Jon Snow

The Going of Alex Salmond

Jon Snow | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jon Snow

Then the bombshell, "I am resigning as first minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party". Not since Lord Carrington resigned as foreign secretary over the Falklands war had a leading British politician resigned as a matter of honour. There was no pressure upon him to do so.

Our Obligation to the Memory of the Victims of 9/11

Jon Snow | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

Thirteen years after 9/11, an English speaking voice articulates the beheading of an American hostage. There are hundreds of western Muslims in the ranks of Islamic State (IS). In waging unwise and horrific war themselves in Iraq, western powers have forfeited their capacity overtly to bolster moderate regional forces in Syria and Iraq.

Caroline Frost

BBC News Chief Says Jon Snow's Gaza Video Would Have Failed BBC Impartiality

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

BBC News' deputy chief Fran Unsworth said today that she would not have considered Jon Snow's emotional video about the children of Gaza to be appropr...

Gaza: Should TV Media Coverage Always Be 'Impartial'?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

What Israel is doing to Gaza is sickening. This civilised, westernised, democratic state is lobbing bombs into a city centre packed with people, with seemingly little regard for who dies: little children, disabled people, old ladies, pregnant women - anyone is fair game.

Jon Snow Is Back From Gaza And Has Made This Emotional Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

Jon Snow is back home from a visit to Gaza - an experience that has clearly had an effect on the veteran journalist. In an emotional appeal, a visi...

Here's The Time Oberyn Martell Accidentally Almost Set Himself On Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ever seen the grandiose Tywin Lannister struggle to get his words out? Or the fearsome Cersei Lannister pull twisted faces at her fellow cast members?...

Gaza Conflict: Is It Too Late For Negotiated Peace?

Jon Snow | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

This cannot go on. Humans live in Gaza, remarkably like us. They laugh, they cry, they die. But too many of them die before their time. And that is true for those 29 Israeli military boys who have died, none older than his 20s. Cannot their end be the starting point for something revolutionarily new? Getting inside each others heads, understanding the other, or is it all just too late?

Child Abuse, Cover-Ups and Public Schools

Jon Snow | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

I well remember my first days in my boarding school - the wolf whistles from the prefects' open windows as we passed in and out of our boarding quarters. Prettier boys were openly rated as desirable. It was in my second term, when I was 13 years old, that I first received a note from a 17-year-old in the school rugby team asking would I meet him for a smoke. This was a euphemism for intended sexual contact.

Paxman Lays Into Newsnight And Finally Reveals His Political Leanings..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

It's been just over a week since Jeremy Paxman waved a fond farewell to Newsnight, but the BBC's grand inquisitor has already reportedly launched an a...

Paul Vale

Paxman's Last Newsnight Sees Grand Inquisitor Take On Boris, Mandy And Michael Howard

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK

So Paxman has gone. No more will the brow shoot skywards, the face grimace in incredulity and the eyes peer sharply down an enormous nose and onto the...

Paxman Locks Horns With Jon Snow Ahead Of Final Newsnight Appearance

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Rod Liddle And Yasmin Alibhai-Brown In Outrageously Heated Clash On Channel 4 News. Ahead of his final Newsnight on Wednesday, Jeremy Paxma...

Jon Snow Performs Song And Dance Number At The BBC

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Paxman's Last Newsnight Sees Grand Inquisitor Take On Boris, Mandy And Michael Howard Who says there’s a dumbing down of news media? Ce...

Top Ten Places to Get Your 'Game of Thrones' Fix

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Game of Thrones has become an international phenomenon with a dedicated following around the world. Over the past four seasons, the show has become well-known for its dramatic backdrops and breath-taking locations filmed all over Europe.

Robert Peston Just Said This About Whether The BBC Is Too Left Wing

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

One of the BBC's most famous presenters believes the corporation actually veers towards the right and has grown "obsessed" with covering the same stor...

My Friend, Maya Angelou - America's Great Warrior

Jon Snow | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

I just heard she's died. I just lost an amazing friend. Maya Angelou was far larger than life: a vast life force. Tall, somewhere around six foot, with a voice that ranged from deep baritone to high contralto. She could recite, sing, dance, laugh, cry, speak, and above all write. She wrote her life from birth to near death. It was a life that etched the beginnings of an understanding of civil rights through to the great moment of the anointing of a black president in 2008.

The Visceral Hatred of Westminster Politics

Jon Snow | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jon Snow

The knowledge that the Scots will suddenly have what we do not have - localised governance devolved from Westminster - is in danger of generating fury. Scottish independence is likely to have a highly destabilising for the rest of us. We only have ourselves to blame.

Undiscovered Capital Cities...Oh Wait

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Kitiara Pascoe

It's naive to think that much of what you read is particularly truthful, unbiased, based on legitimacy or even marginally informative but The Independent definitely used to be a place you could go to for actual news, well thought-out opinions and a sense of pride in reporting.

How to Drink Like You're in Game of Thrones

BarChick | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Love it? Haven't seen it? Bored of talking about it? Everyone's on a Game of Thrones thing so why not drink like it. Whether you're digging it or not check out BarChick's cocktail guide, Game of Thrones-style; drink your way around the Seven Kingdoms, live like a Lannister or kick back Khaleesi-style, the choice is yours, but we say try the lot.

'Game of Thrones' Returns: And You Thought Last Time Was Bloody?

Charlie Lindlar | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charlie Lindlar

Remember flailing your arms around and howling is despair when that cold bastard Roose Bolton plunged his blade into poor old Robb Stark's chest? Remember your heart dropping when his wife and unborn child were slaughtered before his eyes? Season three of Game of Thrones was pretty gross, pretty traumatic and a lot devastating. It was also incredible television. And now the show's back for more.

Is News Ruining Our Lives?

Jon Snow | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

We are amid the greatest revolution human life has ever known - the liberation of communication - in the hands of the many as well as that dangerous few. Yes of course the danger is there - the danger that what we call news maybe hijacked, distorted, lied about, propogandised. But today I argue that we stand at the dawn of the golden age of what we have come to describe as journalism. The mediation of information by individuals, collectives, groups, whom WE have the very individual powers to choose.

Russell Brand Didn't Cave to the System, He Hacked It

Katherine Sladden | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Politics
Katherine Sladden

In Jon Snow's interview with Russell Brand last week the presenter accused the comedian of inconsistency for rallying against parliamentary democracy while asking people to sign a government e-petition. I think Jon missed the point. Russell Brand didn't play by the rules of our parliamentary system, he hacked it.

Russell Brand Vs Jon Snow: Comedian Loses His Temper

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

In a heated interview last night, Russell Brand was left tongue-tied after being confronted over his latest campaign by veteran news anchor Jon Snow. ...

The World is Changing: Let Men Talk About It

Kirsty Morrissey | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kirsty Morrissey

It's easy to mock the Southbank Centre's Being A Man Festival that explores what it means to be a man in the twenty first century. Why mark out these three days, when they seem to be doing a pretty good job at dominating the other 362 of the year?

Jon Snow Talks Saudi Arabia And Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

Jon Snow has laid into Saudi Arabia, describing it as "the most odious regime in the world". The Channel 4 News anchor dismissed the nation as "peo...

WATCH: 15 Teleprompter Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

'The Wolf Of Wall Street' stars Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie came a cropper at the 2014 Golden Globes when their autocue failed on them. But of course...