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On Being Called A Nazi

Jemma Wayne | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

It was a revelation this month to discover that calling for tougher curbs on smoking, made me a Nazi. Strike that, it was a surprise when my (admittedly provocative) Huffington Post article received a slew of 'she's a Nazi' comments, when my twitter account was inundated with trolls, when I received hate E-mail...

In Ukraine, Take Nothing Off the Table

James Snell | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

The crisis engulfing Crimea is a grave one. Vladimir Putin's armies have cut the region off from the rest of the nation, and are insisting on an illegal referendum in order to give elusive legitimacy to a brazen act of aggression. Now is not the time for the West to take options off the table - even rather unpalatable ones.

Celebrating 80 Years of Liberty's Ongoing Fight for Fairness and Freedom

Shami Chakrabarti | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Shami Chakrabarti

As we prepare for and look forward to this milestone, an exhibition charting our history opens in London this week. This exhibition not only takes us back to our roots, it's also a timely tribute to all we've achieved and the campaigners, writers and artists who've helped us along the way. It's quite the walk down memory lane, and fills us with inspiration and hope for the future as we prepare for the inevitable challenges and threats to our rights and freedoms ahead.

2014: Embracing the Fashion/Sport Mash-Up Trend

Emilie Riis | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emilie Riis

The fashion industry has artfully latched onto our fitness obsession. It all started in 2004 when Stella McCartney designed her first collection for Adidas. Her collection was soon after followed by a collaboration between Puma and Alexander McQueen.

The Tragedy of Nelson Mandela

Marko Kasic | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Marko Kasic

The biggest tragedy of all is, if we're lucky enough to survive until we're old, grey and wrinkled, and our grandchildren ask us what we gave to the world we lived in, we are only able to say that we took more than we gave. For the man who dies without giving more than he has taken can take no triumph from his life.

The Guantanamo Bay Detainees Reluctant to Go Home

Robin Simcox | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Simcox

Balancing national security concerns with human rights obligations is a perennial problem for Western governments. Nowhere has this liberty/security balance proven more controversial than Guantanamo Bay, where a recent incident particularly highlighted this dilemma.

Miley Cyrus and the Several Disabled People

Nazim Andani | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nazim Andani

Cyrus has achieved her aim of shedding the clean-cut persona she developed during her time at that non-exploitative, pro-Semite, altruistic, not-for-profit charity known as Disney. In the process, she has infected a countless number of young, innocent girls with premature sexualisation.

All This Talk About TPims Is Making Me Forget About The Rule of Law

Steven Stewart | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Steven Stewart

On Monday our glorious Home Secretary faced questions from the equally wonderful Shadow Home Secretary in Parliament over the effectiveness of the Ter...

Weekend Shopping: Things That Are Making Me Happy

Sarah McGiven | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I've been away getting some winter sun for a little while (more on that later) and am currently at the mercy of my holiday souvenir - a nasty virus. So this week's post is a selection of things that have been making me smile despite my present grottiness.

Muslim Veils May Be Born of Misogyny: But I Will Defend The Right Of Women To Wear Them

Luke Massey | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
Luke Massey

We live in a pluralist society: I don't want anyone to lecture me about the way I choose to live my life: in return, I won't lecture them.

The Conservative Party Needs a Radical European Vision

David Cowan | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
David Cowan

A positive Conservative vision for EU reform has to fight for a less regulated, protectionist, subsidised, and taxed single market which can compete in the global economy and credibly champion global free trade as the best means of raising the most deprived countries in the world out of poverty.

Liberty Deploy 'Illegal' Home Office 'Racist Van'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics

Civil liberties campaigners are hitting back at the Home Office's controversial "go home" anti-illegal immigrant vans - with a van of their own. Li...

Vengeance in the Guise of 'Justice' Must Be Resisted

Joseph Miles | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Miles

Vengeance is the darkest of human emotions. It is the belief that any injury that a person deals to you must be returned in kind. At its worst, it leads to feuds and atrocities; reprisals on top of reprisals. The Troubles in Northern Ireland could have ended so much sooner had it not been on for the desperation of either side to let no slight go unpunished. Yet for all this, it is surprisingly common for it to be glorified in the most unlikely of places.

'Really Not Justice At All'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK

One of the UK's most senior judges has slammed a Supreme Court decision to sit in secret for the first time, calling it an "unwelcome departure from t...

Should We Ban Anjem Choudary And Tommy Robinson From The TV?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

Campaign group Liberty has warned against a broadcast ban on hate preacher Anjem Choudary. Shami Chakrabarti said politicians had to be "very caref...

The Woolwich Attack: Should We Feel Terrorised?‎

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

It is a rather trite observation to state that the term 'terrorism' has become eminently politicised, ‎used much more readily and easily to refer to violence by certain types of political dissidents, such ‎as those whose violence targets the majority, than to refer, as it was originally devised, to states, ‎or groups targeting minorities. ‎

'It Is Not Going To Happen'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Politics

Civil liberties campaigners are celebrating after Nick Clegg vetoed the controversial 'snooper's charter'. The deputy prime minister said plans to ...

Shame as Liberty Turns Its Back on Liberty for Journalists

Neil Wallis | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK
Neil Wallis

Liberty's website declares on its home page "Working to PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTIES, and PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS for everyone". But does that "everyone" not include journalists?

Burmese Days

Graham Sheffield | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Politics
Graham Sheffield

There is... a desperate need for help in restoring and maintaining the fabulous wealth of historical monuments across the country, ravaged by years of instability, war and neglect.

Supreme Court Sits In Secret For First Time

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

The Supreme Court - the UK's highest court - has sat in secret for the first time to hear a case involving an Iranian bank and the government. Acco...

'A Dark Night For British Justice' As Ministers Vote For Secret Court Hearings

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics

Civil liberties campaigners have vowed to continue fighting the government's plans to hold secret court hearings for cases of sensitive national secur...

The One

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

While A is wining and dining at a table for two overlooking the Seine, I'll be falling once again in love with fashion

CRB Checks Ruling a Victory for Common Sense

Corinna Ferguson | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics
Corinna Ferguson

Disappointingly the government has already indicated that it will appeal; citing a desire not to compromise the protection of children and vulnerable groups. But today's judgment doesn't require any compromise of this kind. It isn't about violent criminals or sex offenders.

'I Believe It Must Be Implemented In Full'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

The man who won libel damages after his arrest over the murder of a woman has penned a letter to MPs asking them to support the Leveson recommendation...

Compulsory Leveson Reform 'Could Breach Human Rights'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

A key adviser to Lord Justice Leveson claims his last resort option for compulsory press reform would be illegal as it would "coerce" newspapers into ...