Phillip Hammond

Managing Media Monsters And Brexit

Gary Kent | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Politicians must ensure the media cover their news and views but it is a taxing task, as we saw last week with two flawed initiatives. Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn released his annual tax returns as part of a campaign to expose tax avoidance and evasion, which costs billions in lost revenues.

Raising Duty, Reducing Harm

Fiona Bruce | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Fiona Bruce

The Chancellor spring's Budget presents a chance to call time on the ability to buy a can of cider for cheaper than a bottle of water.

The Dead End Road Of Austerity

Jonathan Edwards | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Edwards

On Wednesday the Chancellor of the Exchequer will make his first Budget Statement. It'll also be the first Budget since Brexit. Pursuing a deliberate economic strategy outside the Single Market and the European customs union will require a complete reconfiguration of Treasury policy.

Could The Great Repeal Act Herald The Dawn Of A 'Progressive Alliance' As A Serious Force In British Politics?

Cat Overton | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Cat Overton

The opening weekend of the Tory Party Conference revealed that the Prime Minister Theresa May appears to be navigating towards a 'Hard Brexit', while the new Chancellor Philip Hammond has emerged as the champion of a 'Soft Brexit' or, in the latest parlance, a "partial Brexit". It was also the moment the new Prime Minister chose to unveil her new Brexit super-plan, the Great Repeal Act.

Enough Dithering - We Need to Invoke Article 50 Now!

Jacob Furedi | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Furedi

You may not have guessed it, but it's been almost 50 days since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.

600 Britons Caught Trying To Join Islamic Fighters In Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.01.2016 | UK

Six hundred British nationals have been caught trying to enter Syria to join Islamic State and other jihadist groups since 2012, Foreign Secretary Phi...

The UK Just Took A Massive Step Towards Normalising Relations With Iran

PA | By Sam Lister, Press Association Political Correspondent | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

Britain's embassy in Iran has reopened in a sign of the diplomatic thaw between the two nations four years after the building was shut when it was sto...

The Tories Have Banned British Embassies From Flying The Gay Pride Flag This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

British embassies will not fly the rainbow flag during this summer's gay pride marches as the "Union flag" takes priority. According to reports For...

Call to Include Kurds in Conferences Against Isis

Gary Kent | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

This is not the time to stand on ceremony when all hands are needed to fight the vile forces of Isis and that most certainly includes the Kurds.'

12 New Iraqi Brigades To Fight Islamic State Promised By US And UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics

Britain and the United States have vowed to step up efforts to combat the Islamic State, which currently occupies swathes of land across Syria and Ira...

The Tory Minister's Attack On 'Freeloading' Migrants That Out-Ukips Ukip

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond has been accused of trying to copy Ukip's rhetoric by warning that Britain was "wide open" to "freeloading" European migrants. “Fr...

Fashion, Solidarity and Reform in the Anglo-Kurdish Relationship

Gary Kent | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

MPs, many of whom once struggled to place Kurdistan on a map, are better informed and understand that Kurds are efficient allies in the common fight against Daish. This is eroding the deep resistance to involvement in Iraq, which came to be defined as a disaster of the first magnitude, and maybe Syria.

Bangladesh Should Be a UK Foreign Policy Priority for Hammond

Simon Danczuk | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Danczuk

Reinvigorating one of the great offices of state will require a fresh look at how we exert global influence and how we identify early warning signs where countries with close links to the UK are heading towards trouble. Bangladesh is one such country and should be a high priority for Hammond.

'Bulk' Of British Forces To Be Out Of Afghanistan By October

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

The "bulk" of British forces in Afghanistan will be pulled out by the end of October if the country's disputed presidential election is not resolved a...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Did He Really Say That?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 29 January 2013... 1) DID HE REALLY SAY THAT? Uh-oh. Yesterday, a Tory MP made a link between women w...

'Let Them Eat Cake... But Only If They Pay For Healthcare'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

A Conservative MP has said those who dabble daily with doughnuts should get their just desserts and pay for treatment before soaring costs bankrupt th...

Human Shields for Ministers' Reputations

Paul Flynn | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics
Paul Flynn

Last Thursday, Minister Justine Greening demeaned and insulted the Commons with a saccharine flavoured quarterly report on Afghanistan. It was stuffed the culpable self-deluding optimism that has led to the deaths of hundreds of our soldiers. Justine sweetly looked forward to a happy-ever-after corruption and drugs-free Afghanistan.

Ground-To-Air Missiles 'May Be Deployed' To Protect London 2012 Olympics

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK

Ground-to-air missiles may be deployed to protect London's airspace during the Olympic games, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said. Former def...

Ground-To-Air Missiles 'May Be Deployed' To Protect London 2012 Olympics

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ground-to-air missiles may be deployed to protect London's airspace during the Olympic games, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said. Former def...