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Nigel Farage Brands Britain 'The EU's Cheap Labour Economy'

Asa Bennett | 5 November 2014 | UK Politics
Britain has become "the cheap labour economy of the European Union" due to the "uncontrolled" influx of migrants, Nigel Farage has warned. Speaking in Rochester alongside Ukip's parliamentary candidate Mark Reckless, Farage said the issue of immigration "is going to get bigger" and that it was "fair" to...

Jim Messina Told Tory MPs He Had Never Lost, Now He Has

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 5 November 2014 | UK Politics
The British political class is dazzled by American politics and in particular, its campaign operatives. The hiring by David Cameron of President Obama's 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, was a coup for the Conservatives. After all, as he pointed out to Tory MPs, he had never lost an election. Until...

Mail On Sunday Feminist T-Shirt Sweatshop Report Fiercely Denied By Fawcett Society

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | 5 November 2014 | UK
In a potentially awkward turn of events for the Mail On Sunday, a women's group has strongly rejected claims that T-shirts sold as part of a pro-feminist campaign were made in a sweatshop. In direct contrast to the Mail's report, The Fawcett Society said that evidence it had...

Nigel Farage Appears Teary-Eyed At Tower Of London Poppies Display

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | 4 November 2014 | UK
Nigel Farage has followed in the Queen's footsteps to visit the poppies at The Tower of London. The Ukip leader appeared emotional attending the art project, titled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red," which brings 888,246 ceramic poppies to the property of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress. Appearing...

Ukip Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall Compares Herman Van Rompuy To 'Comical Ali'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 4 November 2014 | UK Politics
Ukip's deputy leader Paul Nuttall got told to shut up in the European parliament on Tuesday, because he kept comparing the outgoing president of the European Council to Saddam Hussein's propaganda chief. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf achieved world wide fame at the time of the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq while...

RBS Will Help City Police Tackle Financial Crime

The Huffington Post/PA | Asa Bennett | 4 November 2014 | UK Politics
Royal Bank of Scotland has been chosen to provide advice to police on financial crime just days after its own bill to settle regulatory investigations into past misconduct topped more than £1 billion. RBS, which is 80% owned by the taxpayer, is to provide volunteers to help the...

Lynne Featherstone Replaces Norman Baker, Praises 'Constructive Relationship' With Theresa May

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 4 November 2014 | UK Politics
Lib Dem minister Lynne Featherstone has replaced Norman Baker at the Home Office. Baker quit the government on Monday evening after claiming he found it impossible to work with Conservative home secretary Theresa May. However Featherstone, who had been serving as a development minister, struck a very different tone. The...

Businesses Offered Tech To Find Out Their Own Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 4 November 2014 | UK Politics
Businesses will be able to use special software to easily find out how big any pay gap is between their male and female staff, the government has confirmed. Ministers are hoping to encourage firms to identify any pay gap using the software, which is already being used successfully in...

Norman Baker Quits As Home Office Minister, Says Working With Theresa May Was Like 'Walking Through Mud'

PA | Paul Vale | 4 November 2014 | UK Politics
Norman Baker has quit as a Home Office minister, complaining that working under Home Secretary Theresa May was like "walking through mud". The Liberal Democrat MP accused the Tory Cabinet minister of viewing her coalition colleagues as "a cuckoo in the nest rather than part of...

Ed Miliband In 15 Hilariously Awkward Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 4 November 2014 | UK Politics
Ed Miliband was pilloried last week after he was snapped giving money to a beggar with an expression that critics said looked like he "feared she had Ebola". READ MORE: This Act Of Generosity Just Added To Miliband's List Of Awkward Photo Ops The...

9 Shocking Facts That Show How Far Women Still Are From Equal Pay

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 4 November 2014 | UK Politics
Today is "Equal Pay Day", the date which marks the number of extra days the average woman has to work in a year to earn as much as a male counterpart. Shockingly, the gender pay gap is actually getting worse, with women effectively working three days more for...

Iain Duncan Smith 'Knew Universal Credit Was Going Wrong Well Before Admitting It'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 3 November 2014 | UK Politics
Iain Duncan Smith has come under fire after one of the advisers behind his flagship benefits programme revealed that he knew it was going "off track" months before finally admitting it. Dr Stephen Brien, dubbed the "architect" of the Universal Credit programme, told the economist Jonathan Portes...

Labour Party Dips To 29% In Poll, Lowest Under Ed Miliband's Leadership

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 3 November 2014 | UK Politics
Labour has dipped below 30% in the polls for the first time since Ed Miliband became leader, latest research shows. A study for Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft puts the party on 29%, a fall of two points. Ukip has dropped two points to 16% while the Conservatives are down one...

Ryanair's Michael O'Leary Mocks 'Communist' France And Germany

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 3 November 2014 | UK Politics
Michael O'Leary has urged David Cameron to stay in the European Union and work with Eastern European member states rather than follow France and Germany's "communist ideal". The outspoken Ryanair boss issued the call in an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today Programme as...

Frankie Boyle And Nigel Farage Clash Again In Bitter Comedy Feud

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | 4 November 2014 | UK
Frankie Boyle has sparked a new front in his bitter feud with Nigel Farage in a scathing blog for The Guardian. Boyle last week branded Farage a “c**t” after the Ukip leader complained about the “liberal bias” of the...

Who Is The Coolest - David Cameron Or Barack Obama?

Andrea Mann | 3 November 2014 | UK Comedy
That headline is not, amazingly, a rhetorical question, but one posed by 'Russell Howard's Good News'. Check out Howard comparing and contrasting Cameron and Obama's recent moves... and coming to a not-too-unexpected conclusion. SEE ALSO: Ebola Coverage In The UK Vs The US Media

Merkel Warns David Cameron Britain 'At Point Of No Return' over EU Membership

Jessica Elgot | 3 November 2014 | UK Politics
Angela Merkel has given David Cameron an ultimatum over his intransigence on European Union freedom of movement, warning that Britain is fast reaching "the point of no return" when it comes to exiting the union. Der Spiegel news magazine quoted sources within the German chancellor's office and German...

Alex Salmond Says Labour 'Will Pay The Price' Of Campaigning With Tories Against Scottish Independence

Jack Sommers | 2 November 2014 | UK Politics
Labour politicians in Scotland will pay the price "for a generation" for campaigning alongside Conservatives in the independence referendum, Alex Salmond has said. With opinion polls suggesting a collapse in the Labour vote in Scotland since the referendum in May, the outgoing SNP leader said there was deep...

Alistair Darling Will Step Down As MP, Vents 'Frustration' At Crisis-Hit Scottish Labour

Louise Ridley | 2 November 2014 | UK Politics
Former chancellor Alistair Darling has announced that he is to stand down as an MP at the next general election. The 60-year-old MP said that he wanted to step aside while he was still "relatively young". Darling led the Better Together campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom in...

Ed Miliband Less Popular Than Nick Clegg According to YouGov Poll

Jack Sommers | 2 November 2014 | UK Politics
Ed Miliband's approval rating has dropped to an all-time low, according to a YouGov survey for The Sunday Times. It found just 18% of voters thought Mr Miliband was doing a good job, while 73% said he was doing badly. The overall rating of -55 is one point...
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