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JK Rowling 'B*tch' Abuse From Charity Twitter Account Could Be Investigated

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | 11 June 2014 | UK
A charity could be investigated after its twitter account called author JK Rowling "a bitch" after she donated £1 million to the campaign to keep Scotland part of the UK. The author, who wrote the first Harry Potter book while living in Edinburgh as a single mother and...

Taxi Protest Over Uber App Earns Mocking Tweet From Tory Minister Matt Hancock (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | 11 June 2014 | UK Politics
A Tory minister has sent a mocking tweet aimed at taxi drivers who have brought central London to a standstill in a "go slow" protest over a new controversial app. As cabs converged on Trafalgar Square on Wednesday afternoon to protest the Uber app that allows people to book cab...

Your Pay Is Falling Even More Due To Bank Bonuses, Say Official Stats

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 11 June 2014 | UK Politics
George Osborne's political boost today from figures showing an increasing number of Britons in work has been undermined by data claiming Britons' pay packets are still being eaten away by inflation — driven largely by bank bonuses. Pay growth slowed to 0.7% from February to April, a sharp...

Housing Market Is Biggest Threat To UK, Warns Bank Of England Official

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 11 June 2014 | UK Politics
Britain's overheating housing market is the "main potential threat" to the country's financial stability, a Bank of England policymaker has warned. Ben Broadbent, the Bank's incoming deputy governor for monetary policy, told MPs in a written submission that 'domestically, the main potential threat lies in the...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Inspires Amazing Payday Loans Rap (LISTEN)

The Huffington Post/PA | Asa Bennett | 11 June 2014 | UK Politics
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby's warnings about payday loans have inspired a rap song. We Need A Union On The Streets, by music producer Charles Bailey and featuring the rapper Question Musiq, was inspired by the Most Rev Justin Welby's efforts to expand Britain's network of credit unions....

Star Wars Standalone Film To Be Filmed In UK, News Revealed By... George Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | 11 June 2014 | UK Entertainment
The UK's love affair with the Force continues, with news that the first 'Star Wars' standalone film will be made here next year. The news that director Gareth Edwards' project will be on home turf came from none other than Chancellor of the Exchequer George...

Why Is This Labour Baroness Wearing A Brazil World Cup 2014 Shirt In The Lords?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 11 June 2014 | UK Politics
World Cup fever has spread into the House of Lords, as a Labour peer snuck in a Brazil football shirt as she spoke today about the Queen's Speech. Baroness Morgan of Ely, the shadow minister for Wales, explained to peers that although not "usually" a football fan, she decided to...

Theresa May, Michael Gove And George Osborne Look Safe In Upcoming Reshuffle

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 11 June 2014 | UK Politics
Theresa May, Michael Gove and George Osborne can sleep easy this summer, in the knowledge that David Cameron is unlikely to be about to sack them in the upcoming reshuffle. The prime minister is widely expected to soon shake-up his top team, with several junior ministers tipped for...

Tony Abbott Wants An Alliance With UK That Limits Action Over Climate Change 'Crap'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | 11 June 2014 | UK
The Australian Prime Minister, who once famously said that climate change is "absolute crap," has invited the UK to join an alliance of "like-minded" nations to limit action on the global issue. In an effort to counter Barack Obama’s efforts for international action to reduce carbon emissions, Tony Abbott wants...

Scottish Independence: JK Rowling Donates £1m To Defeat Alex Salmond

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 11 June 2014 | UK Politics
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has donated £1m to the Better Together anti-Scottish independence campaign. The millionaire author, who lives in Edinburgh, said an independent Scotland would not have an easy ride from England, Wales and Northern Ireland who would become three "bitter neighbours". Writing on her

Michael Gove's ‘British Values' Revealed In Government Memo (PICTURE)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | 11 June 2014 | UK Comedy
We’ve got our hands on the list from the Department for Education. Turns out these are the 'British values' Michael Gove has been talking about... (Memo discovered by David Schneider, Robin Flavell and Simon Hume) SEE ALSO:...

Boris Johnson Agrees To Get Blasted By Water Cannon

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 11 June 2014 | UK Politics
Boris Johnson has agreed to be blasted by a water cannon to prove they are safe, after he controversially bought three for the Metropolitan Police at a cost of £218,000. He told LBC radio on Wednesday morning: "Man or mouse. You've challenged me, so I suppose I'm going...

Tory Mps Complain About Oxfam Advert Attacking The Government For Creating 'Perfect Storm'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | 11 June 2014 | UK Politics
Tory MPs have complained to the charities watchdog about an Oxfam campaign attacking the Government's austerity drive. A faux film poster issued by the charity on Twitter depicts a raging sea under the tag line: "The perfect storm... starring zero hours contracts, high prices, benefits cuts, unemployment, childcare costs."

Defence Minister Anna Soubry Breaks Up Fight Between Three Men At Pret A Manger

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | 11 June 2014 | UK
Defence minister Anna Soubry has proved she is not just prepared for political battles after breaking up a brawl in a cafe. The MP, who has previously described herself as a "tough old bird", stopped a drunk man as he allegedly fought with two members of staff at a Pret...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Great Passport Backlog

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | 11 June 2014 | UK Politics
Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 11 June 2014... 1) THE GREAT PASSPORT BACKLOG From the Guardian: "The Passport Office's claims that there is no backlog of travel documents in its offices was challenged on Tuesday night after photographs showed that hundreds of...

John Bercow Backs Referendum On Britain's Membership Of The European Union

Ned Simons | 11 June 2014 | UK Politics
Britain's membership of the European Union will be "fundamentally insecure" without an in/out referendum, the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has said. Bercow said he would not comment on when such a referendum should be held, but said the fact no one under...

Coalition Overlooking 'Worrying' Rise Of Self-Employed Brits, Says Vicky Pryce

Asa Bennett | 10 June 2014 | UK Politics
Coalition ministers are failing to get to grips with a "worrying" rise in the number of Britons classed as self-employed amid the economy recovery, the government's former top economist has suggested. Vicky Pryce, now chief economic adviser at the Centre for Economics and Business Research, told the Huffington...

Boris Spends £90,000 On Water Cannons - Despite Government Yet To Agree To Their Use

Paul Vale | 10 June 2014 | UK
London Mayor Boris Johnson has ordered the purchase of three water cannon - even though the Government has yet to agree they can be used. Some £90,000 is being spent buying the controversial vehicles from German police, and another £40,000 transporting and refitting them for Scotland Yard. But...

Theo Paphitis Slams 'Nonsense' That Migrants Take Native Britons' Jobs

Asa Bennett | 10 June 2014 | UK Politics
Former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis has issued a robust defence of immigrants' contribution to the UK, rubbishing claims that they take native Britons' jobs as "nonsense'. Speaking to the Huffington Post UK, the Cyprus-born retail tycoon said: "I'm a first generation immigrant so the doors were open...

Ukip's 'Ridiculous Nonsense' About Migrants Slammed By Lord Bilimoria

Asa Bennett | 11 June 2014 | UK Politics
Ukip and party leader Nigel Farage peddle "ridiculous nonsense" about the impact immigrants have on Britain, Cobra Beer boss Lord Bilimoria has said. Speaking to the Huffington Post UK, the India-born crossbench peer lashed out at the eurosceptic party for their "complete scaremongering" and "misleading rhetoric"...
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