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'All Muslims Are Terrorists' Slur Added To Wikipedia Via Government Computer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech

Government computers have been used to insert insults into Wikipedia entries about Muslims. An investigation by the BBC revealed the phrase "all Mu...

'Rogue Civil Servant Who Made Hillsborough Edits Will Be Held To Account'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK

Hillsborough campaigner Andy Burnham has vowed to hold to account the "rogue civil servant" responsible for using government computers to post "sicken...

Hillsborough Disaster Wikipedia Page 'Altered By Government Computers'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

Inflammatory changes to the Wikipedia page for the Hillsborough disaster were made by government computers behind Whitehall’s secure intranet, accor...

A Political Crane-Wreck

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

Political business in Westminster has been disrupted after a crane collapsed on to the roof of the Cabinet Office during high winds of the St Jude's s...

UK Corruption: A Change in the Air?

Robert Barrington | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Barrington

This week, the Home Secretary launched the new National Crime Agency, along with a Serious and Organised Crime Strategy. Only last week, Transparency International published the Anti-Corruption Scorecard - an assessment of the UK's performance on a range of corruption indicators. If the Government delivers on its new strategy, the scorecard will soon look dated.

Northern Ireland's 15th Birthday Present and Reward for Unruliness: A Handsome Cash Transfer

Brian John Spencer | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Fifteen years ago Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and other statesmen mediated the un-mediatable and created the Northern Ireland that we know today. Some see the bargain as a grand failure. The creation of a parochial sectarian state suspended in a form of purgatory with a bloody history and no future.

Osborne To Wield Axe Again And Impose Extra £2.5bn Of Cuts

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne will use tomorrow's Budget to impose a further £2.5 billion of cuts on Whitehall, with the proceeds to be invested in capital projects...

Pickles: Public Don't Want Politicians 'Guzzling' Booze At Their Expense

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Politics

The public "don't want to see politicians guzzle cheap beer at their expense", Eric Pickles said on Saturday as he announced he had "called time" on a...

Fuel Poverty Protest Brings Whitehall Traffic To Standstill

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK

Demonstrators brought traffic to a standstill in central London today as they called on the Government to do more to help households struggling with s...

Cameron's Shameful Civil Service Blame Game

Jon Trickett MP | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jon Trickett MP

It is absolutely astounding that at a time when the government is introducing unfair policies such as a strivers' tax on hard working families, the government thinks it's acceptable to continue spending huge amounts of money on redundancy and recruitment fees.

Living Wage For Public Servants Moves A Step Closer

www.guardian.co.uk | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK

The campaign to pay a "living wage" to all public sector workers gained momentum as two more government departments indicated that they hoped to intro...

Naked Whitehall Man Charged

PA | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

The man who stripped naked on top of a statue in central London has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. Dan Motr...

Naked Man On Whitehall Statue Detained After Three Hour Stunt

The Huffington Post UK | Huff Post staff | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

A man who shocked bystanders by straddling a statue in central London whilst naked has been detained under the Mental Health Act. The man was seen ...

Naked Man In Whitehall Straddles Prince George Statue

Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Politics

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Naked Man Straddles Horse Statue, Shuts Streets Near Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost UK Staff | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

Police were forced to shut Whitehall in central London on Friday afternoon after a man climbed on top of a statue and took all his clothes off. The...

Britain's Pothole Problem Reaching 'Crisis Point'

PA | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

The pothole problem on Britain's roads is reaching crisis point, highway bosses warned today. If there were further cuts in maintenance funds or a ...

What's Cameron Cracking Down On Now?

PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Politics

A crackdown on "time wasting" legal challenges to Government policies will be promised by David Cameron on Monday as part of efforts to boost economic...

Living Wage To Rise By 25p

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

London's Living Wage must increase by 25p an hour, to £8.55, Mayor Boris Johnson has announced, worth an extra £4.5m to workers on low wages. The...

'Regions Can't Rely On Handouts From The City Anymore'

PA | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Politics

England's regions can no longer rely on handouts from tax receipts collected in the City, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will say today as he announ...

Investigation Launched Into Lobbying By Retired Military Chiefs

PA | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Politics

The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation after former military chiefs were reported to have boasted about lobbying top officials to secur...

Lies, Damned Lies and Government Efficiency Savings – Yet Again

Colin Talbot | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Politics
Colin Talbot

NOT ONE of the 'savings' listed by Government today is an efficiency saving on the information we have - they are all just cuts to inputs. Many of them have the potential to not only damage immediate outputs but to cause longer-term problems that will costs Government dearly.

Chris Wimpress

ResHUFFle: Taxi For Hunt, And His Department?

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Wimpress | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Politics

As well as reshuffling his Cabinet in September it could be that David Cameron decides to close a few government departments, merging their functions ...

Flexible Working - Good for Businesses and not an Excuse to Slack Off

Peter Boucher | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK
Peter Boucher

The issue of flexible working continues to be a hot topic. First was the news that Whitehall staff are being asked to work at home over the summer to minimise disruption. Then came Boris Johnson's comment that home working is a "skiver's paradise" and "an excuse for general malingering".

A Cruel and Reckless Fate: Army 2020

Richard Denny | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK
Richard Denny

Individuals that have provided years of loyal military service will have an extremely hard time accepting these upcoming redundancies and the slashing of historical traditions.

Duke Of Edinburgh Attends Trooping The Colour Parade (Pictures)

PA | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK

The Duke of Edinburgh appeared in good spirits in his first major public engagement since leaving hospital as he joined thousands of well-wishers to c...