Winston Churchill

Asa Bennett

BoJo Thinks British Rule Would Have Made Everything Better

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has suggested that many countries are unlucky to have missed out on the "benefit of British rule". The London Mayor made his provocat...

Churchill Howlers From Boris

Denis MacShane | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

Howlers are not just mistakes but deliberate omissions. The book is a jolly read and the voice of Boris is on every page submerging the words of Churchill. For Boris fans it is a must-read. But next time, might he employ a research assistant to check facts and ask why the great author why key events are left out?

Boris Is Pretty Proud About How Much He Can Drink At Lunch

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has boasted that he can "drink an awful lot at lunch" and still work well, but insisted he is now a much more serious politician than wh...

How Would Justine Miliband Look On The Door Of No. 10?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics

Justine Miliband is set to come out of the shadows to support her husband, Ed, in his bid to reach Downing Street next year, declaring: "I am up for a...

How Poetry Can Prove a Lifeline

Rachel Kelly | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Kelly

In the middle of the night, and subject to the double sense of isolation which depression and wakefulness at that time brings, I would repeat snatched lines of poetry to myself. I wasn't alone after all.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Up To 20 'Establishment' Paedophiles? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 8 July 2014... 1) UP TO 20 'ESTABLISHMENT' PAEDOPHILES? REALLY? From the Daily Mail: "Failure to ...

A Snapshot of Life in Erbil and Kirkuk

Gary Kent | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The Kurds need help with refugees, medical supplies and defending themselves. The Kurds are our allies in the moment of their greatest need. That should become a key theme in Westminster.

Morocco: Lucky Number Five

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

As part of my Eat, Pray, Love adventure, Morocco was the fifth phase of my twelve countries in twelve months journey that I couldn't wait to escape my busy city life to. The number five carries huge significance in their culture and everywhere I went this number seemed to appear.

Paul Vale

Dan Hannan On The Tea Party, Libertarianism And The Ukip Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics

WASHINGTON -- British Conservative MEP Dan Hannan first came to public attention in 2009 when a public castigation of the then-Prime Minister Gordon B...

Paul Vale

British MEP Tells American Conservatives To 'Act Worthy' Of Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dan Hannan delivered a bravura performance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday morning, demanding a room ...

Winston Churchill, Putin's Russia and Ukraine: Timeless Lessons from the 'Iron Curtain Speech' 68 Years On

Philip White | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics
Philip White

Can a speech made by a former Prime Minister 68 years ago still be relevant today? When we're talking about Winston Churchill's Sinews of Peace address (aka 'the Iron Curtain speech'), the answer is a resounding "yes."

Churchill's Grandson Takes £850k-A-Year Serco Top Job

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Shares in troubled private security firm Serco rose sharply today after the company hired a respected FTSE 100 boss to lead its turnaround. Rupert ...

Who Lost Out To Jane Austen On Our New Banknotes?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Bank of England officials considered featuring Admiral Horatio Nelson and Edward Jenner, pioneer of the smallpox vaccine, on future banknotes instead ...

Cleaner And Longer Lasting: Plastic Banknotes Given A Launch Date

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Plastic bank notes are to be issued by the Bank of England for the first time when the new £5 featuring Sir Winston Churchill appears in 2016. A ...

Where Is the Next Nelson Mandela?

Robin Lustig | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

It's absurd, I know, but wouldn't it be nice to think that one day another Mandela figure will emerge, someone with the same burning sense of justice, unquenchable courage and personal integrity? Absurd, yes, but we can dream, can't we?

Unlikely Tattoos: David Dimbleby Has A Scorpion, What Did Churchill & Orwell Have?

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

UPDATE: David Dimbleby's Scorpion Tattoo Doubles As An HIV Symbol In The Gay Community (PICTURE) You’re never too old to be inked. And at the age...

Facebook Humblebrags Throughout History

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to College Humor's Will Stephen and Nathan Yaffe for these - a collection of Facebook status humblebrags from historical figures... ...

'In The Morning I Will Be Sober & You Will Still Be Ugly': Churchill Tops Best Insult List

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK

Winston Churchill's scathing put-down of Britain's first female MP has seen the war-time Prime Minister voted king of the witty insults. Churchill...

Tattoos and Careers - Will They Ever Get Along?

Adam Stones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Stones

Whilst having a tattoo could land you that job in a bar in east London, if you're applying for the Metropolitan police you can't have any visible unprofessional tattoos. And rules in the NHS tend to vary but are generally around not having any visible 'offensive' tattoos.

Creativity as a Salve for the Mind and Heart

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

When life's burdens weigh too heavily on my shoulders, I have found that the creation of art frees me from my struggle. In the focused tranquility of painting and sculpting, my mind cannot wander to worries.

LOOK: Charlie Chaplin In Colour

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

We're all familiar with portraits of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Mark Twain, but with crumbling monochrome photos we can only guess at what th...

On the Passing of Giants

Grainne Gillis | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK
Grainne Gillis

There were a number of news items that caught my attention this week: the vote in parliament on "intervening" in Syria; the anniversary of the March on Washington; and the passing of the great Irish Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney.

On A Roll: Winston Churchill's Great Granddaughter Lands 11 A*s..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Sir Winston Churchill's great-granddaughter really has got something to smile about: just after being signed by modelling agency Storm she discovered ...

Can't Touch This: MPs Told To Stop Rubbing Thatcher And Churchill Statues

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

Historic statues of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher could be roped off to stop MPs touching their feet for luck. There is a tradition of po...

Underground Station Used As Blitz Command Bunker Up For Sale

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

A disused London Underground station is to be sold after the Ministry of Defence (MOD) declared it surplus to military requirements. Brompton Road...