Richard Nixon

MPs Mock BoE Governor Mark Carney's 'Shades Of Richard Nixon'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney and Bank of England officials have been mocked by MPs for their "shades of Nixon" after it emerged that the Bank destroys records of its M...

JFK - Does Time Stand Still?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Young Jack Kennedy and his beautiful, intelligent and cultured wife Jacqueline became in essence America's first Royal Family. They radiated the image of a new generation of the 'American Dream' where anything was possible. It was against this backdrop of hope and optimism for future, that this dark day in American history occurred. On that sunny Friday in Dallas, 50 years ago, time stood still.

'No Nuke's': We Shouldn't Let the Diplomatic Barking and Growling Deflect Us From Iran's Atrocious Human Rights Record

Neil Durkin | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

I can't help wondering what six Kurdish men currently facing execution in Ghezel Hesar Prison near Tehran might think of the praise being heaped on Rouhani? Like numerous other condemned prisoners in Iran, they face the gallows after being convicted of vaguely-worded offences, including "enmity against God" and "corruption on earth".

A Brief History of US Interventions, 1973-2013: History Repeating?

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Politics
Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

Mixing moral case with geo-power turned out a toxic cocktail. The world cannot stand by as a brutal dictator gasses or violates his own people - in Syria or Chile. Neither it should stand for a toxic policy of military intervention.

Frost, Nixon and Me: The Day I Met David Frost

Simon Thompson | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

I'll never forget the time I interviewed Sir David Frost. As far as beacons of world class journalism go, America had Walter Cronkite and we had Sir David. And then they had Sir David too.

RIP Sir David Frost

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost has died at the age of 74, his family said. Prime Minister David Cameron led the tributes to the journalist, sa...

The War on Drugs Shows No Signs of a Ceasefire

Matt Clough | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Clough

With both Colorado and Washington state moving to legalise the recreational use of marijuana in past months, numerous commentators have posited that this is the turning of the tide in the US government's long running and largely futile "War on Drugs".

Ten Really Regrettable Political Speeches

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics

Wednesday marks the 10th anniversary of George Bush declaring the end of combat operations in Iraq. Despite taking measures to avoid saying the phr...

Richard Nixon Turns Out to Be Even Worse Than We Thought

Will Black | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Politics
Will Black

Nixon's case shows the lengths some politicians will go to seize and maintain power. As well as gaining and maintaining power by malicious and illegal means, Nixon has helped tarnish the reputation of politicians internationally. It is hard for modern politicians to claim integrity when people like Nixon make them look inherently devious, selfish and morally bankrupt. In a word - psychopathic.

April Fool's Day: Top 5 Worst Hoaxes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

In honour of April Fool's Day, we have compiled a short list of the best and the worst media hoaxes of all time, spanning from amazing fake BBC docume...

Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die - Why Fear & Loathing shouldn't Kill Hunter S. Thompson

Matt Glass | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matt Glass

On February 20th, 2005, the world lost one of its greatest minds. He might not have solved complex mathematical equations, offered solutions to world peace or discovered solutions to deadly diseases, but what he did manage during his 67 years on the planet was to perfect the art of the written word.

The Misuse of Drugs Act - Happy 40th Birthday

Jason Reed | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK
Jason Reed

40 years old, and some argue the Misuse of Drugs Act is ready for retirement. Others reason that it is a good act but just needs the correct application. Whatever the consensus, the hangover will rage for a little while longer.

Drugs War - An Unhappy Anniversary

Tim Fenton | Posted 24.08.2011 | Home
Tim Fenton

Forty years on, and any sensible analysis of this particular war can only conclude that it was long ago lost: despite the law enforcement resources committed to combating drug supply and prosecuting drug use, illegal drugs are more plentiful than ever