UK Government

Local Councils Must Stand Together to Resist the Cuts

Lutfur Rahman | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics
Lutfur Rahman

The political elite might be able to ignore or shut down a few exasperated councillors. But they could not ignore a surge of localism and defiance from councils up and down the country who have had enough of watching this government place us and our residents in straitjackets.

Why the 'Publish What You Pay' Bill Matters

Anas Sarwar | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics
Anas Sarwar

Yesterday something big happened in Parliament. Not many people will have noticed it, and not many words have been spoken or written on it either.

Scientists Want To Turn The UK Into A Giant WiFi Hotspot

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have proposed the idea that old unused TV spectrums could be turned into a massive 'Super WiFi' ...

Always Late to the Party: Are We All Now Late-Adopters?

Alexandra Gerrity | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alexandra Gerrity

My Granddad loves Sudoku. A few years ago he was given his very own tablet with pre-installed Sudoku challenges to push him into the 21st century... two months later it was hardly used, but many Sudoku books had been scribbled in and completed. He was dedicated to pen and paper.

To See the Future of Science We Need to Look Beyond the '2.0 Paradigm'

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The vernacular of 'Science 2.0' has become increasingly utilised in the debate about the future of science. Many media articles and conferences focus on this topic, and the European Commission has recently held a public consultation to better understand the impact of 2.0 and desirability of policy action to enable it.

Government Promises To Cut Time Taken For Life-Saving Drugs

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Government officials have promised to cut years off the time it takes for NHS patients to receive life-saving drugs. They are to launch a health re...

10 Extreme Examples of Propaganda

AllTime10s | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

Battles have been fought and cities have been built in the name of propaganda. From a fake invasion to a horribly homophobic film, these are some of t...

10 Weird Things Banned By Governments

AllTime10s | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

If you thought the ban on smoking in cars was bad, at least we haven't been banned from playing Scrabble or being emo....

10 Disturbing Government Cover-Ups

AllTime10s | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Politics

From missing bombs to nuclear incidents, these are just a few of the most worrying things governments have tried to hide....

10 Secret Facts About The CIA

AllTime10s | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

From lost nuclear devices to undercover cats, what has the US government been hiding from the world?...

Why Does The Government Have A Zombie Apocalypse Plan?

Alltime Conspiracies | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

The government has a step-by-step plan which describes how to survive a zombie apocalypse. But why? Is it just a joke or are they hiding something mor...

If The Government Was Honest About How It Spent Your Taxes, It Might Look Something Like This...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Comedy

The government has sent out 'Annual Tax Summary' letters showing voters exactly how their tax money is being spent. We have to say, it's pretty honest...

Change Is Unavoidable - And There's No Excuse for Not Doing It Well

John Tizard | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
John Tizard

Whatever sector and level you identify yourself with (public, social, voluntary, community, social enterprise, voluntary, NGO or business sectors), it is a given that leaders, managers, employees, service users and customers are facing the fastest pace of change in their lifetimes, with only two certainties ahead - still more uncertainty, and more change.

The World Is Alive With Export Opportunities

John Longworth | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
John Longworth

If the government has set an ambitious trade target yet exports continue to fall - how can we reverse this trend? We need to radically change our approach to encouraging and supporting UK businesses on their journey to export. Only a concerted national campaign and sustained investment will get more UK firms to look beyond our shores for growth opportunities.

Why Do Politicians Bottle the Big Decisions?

Stuart Thomson | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

So why do politicians appear to bottle the difficult decisions? The easy answer is that they do not want to take a chance with paying the electoral consequences of such decisions. The balance between 'winners' and 'losers' would be such that any government taking the action would be punished at the next election, it is said.

Loyalty to the Labour Party

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Unless there is a shift in the way that the Labour Party is represented - buttressed by fair and earnest measures that once again seek to alleviate poverty, tackle inequality and support working people - I, for the first time in three generations of my paternal lineage, will stray from the party that has always meant so much to my family.

The Green Investment Bank: Helping Business Lead Our Response to Climate Change

Vince Cable | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Vince Cable

The first project of its kind in the world, £1.6billion of Government investment has leveraged £3.6billion from private investors like Marubeni corporation, Siemens and KFW in getting 37 green projects off the ground. It means the Bank has now passed an impressive milestone - helping finance a total of over £5billion of investment in the UK's green infrastructure.

Health Screenings For Chronic Diseases Can Be Risky, Warn MPs

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

NHS screenings aren't the be-all and end-all, according to MPs who have highlighted health risks posed by chronic disease screenings. According to ...

We Are Actively Forcing People to Choose Between Dying in Their War-torn Country and Dying in the Sea

Sarah Teather | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Politics
Sarah Teather

While politicians agree to bomb ISIS and arm other groups in the Middle East, no protection is offered to those fleeing the conflict. Instead Ministers appear on TV shows claiming that UK towns are "under siege" from migrants. Not only do these words stir up tensions, but they are also an insult to those who know what it's truly like to be under siege as their lives are ripped apart by civil wars across the Middle East... Instead of working with international partners and organisations to set up mechanisms that not only share the burden between countries but that also offer people safe, legal opportunities to travel, the UK will refuse to help rescue those who are drowning. We should all be ashamed.

The Downing Street Review on the Muslim Brotherhood

Toby Cadman | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Cadman

A review flawed from the outset has been shown to have maintained those flaws throughout the process, reaching no real conclusion, unable to shed the spectre of bias, and it would appear resorting to sensationalist articles that lack substance.

Extremist Terror Reaches Liberal Shores

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Kokulan Mahendiran

While it may be more comforting to consider these men but lone wolves acting upon their own deranged ideas, that no longer seems to be the case. In this age of social media and easily accessible information in which we live, it is no longer necessary for contact to be made for a message to be passed on.

HS3 - No Step-Change at Westminster, Just a Myopic Matron Being Stingy With the Bandages

Karl Davis | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The railway is more than a political football. It's an agent of change. If HS2 were implemented with unblinkered vision, it could bring an economic revolution. The north is more than half a dozen cities designated by Barbara Castle as deserving of a transport executive in decades long passed...

Should Obese People Be Paid To Lose Weight?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the obesity crisis reaches a critical point - 1 in 4 people in Britain are obese - the NHS has backed plans to tackle it by rewarding people with c...

How Safe Is Your Teen From a Drink-Drive Conviction?

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

There is a point on every course where the penny drops. On every course, without exception, someone will tell us that, if they had known what they have learnt from us when they first started driving, they would not have offended.

The Technological Revolution Is All Well and Good - But We Must Ensure That the Digital Skills Gap Is Bridged

Hannah Lippitt | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Lippitt

The "technological revolution" is well underway, according to the many stories on this subject scattered throughout the media. It would seem that there is an inevitability about our digital future if you were to adhere to conventional wisdom; although so far there has not been proper examination as to how we are going to cope socially, economically and culturally.