Kris Hopkins

Tory Minister Defends Saying Landlords Can Kick Out Benefit Claimants

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics

Tory minister Kris Hopkins has defended saying that it would be "perfectly legitimate" for private landlords to evict tenants on housing benefit after...

You're At Risk Due To Osborne's Mortgage Guarantee Plan, MPs Warn

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's flagship mortgage guarantee scheme Help to Buy has yet to demonstrate that it is providing value for money, an influential committee ...

'Interest Rates Must Rise To Stop Overheating Housing Market'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics

Interest rates will have to rise in Britain early next year to head off the overheating housing market, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) ha...

'Average House Prices Could Near £1 Million In Broken Market'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

Average property prices in England risk quadrupling to more than £900,000 in 20 years due to the "broken" housing market and the lack of house-buildi...

London Keeps Massive Lead In 'Strong' UK House Price Boom

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

House prices are now rising "strongly" across most parts of the UK after official figures showed values leapt 9.1% year-on-year to a new average high ...

Average UK House Prices Hit Record High

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

House prices have surged to another record high and now stand at one quarter of a million pounds on average, official figures show. Property values...

Coalition Rage At 'Partisan' UN Call To End Bedroom Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics

United Nations investigator Raquel Rolnik's report on UK housing, in which she calls on the government to scrap the bedroom tax, has been attacked by ...

Now's Not the Time for David Cameron to Shuffle Housing to the Bottom of the Pack

Matt Hutchinson | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Hutchinson

After a week of reshuffles - both for David Cameron's cabinet and Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet - it appears the coalition haven't just changed personnel, they've relegated housing on the political agenda...

Wow. Nadine Dorries Does Not Like This Tory MP

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Twitter was awash with MPs congratulating each other on their various promotions on Monday. But trust Nadine Dorries to ruin the love-in. Very sad ...

It's Time the All Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia Found Its Teeth

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

In the wake of the nail bomb explosion at the mosque in Tipton, now is the perfect opportunity for the APPG on Islamophobia to finally find its teeth, to overcome its relative impotence and finally live up to the expectation many of us had when it was first launched.

'Pass The Sick Bag'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Politics

Renegade ex-Tory MP Nadine Dorries has dismissed a call for unity in the Conservative Party, with the words: "Pass the sick bag." The independent M...

Child Sexual Exploitation is Not an Ethnic or Cultural Crime

Yasmin Qureshi | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics
Yasmin Qureshi

Yesterday's debate should not have been about the ethnicity and religion of the abuser, nor should it be an opportunity to tarnish an entire community. This is a debate about the vulnerability of victims, let's not forget about them.

Muslim Gangs 'Raping White Kids,' Says Tory MP

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP's claim that gangs of Muslims are "raping white kids" prompted a row in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Speaking during a debate...