Winston Churchill

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...

Still Waiting in the Wings

Judi Sutherland | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judi Sutherland

The Women's Room campaign to continue to have images of women on banknotes has succeeded. Not immediately, of course, because Elizabeth Fry will be taken off the £5 note and replaced by Winston Churchill. Jane Austen still has to "wait in the wings" for another four years to become the new face of the British tenner.

LOOK: ‘He's Giving The Victory Sign Already': Baby Cambridge Is An EDL Supporter, Tweets Tommy Robinson. Sigh

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

EDL leader Tommy Robinson has jumped on the Royal baby joke bandwagon with a contribution of his own. Robinson tweeted a photograph in which two of...

Jessica Elgot

Victory For Common Sense And Sensibility | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

Money "is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of," says Mary Crawford in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Now Austen herself is the source of happ...

Sir Edgar Speyer - Banker, Traitor, Scapegoat, Spy?

Ellee Seymour | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Ellee Seymour

Have you ever heard of Sir Edgar Speyer? The chances are that unless you have stayed at his former sprawling home on the North Norfolk coast where his story and sad demise is displayed in the lobby - now the splendid Sea Marge Hotel where I first heard of him - it is unlikely that his name will be familiar to you.

POLL: Who's The Liar?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics

Updated 2 July 2013: rephrasing of opening paragraph to remove suggestion that Tony Blair may have lied over the Iraq war. Removal of word 'illegal' i...

'Keep A Woman On British Bank Notes' Campaign Launches Legal Challenge Against Bank of England

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When the Bank of England decided to replace the only woman on British bank notes with a man, ...

'One Man Can Make All The Difference'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson is planning to write a book on Winston Churchill - to show that "one man can make all the difference". In an announcement that will n...

Brogan Driscoll

Keep A Woman On British Bank Notes: HuffPost UK Support The Petition With Female Alternatives | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The Bank of England's decision to replace Elizabeth Fry, the only woman on British bank notes, with yet another man has given many modern feminists a ...

The Winston Churchill Fiver, David Downing and the Berlin Blockade

Philip White | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Philip White

I was delighted to read last week's news that from 2016, Winston Churchill will be the new face of the fiver (five pound note, about $7.50, if you're reading this in the US). Now, my reaction isn't surprising, given that I wrote a book about Sir Winston. But it goes far beyond my appreciation for the man who led Britain through her darkest hour and into her finest.

The Week That Was: Icons

Carla Buzasi | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

I've nothing against Winston Churchill popping up on our money - it's not actually the first time, having previously appeared on 1965 five-shilling pieces. Although it seems a little rude he's kicking off the only woman, the Queen not withstanding, who currently appears on any British banknote, social reformer Elizabeth Fry. Still, if the public had its way, it could be David Beckham staring back at us as we fork over our fivers, or even Robbie Williams. Those being just two of the more contemporary figures offered up by well-meaning Brits.

Churchill Replaces Elizabeth Fry On £5 Note

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

Sir Winston Churchill is to appear on the next £5 note, the Governor of the Bank of England has announced. The wartime leader will become the firs...

St George's Day Quotes To Inspire The English

Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

As the English take a moment to celebrate (or completely ignore) their national day, here's 11 quotes from rather famous people to inspire a nation. ...

Caroline Frost

OLIVER STONE: 'If I Were Morgan Freeman, I Wouldn't Take The Money' | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

George Clooney can rest easy - he's evidently one of the few film-makers working today that controversial director Oliver Stone doesn't have a problem...

Margaret Thatcher More Popular Than Winston Churchill, Poll Finds

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

Margaret Thatcher is Britain's most popular prime minister since the Second World War, unexpectedly eclipsing even Sir Winston Churchill, a poll found...

Peace Through Strength and David Cameron: Not a Love Story

Philip White | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics
Philip White

Surely a Conservative Prime Minister has preserved Britain as a global force to be reckoned with, even after the follies of his predecessor in Afghanistan and Iraq? Not so much. Despite William Hague's belief that a strong, capable Army, Navy and Royal Air Force is necessary to protect us from traditional threats and combat the malevolence of terrorists, the Conservative Party seems to have either disregarded Reagan's theory or confused it for "strength through weakness."

Churchill Portrait To Be Sold

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

A highly important portrait of wartime prime minister Winston Churchill painted to celebrate the Allied Victory in 1945 is to be sold. The portrait...

Mental Illness: It's Not About Choice

Martha Roberts | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Martha Roberts

Choice is, "Shall we paint the bedroom blue or green?" or even "'Shall we start a family?" Choice is not, "Shall I have constant PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) flashbacks?", nor is it, "Shall I be bipolar and be so hard to live with that my partner leaves me?" It is also not, "Shall I feel so depressed that I'll think about ending it all?"

Not a Play Away Day for the Tories

Nick Abbot | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

It will be a big week for the Drear Leader. It started at the Conservative Party's spring conference. This is a chance for the PM to give a speech that the news media will put at the top of their bulletins and on the front pages of their papers, unless something more important comes up, like the commencement of all-out thermonuclear war, or Justin Bieber gets a haircut.

Ken Loach Reminds Us What the Labour Party Used to Be and What It Isn't Today

John Wight | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Wight

Ken Loach provides us with a timely reminder of a period in history when the needs and hopes of the British working class were the guiding light of government policy, resulting in the radical transformation of society and an economic recovery the like of which is desperately needed today.

Kurdistan Region, Iraq Freedom of Speech

Laween Atroshi | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Politics
Laween Atroshi

It is not a secret, anymore, the torment and suffering the Kurdish population have endured under nationalistic and fascist regimes. It is painful enough to be tortured under inhumane methods, but to be a victim of ethnical cleansing is another level of intense suffering.

Revealed: The Story Behind Winston Churchill’s Iconic Bulldog Scowl

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics

Famously gruff and tenacious, Prime Minister Winston Churchill earned a deserved reputation as the ‘British Bulldog.’ The cigar-chomping, hard-...

Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech: Still Relevant, 67 Years On

Philip White | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Politics
Philip White

This week marks the 67th anniversary of Winston Churchill's 'Iron Curtain' address (actually named 'The Sinews of Peace'), which he called "the most important speech of my career". And he'd given one or two of those.

Kurdish Genocide E-Petition Vs British Parliament

Laween Atroshi | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Laween Atroshi

It is no secret that Kurdistan has become wealthy, and that they are developing rapidly with a modern outlook on life. However, this does not mean that the Kurds must neglect their past, and not seek justice for the crimes that were committed against them under the Ba'aath party regime.

Winston Churchill Banned From Nottingham City Centre

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

Winston Churchill, a thief with the same name as the legendary British politician, has been banned from all shops in a city centre after being convict...