Jenny Jones

Natalie Bennett's Apology For 'Excruciating' Media Interviews Comes Too Late

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics

Natalie Bennett has been forced to issue a grovelling apology to her party after a series of "excruciating" media interviews overshadowed her party's ...

Asa Bennett

Critics Mock Osborne's 'Nonsense' Excuse For Keeping His Tax Bill Secret | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been ridiculed for insisting that the coalition has ditched its plans to publish ministers' tax returns in order to protect "taxpay...

Occupy Parliament Square: Messy, Brilliant and In Need of Mummy

James Moran | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Politics
James Moran

Standing in the middle of Parliament Square, I watch the October twilight turn the breath of the Superintendent and the Baroness into steam. In the middle of hundreds of protestors with placards like "People, not banks!", the Green member of the House of Lords Jenny Jones is receiving a Pinteresque line of questioning...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Blair Is Bonkers, Says Boris

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 16 June 2014... 1) BLAIR IS BONKERS, SAYS BORIS "Fury at 'Blair the warmonger'," is the head...

Number Of Police Investigated For 'Obscene Images' Is Rising

Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

The number of officers with London's Metropolitan Police investigated for possessing or distributing obscene images has been described as "disturbing"...

Isn't It Time We Got Serious About Wildlife Crime?

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

When the UK is hosting a two day international summit on the illegal wildlife trade, involving two future kings of our country and world leaders from fifty nations, all invited by the prime minister, why does the Met police have a team of only five people to fight an illegal trade estimated to be worth $19billion a year? Isn't it time we got serious about this crime?

Summerhayes Brings Out The Worst In BBC Commentators

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Sport

The BBC are likely to receive more complaints following the commentary during Katie Summerhayes' second freestyle skiing run in Sochi on Tuesday morni...

Winter Wonderland

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Sport

Snowboarder Jenny Jones has won Britain's first ever Olympic medal on snow in Sochi. Most of the BBC commentary team was in tears as the 33-year-ol...

Guess How Much You Paid For Boris Johnson's Trip To China?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has come under fire after City Hall revealed that his Mayoral trade visit to China cost £65,000, in response to a Freedom of Informatio...

When the Mayor Gets Blamed, Boris Gets Personal

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

Over the past week the mayor has responded to criticism of his cycling policies by suggesting cyclists are making rash decisions on the roads and by repeating a unfounded claim he made to me in October 2011 that wearing headphones whilst cycling or walking could be blamed for an increase in the numbers injured in London.

Met Police Confusion About Undercover Sex

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

Tuesday will mark the latest stage of the undercover police scandal when the judgement is expected in the legal appeal by the victims of police spies against the Metropolitan Police Service. I'm surprised to find that I admire much of the work done by the Met Commissioner, which makes it all the stranger that he is mishandling the historical mess that undercover police have made of innocent people's lives. Bernard Hogan-Howe is now taking a Janus faced approach when it comes to undercover police having sex with the people they are spying on. He says one thing in public but his lawyers say the opposite in the High Court.

'Why Is Boris Letting An Industry Of Death Be Promoted In London?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has drawn widespread condemnation for allowing London to host the world's biggest arms fair that senior London politicians have warned i...

Asa Bennett

Which Donors Have Been Made Peers? | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Politics

Thirty new peerages were doled out today to a glittering array of party donors, former political advisers and MPs. Some are controversial character...

Loser To Lord

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Politics

They were comprehensively rejected by voters last year - and now they're heading for the House of Lords. Liberal Democrat Brian Paddick and the Gre...

Why Conservatives Should Support a Living Wage

Dr James Hannam | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Politics
Dr James Hannam

As people begin to earn money from a job, benefits are withdrawn, meaning that their net position is not very much better off. Here's where the Living Wage might help... I don't think paying the Living Wage can be compulsory. But this is a left wing campaign that Conservatives, including the Mayor of London and the Government, can and should support.

Change My Mind: Should All Police Officers Be Armed?

Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

The murder of policewomen Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes has led to increasing calls for officers to be armed as routine - despite senior officers sayin...

Arming The Police Would Be A Step In The Wrong Direction

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

The tragic deaths of two unarmed policewomen in Manchester yesterday will inevitably lead to calls from some quarters for on-duty police in the UK to be armed. But before we pursue such a course of action, we need a proper examination of the facts.

Dina Rickman

Police Accused Of Failing Victims Of Female Mutilation | Dina Rickman | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

British police are facing questions over why there have been no convictions for female genital mutilation in the UK, after it emerged senior officers ...

Call to End Junk Food Sponsors From Future Sporting Events

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

High Olympic ideals of promoting sport and healthy living seem completely at odds with Big Macs, chicken nuggets, fries, sugar rich milkshakes and coke drinks. Yet brands such as McDonalds and Coca Cola, through sponsorship deals, will be the only food and soft-drink brands advertised at the London 2012 Games, at both game venues and through TV broadcasts to billions of worldwide viewers, including children.

Why the GM Wheat Trials at Rothamsted Gives Me Pause for Thought

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

I knew the issues surrounding GM food were controversial but never did I imagine that my taking part in a protest would induce such a backlash. Naive? Possibly. Bewildered? Definitely.

Greens Advance in Local Elections

Adrian Ramsay | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Politics
Adrian Ramsay

This year voter turnout was disappointingly low. Some blamed it on the rain but we need to look deeper for explanations about why so many people have lost faith in politics.

A Green Mayor Could Make a Huge Difference to the UK

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

A Green Mayor, along with Greens elected on the London wide list vote (orange ballot paper) could make a huge difference to London and the UK. We will cut fares, invest in public transport and reduce traffic. We will improve green spaces and reduce pollution. We will make housing affordable and hold down rents. We will reduce the gap between rich and poor.

Forget Boris and Ken - Vote for Me

Siobhan Benita | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Siobhan Benita

Having spent the last 16 weeks on the campaign trail where I have watched the dominant BorKen show up close, I'm more sure than ever that we need new voices in UK politics and much more diversity of public leaders. We need politicians who are in touch, more willing to listen, less egotistical and not stifled by inflexible party lines. We need more women, more ethnic minorities and more people with different life and professional experiences. I hope that many of you choose to give your first vote to me.

Who Gets My Cycling Vote?

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

I love cycling, yes even in London... I grew up in Germany and I rode my first two-wheeler bike without stabilisers before my third birthday. The main reason I started cycling in London was because I kept running out of money for the bus.

Hacking Investigation 'Too Large', Says Jenny Jones

Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics

The police's investigation into phone hacking is "too large" and should be "pretty low on the agenda", according to Jenny Jones. Green Mayoral can...