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Lib Dem Donations Referred To Metropolitan Police By Electoral Commission

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 26 March 2015 | UK Politics
The Electoral Commission said on Thursday it has referred two allegations the Liberal Democrats received donations in breach of party funding rules to the Metropolitan Police.

Tory MP Charles Walker Gets Standing Ovation From Labour MPs For Defending John Bercow

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 26 March 2015 | UK Politics
Labour MPs stood and applauded Conservative Charles Walker in parliament on Thursday, following the Tory MP's emotional defence of John Bercow. Earlier today, the government was defeated in the House of Commons on the final day of the 2010 parliament, losing a bid to force a secret ballot on the...

John Bercow Survives 'Grubby' Tory 'Plot' To Oust Him As Speaker

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 26 March 2015 | UK Politics
John Bercow has defiantly insisted he intends to remain as Speaker of the House of Commons, amid a failed Conservative "plot" to remove him from the job. In an extraordinarily bad tempered debate in the Commons today, David Cameron was accused of behaving in a "petty and spiteful" way after...

Owen Paterson Warns Fellow Eurosceptics Britain Would Vote To Remain Part Of The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 26 March 2015 | UK Politics
Britons would choose to stay in the European Union if a referendum were held today, a key eurosceptic Conservative has warned those in favour of exit. Owen Paterson, David Cameron's former environment secretary, said that those, like him, agitating for the United Kingdom to leave the EU needed more time...

John Bercow To Lose Speakership In Tory Coup

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 26 March 2015 | UK Politics
John Bercow will not be re-elected as Speaker of the House of Commons should a coup by top Tories succeed. On Wednesday it was revealed Conservative MP William Hague is to use his last day in Parliament to table a motion for a secret ballot that would allow his former...

David Cameron Wrong-Foots Ed Miliband At Final PMQs With VAT Pledge

Ned Simons | 25 March 2015 | UK Politics
David Cameron appeared to catch Ed Miliband completely off guard today by ruling out any rise in VAT in the next parliament should the Conservatives win re-election. Labour has been hammering Cameron and George Osborne for weeks over their apparent failure to categorically state that a...

Budget 2015 Quiz: Were We Better Off In 1990?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | 25 March 2015 | UK Politics
According to the Office of Budget Responsibility, average UK households currently have a higher quality of living than they did in May 2010. The stats were released following George Osborne's final budget of this Parliament, in which he announced a penny off the pint for the...

PMQs: David Cameron's Daughter Nancy Cheers On Daddy In Raucous Exchanges With Ed Miliband

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | 25 March 2015 | UK Politics
David Cameron must be glad he brought his family to what may be his last PMQs as prime minister. Just after Cameron wrong-footed Ed Miliband by unexpectedly ruling out any increase in VAT if the Tories win the general election, his daughter Nancy stood...

PMQs Today Without The Shouting: 25 March 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | 25 March 2015 | UK Politics
Happy Wednesday, it's PMQs time again! Here's a round-up of all the best bits from the Commons, but without all the jeering and cheering. Oh, and it's the last one before Parliament goes into recess for the general election, so it should be a good one with only...

Nick Clegg Singing Uptown Funk: 'Too Hot, Lib Dems, Say My Name, You Know Who I Am'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 25 March 2015 | UK Politics
The Liberal Democrats have re-mixed one of Nick Clegg's speeches to make it sound like he is singing Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk. "I'm too hot, Lib Dems, working for a stronger economy. "Too hot, Lib Dems, working for a fairer society. "Too hot, Lib Dems, say my name, you know who I am. "NICK CLEGG. "Voting Liberal Democrat, whuoo!" Move aside Bruno. In a Facebook post the party said: "Following on from his previous number 1 hit, The Sorry Song, Nick Clegg follows up with the Lib Dem election anthem - Uptown Funk (with apologies to Cassette Boy)." Given the party brought it up, here is the Sorry Song again. Nick Clegg spotted dancing, hi fiving and waving to people during filming a political broadcast video in Gravesend

Tory Campaign Chief Lynton Crosby Escapes Rare Public Grilling With Mystery Last Minute Cancellation

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 25 March 2015 | UK Politics
David Cameron's election campaign strategy chief has dodged facing questions over the Conservative campaign after a rare public appearance was cancelled at the last minute. Lynton Crosby was due to appear at a breakfast meeting hosted by the Daily Telegraph at the Ronnie Scott's jazz club in central London on...

BBC Free Speech's #AskATory Didn't Go Too Well For The Conservatives

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | 25 March 2015 | UK Politics
Following on from a recent episode of BBC's 'Free Speech' where young people were invited to fire questions at Ed Miliband, the chance was also offered to the Conservatives on Tuesday night. Despite Labour fielding their party leader for the show, the...

Cold Homes Kill More People Than Alcohol, Road Accidents Or Drug Abuse, Research Claims

Louise Ridley | 25 March 2015 | UK
Living in a home that is too cold kills more people in England and Wales than road accidents, alcohol or drug abuse, new analysis has found. The number of “cold homes” deaths in 2013 has been estimated at 7,400; nearly five times higher than deaths from road...

General Election 2015: UK Vote App Could Be The Key To Getting Young People To Vote

The Huffington Post UK | James Beeson | 24 March 2015 | UK Universities & Education
With the UK general election just around the corner, it seems as though young people couldn't care less. Many are not registered to vote, many are unaware of how to vote, and many simply just don't want to. This, however, could be about to change, thanks to...

Alex Salmond's SNP Would Scupper Tory Minority Government After General Election

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 24 March 2015 | UK Politics
Despite presiding over defeat during the independence referendum, Alex Salmond is set to play kingmaker following the general election by scuppering any hopes of a Conservative minority government. The former first minister revealed on Tuesday that the Nationalists would vote down a Tory Queen's Speech if...

Ukip Replace Expelled Janice Atkinson With Labour Defector Harriet Yeo

Ned Simons | 24 March 2015 | UK Politics
Local Ukip members in Kent have complained about how Nigel Farage and the party leadership parachuted in a new parliamentary candidate to Folkstone. On Tuesday, Ukip revealed former Labour NEC chair Harriet Yeo to be the party's new general election candidate in Folkestone and Hythe. Yeo replaces MEP...

David Cameron Heckled By Pensioners Over Conservative's NHS Record

Ned Simons | 24 March 2015 | UK Politics
David Cameron was repeatedly heckled by pensioners on Tuesday afternoon, as he spoke at an event hosted by the Age UK charity. As the video above shows, the prime minister had trouble defending the coalition's record on the NHS during a question and answer session in the face of...

Eric Pickles Shares Picture Of 'Co-Ale-Ition' Beer From Cabinet Meeting

Ryan Barrell | 24 March 2015 | UK Politics
This morning's cabinet meeting came with an unexpected present for every member - a free bottle of ale. Eric Pickles shared a picture on Twitter showing a boozy freebie featuring a cartoon of the Prime Minister and his deputy emblazoned with the name 'Co-ale-ition'. The 4.5%...

Boris Johnson Says There Are 'Many Candidates' To Succeed David Cameron As Tory Leader

Ned Simons | 24 March 2015 | UK Politics
Boris Johnson has said there are "many candidates" within the Conservative Party who could succeed David Cameron as leader, after the prime minister surprised Westminster by declaring he would not serve a third term. In the interview with the BBC on Monday evening, Cameron also name-checked Theresa May,...

Tim Farron Lacks 'Credibility' To Be Next Liberal Democrat Leader, Says Vince Cable

Ned Simons | 24 March 2015 | UK Politics
Vince Cable has warned that Tim Farron, one of the most strongly-backed candidates to replace Nick Clegg, would not be "credible" as leader of the Liberal Democrats. While David Cameron's unexpected decision to effectively fire the starting gun on the Conservative leadership campaign to succeed him has dominated the news...
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