Leaking: How Does It Happen And Why Does It Matter?

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Politics

In the world of politics, leaks - while often unwelcome - have come to be expected. From the surprise early release of Labour’s 2017 manifesto to th...

Man Arrested In Foiled Terror Attack 'Reported To Police By His Family'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK

A man arrested yesterday in Whitehall on suspicion of plotting a terror attack was reported to police by his family, according to reports. Police swoo...

Armed Police Arrest Man In Westminster On Suspicion Of Plotting Terror Attack

HuffPost UK | George Bowden | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK

A man has been arrested between Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament on suspicion of plotting a terror attack. Police said they stopped and sea...

Leaked Brexit Memo Firm Stops Bidding For Whitehall Work Amid 'Government By Rage'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK

The firm whose leaked report warned Theresa May has no Brexit strategy will temporarily stop bidding for Whitehall contracts, it has been reported. De...

Brexit could be like the Greek bailout

Mark Watts | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Watts

John. F. Kennedy said with reference to the Soviet Union "We cannot negotiate with people who say what's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable,"...

Top Gear's Cenotaph Stunt Just Got MORE Controversial

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

'Top Gear' was not given permission to perform a controversial stunt near the Cenotaph during filming for the new series, the local council has said. ...

Brexit 'Would Cause Decade Of Uncertainty', Whitehall Report Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK

Leaving the European Union would prompt "up to a decade or more of uncertainty" for Britain, Whitehall officials have concluded in the Government's fi...

This Is How Jeremy Corbyn's Spending His First Hours As Labour Leader

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.09.2015 | UK

New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn went straight from the results event to speak at a mass London demonstration in support of the millions fleeing violen...

Love in the Whitehall Machine

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK
Ruth Sutherland

The arguments we have with our children, partners, siblings and parents, the daily niggles, the dishwasher left unstacked, the pile of towels on the bathroom floor, are meaningless in the face of their love.

We Didn't Start the FOIA: Freedom of Information Requests in the Final Quarter of the Coalition

Joe Randall | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Politics
Joe Randall

Between January and March (Q1) 2015, monitored government bodies received almost 13,000 freedom of information requests - among the highest levels sin...

The New Kids on the Municipal Block

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

The outposts of local and central government should more readily view and accept the leaders of public private partnerships as willing and able associates with whom strong local alliances can be formed.

Demonstrators' Desperate Message To Cameron: 'Please Save Us'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK

Members of the Yazidi community spoke of their anguish at the plight of family members in northern Iraq as they held a demonstration to urge the UK go...

Wikipedia Edits From Government Computers Sought To Downplay Killings

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Government computers edited Wikipedia articles about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, Stop the War coalition, and the murder of Damilola Taylo...

'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 | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jon Trickett

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...