Lord Heseltine

Commons People Podcast: The Budget Ain't A Budgin'

Commons People | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Politics
Commons People

The Budget dominated Commons People this week, as the team tried to work out why Philip Hammond had so clearly broken a manifesto pledge. There was the sacking of Lord Heseltine to consider, as well as reaction to Labour MP Jess Phillips revealing she would stand to be party leader. A quiz on Budgets of yesteryear proved tricky, and the latest Brexit developments were seen through the prism of 'Farron or Farage?'

Lord Heseltine Denies Killing His Mother’s Dog

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

Lord Heseltine has insisted he did NOT strangle his mother’s beloved pet dog to death. The 83-year-old’s assertion is apparently contrary to an ac...

Lord Heseltine Admits Killing His Mother’s Alsatian With His Bare Hands

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK

UPDATE: Lord Heseltine DENIES Killing His Mother’s Dog Veteran politician Lord Heseltine has made the startling revelation he strangled his mother...

The Waugh Zone May 18, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday May 18, 2016… 1) HER MAJESTY’S PLEASURE Ah, Queen’s Speech day. Are you ready to Humble? Wil...

Are Brits Lazy? Here Are Five People Who Think So

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

Conservative ex-deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has risked causing controversy by blaming the productivity gap between the UK and other countries...

British Workers 'Don't Get Up Early Enough,' Says Lord Heseltine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics

The productivity gap between the UK and other countries is largely down the laziness of British workers, former Conservative deputy prime minister Lor...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed Vs The 'Baying Mob'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 1 July 2014... 1) ED VS THE 'BAYING MOB' From the Guardian: "David Cameron is edging Britain towa...

Heseltine Tells Paxman Tories Would Be 'Mad' To Consider Ukip Pact

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK

Paxo continued his grand tour of the of the elder statement of European politics on Monday with a visit to the lair of Lord Heseltine, or "Tarzan" to...

Hezza Thinks Britain Will 'One Day' Join The Euro

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain will "one day" ditch the pound and adopt the Euro as its currency, Tory peer Lord Heseltine has predicted. Asked by the New Statesman if it...

Why Is Hezza Angry With John Major?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics

Former Conservative prime minister Sir John Major's idea of a windfall tax on energy firms, to "claw back" some of the profits they are set to make, h...

Heseltine Goes For Ukip

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

Lord Heseltine has accused Ukip of being a "racist" party, comparing their campaigning to Enoch Powell. The Tory grandee also likened Nigel Farage'...

Adonis Must Learn the Lessons on LEPs

John Lehal | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics
John Lehal

LEPs are a great innovation and are already helping local communities build on their strengths to deliver growth, but they must have the right resources and structures in place to enable them to reach their full potential.

What Did the 2013 Spending Review Mean for UK Cities?

Ben Harrison | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Harrison

Although braced for bad news in terms of cuts to their budgets, many cities also held high expectations that the Spending Review would bring some good news on additional freedoms for local areas to prioritise spending, and new capital investment to boost local growth.

Maggie Thatcher - The Milk Snatcher

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Steve McCabe

Margaret Thatcher was a political leader who divided opinion in a way that has never been seen before and, possibly, may never occur again; a 'Marmite' politician.

Lord Heseltine 'Britons Are Too Rich To Care About Improving Economy'

PA | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics

Britain lacks a "national will" to improve its economy because people are too rich, former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has suggested. The ...

A Budget for Growth Tomorrow?

Ben Harrison | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Harrison

George Osborne's budget yesterday rightly focussed on some of the issues vital to improving the economic performance of our cities, including increased access to housing, new infrastructure investment, and empowering our urban areas to take greater direct control of their economies themselves. But many of the policies announced will be implemented from 2015, meaning that this is a budget which more about growth tomorrow than growth today

WATCH: Lord Heseltine Answers Phone During Question Time Appearance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Politics

Lord Heseltine was left embarrassed after a phone call from his wife interrupted him midflow during an appearance on the BBC's Question Time programme...

Lord Heseltine's Alternative Strategy for Economic Growth

Emily Stacey | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

Heseltine's report seeks to encourage a competitive economy by working with local areas in order to maximise the government's ability to generate further economic prosperity. Heseltine stated that the government recognised this need, and stressed that using public money for national infrastructure investment was a sensible way of managing the economy.

The Coolest Parliamentary Report Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Politics

Lord Heseltine's report into the stagnant British economy urges the government to fund industry outside of London. But, much more importantly, it h...

Lord Heseltine Calls For Local Funding To Boost Economic Growth

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Politics

Lord Heseltine has urged the government to boost economic growth by allocating funds to industrial regions outside London. The former deputy prime ...

The New Public/Private Sector Partnership

Phil Shanks | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

During the term of the last administration the role of the private sector in helping the government deliver its objectives grew dramatically through measures like the public/private initiative and the much derided PFI.

Social Housing: Government Needs a Greater Sense of Urgency

Phil Shanks | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

I listened with sincere approval when Lord Heseltine who heads the £1.4bn regional growth fund acknowledged on The Politics Show the need for greater urgency in the government's approach to meeting social housing needs.