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Louise Ridley

The 17-year-old Credited With Kicking Off Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

He's a skinny student who isn’t even old enough to vote, yet Joshua Wong is one of the most prominent figureheads in Hong Kong’s unprecedented pro...

Being Called a 'Fundamentalist Secularist' Is an Insult I Would Welcome

George Gillett | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

It is this debate that secularists, both religious and otherwise, are fighting for. The movement doesn't aim to destroy or dismantle religion, but to create a society where no one group is granted special privilege or power. A society which ensures that all beliefs are protected and welcomed equally. But this debate can only be had once you stop using "secularism" as a slur.

Backing Bahrain: Britain Can't Promote Human Rights While Simultaneously Arming Dictatorships

Andrew Smith | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

There are few countries where human rights mean as little as they do in Bahrain. Torture and repression are practised regularly by a government that has been suppressing debate and has only intensified its systematic crackdown on opposition voices since the Arab Spring.

'Blaming Individual Bankers Is Lynch Mobbish'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics

The Archbishop Of Canterbury has warned that targeting individual bankers for blame after the financial crisis is “lynch mobbish” behavior. “...

Are the Pensioners Revolting?

Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer

The grey vote is often assigned wholesale to the Tories - the old, we are told, are inherently conservative, natural backers of austerity, unwilling to take any cuts to their own benefits to help the young. Yet this may not be the case.

Charlie Thomas

Government Cuts To Kids Road Safety Campaigns 'Lead To Tragedy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

Road safety charities and businesses have called on George Osborne to spend more on road safety campaigns for children after the departmental budget w...

Get A Room! The Camerons In Over-The-Top PDA

Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Politics

It's been a long week for David Cameron. He's fallen asleep while trying to listen to one of his most senior colleagues, he's fought for the limeli...

National Ugly Mugs Scheme - Protecting Sex Workers From Predators

Alex Feis-Bryce | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK
Alex Feis-Bryce

Nobody should be denied the basic human right to police protection and access to the justice system.

Political Quiz Of The Week: Going Continental

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Politics

This week had a distinctly continental flavour to it as the economic crisis continued to rage in Europe, and Francois Hollande was sworn in as French ...

Argentine Ambassador Goes Nuclear About UK's Claim To Falklands Islands

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Politics

The UK has been deploying "weapons of mass destruction" in the South Atlantic and has no right to the "colonial enclave" of the Falklands, according t...

Labour Councillor Slammed As 'Duplicitous' Over Nazi Past

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Labour Party have been accused of "cheating" Milton Keynes residents after it emerged that one of their councillors was formerly second in command...

Abbott Blames 1980's Feminism For Weakening The Family

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Politics

Feminist attitudes in the 1980s which had an ambivalence towards talking about the family as it was seen as a "site of oppression" were a mistake, Lab...

Cameron 'Briefed By News International' On How To Treat Murdoch

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Politics

News International executives briefed David Cameron on "what to say and how to say it" before he met Rupert Murdoch but he "refused to play ball", the...

Hain: My Comments Were Not 'Intended To Undermine'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Politics

Controversial comments in Labour MP Peter Hain's autobiography were never intended to undermine the administration of justice in Northern Ireland, the...

Straw: I Used To 'Gossip' With Rebekah Brooks Weekly On The Train

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

Former Cabinet minister Jack Straw has told how he used to "gossip" with Rebekah Brooks on the train every week. Straw said he "made arrangements" ...

Greece To Hold Fresh Elections On June 17

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

Greece is to hold fresh parliamentary elections on June 17 after talks aimed at forming a ruling coalition collapsed on Tuesday. The protracted de...

LOL PMQs: Twitter Verdict (Pictures)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

After the Queen's Speech saw Cameron avoid PMQs for two weeks, Ed Miliband had a lot of material he could use to confront the Prime Minister. So it...

WATCH: Euro Neuro, Have You Done The Monetary Breakdance?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

As European politicians struggle to handle the economic crisis, a sharp analysis of the situation has been provided thanks to the Eurovision song cont...

Attorney General Backs Lansley Risk Register Veto

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley's decision to veto the publication of a report into the risks of NHS reforms is "permissible" and "not extraordinary" ...

A4E Contract Terminated As 'Too Great A Risk'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Government has terminated a contract with welfare-to-work firm A4e after deciding that continuing would be "too great a risk". Employment minis...

Greek Exit Fears Having 'Real Impact' On Growth, Warns Osborne

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics

The prospect of Greece crashing out of the euro is damaging economies across Europe, including Britain's, Chancellor George Osborne has warned. Unc...

Paul Elliot: 'We Can't Afford Complacency On Football Racism'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics

Racist groups used to use football clubs as recruiting grounds, according to former Chelsea footballer Paul Elliott. Speaking to the Commons Cultu...

Thatcher Lookalike Stars In Bizarre Airconditioning Advert

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics

Admirers may be surprised to see the Iron Lady appears to have made a new career move - promoting compterized airconditioning units. In this ad for...

Money, It's A Gas: Cameron Reveals What His Favourite Album Is

Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has revealed his favourite album of all time is Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of the Moon'. In a message posted on Facebook, the prime mini...

Galloway: Clegg Is Cameron's 'Catamite'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

Respect MP George Galloway has branded Nick Clegg David Cameron’s “political catamite”. Writing in Holyrood Magazine, Galloway used the term ...