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5 Things You Should Know About Labour's New Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Politics

Labour is reportedly keen to move its custom from the Co-Op Bank as their historic partnership was strained by the Co-Op's organizational chaos that s...

'Hypocrite' UKIP MEP Not Saying If He's Profiting From Wind Turbines

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip MEP William Dartmouth "will have to accept the label of hypocrite" for failing to make clear that he will not benefit from a potential onshore wi...

Venezuela Peace Talks Reflect the Further Isolation of the US in Latin America

Dr Francisco Dominguez | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Francisco Dominguez

The peace talks now underway in Venezuela to end the wave of violence that has the explicit aim of "The Ousting" of the elected government are a tremendous step forward for all who wish to see an end to violence...

MPs Fear Osborne's Powers To Take Your Money May Go Too Far

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's new plan to let the taxman take money direct from people's bank accounts for unpaid taxes will be examined by MPs amid mounting fears...

Actors Lash Out At Javid's 'Simply Wrong' Ticket Tout Support

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

Culture secretary Sajid Javid is facing a growing backlash among arts groups as actors' trade union Equity criticised him for praising ticket touts as...

'Racist' Ukip Councillor Quits After Controversial Remarks

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

Ukip county councillor Peter Lagoda has quit after an independent review found that controversial remarks he made during a fire station visit were "ra...

Ukip Cllr's Fire Station Remarks Were Racist, Review Finds

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

Ukip county councillor Peter Lagoda's controversial remarks at a Cambridgeshire fire station were "racist, derogatory and discriminatory," an independ...

Osborne's Plan To Raid Your Bank Account Could Be Illegal

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

George Osborne's new plan to let the taxman raid Britons' bank accounts for money that officials believe is owed to the state is "extremely worrying a...

Cut Taxes For The Rich (Again) Tories Tell Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne faces mounting pressure from Tory backbenchers to cut the top rate of tax from 45p to 40p after official figures showed that the rich p...

Osborne Defends Power To Take Money Direct From Your Bank Account

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been forced to defend plans to let the taxman go into Britons' bank accounts for money believed to be owed in unpaid taxes after MP...

Paul Vale

Nigel Farage Wins Two Snap Polls Following Second European Union Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has received an early birthday present by winning the second EU debate against Nick Clegg, according to two snap polls. The Ukip leader, ...

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...

Nigel Farage Says EU Has 'Bloody Hands' In Ukraine During LBC Debate

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has accused the European Union of having "bloody hands" over its involvement in the current crisis in Ukraine by showing imperialist ambi...

We Should Have Intervened in Syria

James Snell | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Syria lies broken, bloodied, but not quite dead. Faint flickers of national life before the civil war remain, but these are fast being snuffed out; victims of territorial conflict, over which existing democracy and the soothing voice of international arbitration can exert no influence.

Cameron Will Not Take Childcare Tax Break

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has revealed that he will not be taking advantage of the new tax break for childcare, worth up to £2,000 per child each year. The sc...

10 Pictures Of Bez Dancing All The Way To Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Bez, the former Happy Mondays' maracas player, has announced that he is to run for parliament in 2015. The 49-year-old told the Manchester Evening New...

LOOK: The Graph Osborne Does Not Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has come under pressure to raise the 40p income tax threshold in order to help the "middling professionals" affected by it. Former T...

Paul Vale

Dan Hannan On The Tea Party, Libertarianism And The Ukip Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics

WASHINGTON -- British Conservative MEP Dan Hannan first came to public attention in 2009 when a public castigation of the then-Prime Minister Gordon B...

Isn't It Time Labour Begin Taking the Rise of 'Red' UKIP Seriously?

Marcus Hobley | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics
Marcus Hobley

The threat UKIP poses to a Conservative victory in 2015 is widely recognised, less so the damage it could cause Labour. If recent revelations regarding UKIP's electoral strategy are to be taken seriously, the threat to Labour could be equally as potent.

Ukip Councillor Admits To £25k Benefit Fraud After 'Racist Language' Furore

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip councillor Peter Lagoda has admitted to fiddling nearly £25,000 through benefits fraud just days after coming under pressure to be booted out of...

We Need a Parliament and Constitution for the Whole Country, Not SNP and UKIP Delusion

David Miles | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
David Miles

Apart from 2014 being the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, the year Glasgow hosts the Commonwealth Games, and that Scotland plays host to the Ryder Cup, the vote on Scottish independence is also being held 100 years after the outbreak of the First World War.

IDS Has 'No Idea' How Much He's Paying To Get Young Into Sex Industry Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith has come under fire after the Department for Work and Pensions admitted it does not know how much it is paying adult employers in go...

Free-Speech Jihadis and Their Defence of Maajid Nawaz

Salman Butt | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Butt

Over the last few weeks I've noticed an uncanny resemblance between the caricature flag-burning, blasphemer-threatening, riotous Muslims in the Middle-East, and some (perhaps equally intelligent) so-called 'liberal' tweeters, commentators and presenters in the UK...

Urgent Steps Needed to Improve End of Life Care for People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities

Imelda Redmond | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Imelda Redmond

Everyone deserves care that works for them and their families at the end of their lives. However, we know that end of life care is not meeting the needs of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, and we are in danger of failing to reach increasing numbers unless urgent steps are taken.

WANTED: Home Grown Politicians, No Experience Necessary, Just a Mate in Power, £71,000 With Benefits

Kevin Godlington | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Kevin Godlington

I am agreeable to politicians being paid £71k a year, it is a decent salary for a decent day's work, we should not cut corners here if we value real management leadership, or talent will go elsewhere and do something else - which it clearly is currently. What I am questioning is the quality of the fools taking the cash.