U Turns

Five Horrible Tory Policies Shut Down by Corbyn's Labour

Matt Monk | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Monk

What is striking though, is the effect that strong, left-wing leadership has had on the current Conservative Government's policies. They have been forced to change their anti-worker policies in reaction to the strong criticism from The Labour Party. Here's five horrific policies that would have passed without people voting Labour.

When is a U-Turn Not a U-Turn?

Patrick Thompson | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Thompson

It is a puzzling aspect of modern politics that the more persistently a minister is entreated to change their mind on an issue, the greater the crowing if he or she does indeed perform an about face.

LOOK: Play 'U-Turn' - The Game Of Chaos And Confusion!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Whether you're unsure of your own mind, unable to come up with a workable policy, or just keep making mistakes - you'll love the fun new game 'U-Turn'...

Boo to George Osbooooooorne!

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Politics
Tiernan Douieb

I won't lie. I was starting to give up on humanity. I was feeling generally miserable about recent reports of record amounts of melting ice in the Arctic, Mitt Romney's eternally moronic campaign in the US and our current situation of ever rising economic destruction and damning of human rights by the Coalition.

If We Turn, Turn, Turn...

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

I'll bet the Prime Minister would give his butler's left leg right about now for a moratorium on the expression "U-turn". Well actually given the choice, he'd probably rather expunge the term "omnishambles" from our shared lexicon but one fire-fight at a time.

George Osborne Cancels A Hike In Fuel Duty And Freezes Petrol Tax For Rest Of 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that fuel duty will be frozen for the rest of the year, cancelling a planned increase in August. Fuel duty ...

U-Turns Mean We Are 'Listening' Says Chancellor

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has defended his decision to perform a series of U-turns over measures announced in this year's Budget. The chancellor said the plan...

'Grit And Resolve': David Cameron Defends Budget U-Turns

PA | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron insisted his Government had "resolve, strength and grit" as he defended a string of enforced U-turns on tax measures. The Prime Minis...

Pasty Tax Climbdown: Another Lib Dem Victory

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has produced another spectacular U-turn by reversing plans to put VAT on pasties and similar varieties of hot food - as long as those ...

Politics, Reason and Dogma

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Come on Mr. Cameron, the Health and Social Care bill is bad; there are better ways to reform the NHS, listen to the health professionals. Abandon the bill; it is a good U-turn that is also likely to improve your party's chances of re-election.

The Coalition U-Turn Files In Full

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics

The possibility of a coalition re-think on child benefit for households with a higher-rate taxpayer will arguably be one of the biggest backtrack by m...

Need for a U-Turn

Admiral Lord West | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Politics
Admiral Lord West

It is the height of folly not to review Defence spending now that we are committed to yet another major operation. Margaret Thatcher in 1982 realised that she would cease to be Prime Minister if the Falklands issue went wrong.

Prime Minister Elizabeth II?

Daniel Wood | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK Politics
Daniel Wood

Like most members of the British public I have a strong conviction that with power and influence must come accountability. That is the principle of de...

Cameron's Mistakes? How Long Have You Got?

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Scott Hill

The most illuminating issue to have emerged from the recent News International scandal is just how do we trust and put our faith in Mr Cameron again?

Ed Miliband's U-Turn on U-Turns

Posted 09.09.2011 | UK Politics

When is a U-turn more than a U-turn? When it's a U-turn on a strategy about using the word U-turn. The Labour party, previously keen to chastise th...