Last night, we organised an event in Parliament with the UK's Minister of Culture and Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, to celebrate ten years of the Intern...

Boaty McBoatFace Triggers Tory Rift As MP Demands 'Will Of The People' Be Respected

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK

Boaty McBoatFace has been thrown a lifeline after a minister criticised his colleague for vetoing the name for the new polar research vessel, chosen o...

Ed Vaizey: Gamers Should Vote To Stay In EU

Jamie Wareham | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Politics
Jamie Wareham

Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy has echoed the Prime Minister's message to young voters last week and urged video gamers to vote to remain in the upcoming referendum on the European Union.

Your Superfast Broadband Doesn't Have to Come From the Big Players

Ed Vaizey | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

To say there is a global revolution in technology taking place is unquestionable. The World Economic Forum that met in Davos last month called it the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' - new technologies being developed today will change the way individuals, companies and governments do their business in years to come...

Broadband and the Digital Revolution

Ed Vaizey | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

Around this time twenty five years ago, Tim Berners-Lee's first World Wide Web page flickered into action; now there are around a billion websites online. It heralded the start of a digital revolution, and is just one of the many modern technological developments to follow that the UK would pioneer...

A Government Minister Wants More 'Mainstream' TV Roles For Transgender Actors

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Politics

Transgender actors should be handed leading roles on television shows without having to make reference to their identity, a Government minister has sa...

UK - A Champion of Change in Europe

Ed Vaizey | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

Let's face it. The Electronic Communications Regulatory Framework doesn't sound that exciting. The fact that the European Commission just launched a review of it even less. But it does matter - let me try to explain why...

Corbyn-Mania: Two Tories Ape The Labour Man's Look

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has already electrified the Labour leadership contest, energising the party's core vote. Now senior Tory MPs have caught "Corbyn-mania",...

MOBO Movement to Act as Gate Keepers For Diverse Talent From This October

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Some 200 high-flying movers and shakers gathered at the House Of Commons this week to hear about the MOBO brands next big step in their twenty year journey.

Board Level Accountability Needed to Help Stop Nuisance Calls and Texts

Richard Lloyd | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Richard Lloyd

To say nuisance calls and texts are the bane of millions of people's lives would be an understatement. We found that eight in 10 people (83%) said they had received an unsolicited call within one month on their landline. Around one in 10 (13%) of these received more than 20 unwanted calls in that month.

Cable Wants More Women In Boardrooms, But He's Not Exactly Leading By Example

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has urged companies not to stop in their efforts to get more women into their boardrooms, as a key target next year draws near. Women's...

From Eastern Europeans to Lenny Henry: The Ugly Side of Ukip

Edward Adoo | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Edward Adoo

The ugliness of UKIP has yet again reared its ugly face and been exposed by Enfield local election candidate William Henwood and his racist comment about Lenny Henry...

Together, Can We Build a Diverse Music Industry?

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Did you know that 92% of the UK music industry is white? Does that matter? Who cares? Does it matter when you consider that it's totally unrepresentative of the music scene's artist's, promoter's, record label's worker's and fan's? It does matter.

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.

LOOK: Are These Paintings Worth Fighting Over?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Two paintings showing a kangaroo and a dingo will stay in Britain after an attempt to send them to Australia failed. Ministers stepped to impose an...

Tory Minister Admits He's 'Completely Useless'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

Tory minister Ed Vaizey has been overheard admitting he is "completely useless". Vaizey's admission came late on Monday night after leaving a Sky N...

LOOK: 'Concrete Monstrosities' Given Listed Status

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

A Cold War bunker, a concrete electricity sub-station and a yellow-roofed warehouse that featured in a James Bond film have been given listed status. ...

London Fashion Week and a UK Growth Industry to Be Proud Of

Ed Vaizey | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

The UK fashion industry is one of the most vibrant and creative business sectors in this country, with show-stopping talent, craft and ingenuity... But too often the economic impact of fashion isn't recognised and it's time we appreciated the industry not just for its creativity and vibrancy but for the huge role it plays in our economy too.

British Library To 'Harvest' The Web For Future Historians

PA | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Tech

The British Library will begin to preserve the digital age for future generations when new regulations come into force. It aims to "harvest" the en...

Britain Loses Picasso Masterpiece

Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

After more than forty years delighting art visitors, 'Child With A Dove', one of the most loved paintings in the Britain, is going home with its new o...

London's Cultural Quarter To Get Glass Makeover

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

London's cultural quarter at the South Bank could be transformed by a huge glass pavilion, under new plans to continue the revamp of the area. The ...

Which Will Be The Next UK City Of Culture?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Eleven contenders have put their names forward to become the next UK City of Culture in 2017. Culture minister Ed Vaizey announced the bids which i...

Ned Simons

Tory MP Complains Broadcast Media Is Too Aggressive With Politicians

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's former press secretary, Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice, has attacked broadcast media for "undermining public trust" in politic...

ResHUFFle: The Young Bucks Who Could Be Up For Promotion

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Politics

Continuing our fanatical speculation on who might be on the up - or on the way out - in the looming Cabinet reshuffle, here's a profile of four young ...