Scandal

How Positive Action at LSE Got Lost Under a Pile of Leaflets

Natasha Valladares | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Valladares

It's not wrong that the disgusting behaviour of the Rugby Club is under scrutiny, but it is wrong that positive action by the university on outreach and funding for students in need of support is apparently not worth mention - especially when it's the sort of information some students need in order to feel able to go into further study.

'Scandal' - The UK's Second Chance Has Arrived

Ryan Love | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ryan Love

So what's the big deal, why do I and why should you care so much? Well to be honest, I can't go into much detail because I don't want to spoil even the smallest thing. Scandal was recommended to myself when just two episodes had aired.

Gold Price Scandal Further Exposes London's Bankers

Will Bancroft | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Will Bancroft

We've become accustomed to financial scandals these last few years. Never before have we had so little trust in finance. You'll remember the PPI, LIBOR, toxic mortgage-backed securities scandals and much more.

Hollande Affair Thrusts Rights of Cohabitees Into the Limelight

Catherine Thomas | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Thomas

Currently, cohabitation agreements offer some protection but around half of the population still believe in the myth of a common law marriage (It has, in fact, never existed in England). With cohabiting couples the fastest growing demographic, awareness of this issue is vitally important.

Lord Lucan - And The Damning Evidence That Proves He Was A Killer

Bill Coles | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Bill Coles

Has there ever been a murder mystery story quite so compelling as the Lord Lucan scandal? The reason this mystery continues to fascinate is not so much because of the tragic murder, but because we are still captivated by one single dominant question: what on earth happened to the Seventh Earl of Lucan?

Interest Rate Swaps: Is There Enough in the Pot to Cover Consequential Losses?

Andrew Brown | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Andrew Brown

Despite setting aside almost £3 billion to compensate businesses affected by the interest rate swap mis-selling scandal, the full bill Britain's banks must pay for mis-selling swap products won't be known for some time.

South Korea : A Fifth Column?

Colin Pattinson | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics
Colin Pattinson

In recent weeks South Korean media has been awash with stories concerning an explosive story; The case of Lee Seok-Gi. The lawmaker has been accused of conspiracy to commit armed rebellion and has labelled a 'jongpuk' (종북 - a derogatory term for a North Korean sympathiser/apologist).

Conquest Without Contribution: Sport Now Second to Scandal and Salary?

Mark Borkowski | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Borkowski

To be sure, scandal has always been with us. The annals of British history are littered with the names of great national hellraisers, from Vinnie Jones to Gazza and beyond. However, there is a difference. Recent distasteful behaviour in sport, whether it be the English rugby team tossing midgets, or the bout of al fresco relief with which I began this article, betrays cultural problems, not individual misdemeanours...

Did Thousands Of NHS Patients Needlessly Die?

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Politics

Up to 13,000 people died needlessly in just 14 hospitals since 2005, a devastating report is expected to reveal. NHS medical director Prof Sir Bruc...

Will Nick Clegg Follow Through on His Promise for Reform?

Sean Axtell | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Sean Axtell

Yet following the close-fisted way that Westminster handled the Bill, we must be prepared for it to stall yet again unless Nick Clegg acts swiftly on his pledge for transparency.

It Makes More Sense to Just Burn Down the Banks

Adam Jung | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

I'm not advocating taking a torch to your local bank branch in California, but if you're going to face thirteen years for drawing with chalk, objectively, it makes more since to make sure the building is empty of people and just burn the bank down. That, more than anything, should show the absurdity of the charges these activists are facing and the creeping authoritarianism of the state.

18th-Century Crowd-Funding

Adrian Teal | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adrian Teal

The 18th century was a Golden Age for newspapers. The Georgian press delighted in cataloguing the vices of the age, and playwrights, politicians, actors, and courtesans were all afforded celebrity status by magazines and popular prints of the period. The parallels with today's media are startlingly obvious.

The Profumo Affair: The Making of 'Scandal'

Michael C. Thomas | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Michael C. Thomas

I heard Mandy Rice-Davies on the BBC this week. She sounds in good shape. She's the survivor. Today is the 50th anniversary of the day when Conservative MP and secretary of state for war John Profumo told the House of Commons that there was "no impropriety whatever" in his relationship with Christine Keeler, a watershed moment in what we now call 'The Profumo Affair'.

Why the Public Love a Scandal

James Willstrop | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

The public loves a scandal and always has. Philosopher F.H Bradley claimed that 'there are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us'. True that may sound, but presently the media cultivates two types of story: one which is scandalous and one which is intolerably dull.

Carry on Doctoring

Nick Abbot | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

There are some occupations you simply can not get fired from, no mater how mind meltingly bad you are at doing your job.

BEAT THE WEEK: Oscars, Outrage And Eastleigh

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

There's been glamour and red carpet victories this week, with the teary-eyed triumph of the Oscar awards, as we saw Adele in her first live performanc...

Home Affairs Select Committee Hear Evidence Following Undercover Policing Allegations

Emily Stacey | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee met yesterday to examine the issue of undercover policing which has been brought to the attention of the government.

To Blow Or Not to Blow?

Seth Freedman | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics
Seth Freedman

My experience at the centre of the gas price-fixing allegations has been a textbook case of what happens when companies find themselves under the spotlight after allegations of abuse have come to the surface.

Could Olivia Pope Be Black British?

Stephen Isaac-Wilson | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Stephen Isaac-Wilson

Another remarkable thing about Scandal is its black female middle class protagonist. In light of the more culturally diverse UK according to the recent census, it left me wondering, whether this could ever be the case for a British drama?

Jimmy Savile, Gary Glitter and Roman Polanski - Comparing Artists and Arses

John Fleming | Posted 31.12.2012 | Home
John Fleming

"Roman Polanski?" someone said to me yesterday afternoon. "Well, he's not as bad as Jimmy Savile, is he?" That is like a red rag to a bull. Was Jack...

If You Were Abused By Jimmy Savile, Maybe You Should Keep It to Yourself

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

Society as a whole doesn't benefit from the open invitation to every person who had a bad encounter with Savile to reveal all. In fact, society, the big communal space we all inhabit, looks set to be the biggest loser in all this.

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 26 October, 2012

Paddy Duffy | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

While Panorama's merciless investigation into Newsnight and the BBC's general wherewithal through the biggest crisis in its history does the corporation great credit, everything else about this week has been pathetic. Young and often vulnerable people were brought to Television Centre, a place that should have been filled with great excitement for a TV fan at that age, and were allegedly defiled by an arrogant master manipulator.

Victims of UK Contaminated Blood Scandal Speak Out

Ellee Seymour | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Politics
Ellee Seymour

Let's hope someone in government is listening.

David Cameron Urged to Apologise Over Contaminated Blood Travesty

Ellee Seymour | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Ellee Seymour

Will David Cameron be the prime minister who finally says those two important words to acknowledge the suffering of contaminated blood victims and their families, "I'm sorry".

Jimmy Savile, Sexism at the BBC and Rapes in 31 US States

John Fleming | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
John Fleming

Last night, a female friend and I watched (on BBC TV) the special Panorama investigation Jimmy Savile: What the BBC Knew - a programme not just about ...