Mike Penning

Political Correctness Must Not Stop UK Tackling Child Sex Abuse, Rudd Says

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK

Political correctness must not get in the way of tackling child sex abuse, Amber Rudd has said amid calls to review racially-motivated crimes. The Ho...

'Finger Is Pointing At Government' Over London Fire

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics

A former fire minister and firefighter has declared that “the finger is pointing at Government” over the Grenfell Tower blaze in west London. Labo...

The Waugh Zone July 21, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday July 21, 2016… 1) JEZITATION, REPETITION, DEVIATION The House of Commons rises for its summer r...

Denigrated and Vilified By Their Own Government, British Police Brace Themselves Post-Paris

Chris Hobbs | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

In London the simple fact is that the armed police 'jam' does not cover the slice of bread that is one of the world's major cities and does not even begin to lightly smear much of the loaf that is the UK. Meanwhile, the increase announced by the government in the numbers of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ officers together with increased funding is a bittersweet pill for struggling police officers on the front line to swallow...

The Government Could Be Sued Over 'Unjustified' Police Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

Police chiefs are reportedly threatening to sue the Government over further funding cuts. Seven police and crime commissioners, who were elected fo...

Recently Appointed Drug Minister Should Mend Failed Policy

Amanda Feilding | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Politics
Amanda Feilding

If not from us, take if from a certain up and coming Conservative MP, David Cameron, in 2005: 'Politicians attempt to appeal to the lowest common denominator by posturing with tough policies and calling for crackdown after crackdown. Drugs policy has been failing for decades.' It is time for new thinking.

We Need to Do More to Support Victims of Crime

Mike Penning | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Mike Penning

Being a victim of crime can be a deeply traumatising experience. It's a time when people are at their most vulnerable, and the prospect of having to deal with the criminal justice system can be incredibly daunting...

Let's Break the Silence Around Male Rape

Mike Penning | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mike Penning

For anyone who's been a victim of sexual abuse, asking for help to recover is a big step, yet to move forward and cope with what's happened it can be crucial... We want to help tackle the stigma that surrounds male victims of sexual violence and encourage them to seek help. I also hope it will encourage more male victims to report the crime and bring their offender to justice.

Never Before Will Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been So Well Equipped to Prevent Child Abuse

Mike Penning | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Mike Penning

There are very few crimes which provoke such powerful emotions as child sexual abuse. The predatory paedophiles who commit these vile and abhorrent offences destroy the lives of their vulnerable victims for their own depraved gratification. It is a stain on civilised society, and one this government is absolutely determined to remove.

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...