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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...

'Make More Cuts And Stand Up For The Wealth Creators' Tory MPs Urge

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

The coalition is being urged by senior Conservative backbenchers to cut public spending further and faster, even going as far as abolishing government...

Ministers Pressed To Provide 'Maximum Transparency' Over Leveson Evidence

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics

Not-for-profit organisations have called for "maximum transparency" after eight Cabinet ministers were granted core participant status for the Leveson...

David Laws: Coalition Can Not Enforce 'Iron Discipline' On Its MPs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics

The extremes of political parties are always going to feel "uncomfortable" in a coalition, former chief secretary to the Treasury David Laws said toda...

' I TRENDED ON TWITTER TONIGHT? So Awesome': Schoolgirl Becomes Labour Councillor

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Politics

A schoolgirl has become one of the youngest councillors in the country after winning a seat on Plymouth City Council. Kate Taylor, who was standing...

Local Elections 2012: Low Turnout Feared

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

Political parties have been campaigning to get their vote out up to the last minute amid concerns of low turnout across polling stations. The counc...

Sarkozy And Hollande Face Off In TV Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had a stormy confrontation with socialist rival Francois Hollande in their only televised head-to-head debate, as...

Would You Pay To Dine With Clegg?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

After David Cameron got a rough ride over the so-called "cash-for-access" scandal, you'd expect Nick Clegg would want to stay clear of the whole matte...

Local Elections 2012: Will Wet Weather Drive Down Turnout?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

Voters will have to brave wet weather across much of Britain as they arrive at polling stations for today's local elections. Rain is often blamed f...

Local Elections: What The Early Results Will Tell Us

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

Polls close at 10pm today in the council elections, and within as little as two hours a handful of quick-counting authorities will give an early taste...