Harold Macmillan

A Master Class in the Art of Chairing a Meeting

Hugh Salmon | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
Hugh Salmon

I can honestly say that in all the interminable meetings I have attended, it is very rare for at least one person not to repeat what they, or someone else, has said, speak off message, ramble on about insignificant trivia, make witless asides or crack unfunny jokes.

Profumo Affair Anniversary

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics

Fifty years ago on Wednesday, British secretary of state for war, John Profumo, stood up in the Commons and denied he had conducted an affair with Chr...

David Cameron: Sexist or Simply Sticking to Those That he Can Rely on?

Mathew Strowbridge | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mathew Strowbridge

Is there actually anything wrong with such a fraternity? Whilst it would be wonderful for government to operate upon a solely egalitarian basis, in reality the nature of the system demands a condensed group of individuals who can delegate political strategy across Westminster.

The Queen And Her 12 Prime Ministers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

As Britain sails into the much anticipated Diamond Jubilee weekend, David Cameron has been praising her Majesty's "Great British Sense". Over her 6...

Happy Birthday PMQs

Angela Eagle | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

It was 24 October 1961 that old Etonian Tory Prime Minister Harold Macmillan faced Labour's leader Hugh Gaitskill across the dispatch box in the first session of Prime Minister's Questions.

How Will These Images Affect Next May's Elections for Police Commissioners?

Peter Thornton | Posted 09.10.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Thornton

Suddenly and graphically, the public are made aware of how thinly stretched the police are in the face of unexpected challenges.

If Ed Balls Wants to Watch Cricket at Lord's, Good on Him

Nik Darlington | Posted 21.09.2011 | UK Politics
Nik Darlington

If politicians, whoever they might be, want to take some time off to go to the cricket we shouldn't point fingers at them, we should applaud them and be thankful that the smug killjoys haven't killed off every last pleasure afforded to those who give up private lives for public service.