Jeremy Browne

Clegg 'Insipid' And Leading The Party To Disaster, Says His Ex-Ally

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg is guilty of "insipid moderation" and leading the party to disaster at the general election - according to one of his own former ministers....

What Jeremy Browne's Retirement Tells Us About Life After Politics

John Lehal | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
John Lehal

These retiring MPs will be inspired by the likes of Ruth Kelly and James Purnell before them. All stepped down while still relatively young, having recognised that political comebacks here are few and far between. But what the likes of Kelly and Purnell have also shown is there is life away from the public eye, the media spotlight and well beyond the ruthless world of politics.

Ned Simons

Former Lib Dem Minister And Clegg Critic To Quit Commons In 2015 | Ned Simons | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics

Former Lib Dem minister Jeremy Browne has announced he will quit parliament at the election in seven months time, leading to fears the party will now ...

I'm Not Swapping To The Tories Just Because I'm Posh, Says Ex-Lib Dem Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics

Former Lib Dem minister Jeremy Browne has aired his frustration at being constantly mistaken for a Tory - because he is posh. “I think it’s pa...

There Is Now 'No Point' To The Liberal Democrats, Says Their Own MP

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats have become pointless, one of the party’s most senior MPs has claimed. In a fresh attack on the direction the Lib Dems are ...

Ned Simons

Calm Down Jeremy, Even Free Market Tories Worry About Top Rate Tax Cut | Ned Simons | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics

The decision by Lib Dem former minister Jeremy Browne to break with his party and urge Nick Clegg to support cutting taxes for the richest voters has ...

Ned Simons

Lib Dem Ex-Minister Jeremy Browne Criticises Nick Clegg's Flagship Tax Policy | Ned Simons | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

A former Lib Dem minister has criticised Nick Clegg's flagship policy of pushing to increase the amount of money people can earn before the pay income...

Is it British to Ban the Face Veil?

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

Why has Britain become so obsessed with an item of clothing known as the niqab worn by a minority of women? In the last few weeks there has been an influx of media commentaries and heightened discourse on this issue.

Mehdi Hasan

'I Get A Lot Of My Anger At Injustice From My Faith' | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics

"I guess I get a lot of my anger at injustice from my faith." Tim Farron cradles a mug of tea in his hands, as we sit in his parliamentary office ...

Ned Simons

Jeremy Browne The 'Spare Wheel On The Right' Of The Lib Dems, Says Left Of Party | Ned Simons | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Politics

The left-wing of the Liberal Democrats has hit back at former minister Jeremy Browne, after he warned Nick Clegg not to get dragged away from the cent...

Jeremy Browne Poses a False Dichotomy

Naomi Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Naomi Smith

Jeremy Browne, like Nick Clegg so many times before him, poses a false dichotomy when he says the Party must choose whether to be a party of protest or of Government. Liberal Democrats want the Party to be an effective Party Government, which upholds the principles it says it stands for, not to be hijacked by those seeking a mid-career boost...

Lib Dem Ex-Minister Says Tories Tried To Get Him To Defect

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The former Lib Dem minister that was unexpectedly sacked by Nick Clegg earlier this month has warned his party not to veer to the left in an attempt t...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: British Gas Joins The Labour Election Campaign

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 18 October 2013... 1) BRITISH GAS JOINS THE LABOUR ELECTION CAMPAIGN Ok, fine, they haven't. But, wit...

Cabinet Reshuffle: Cameron's Bold Choices (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Comedy

As you can see, David Cameron has made some brave decisions when it comes to diversity... SEE ALSO: David Cameron's Reshuffle Notes Revealed...

Should There Be A Veil Ban In State Institutions?

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

The state should back institutions such as schools, courthouses and immigration centres which require individuals to remove face-coverings such as the...

From Miley Cyrus to Banning Veils: The Problem Men Have With Women and Their Bodies

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Just a few weeks after the public outcry about Miley Cyrus 'twerking' in a 'nude' bikini at the MTV Video Awards the last two weeks have seen a similar public outcry gaining apace about the wearing - or more precisely the banning - of the face veil worn by Muslim women... In both settings it is interesting how gender has been played out, in particular the role of men within them.

Ban on Muslim Veil: Disrespecting Freedom of Choice

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics
Tasnim Nazeer

Liberal Democrat Jeremy Browne's call for a national debate into banning the veil is yet another show of religious intolerance and disrespect for freedom of choice. Taking away the right for a Muslim woman who chooses to wear the face veil on her own accord is not giving anyone the freedom to choose how they practice their faith.

Foreign Office Minister Snapped By Google StreetView

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics

In the book 1984, the government watched the people. Now it’s the people watching the Government, thanks to Google’s Street View, which snapped a ...

Why I Refuse To Take Part In The 'Niqab Ban' Debate

Josh Zitser | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
Josh Zitser

Amazed by the amount of blog posts about the potential ban on my Twitter feed today, I felt obliged to give into peer pressure and also write an opinion piece on it. However, I soon came to realise that many of these articles offered unsubstantiated points of view, had a predisposed bias for one side of the argument and failed to recognise the complexities and sensitivities surrounding the issue.

Jessica Elgot

What It's Like To Wear The Niqab.. | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK

Pictures of women wearing the full-face veil were splashed across the front pages of national newspapers on Monday as politicians debated the right of...

Clegg: 'I Won't Ban The Veil'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK

Nick Clegg has admitted he has concerns about Muslim women who wear the full-face veil in classrooms or going through airport security, after a fellow...

What Is The Second Most Popular Drug For Young People?

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

More than 6% of young adults used a legal high known as "hippy crack" in the last year, according to the first figures to be published on its use in E...

Tory MPs Warn Minimum Alcohol Pricing U-Turn Will 'Cost Lives'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Politics

Backbench Tory MPs have expressed despair at the government's decision to drop plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol. Lib Dem Home Office...

Tory MPs: 'Be Nice To Ukip'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics

Conservative MPs have warned the Ukip surge is a result of a visceral hatred of the ruling elite and that the "fruitcake" name calling must stop. A...

Two-Year-Old At Risk Of Forced Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

A two-year-old was the youngest child at risk of being forced into marriage, one of 250 children aided by the UK's Forced Marriage Unit, according to ...