Pasty Power

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah C Dooley

Pasties are like politicians. You can never be sure what lies beneath their smooth exterior. But while the perfect politician almost certainly doesn't...

Who Stole John Mann's Nuts?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Politics

Has someone got it in for the Labour MP for Bassetlaw? After the trauma of his wife receiving a rotting dead bird in the post, John Mann had now h...

After Blocking 'Pasty Tax' Balls Pledges To See Off 'Granny Tax'

PA | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Politics

Labour will today mount a fresh attempt to inflict political pain on the government over Chancellor George Osborne's Budget. Shadow chancellor Ed B...

Coffin-Shaped Pasty Advert Slammed By Obesity Campaigners

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

An advert by animal rights activists Peta featuring a coffin-shaped pasty has been slammed by obesity campaigners as a "laughable" endeavour to highli...

None of the Above

Peter Kellner | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

Both of the main party leaders may be tempted to follow Millicent Martin's Saturday night injunction on the BBC almost half a century ago: "That was the week that was; it's over, let it go". However, just as David Frost and his colleagues went on to ignore their programme's opening line and dissect what happened, so shall I.

The Week That Was: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Carla Buzasi | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

This week, hundreds of the globe's greatest brains descended on Oxford for the Skoll World Forum, which annually celebrates social entrepreneurship, and this year set out to discuss how we can seize momentum to drive change. As I mingled with other attendees over drinks in the Ashmolean museum, I was asked repeatedly by non-Brits, "what's the big news in the UK right now?". I found myself, much to my embarrassment and their hilarity, attempting to explain what a pasty is, and why the entire country is talking about them, and then why our newspapers are covered in photos of queues of cars outside Esso garages.

Save the Pasty, Tax the Gourmands

Lucy Robinson | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Lucy Robinson

Many people are complaining that your hot baked goods tax is just another way of taking a swipe at the working classes, who apparently eat nothing but Greggs's produce. It's alleged that you've failed yet again to tax silly middle class fripperies and have chosen to fire your budgetary bullets at foods so common that you can't even remember eating them.

TWITTER SLIDESHOW: Greggs Boss Attacks Osborne Over Pasty Tax As Chancellor Ridiculed On Twitter

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Politics

The boss of Greggs has accused George Osborne of having "lost touch" after the Chancellor admitted he could not remember the last time he bought a pas...

Top 5 Facts About Greggs

Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

Greggs bakery has hit the headlines after a row involving chancellor George Osborne over his decision to add 20% VAT on hot pasties and pies. Gregg...

Greggs Boss To Fight Pasty VAT As £30m Is Wiped Off Bakers' Share Price

PA | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Politics

The boss of leading bakers Greggs has announced it will fight Budget proposals that will see sausage rolls and pasties hit with VAT. Chancellor Geo...

Osborne, Why Has My Cheese Pasty Gone Up 30p?

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Politics

A campaign has been launched to oppose a proposed "pasty tax" which could see the cost of Cornwall's favourite food rise by 20%. In the Budget anno...

PICTURES: Aprons At The Ready! World Pasty Championship Kicks Off In Cornwall

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK

A pasty lover's dream day out is currently going on at the Eden project in Cornwall, as snack connoisseurs and baking enthusiasts gathered at the worl...