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The Lib Dem Conference Is Trying To Be Optimistic About Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Politics

Lib Dem activists gathered in Bournemouth for the party’s annual conference this week are trying to be optimistic about Brexit. Not because they sup...

Nick Clegg Accuses Labour Of 'Demonising Austerity'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has said Labour’s decision to “demonise austerity” as “evil” is what led to Jeremy Corbyn being elected its party leader. The for...

UK Growth Will Suffer From Brexit - Top German Economist

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Politics

One of Germany’s leading economists has urged Britain and the EU to agree a “permanent transition” to Brexit amid fresh figures showing UK growt...

Boris 'Happy, Happy, Happy' To Quit If May Backs Soft Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson will be “happy, happy, happy” to quit the Government if Theresa May opts for a soft Brexit, his father Stanley has claimed. Johnson ...

Stronger Laws Needed To Protect MPs From Abuse - Electoral Commission

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Politics

The law should be strengthened to protect MPs from abuse, threats and intimidation, the Electoral Commission has said. Candidates in the 2017 General...

Police May Work With Paedophile Hunting Groups As Stats Show Court Successes

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK

The UK’s lead police officer on child protection has said forces will “potentially” have to look at working with so-called paedophile hunters. S...

Six Times The Tories Got In Trouble With The UK Stats Authority

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson is under fire from the UK Statistics Authority for repeating the claim the Government would have an extra £350million a week to spend a...

The Waugh Zone Monday September 18, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Politics

1. JUSTIN TIME Theresa May is in the air and on her way to Canada to meet Justin Trudeau. It’s the first leg of a globe-trotting tour that will ta...

Theresa May Is Like A Headteacher 'Barricaded In Her Own Office,' Says Vince Cable

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May is behaving like a school headmaster “barricaded in her own office”, Vince Cable has said. The Lib Dem leader said on Monday morning t...

Tim Farron Warns 'No-One In Their Right Mind' Will Move To Brexit Britain

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Politics

Tim Farron will warn that “no-one in the right mind” will choose to move to the United Kingdom if Brexit goes ahead. The former Lib Dem leader wil...

Boris Johnson Guilty Of A 'Clear Misuse Of Statistics' Over £350m Claim

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Politics

UPDATE: Boris Johnson Accuses UK Statistics Authority Of ‘Misrepresentation’ As Row Escalates Boris Johnson’s spokesman has accused the head of...

Russia And China Now More Reasoned And Measured Than The US, Says Swinson

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Politics

Russia and China are now more reliable in an international crisis than the United States under President Donald Trump, Lib Dem deputy leader Jo Swinso...

Sunday Show Round Up: Tory Brexit Wars And What's The Point Of The Lib Dems?

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Amber Rudd was up on Marr to deal with the fallout from two incidents: the Parsons Green terror attack and Boris Johnson’s Brex...

Labour Would Not Give Public Sector Workers A Real-Terms Pay Rise

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour would not give nurses, police officers and teachers a real-term pay rise if it was in Government, Shadow Cabinet Minister Dawn Butler confirmed...

Boris Johnson Slammed For 'Backseat Driving Brexit' By Amber Rudd

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Politics

"You could call it backseat driving" - Amber Rudd reacts to Boris Johnson comments on #Brexit #marr https://t.co/JjlWvzSdWt pic.twitter.com/OGcsG575rh...

Police Operation Underway In Surrey After Parsons Green Tube Attack

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK

An armed police operation is under way in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, by police investigating the Parsons Green bombing, the Press Association has repo...

Soldiers To Protect Key Sites As Armed Police Patrol Streets After London Tube Attack

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK

Armed police and military personnel will be deployed over the weekend with the public asked to remain vigilant in the wake of the Parsons Green bomb a...

Man Arrested In Dover In Connection With Parsons Green Attack

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK

An 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in the port area of Dover in connection with the Parsons Green bombing, Scotland Yard has confirmed. Metr...

Factory Blaze Causes Huge Train Disruption In London Morning Rush Hour

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK

A major fire in northwest London near a railway line has caused rush travel chaos on Friday morning. Twelve people were evacuated from their homes aft...

UK Will 'Reverse Brexit' But Lib Dems Will 'Die' If Party Does Not Change, Says Lord Ashdown

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics

Britain will “probably reverse Brexit” and Theresa May will not last long as prime minister, former Lib Dem leader Lord Ashdown has said. In an in...

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan, Lands Far Out In The Pacific

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK

North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean, South Korean and Japanese officials said, furth...

Brexit Briefing: If Dan Brown Did 'Brexit'...

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Politics

You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your inbox every Thursday afternoon. If you like what you ...

The Waugh Zone Thursday September 14, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Politics

1. BLACK OPPS Oppositions have two main weapons: words and Parliamentary votes. Yesterday, Theresa May underlined how tenuous her majority really is...

End Of The Earth: What It's Like To Live In The World's Most Inhospitable Place

The Huffington Post | Dawn Kelly | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK

There are no indigenous people in Antarctica. There are no trees in the driest, coldest place on Earth. For half the year there is no light, and for t...

MPs Agree To Give NHS 'A Fair Pay Rise' As May Ducks Vote

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has suffered fresh humiliation over public sector pay after the House of Commons unanimously agreed to give NHS workers “a fair pay rise...