James Wharton

With Prince Harry Retiring, the Army Has Lost One of Its Best Young Leaders

James Wharton | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK
James Wharton

The most important moment I will remember personally, the time the Prince stepped in and told a group of very unhappy soldiers to 'back the f**k off' and leave me alone. The morning Harry had to come to my rescue, word had got round among the other regiment about what had happened between me and one of their own, and a group of angry sergeants wanted my blood - because to them, I was obviously to blame. Harry caught wind of the situation and confronted the older non-commissioned officers, and made, quite clear, that they would be for the high jump if they gave me another second's hassle over the issue - my sexuality.

Tory MP Under Fire For His Attack On A Local Clothes Bank

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory MP has sparked controversy after suggesting there was "more than a hint of party politics" behind the launch of a clothes bank outside his cons...

The Conservative Party Ought to Be Proud of the Wharton Bill

Gareth Milner | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

In years to come people may ask where you were on Friday the 29th of November 2013. Regardless of where you were, I can tell you what one man was up to: James Wharton MP was at the end of the trying, troublesome and often tiring journey of a Private Members bill through the House of Commons.

Ned Simons

Were You Bothered By Being Called A 'Nuclear ****'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics

"It’s not about me," Adam Afriyie insists. "It’s not about what MPs want. It’s about what the British public want. I knew it was going to be tou...

EU Referendum Question Needs Changing...

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Politics

The precise wording of the question that voters will be asked when an in/out referendum is held on Britain's membership of the European Union needs to...

Ned Simons

Tory MP: Ukip Are An 'Awkward Group Of Strange People'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics

Ukip members are an "awkward group of strange people", the Conservative MP in charge of piloting David Cameron's EU referendum Bill through parliament...

The Great Ukip Betrayal

Sarah Macken | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Macken

Ukip needs to become a much more focused campaign and stop mixing the Eurosceptic brand with a ragbag of other messages. Whilst, they may all be interesting points and tap into a set of concerns that voters feel strongly about, Eurosceptics will need far wider backing to succeed in the referendum.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Crisis? What Crisis?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 5th July 2013... 1) CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS? Personally, I find it hard to get worked up about events in ...

"I Will Always Be Grateful To Harry'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK

A new book reveals how Prince Harry intervened to help a gay soldier who feared he was going to be murdered in a homophobic attack by other squaddies....

EU Referendum Bill Has '50/50 Chance' Of Being Voted In

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics

A bill allowing a referendum to be held on Britain's membership of the European Union has a 50/50 chance of making it through the House of Commons, th...

Ned Simons

David Cameron Orders Tory MPs To Vote In Favour Of EU Referendum BiIl

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Politics

Conservative MPs will be ordered to vote in favour of a bill committing the next government to hold an in/out referendum on Britain's membership of th...

I Can Fight For Britain But I Can't Marry My Boyfriend

Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

A soldier who fought in the Iraq war and escorted the Queen to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding has spoken out against critics of plans to ...