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Tony Blair: World Without Religion Would Be One Of 'Tragedy And Disaster'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

Former prime minister Tony Blair has defended religion, warning that a world without faith would be one on a path to "tragedy and disaster". The ex...

Increase Parole Funding Or Risk Prison Riots Warns Ex-Judge

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

Riots may break out in prisons as the Parole Board reaches breaking point, according to a former senior prison official. Without extra money, the ...

Scottish Referendum Needs 'Second Question', Says Galloway

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

Veteran MP George Galloway has said the Scottish independence referendum should include a second question calling for more devolved powers instead of ...

Clegg: I'm Not The Coalition's Pudsey

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

Nick Clegg has often been mocked for looking sad, but he gave a new spin this morning to suggestions that he looked rather hangdog in coalition. C...

Andy Coulson's Downing Street Security Vetting Level Defended

Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

Deeper vetting of Andy Coulson would have been unlikely to reveal significant information about his alleged involvement in phone hacking, the UK's for...

Clegg Warns Ministers Against Eurozone 'Schadenfreude'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg today warned eurosceptics against gloating over the state of the eurozone as Greece struggled to break the deadlock over assembling a worka...

Tam Dalyell: 'Abolishing Scottish Parliament Should Be An Option'

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

Scottish voters should be given the chance to vote on abolishing the Scottish Parliament, according to veteran Labour politician Tam Dalyell. “I ...

Boris: 'Overwhelmingly Biased BBC Should Be Run By A Tory'

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

The BBC is "overwhelmingly biased to the Left" and should be run by a Conservative, Boris Johnson has said. Writing in his Daily Telegraph column o...

Caroline Lucas To Quit As Green Leader

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

Caroline Lucas is standing down as leader of the Green Party. Lucas - who was elected as the party's first MP in 2010 - said she would step down in...

Armed Forces 'Verbally Abused' By Strangers

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

More than one in five service personnel have had abuse shouted at them by strangers, according to research published today. Although more than half...

Bryant: Hunt May Have Committed A 'Criminal Offence'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Politics

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt may have committed a "criminal offence" if his office is found to have given News International about its BSkyB bid, acc...

Ashdown: Even Egypt Has An Elected Second Chamber

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Politics

Cracks in the coalition have been laid bare today as senior politicians clashed on the importance of reforming the House of Lords. Defence Secreta...

Harman: Hunt Should Resign For Murdoch 'Colluding'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Politics

Harriet Harman has launched a blistering attack on Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, saying he should resign as he "obviously wasn't impartial" in decidi...

How Cameron Called Coulson's Bluff

Independent On Sunday | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron was so anxious to secure the services of Andy Coulson as his director of communications that the Tory leader backed down on one of his k...

Political Quiz Of The Week: The Queen's Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

This week has been dominated by the Queen's Speech. Chatter about what the Queen will announce and the reaction to it was overtaken as the Leveson inq...

I'm Mr 'Corrupt Self-serving Lying B'stard': Vote For Me

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

A Bristol resident has changed his name for the second time, as he prepares to campaign to be Mayor of Bristol. Eric Mutch, who changed his name to...

Good Morning London: Livingstone Returns To Radio Talk Show

PA/The Huffington Post UK | . | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

Ken Livingstone is heading back to the airwaves just days after his failed bid to become Mayor of London for the fourth time. He will return to his...

Carrier Junp Jets U-Turn To Be Announced

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

A major U-turn over the fighter aircraft for the Royal Navy's new carriers is expected to be confirmed today. Ministers are expected to say they ha...

Johnson: I Would Have Quit Over Qatada 'Cock-Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

Theresa May should have resigned over the Home Office's mishandling of the appeal deadline when trying to deport terror suspect Abu Qatada, according ...

'Guests Met With Abuse And Threats': Welsh Politician Apologises For Hotel Drink Row

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

A 71-year-old politician brought the Welsh Assembly into disrepute after a late-night drinking session with a mystery woman in a five-star hotel funde...

Cable: Queen's Speech Will Help Business

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

Business confidence will be boosted under plans to cut red tape, increase "green" investment and reform competition and the banks, the Government has ...

Queen's Speech 2012: In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Queen has ushered in a new parliamentary session, laying out the government's legislative agenda. The ceremony even brought Westminster to a st...

Energy Market Overhaul To 'Bridge Energy Gap'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

An overhaul of the electricity market set out in the Queen's Speech aims to drive massive investment in low carbon power and bridge the looming energy...

Charities Attack Government Aid Failure

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

Development charities have voiced disappointment that today's Queen's Speech did not include a commitment to enshrine in law the Government's commitme...

Queen's Speech 2012: Speech In Full

Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

"My Government's legislative programme will focus on economic growth, justice and constitutional reform. "My Ministers' first priority will be to r...