Omnishambles

Blagging: Like Farting In A Lift, We All Know Women Do It Too

Richard Taylor | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Richard Taylor

Why should blagging be seen as something negative? Blagging is thinking on your feet. Cheekiness is doing it with a bit of charm and an element of dishonesty is always present in business - only the most naive would lay all their cards on the table. So why on earth would some women wish to distance themselves from blagging?

George Osborne Warns Of 'Tough Choices' But Will Not Change Course

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Politics

Budget 2013 live : Follow George Osborne's announcement here with our 'At A Glance' guide to all the big decisions on the economy. George Osborne b...

Revealed: The Oxford Dictionary Word Of 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 12.01.2013 | Home

omnishambles noun, informal a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations [coined ...

Ed Balls' Olive Branch To Vince Cable On A 'Mansion Tax'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Politics

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has sought to capitalise on internal Lib Dem leadership squabbles by sending a strong overture to Vince Cable, who has been...

Why Tories Miss John Major

Tom Doran | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Doran

Those of us on the left who were sceptical of the coalition must concede at least one thing: they are certainly efficient.

If We Turn, Turn, Turn...

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

I'll bet the Prime Minister would give his butler's left leg right about now for a moratorium on the expression "U-turn". Well actually given the choice, he'd probably rather expunge the term "omnishambles" from our shared lexicon but one fire-fight at a time.

Chris Wimpress

Is David Cameron Liz Lemon Or Basil Fawlty?

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Wimpress | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics

Forget David Cameron's alleged resemblance to Iggle Piggle from In The Night Garden. These days it seems like the PM resembles a character in a sitco...

Don't LET the Messenger Be Shot

David Prescott | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Politics
David Prescott

There's been a lot of debate about THAT Newsnight interview. If I'm honest, the programme's appeal has diminished for me over recent years.

PMQs Sketch: Cameron Finds He Has No Fuel In The Tank

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Politics

"Isn't it stupid to vote?" asked Tory MP Helen Grant, kicking off PMQs. This was not how she'd intended to start proceedings but immediately Labour w...

PREDICT: What Will The Government U-Turn On Next?

The Huffington Post UK \ | Chris Wimpress | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics

Another week, another series of U-turns - at least that's how it feels. The news that the pasty tax has proved too hot too handle and the caravan tax ...

Cameron Blames Civil Servants for His Own Government's Blunders

Jon Trickett MP | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics
Jon Trickett MP

Excuse after excuse, blunder after blunder from this irresponsible and incompetent Tory-led government. We have a part-time prime minister with a part-time Parliament who gives tax cuts to millionaires whist the millions pay more.

Double Dipping - It's Confidence That's Key to Growing GDP

Iain Anderson | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

The government needs to focus on policies to create confidence - not just for consumers to spend but for businesses to invest. In both cases incentivising this to take place without excessive debt levels once again.

Political Review: Those Shambles Explained

Richard Marsh | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Marsh

Mr Cameron has an odd relationship with this section of the population. He appears to want more of them, which is why he is anxious to cut the amount of tax they pay; except that he is always at pains to point out that this is being done by making them pay more tax.