Jesse Norman

Is There a Hidden Agenda Behind Jesse Norman's Dismissal?

Josh Zitser | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Politics
Josh Zitser

Downing Street has confirmed that Conservative MP, Jesse Norman, will leave its policy board after abstaining in last week's vote on Syria. The decision to fire the influential Tory is being attributed to the necessity of retaining party discipline and highlighting the fact that three-line whips are to be treated with the utmost respect. However, this sudden dismissal begs many questions...

Mehdi Hasan

Will This Man One Day Lead The Conservative Party?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics

To call Jesse Norman “clever” would be an understatement. The Conservative MP for Hereford and South Herfordshire has a classics degree from Oxfo...

Cameron Insists He Doesn't Just Listen To Old Etonians

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said his inner-circle is made up of people with "all sorts of different schooling", after being accused of appointing too many privi...

'Etonians Dominate Government Because Other Schools Aren't As Committed'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics

Etonians dominate the heart of government because other schools do not have the same "commitment to public service", one of David Cameron's new policy...

Gay Marriage: How Did Tory Leadership Contenders Vote?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Politics

On Tuesday more Tory MPs voted against gay marriage than in favour, leaving a question mark over how successful David Cameron's modernisation project ...

Mehdi Hasan

Jonathan Portes: Chancellor Tried To Discredit Me

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Politics

On the eve of the chancellor's Autumn Statement, Mehdi Hasan meets leading economist Jonathan Portes to discuss the prospects for growth, the failure ...

'Don't Make Me Angry'

Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Politics

In the wake of the Tory revolt over plans to reform the House of Lords last night, a "very angry" David Cameron was reported to have confronted one of...

A 'Very Angry' Cameron Confronts Tory Rebel Jesse Norman

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Politics

A "very angry" David Cameron was said to have confronted a leading Tory Lords reform rebel last night, in bust-up that ended with the MP leaving the p...

A Rejoinder to David Lipsey: For the Sake of Progression, Legitimacy and Democracy - The House of Lords Must Be Reformed

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Politics
Benjamin Lazarus

Robin Cook once commented that reforming the House of Lords was like Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot - "(it) never arrives and some are rather doubtful whether it even exists".

Time for Less Talk and More Action on Infrastructure

Mike Robb | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics
Mike Robb

Ultimately, we must invest in our infrastructure and make the UK the most attractive place in the world to do business. It's time to stop the talk and get spending. If this is the course of action the Government has decided to take - rightly, in my view - let's get on with it.

Obama, Miliband and Monti: A Week Of Ups And Downs?

The Huffington Post UK | Rizwan Syed | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Politics

The second week of 2012 has been an eventful one. We have seen Miliband's big speech on the economy greeted with a shrug of dismissal, Michelle Obama ...

Bill To Outlaw Taxpayer-Funded Union Officials Defeated By Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Politics

A backbench motion to outlaw so-called "Pilgrims" - taxpayer funded representatives from the trades unions - has been defeated in the Commons after La...

Dina Rickman

Big Society, Anarchist Style

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Politics

Anna is the model citizen. The 31-year-old self-described professional volunteer spends Mondays running a free bike workshop, Wednesdays counselling o...

Plan To Save £1.5b On PFI Contracts

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Government has announced plans to save £1.5 billion from the cost of private finance initiative (PFI) contracts. Treasury...