Mike Penning

Ban On Frilly Socks And Baby Chicks: Minister Ridicules Health And Safety Excuses

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

Jobsworths at schools and councils have been using health and safety excuses to enforce ridiculous bans, including one on frilly socks and another on ...

Atos Will Stop Doing 'Fit-For-Work' Tests On Benefit Claimants Early

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics

Atos Healthcare is quitting its contract to carry out "fit-for-work" tests on disability benefit claimants before it is due to end next year, the gove...

To Go on Being World Leaders in Supporting Disabled People We Need to Tackle the PIP Backlog

Sue Brown | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Politics
Sue Brown

many will also be unaware that figures released from the DWP last week, showing that out of a total of 229,700 new claims for PIP made since last April, only 43,800 decisions have been made.

Northern Where?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Politics

If you are an MP intent on climbing the ministerial ladder it is probably a good idea if you spell the name of the country you are responsible for cor...

Road To Nowhere: 30% Of British Roads Need Repairing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Three in ten British roads are in need of urgent pothole repairs, according to the GMB union. A survey by the union found that Britain's roads were...

Speed Limits To Be Controlled By Councils

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Councils will be given greater freedom to introduce 20mph schemes under new government proposals to improve road safety. Local officials will also ...

Government Pledge To Halt 'Deadly Menace' Of Drug Driving

PA | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK

David Cameron today confirmed the government would outlaw drug driving as he praised the family of a schoolgirl killed by a cannabis user for their "b...

The Failure of Cameron's Decontamination Project

Robert Simpson | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Politics
Robert Simpson

Ever since Cameron won the party leadership over David Davis in 2005, he has tried vigorously to press home the point that in the eyes of so many people across the United Kingdom The Tory Party was the symbol of Mass Unemployment, Disregard for the vulnerable and strained relationships with ethnic minorities.

Drug Driving Could Be Made Illegal

PA | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics

The government is setting up an expert panel to consider the technical aspects of introducing a new offence of driving with an illegal drug in your bo...

DVLA 'Serious Errors' Led To Two Deaths, Government Admits

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK Politics

The government has admitted to "serious errors" which led to two people dying after a number of convicted drink drivers were wrongly given their licen...

Government Rejects Proposals To Ban Young Drivers From Driving At Night

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Young drivers should be banned from driving late at night to cut the number of accidents, the Association of British Insurers have suggested. Speak...