London Mayoral Race Hustings Focus On Ken's Tube Fares Plan

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics

Labour mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone has been accused of “comic ineptitude" and "muddled economics” by a senior Conservative councilor. Thi...

Lib Dems Go Mad After 'Students Should Pay Council Tax' Report

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress and Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Politics

A Lib Dem councillor has written to the Press Complaints Commission over news reports that he'd suggested students should pay council tax. Gerald ...

FULL TEXT: Ed Miliband's Speech To Manufacturers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Politics

Can I say what a privilege it is to speak to the first EEF Annual Conference. Too often, the story that is told of British manufacturing is of a s...

Ed Miliband Wants To See 'Patriotism' In UK Business

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has called for greater patriotism about British industry in order to secure an economy recovery. He attacked the government for being ...

MPs Left Unimpressed By BBC Managers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Politics

The BBC has been slammed by MPs over how it has handled its cuts programme. The Commons public accounts committee warned that the broadcaster riske...

Gordon Brown Lived For The Short-Term, Says Former Adviser

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Politics

Gordon Brown has been attacked by a former special adviser for his stressful working practises. The revelations by John Woodcock, a former special...

No Minister. Treasury Mandarin Says Politician's Ideas Often Wasteful

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

One of the country’s top civil servants said the Whitehall bureaucracy sometimes has to save politicians from themselves. Treasury Permanent Secr...

Coalition Has Failed On Social Mobility, Says Tory MP

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

The coalition has come under attack from one of its own MPs for the “yawning gap” that exists between the rich and poor. Conservative MP Damian...

What's The Point Of Politicians Holding Twitter Q&As?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Politics

Another week, and another set of senior politicians taking to the internet for an online Q&A. On Wednesday afternoon Tory party chairman Baroness War...

PM Dragged Back To His Seat After PMQs Complaint

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron was made to explain himself in the Commons on Wednesday after PMQs, because of a complaint from a Labour MP. Bolton ...

Unpaid Internships To Remain "The Norm", Says Top Academic

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Politics

One of the country’s most senior academics has admitted unpaid internships are here to stay. Speaking at the launch of a report examining studen...

Poll Suggests Record Numbers Of English People Want Rid Of Scotland

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Politics

Just over a quarter of people in England support Scottish Independence, a new survey has found. In what would be welcome news for Scottish nationa...

Liddington Explains Why Cameron Vetoed The EU Treaty (sort of)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Politics

Europe Minister David Lidington has revealed the “unprecedented [and] severe reservations” held by the UK during last year’s talks to solve the ...

We Need A Sea-Change Over Fishing, Say MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Politics

MPs have attacked the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), amid accusations that it's damaging both the British fishing industry and the stocks of fish...

Pilots Warn Of 'Accidents' Amid Proposals For Longer Flights

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK Politics

Pilots have warned of a "danger to public safety" if longer flight times were introduced, in evidence to MPs on the Transport Committee on Tuesday mor...

Is It Right To Give Tax Breaks For Hiring Cleaners?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Families who hire cleaners, babysitters and cooks could benefit from a new tax break proposal aimed at getting women back to work. The move, inspir...

Final Issue of News of the World Poses Question to 160,000 Charities

Howard Lake | Posted 07.09.2011 | UK Politics
Howard Lake

All UK charities have suddenly found themselves facing the same dilemma: do they take up the offer of free advertising space in the final edition of the News of the World, or do they reject association with the toxic brand? Free coverage in what was Britain's highest selling Sunday newspaper? At a time when many charities are facing funding cuts and tough fundraising conditions? Surely that is not such a difficult decision to make?

The Biggest Challenge for the Tory Party: Telling the Truth

Ben Gummer | Posted 07.09.2011 | UK Politics
Ben Gummer

Sitting opposite Labour members has been an instructive experience over the last fourteen months. For them debt - and the accumulation of it - is an alien concept. To every cut they shout "shame"; to every saving they accuse us of attacking the vulnerable and dispossessed. But to the central question of the national finances, they offer little comment - other than a repetition of whatever Ed Balls is offering from his wonderland that day.

Was Bronze the Best Way to Commemorate Ronald Reagan, Even on 4th July?

Max Atkinson | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

With Twitter and the blogosphere (in the UK) full of murmers about the pros and cons of Americans in London marking both the 4th July and Ronald Reagan's centenary by placing a statue of him outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, I thought I'd put on record (again) my admiration of him as a great speaker.

Ed Miliband Says the Same Thing Five Times

James Moran | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Politics
James Moran

I don't remember the same fascination back in January, when George Osborne gave a nearly identical interview to the BBC defending the unexpected shrinking of the economy, giving exactly the same answer several times in three minutes.