Winston Churchill

Here's What Churchill Would Have Made Of Modern Politics...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics

With Saturday marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill, some may wonder what the former British prime minister would have th...

Churchill's 5 Most Rousing Moments And 5 We'd Rather Forget

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. A brilliant statesman, he was considered ...

We Were Warriors Once, and Young...

James Christie | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

Pretentious delusion, you might think, but when you're an Asperger, getting through the day can be like traversing a really scary skating rink while partially blindfolded. Though I've crossed the world, travelling still feels a bit like being hit over the head by a blunt instrument.

Why Churchill 'Was A Charlatan Who Would Be Unelectable Today'...

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

Former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill would not be electable today, broadcaster Jeremy Paxman has claimed. Paxman believes the wartime leade...

Fashion, Photography, Science, and Coral Reefs... Top 10 London Exhibitions for 2015

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

There is an extraordinary diversity of subjects in this top 10 list of London exhibitions for 2015. Mark these in your calendar and your brain will be like a sponge, just soaking it all up.

Top Five History Books of 2014 - From Lincoln to Kim Philby to Rowing

Philip White | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Philip White

But anyone who focused their reading this year solely on the present would have missed a bevy of worthy history books. In no particular order of merit, here are five standouts...

How Churchill's Family Urged Him Not To Become A Muslim

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

Winston Churchill's family feared his fascination with the Islamic world would lead him to join the religion and urged him not to convert, a newly dis...

Before Those Resolutions. . .Reflect

Deborah Quibell | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Quibell

This Christmas, before you begin running forward (again!) into your New Year's resolutions, take some quiet, sacred time to bend back. To reflect. To clean out some inner space. To create beautiful portraits, albums, and stories, within yourself.

A Political Apprenticeship: What Winston Churchill Taught Harry Truman

Philip White | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Politics
Philip White

The two men couldn't have been more different. One was born in a magnificent palace, the other in a humble farmhouse. One had been in politics for 40 years, the other was a relative newcomer. One was lauded as his country's greatest Prime Minister. The other was derided as an accidental President...

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 24.12.2014 | 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...