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MP George Galloway Beaten Up In Notting Hill By A Man Shouting About The Holocaust

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 29 August 2014 | UK
George Galloway was roughed up in West London’s upmarket Notting Hill on Friday evening, leaving the controversial Respect MP badly bruised. The assault took place on Golborne Road, where Galloway was posing for pictures. A man reportedly made a comment about the Holocaust before attacking the Bradford West MP. ...

Scottish Independence 'Yes' Voters' Abuse Prompts Labour MP To Suspend National Tour

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | 29 August 2014 | UK Politics
An anti-independence Scottish MP has suspended his tour of the country after being pelted with eggs, citing security fears over "co-ordinated abuse" from the Yes voters. Labour MP Jim Murphy was egged by a Yes supporter in Kirkcaldy, Fife, yesterday during his 100 Towns in 100 Days tour...

Ukip's Hopes Of Labour MPs Defecting Are 'Wishful Thinking', Says Eurosceptic Labour MP

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 29 August 2014 | UK Politics
Ukip's claim that several Labour MPs could follow former Tory Douglas Carswell and defect to Nigel Farage's party has been derided as "wishful thinking" by one of the most eurosceptic Labour backbenchers. Labour MP Austin Mitchell, who backs the cross-party Better Off Out campaign...

Ukip Candidate Roger Lord Threatens To 'Rip Out' Douglas Carswell's Throat

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 29 August 2014 | UK Politics
Roger Lord, the Ukip parliamentary candidate for Clacton elbowed aside by Douglas Carswell, has threatened to "rip out" the Tory defector's throat if he fails to explain why he should replace him. Speaking on Sky News today, Lord furiously demanded a public debate with Carswell, who he labelled as "the...

Alistair Darling Heckled At Glasgow Mosque Over Iraq

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 29 August 2014 | UK
Better Together leader Alistair Darling was accused of having "blood on his hands" over Iraq during a bad-tempered campaign visit to a mosque. Glasgow Central Mosque visitors were split over Mr Darling's attendance at Friday prayers, with some shaking hands and posing for "selfie" photographs while others looked on in...

Independence Could Leave Scotland In 'Financial Mess', Warn Experts

The Huffington Post/PA | Asa Bennett | 29 August 2014 | UK Politics
Independence could leave Scotland in a "financial mess" as it suffers the "wholesale relocation" of financial activity away from the newly independent nation, according to a research paper. A report by Capital Economics predicts "significant capital flight" by banks, insurance firms and pension funds in the event of a Yes...

David Cameron Announces New Powers To Revoke Passports As Terror Threat Level Raised

PA/The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | 29 August 2014 | UK Politics
David Cameron has announced new laws to crack down on terror suspects as he warned that extremism in Iraq and Syria poses a greater danger to Britain than al Qaida. As the terrorist threat to the UK was raised from substantial to severe, the prime minister said legislation...

UK House Prices Surge By 11% In A Year To Hit New Record

The Huffington Post/PA | Asa Bennett | 29 August 2014 | UK
House prices surged by 11% year-on-year in August to reach another new all-time high of £189,306 on average, Nationwide has reported. Property values were pushed up by 0.8% month-on-month, marking the sixteenth monthly increase in a row, and the annual pace of price growth accelerated from 10.6% in July as...

UK Terror Threat Level Raised To 'Severe,' Theresa May Announces

PA/The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | 29 August 2014 | UK Politics
The terror threat to the UK has been raised from substantial to severe, home secretary Theresa May has announced. This means that a terrorist attack is "highly likely", although May stressed that there is no information to suggest an attack is imminent. She said: "The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC)...

Andy Murray 'Would Represent' An Independent Scotland

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | 29 August 2014 | UK Sport
Andy Murray has admitted he would represent an Independent Scotland but believes his compatriots will vote "no" on 18 September. SEE MORE HERE: US Open: Andy Murray Thrashes Matthias Bachinger At Flushing Meadows Murray has kept his thoughts about the referendum to himself but revealed he...

Scottish Independence For Sale On Ebay For As Little As £1.04

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | 29 August 2014 | UK
Police have launched an investigation after a number of people bizarrely attempted to sell their votes in the independence referendum on eBay. Much to the horror of those passionate about the debate, sellers' personal votes for September 18 were listed on eBay for as little as 99p because they did...

Ukip Candidate In Clacton Says He Won't Stand Aside For Defecting Tory MP Douglas Carswell

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | 29 August 2014 | UK Politics
In a slightly awkward turn of events, the man previously selected as the Ukip candidate for the Clacton seat has vowed to fight Douglas Carswell for the nomination. Roger Lord said a few people had called to tell him to "shut up" but he has promised the contest is "not...

Scottish Independence Poll Shows Yes Closing The Gap After Second Debate

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | 29 August 2014 | UK Politics
Support for an independent Scotland has received a big boost after a tough few days for the Better Together campaign, including Alex Salmond's strong performance in this week's debate. A Survation poll for the Daily Mail, the first since the second TV debate between Salmond and Better Together...

Douglas Carswell Among 'Nine Conservatives Wined And Dined By Ukip Donor'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | 29 August 2014 | UK Politics
Speculation is mounting that more Conservatives could leave the party to join Ukip following Tory MP Douglas Carswell's sensational defection yesterday. Carswell was just one of nine Tories who were "wined and dined" by millionaire Ukip donor Stuart Wheeler at a series of "discreet" lunches in Mayfair, it...

Obama 'Shames' An Entire Nation By Wearing A Tan Suit

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 29 August 2014 | UK
President Obama has been accused of "shaming" an entire nation – by turning up to a televised press conference wearing a light-tan suit. The content of Obama’s Thursday address, which included the invasion of Ukraine and the threat of ISIS, was lost on those in the...

Douglas Carswell's Defection Triggers Renewed Calls For Ukip-Tory Pact

Asa Bennett | 28 August 2014 | UK Politics
Douglas Carswell's shock defection to Ukip has led to renewed calls by some Tory backbenchers for the party to form a pact with Nigel Farage's party at the 2015 general election. Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg told The Huffington Post UK: "I think the Tories and Ukip should...

Scottish Independence Could 'Hinder UK's Economic Recovery'

Paul Vale | 28 August 2014 | UK
Scottish independence could hinder the economic recovery not just north of the border but across the whole of the United Kingdom, a leading businessman has warned. Sir Mike Rake, the president of the CBI, spoke out about the "enormous" risks of a Yes vote in three weeks' time. He told...

Disgraced Ex-Tory MP Neil Hamilton Hopes To Become Ukip MP

Asa Bennett | 28 August 2014 | UK Politics
Neil Hamilton, the disgraced former Tory MP who is now deputy chairman of Ukip, has revealed he is bidding to become Ukip's candidate for the parliamentary seat of Boston and Skegness. Hamilton, whose name become synonymous with sleaze after being embroiled in a "cash-for-questions" affair in the 1990s,...

Douglas Carswell's Clacton Seat Is Most Ukip-Friendly In Britain, Say Experts

Asa Bennett | 28 August 2014 | UK Politics
Tory MP Douglas Carswell, who announced today he was defecting to Ukip and triggering a by-election, has a good chance of being re-elected as according to experts his Clacton seat is the "most Ukip-friendly" in Britain. After winning his Essex seat, originally called Harwich, in 2005 with a majority of...

Watch A Video Of The Moment Tory MP Douglas Carswell Defected To Ukip

Asa Bennett | 28 August 2014 | UK Politics
Tory MP Douglas Carswell's shock defection to Ukip has taken many by surprise. The news has set off fevered speculation about which other Conservative MPs could follow Carswell by defecting to Ukip. Carswell also said he would resign from the Commons and trigger a by-election in order to...
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