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Blair Aides Plotted To Stop Brown Becoming PM

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

Emails showing how Tony Blair's aides sought to counter what they viewed as Gordon Brown's coup to secure power at Number 10 have emerged. The message...


The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Politics

The editor of Newsnight has acknowledged a rather awkward Twitter spat in the closing credits of the BBC show. Newsnight marked Ian Katz’s Twitte...

Newsnight Denies Bias After Calling Rachel Reeves 'Boring Snoring'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

Newsnight editor Ian Katz has repeated his apology to Labour frontbencher Rachel Reeves for calling her "boring", but has rejected Labour's accusation...

Spike the Gloom - Journalism Has a Bright Future

The Conversation UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
The Conversation UK

Whenever more than two journalists gather together to discuss the future of their business, the dialogue is usually depressing. This prevailing pessimism must change: we need a new conversation about what's happening to news. What's happening is better than many journalists think.

Interview: David Cromwell and David Edwards - Media Lens

Joe Sandler Clarke | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Sandler Clarke

We don't have a functioning democracy, corporate journalism is "controlled and toxic", and the right-wing press are "propaganda organs for established greed". Welcome to the world as Media Lens sees it.

People Powered Media

Katherine Sladden | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Katherine Sladden

Congratulations! You are more powerful than Rupert Murdoch. Jeff Bezos may be the billionaire owner of Amazon but he's got nothing on you. Not, that is, according to the Guardian. In it's annual power survey of the British media landscape the Guardian has awarded "you" - the people - top billing, the most powerful force in British media today.

Why Kevin Spacey Should Become a Newspaper Editor

Grant Feller | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

Kevin Spacey, alias fiendish Keyser Soze from The Usual Suspects, will no doubt always be remembered for one of the great lines of cinema: 'The greate...

WATCH: Matt Damon Praises 'Conscientious' NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

Matt Damon has entered the NSA surveillance row by speaking out in favour of whistleblower Edward Snowden. In an interview for the Alternate Cinema sh...

UK Government Source For Indy Spy Base Story, Says Snowden

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has never spoken to the Independent to reveal a secret UK spying base in the Middle East, the Guardian claimed on Friday....

Decoding the New Security System

Agnes Callamard | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Agnes Callamard

Harassment of journalists is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression, which is protected by the UK's domestic law and international law. Extending such harassment to members of a journalist's family is utterly appalling.

The Week In Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Ben Affleck IS Batman. David Cameron IS injured. AND a fan of shooting. AND on holiday. Yes, it's all been happening this week... unless you're Da...

Independent Reviewer To Examine Police Anti-Terror Powers Over David Miranda Detention

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

Following the detention of David Miranda at Heathrow on Sunday, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation has announced he will examine the us...

First They Came for the Whistleblowers, Then They Came for Journalists

Justin Schlosberg | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK
Justin Schlosberg

One thing has been made abundantly clear by events over the last week: the real threat to press freedom in Britain stems not from any statutory regulation of the press - against which editors have waged a sustained and indignant campaign over the last year. It stems rather from the application and abuse of existing legislation and norms.

The Only Thing the Residents of Balcombe Hate More Than Fracking Is Anti-Fracking Demonstrators

Matthew Phillips | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew Phillips

I agree emphatically with the cause of the protesters. Really I do! I simply question their methods and, 'frackly', I can't imagine anything worse than super-gluing myself to a fence. If fracking does indeed become a permanent feature of UK energy policy and production, it is likely to bore thousands of large holes into our 'green and pleasant land'.

Theresa May Police 'Right' To Detain David Miranda Under Anti-Terror Laws

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Politics

Theresa May has defended the use of anti-terror laws to detain the partner of the Guardian journalist behind a series of stories exposing the activiti...

Nick Clegg Sanctioned Mission To Destroy Guardian Data

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has confirmed reports that top civil servant Sir Jeremy Heywood was sent to warn The Guardian to destroy classified data it had received fr...

Guardian Edward Snowden Stories 'Helped Terrorists', Says Sir Malcolm Rifkind

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Politics

The Guardian played into the hands of terrorists by publishing stories based on information obtained by US whistleblower Edward Snowden, former foreig...

Rule Britannia: Land of Cowards, Bullies and Lackeys

Matt Carr | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

The temporary detention and interrogation of Glenn Greenwald's partner David Miranda at Heathrow is a pathetic, stupid and vindictive act on so many levels.

Jessica Elgot

'They Looked At Me Like I Was The Worst Person In The World' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Four Lions star Adeel Akhtar has told how the detention of a Guardian journalist's partner for nine hours in the UK airport brought back disturbing me...

'You've Had Your Fun, Now We Want The Stuff Back'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Intelligence officials reportedly smashed hard drives in the basement of the Guardian headquarters, threatening the paper with legal action over the E...

Shame on the Hearse-Chasers Who Are Exploiting Hannah Smith's Suicide for Political Gain

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

Usually the month of August is referred to as the silly season. The political exploitation of 14-year-old schoolgirl Hannah Smith's suicide by both tabloid and broadsheet newspapers suggests we might have to rechristen it the sinister season. Even for a press like ours, with its many well-known moral lapses, the shroud-waving over Hannah's death marks a new low.

Scores Of Police Probed Over Sex Allegations

PA | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK

Police forces are investigating at least 169 of their own officers and support staff for alleged predatory sexual behaviour, according to reports. ...

High Streets: Are We In or Out?

simon baldwin | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK
simon baldwin

The Guardian's 'SocialEnterprise' has just published a piece quoting Dragon, Theo Paphitis, saying that the future of our High Streets is in the hands of young entrepreneurs.

Guardian Investigation Into Egypt Republican Guard Massacre: A Model For Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age

Daniel Rolle | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK
Daniel Rolle

While the battle over the future of Egypt wages on the streets and in embassy briefing rooms across Cairo, another no less important one is taking place across global newsrooms.

Why Is the Media So Silent About the Content of Edward Snowden's NSA Leaks?

Thomas Midlane | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

Why are the British press largely keeping Snowden's leaks at arm's length? It's impossible to give a comprehensive answer to this question, but here are a few suggestions.