Guido Fawkes

'Male Candidates Only'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK

A recruitment firm has sparked heated debate online after it placed adverts on both the Sun and Guardian websites, which barred women applicants becau...

Porn Hackers Attack Tory MP Claire Perry's Website

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

Claire Perry, the Tory MP who led the high-profile campaign to launch a "porn filter" to block adult content from UK browsers, has had her website hac...

The Dawkins Disconnect

Nicholas Barrett | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Barrett

In 2006 Richard Dawkins wrote what might yet prove to be one of the most important books of the 21st Century, The God Delusion. However, seven years on and Dawkins appears to have become unnecessarily divisive and detached.

'Humph!' - Sally Bercow Loses Newspaper Column

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

Sally Bercow appears to be slightly annoyed at reports that her column in the Daily Star Sunday has been shelved. The controversial Labour campai...

Baroness Tonge's Comments Show Depth to Which Israel/Palestine Debate has Sunk

Rupert Sutton | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Rupert Sutton

Baroness Tonge should be ejected from the Liberal Democrats for these remarks yet, whilst student societies and university authorities refuse to balance events on subjects as emotive as this, we will continue to see such stories.

Who got through the week still smiling?

huffpost | Chris York | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

It's been a tough political week for some whilst others seem to have relished in the pressure, basked in the misfortune of others or simply been glad ...

'Guido Fawkes' Accuses Sunday Mirror Editor Of Authorising Hacking

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Sunday Mirror editor Tina Weaver personally authorised hacking and blagging, political blogger Paul Staines told the inquiry into press standards on W...

Alastair Campbell To Give Evidence At Leveson Enquiry

PA | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Politics

Alastair Campbell will give evidence at the press standards inquiry - although his evidence has already been leaked to a blogger. The former Num...

Guido Fawkes Summoned To Appear In Front Of Leveson Inquiry

Huffington Post Uk | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK

Guido Fawkes has been summoned to appear in front of the Leveson inquiry. The news came after the political blogger, also known as Paul Staines, pu...

MPs Told: There Is No Such Thing As Privacy

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Politics

Basic probability dictates that when you get more than 10 peers in a room after lunch, one will fall asleep. But against the odds the majority of L...

What Does Guy Fawkes Night Mean for us in 2011?

Aisha Gani | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK
Aisha Gani

The symbolism of Guy Fawkes has been adopted by the global movement of anti-capitalism protesters. So commemorating 5 November leaves us with mixed feelings whilst we hold our sparklers...knowing that Fawkes was tortured and then hung, drawn and quartered.

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito: Two Names that Prove Capital Punishment has no Place in Humane Society

Patrick Garratt | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Politics
Patrick Garratt

The Italian murder case that has gripped media in the UK, US and Italy for nearly half a decade took an incredible turn this week as Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, found guilty alongside Rudy Guede of killing Briton Meredith Kercher in 2007, had their convictions overturned. While the surreal scenes in and around the Perugia courthouse after the appeal decision resembled something out of a TV legal drama, replete with crowds hurling insults at lawyers and the stunned defendants being led through packs of suited men by the police, the chaotic case highlights again that miscarriages of justice do happen in the west, and that the lobby pressing for the resurrection of capital punishment in European nations should be held at bay.

A Register for Journalists? Leave me off it

Jonathan Walker | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Politics
Jonathan Walker

Should journalists be registered, rather like doctors? This was the question raised by Ivan Lewis, Labour's Shadow Culture Secretary, during the Labo...

Why Guido Fawkes Should Eat His Words...and His Carrots

Victoria Robertson | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK Politics
Victoria Robertson

Most people are wise enough to know that every healthy society needs a good serving of carrots: sweet, little offerings at the side of the yob's societal plate that reminds him/her that if they behave, pudding will be forthcoming.

Death and Democracy: the Right to Vote a Life Away

Kerry Ann Akers | Posted 07.10.2011 | UK Politics
Kerry Ann Akers

Capital punishment discourse is complex and not reducible to an opinion poll or law and order debate, it is farther reaching than that and has the capability to effect the fundamental power dynamic between individuals and the government.

Guido's Capital Punishment Petition: An Opportunity

Dr Lynette Nusbacher | Posted 06.10.2011 | UK Politics
Dr Lynette Nusbacher

The rope tempts us to think of simple solutions to complicated questions of crime and punishment. Let it also bring us to a discussion of better ways to reform, punish and protect.