Simon Hughes

Death Penalty for Women Offenders

Felicity Gerry | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
Felicity Gerry

We all took the view that public sympathy is with the women who are in effect sentenced to the equivalent of a death penalty whilst their children suffer the consequences. When they ask me - where were you Mummy when all these women were dying in prison, I will be proud to say I was at the HLE Debate and we didn't just talk about change we made it happen.

Why Has Ex-Dragon Theo Given £10k To The Lib Dems?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics

Former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis gave £10,000 to the Liberal Democrats last year, four years after donating £10,000 to the Tories, the Elector...

Simon Hughes Joins Government, Quits As Deputy Lib Dem Leader

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Simon Hughes has quit as deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat in order to become a justice minister. The Bermondsey MP replaces Lord McNally, who is ...

Could George Slap A New Tax On Foreign Property Buyers?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne is actively considering hitting foreign property buyers with new taxes in a move to stop house prices soaring in London. The Chancel...

Top LibDem Urges Clampdown On Foreigners Buying London Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Politics

Simon Hughes has called for a clampdown on wealthy foreign investors buying up London homes in order to stop property becoming "a mere commodity for t...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Return Of The TB-GBs?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 20 September 2013... 1) THE RETURN OF THE TB-GBs So, the long-awaited memoirs from former Brown advis...

Shirley Williams: Simon Hughes Wouldn't Have Opposed Free School Meals If He Was A Dad

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Politics

Shirley Williams has said her Lib Dem colleague Simon Hughes would not have opposed giving free school meals to schoolchildren if he had ever been a f...

Lib Dems Red Faced Over School Meals Leaflet

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Southwark Lib Dem leader Anood Al-Samerai tells HuffPost UK that the leaflet is "old" and "times have moved on". "We opposed the introducti...

It's Time the All Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia Found Its Teeth

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

In the wake of the nail bomb explosion at the mosque in Tipton, now is the perfect opportunity for the APPG on Islamophobia to finally find its teeth, to overcome its relative impotence and finally live up to the expectation many of us had when it was first launched.

Clegg Scraps Immigrant Amnesty Plan And Unveils New Tough Stance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg today controversially scrapped Lib Dem proposals for an immigrant "amnesty" as he unveiled a tough new stance on visa abuse. The deputy ...

'Outstanding MP' And 'Powerful Thinker'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg lavished praise on disgraced former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne as an "effective" and "outstanding" politician. The Deputy Prime Minist...

'You Think You've Got It Hard Now? Forget It'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics

Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown joked with activists at the party's Spring conference that the Chris Huhne scandal does not mean "they've ...

'A Clumsy Pass'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Politics

Allegations of sexual harassment by a senior Liberal Democrat amount to "a clumsy pass" and have been "blown out of all proportion," a party candidate...

'We Did Not Live Up To Ideals' In Handling Lord Rennard Allegations, Lib Dems Say

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK

The Liberal Democrats have expressed "regret" over the handling of strongly-denied allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards women by a senior pa...

Senior Lib Dems: Sexual Harassment Allegations Will Be Taken Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

Senior Liberal Democrats have pledged to act following what they say are "very serious allegations" against one of the leading figures in the party. ...

Simon Hughes: The Lib Dems Are In It With The Tories Until The Bitter End

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats are wedded to the Tories until the bitter end, the party's deputy leader Simon Hughes has insisted. In an interview with The ...

Mehdi Hasan

"I Don't Have To Say The Government Is Wonderful Because I'm Not In The Government"

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Politics

Simon Hughes looks refreshed and recharged, after spending the summer break first in north Wales and then Barcelona – “My favourite city.” He gr...

Simon Hughes Says Benefit Freeze 'Unacceptable', Amid Reports Nick Clegg May Back Move

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons & Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Politics

Freezing benefits for two years would be "unacceptable" the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has said, putting him on a collision course with Ni...

A 'Very Angry' Cameron Confronts Tory Rebel Jesse Norman

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Politics

A "very angry" David Cameron was said to have confronted a leading Tory Lords reform rebel last night, in bust-up that ended with the MP leaving the p...

Cameron And Clegg To Renew Coalition 'Marriage Vows'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron and Nick Clegg will reaffirm their commitment to tackling Britain's record deficit and rebuilding the shattered economy in the face of c...

Tories Think They Were 'Born To Rule'

PA | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes has hit out at Tory MPs - accusing them of acting as if they were "born to rule". In a further sign of ...

Nick Clegg: Do Not 'Fixate' On Timing Of Jeremy Hunt Inquiry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has said people should not "fixate" on the timing of any investigation into whether culture secretary Jeremy Hunt broke the ministerial cod...

BSkyB Bid: Simon Hughes Joins Calls For Jeremy Hunt To Face Inquiry

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes has joined calls for an inquiry into whether Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt breached the ministerial code o...

Phone Hacking Cost Me The Leadership Of The Lib Dems, Says Simon Hughes

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes has suggested phone hacking cost him the leadership of the party. Giving evidence to the Leveson Inquir...

Simon Hughes Says Andrew Lansley Should Be Replaced After NHS Bill Passed

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Politics

Andrew Lansley should be sacked as health secretary once his controversial health reforms have been passed by parliament, Liberal Democrat deputy lead...