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PM Lambasted For Visiting Scene Of Dawn Immigration Raid

PA | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

David Cameron has come under fire from civil rights group Liberty for visiting the scene of a dawn raid just hours after immigration officers detained...

Why Liberty, Tom Watson and David Davis Are Taking Legal Action Over DRIP

James Welch | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
James Welch

We're representing this cross-party backbench duo in their legal fightback against the Government over its scandalous Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 - "DRIP". But why does all this matter? What's the problem with DRIP anyway? And what's driving Liberty and two elected representatives from opposite sides of the House of Commons chamber to head for the courts to challenge it?

Five Reasons Why the Assisted Dying Bill is Long Overdue

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

The Assisted Dying Bill is long overdue because we can't keep forcing people to die in pain and misery against their will, or pressuring the terminally ill into committing gruesome acts of suicide as a last resort. We must realise that the right to life includes the right for individuals to make an informed decision to die in the way that they perceive to be the most dignified.

The Threat of Isis Cannot Be Overstated

James Snell | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Conventional wisdom, steeped as it is in years of de facto political homogeneity, would have you know that the 'War on Terror', as that nasty man George Bush grandly called it, was either misguided, pointless or actively detrimental towards the end it was claimed to champion.

Human Rights Groups In The UK Are Not Happy About Banning The Burka

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

The French burka ban does not breach human rights laws, the European Court of Human Rights has declared - despite outcry from a UK human rights group....

Human Rights Groups In The UK Are Not Happy About Banning The Burka

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

The French burka ban does not breach human rights laws, the European Court of Human Rights has declared - despite outcry from a UK human rights group....

The Threat of Russian Expansionism Is Not Over

James Snell | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, Russia has been its own nation, but one which sought to exert the same influence on nearby countries as it did in its previous incarnation. President Putin, a former official in the sinister KGB, well schooled in the police state methodology, seeks to replicate this today...

Legalizing Acid, Pot and Shrooms - Your Constitutional Right To Think As You Wish Should Extend To Psychedelic States Of Mind

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

FOR HUFFINGTON POST USA Thomas Roberts recently wrote on a topic that has long interested me: is the banning of mind-altering, psychedelics substance...

On Being Called A Nazi

Jemma Wayne | Posted 24.05.2014 | 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 14.05.2014 | 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 ...