UK Mps

'The Stoning of Maria M': The Urgent Requirement for Internal Systems Innovation in Parliament

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Martina Keens-Betts

I have to say that I felt dreadfully sorry for Maria Miller during the recent vicious public 'stoning' over her expenses.

Parliament Has Spent Over £100,000 Fighting Employment Tribunals

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

The House of Commons has spent over £100,000 fighting staff employment tribunals, the Huffington Post UK can reveal. Following a Freedom of Inform...

The Palace Of Sexminster: Drunken Sexual Harassment 'Rife In Commons'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A third of young aides claim to have been victims of drunken MPs, it can be revealed following the conclusion of the Nigel Evans trial. A shocking ...

MPs' Champagne Bill Soars Under The Coalition

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

MPs' appetite for champagne has not been affected by the coalition's austerity programme, as parliamentary officials bought in increasingly larger num...

Cars, Fags and Politicians - What a Drag!

Alan Jackson | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Jackson

My message to the politicians as a father and founder of an organisation dedicated to healthy lifestyle choices for all, is to put your personal agendas to one side and stop hiding behind the facade of personal choice and liberty and act now to protect those least able to protect themselves.

Honourable Members or a Dishonourable Rabble

Paul M. Davies | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

If MPs can't be trusted to behave like adults, maybe we should take a leaf out of Supernanny's book. Giving MPs a time out for bad behaviour might just be the only way we can get them to play nicely, and learn to respect others.

MPs Complain Offices Are Being Over-Run With Rodents

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

In a complaint that is almost asking for insults from the general public, MPs have said their offices are being over-run with rodents. But it is mi...

Why I Gave Up My Job as a Director to Become a Dominatrix

Jacky Donovan | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacky Donovan

As I indulge in this farcical cream cake throwing session with a well-known MP - a client with a choux fetish? - I reflect on what possessed me to leave my highly successful career as operations director to enjoy life as a dominatrix in charge of my very own London dungeon.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Speak English Or Lose Benefits'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 13 December 2013... 1) SPEAK ENGLISH OR LOSE BENEFITS This government enjoys nothing more than cracki...

Damned if They Do...

Gavin Devine | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

On this subject, as on so many, MPs are damned if they do and damned if they don't. If they say they will take the pay rise they are greedy; if they claim they won't they are not believed. When trust is so low, and respect for their leadership is so lacking, it is hard to persuade anyone that you are sincere. Effective communication becomes impossible.

Be a Better MP and You Can Have Your Money

Richard Wilson | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Wilson

I am happy to pay an extra £7,600 to our politicians, indeed I would jump at the chance, but only on the condition that MPs double their efforts to enter the twenty first century and inject new life into our local democracies.

Lucy Sherriff

Lib Dem MEP Advertises Up To Six MONTHS Unpaid Internship

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Correction: The headline of this article has been changed to clarify the internship is for up to six months. A Lib Dem MEP is advertising an intern...

Lucy Sherriff

Lib Dem MP Advertises For 3-12 Months Unpaid Intern, No Expenses Paid

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A Liberal Democrat MP is advertising an unpaid internship for up to 12 months despite the party's campaign to pay interns the national minimum wage. ...

Party Leaders Have No Right To Block MPs' Pay Rise, Deputy Speaker Says

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics

MPs should be allowed to accept an 11% pay rise and party leaders have no right to block it, the deputy Speaker of the House of Commons has said. F...

Paying MPs More Just Risks More Corruption

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

We could reduce this risk by creating a basic income for all citizens and then not paying politicians anything. Or alternatively we could demand that politicians don't set their own salary. We, the people should set their salaries, by plebiscite.

Should The Taxpayer Foot Bill For MP Gym Upgrade?

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Politics

Taxpayers will be landed with a bill of up to £250,000 to upgrade a gym for MPs, peers and Parliament staff, new documents show. Works to Westmins...

Mehdi Hasan

'I Would Have Put A Woman In The Cabinet'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg should have appointed a Lib Dem woman to the cabinet in the recent government reshuffle, the party's president Tim Farron has said. Spea...

MPs On Twitter

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics

It's party conference season and the lovely folks at Politics.co.uk have been hard at work to produce this tremendous infographic detailing the best a...

The Portas Review Is Missing a Fundamental Element

Dharmendra Patel | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
Dharmendra Patel

This week the government questioned Mary Portas on the progress of the review and how it's helped to revive the high street, so far. Consequently, the review hasn't been successful and MPs have claimed it was a "waste of time" and a "failure". In response, Mary Portas has stated the government is to blame due to their lack of input. What's clear is a lot of blame has been bandied about, but what's not so clear is how the high street can be saved, and if there's still hope for it.

Thatcher Biography Tops Tory List Of Summer Reads

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

It's not exactly what springs to mind when you think of leisurely beach reading, but loyal Tory MPs have made Margaret Thatcher's hefty life story the...

David Miliband Condemns 'Broken' Political System

PA | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics

David Miliband has condemned a "broken" political system which left parties under the control of "small groups". The former foreign secretary lost ...

Which MPs Are Keenest To Haliday Abroad?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

Welsh MPs are more likely to want to take a holiday abroad this summer than politicians from any other part of the country, a poll published today has...

If Wages Alter Performance, Let's Give Nurses £60,000 a Year

Danielle Lowe | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Perhaps if MPs were paid the same amount as many people in the country, they would be able to understand them more and in fact then be able to make laws that people can relate to and appreciate.

The Top Political Tweeting Nightmares

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics

Twitter can be a minefield. So when you're an elected official and the Twitterverse is quick to pounce on every little mistake you make you have to...

Miliband's Announcement Opens Up a Genuinely Exciting Opportunity to Change Political Funding

Katie Ghose | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

With Miliband's determination to end the practice of taking block sums from affiliated unions' political funds, there is now no excuse for further delay. All the parties need to get back round the negotiating table and talk about legislating for a donations cap as part of a new party financing deal.