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I Don't Need To Be 'Friends' With Bercow To Be Deputy Speaker, Burns Tells MPs

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Politics

The former Tory minister who called John Bercow a "stupid, sanctimonious dwarf" has tried to reassure MPs that his poor relationship with the Speaker ...

Simon Burns Called John Bercow A 'Dwarf', Now Wants To Be His Deputy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Politics

The minister that once called John Bercow a "stupid, sanctimonious dwarf" has announced he is quitting government - in order to run to be deputy Commo...

Rail Fares Minister Simon Burns Prefers Commuting By Chauffeur-Driven Car

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Rail fares minister Simon Burns is under fire after it emerged he shuns commuting by train in favour of a costly chauffeur driven government car. A...

Pregnant Woman Flies From Nigeria To Use NHS Hospital

PA | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

Ministers have warned they will not tolerate abuse of the NHS by foreign visitors after a woman reportedly flew from Nigeria so that she could have he...

Quarter Of Care Centres 'Failing'

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK

More than one in four health and social care providers are failing to meet essential standards of quality and safety, the health watchdog found. Th...

Hospitals 'Restricting Operations To Save Money'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Politics

NHS trusts have been warned they could face intervention by the Health Secretary after a survey showed that pressure to save money has led to restrict...

Treated In Corridors And Left On Hospital Trolleys

PA | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

Nursing leaders have called for a halt to the loss of hospital beds after a study revealed that patients were being left on trolleys for hours on end ...

Beware The Microphone! The Political Bloopers Files

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Politics

This week didn't have the best of starts for Today programme presenters Sarah Montague and Jim Naughtie. Both of them assigned Tory MPs to the wrong ...

Why 140,000 Signatures Doesn't Guarantee A Debate

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Politics

MPs may not debate the government's controversial health reforms on the floor of the Commons despite an e-petition calling for them to be scrapped rea...

38 Degrees Members are Not 'Zombie Like'

David Babbs | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Politics
David Babbs

38 Degrees members believe that contacting our MPs and telling them what we think is what living in a democracy is all about. It's not only for certain sorts of people, from one or other end of the political spectrum. It's for all of us.

NHS Job Cuts Report 'Deeply Flawed'

PA | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Politics

A report by nursing leaders claiming more than 56,000 NHS jobs have been lost or face the axe and warning of an impending "crisis" is "deeply flawed",...

'£5bn Bill' To Rescue NHS Trusts

PA | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Politics

Up to 40 hospitals will fail by 2013 without radical reform of their working practices, a report has warned. Britain could face a Â...