UK Government

A Simple Solution to the UK's Obesity Problem - 'Tax the Fat'

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

As a therapist that specialises in weight loss, I've heard more excuses why people can't lose weight than a secondary school teacher asking for homework. Everything from I'm allergic to healthy food, to fruit and vegetables make me fat - and the finger seems to be always pointing at everyone else...

Greenpeace Accuse Government Of 'Botched Job' On Fracking Consultation

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

The Government has been accused of using "misleading" information in a public consultation over new under-house fracking plans. Greenpeace claimed tha...

Andy Burnham, Save Our NHS!

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

There really is a problem in our NHS, and it has been made clear, much of the gloom in our NHS is down to Cameron's anti-democratic reorganisation... we cannot cut spending in a time where more and more people need our NHS. We must ensure the best possible care is available to everyone in our country, including social care and mental health provision.

Should Charities Be Lobbying Government?

Simon Stevens | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK
Simon Stevens

Over the last decade or two, it has been interestingly the fashion for many charities to consider themselves political 'think tanks' who believe they have the ability and indeed the responsibility to lobby governments on behalf of the people they claim to represent, particularly in the field of disability.

How Government and Lobbyists Work to Change the Planning Process

Michelle Thew | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics
Michelle Thew

It is understandable that a commercial company will seek to harness the power of Government departments to its efforts. But should BIS and the Foreign Office be seeking to assist their effort to decide the planning application, especially when a Government minister will decide the appeal?

Baroness Warsi's Resignation Letter: A Translation

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Dear Prime Minister Dear Prime Minister Who Hired Me To Make Himself Look Good For some weeks, in meeting and discussion, I have been open and h...

The Government Should Abandon Its Unlawful Legal Aid Residence Test Plan

Anita Hurrell | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
Anita Hurrell

On 4 August 2014 a 'residence test' for legal aid was to be implemented by the government. If this policy had come into force, we would have had to ask that child to produce documentation to prove that she was a lawful resident in the UK... She may not have been able to do so, through no fault of her own.

Turns Out Everyone Loves Porn, Hates Porn Filters

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech

Ofcom has stumbled upon what must be one of the most un-shocking revelations about the human being which is: people love porn. The UK government im...

'Disturbing' Student Loans System At 'Tipping Point', MPs Warn

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The student loans system is at "tipping point" due to Government miscalculations and problems with collecting repayments, a cross-party group of MPs h...

We Must All Wake Up to the Challenge of Voter Registration, Before Its Too Late

Stephen Twigg | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Twigg

Registration is key for voter turnout and is the basis for constituency boundaries. As a movement, we must all wake up to the challenge of voter registration as Councillors, MPs and activists, before it's too late.

Is It Time to Stop Talking About Transformation?

Julian Dobson | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Julian Dobson

There are words that have all the impact of a car alarm going off in the middle of the night. They scream at you, but most of the time they mean nothing. One such word is 'transformation'.

Modern Slavery. It's Time to Act.

Emily Campbell | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Campbell

People are being bought and sold... Something of an epidemic, there are alarmingly many more human persons subject to slavery today, right now and in this moment than there ever was during the entire history of the slave trade.

Summertime Sadness For UK parents

Ellen Broomé | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Broomé

The summer holidays are meant to be idyllic days spent with family having ice cream on sunny beaches. Unfortunately, for many parents the long summer holidays are a source of worry and stress. As schools break up, this is the last week that many parents will know what to do for childcare.

Start Putting Vulnerable Health Before Money, Government!

Matt Clifton | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Clifton

Perhaps the conservatives will soon realise that the increase in depression in children, teenagers and adults is something that needs addressing and the support through NHS counselling should be in place, rather than forcing the support, it should be offered without long, unnecessary waiting lists.

That Horribly Sexist Daily Mail Cabinet Reshuffle Spread: We Redress The Balance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Did you hate the Daily Mail's 'Downing Street Catwalk' of female politicians? You might prefer this version... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy ...

What The Daily Mail Is Really Saying When It Writes About Female Politicians' Clothing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Thanks to @TechnicallyRon for the explanation... SEE ALSO: Daily Mail Slammed For 'Heinously Sexist' Reshuffle Spread The Funniest Twitter Re...

Do the Skeleton Shuffle...

Caragh Little | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Caragh Little

The skeletons in my closet have been going through a bit of a reshuffle too. It's all the rage. With cries of rage and anguish from those who think that teachers do nothing anyway, schools have reached the summer break and there's time for clearing out the closets and tidying the loft.

Drip, Drip, Drip - How Debate About Our Right to Privacy Was Drowned Out By the Sound of Reshuffling

Karla McLaren | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Karla McLaren

It is somewhat of a BIG coincidence that what little debate DRIP is receiving is taking place on one of the busiest political news days this year, if not this parliamentary term. It's another BIG coincidence that DRIP is being pushed through right before Parliament goes on holiday for six weeks... little chance of the time for debate being extended then. How unfortunate. A cynic might even suggest the government planned it that way.

Debunking the Myths Surrounding Exchange Rate Realignments

John Mills | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

The UK is in trouble. It cannot pay its way in the world. We charge too much for our exports and we import far too much. Too few people buy British-made goods, because they are too expensive. We have high unemployment, high rates of inequality and the UK is falling deeper and deeper in debt...

#GoveGone: The Funniest Twitter Reactions To Michael Gove No Longer Being Education Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

There was dancing in the streets! Or at least in the staff rooms. Yes, Michael Gove is no longer the Education Secretary - moved, as he was, to the...

Cabinet Reshuffle 2014: The Main Dramatic Changes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Comedy

We round up the highlights of David Cameron's purge of middle-aged white men... ...

Here Are The Results Of David Cameron's Massive Reshuffle

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has made his big changes for his last major reshuffle before the 2015 general election, with a raft of women promoted to some senior pos...

Middle-Aged White Man Fails To Purge Himself

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Comedy

A reshuffle aimed at purging middle-aged white men from the cabinet has failed to purge the middle-aged white man leading it. It is also thought th...

Cameron Ally Slaps Down Disgruntled Tory Reshuffle Critics

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics

Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi, a close ally of David Cameron, has warned disgruntled male Conservatives against venting their fury at being passed over promot...

Is Toxic Culture Syndrome Stagnating Social Mobility?

Emily Perry | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Emily Perry

Employers don't just give people a job, they give them the chance to change their life. This is a huge responsibility, just like balancing the books, turning over a profit and succeeding. It's time we recognised this and all did our bit to ensure we don't let the water become toxic.