UK Uncut

HSBC Branches Close After Being Targeted By UK Uncut

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

A number of HSBC branches across the UK closed "as a precaution" on Saturday after demonstrators from a direct action group staged protests outside. U...

Freedom to All but Ourselves

Benjamin Spiro-Hughes | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics
Benjamin Spiro-Hughes

We inhabit an odd country. A country happy to embrace people who strive for freedom and democracy abroad, even if they employ violent methods as well as peaceful ones. Britain has gleefully supported the Arab spring, the protests in Iran, Pussy Riot in Russia and detained Ukrainian ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Champagne, Sparklers At Thatcher Death Party In Trafalgar Square (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK

Under pounding rain, they came with cider and champagne, in party hats and witches' hats, from as far afield as Durham and Brighton, to mark the death...

'Who Wants To Evict A Millionaire?' Ask Protesters (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

Hundreds of anti-cuts activists have delivered "eviction notices" to the homes of Lord Freud and Iain Duncan-Smith, in civil disobedience actions to p...

Day Of Rage 2013?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK

A party celebrating Margaret Thatcher's death - first organised nine years ago - could see hundreds of ex-miners, activists and anarchists descend on ...

Why I Support Making 'Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead' Number One This Week

Adam Jung | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

Making Ding Dong number one in the UK charts may seem childish, sure. But it also helps combat the revisionist narrative played across UK media. And it follows in proper punk tradition. It's a small, creative way to force the media to acknowledge Britons dislike for policies that have crushed the country.

'We Are Standing Up For Women's Services We Refuse To See Destroyed'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK

Coffee chain Starbucks was today hit by protests at branches across the country over its tax arrangements, despite announcing changes to its payments....

'Offering To Pay Some Tax Doesn't Stop You Being A Tax Dodger'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

Activist group UK Uncut are still planning to protest against Starbucks on Saturday, despite the coffee chain announcing it would pay corporation tax ...

UK Uncut To Target Starbucks Over Spending Cuts Affecting Women

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

An activists' group is to target Starbucks coffee shops next month as part of a campaign to highlight how the Government's spending cuts are affecting...

Tens Of Thousands To Descend On Capital For Austerity Protest

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

A protest rally against the government's austerity measures is expected to be attended by tens of thousands of trade unionists, anti-war activists and...

Watch: UK Uncut Present HMRC Boss 'Golden Handshake' At Retirement Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

Activists gate-crashed a retirement dinner for outgoing HMRC boss Dave Hartnett in Oxford over the weekend, presenting him with flowers and a fake awa...

Scuffles As Police And Disability Demonstrators Clash Over Paralympics Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK

Scuffles broke out between police and protesters outside the Department for Work and Pensions in London after disability rights and anti-cuts campaign...

Cecilia Burns, Who Had Benefits Cut After It Was Judged She Was 'Fit To Work' Has Died

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK

A woman who had her benefits cut after it was it was judged she was fit to work has died. Cecilia Burns, who was suffering from cancer, began an ap...

'Stop Seeing Disabled People As Heroic Saints Or Helpless'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

Campaigners and Paralympians have accused the government of hypocrisy in its treatment of disabled people, just hours before the curtain opens on the ...

Treasury Minister: Tax Avoidance Debate Has Become 'Increasingly Hysterical'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics

Arguments about tax deals reached between government and big companies like Vodafone have become "increasingly hysterical", Treasury minister David Ga...

Conservatives Say the Funniest Things

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Politics
Tiernan Douieb

People are bonkers. I know this. I witness it on a daily basis and have learnt in recent years that 'normal' is not something that happens in humanity.

Anti-Cuts Party Held On Nick Clegg's Doorstep

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK

Campaigners from the anti-austerity group UK Uncut held an anti-cuts Jubilee street party on Saturday, swarming to the road on which Deputy Prime Mini...

Would You Celebrate The Queen's Jubilee With UK Uncut?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

Direct action group UK Uncut is to stage a series of street parties "with a twist" in the run-up to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics,...

The Most Intimidating Poem in the World

Pete Speller | Posted 14.05.2012 | Home
Pete Speller

Yesterday in Westminster magistrates court another nine defendants from the mass arrest at Fortnum & Mason's a year ago were found guilty of intending...

Welfare Reform Bill's Assault on Disabled People - Why I Protested This Weekend

Lisa Egan | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Politics
Lisa Egan

On Saturday afternoon I, along with a couple of hundred other people, spent two hours sitting in the middle of the road at Oxford Circus. Why? To draw attention to the cruelty of the government's assault on disabled people in the Welfare Reform Bill, which finishes its journey through parliament this coming week.

Dina Rickman

Protest - The New Age Of Politics, But How Can They Gain Power?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Politics

As The Occupy St. Pauls Protesters expect to be evicted after losing their High Court battle, we look at the protest movement which gathered momentum ...

A Big Year for Big Co

Mike Robb | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK
Mike Robb

It's going to be a tough year for the UK economy. A phrase so inherent it is almost clich├ęd, but yet so valid, and more so than perhaps many of us can comprehend. The next 12 months are going to be extremely tough.

Topshop Boycott: A Sister Act That is Well Overdue

Mark Donne | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Donne

It would seem to me, that if one could say that an endemic culture of utter disregard for fairness exists within the highest echelons of Topshop, and that women at home and abroad are disproportionately harmed by this endemic disregard, then women who care should vote with their purses and boycott Topshop with immediate effect.

HMRC Served With Legal Papers Over 'Sweetheart' Tax Deal For Goldman Sachs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics

Lawyers have served legal papers on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after issuing proceedings in the High Court over an alleged "sweetheart" tax deal. ...

UK Uncut Target Oxford Street

PA | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK

Police have arrested six activists who entered Topshop's flagship store in a protest against tax avoidance. Members of the direct action group U...