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Yes Vote In Scottish Independence Referendum Has 'Highest Ever Support', New Poll Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | 18 August 2014 | UK Politics
A new poll has recorded the highest ever level of backing for a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum with one month to go to the crucial vote. The YouGov poll for the Times showed a boost in support for independence, which it put at 43%, with...

Clydesdale Bank Owner Warns Of Scottish Independence Risks

The Huffington Post/PA | Asa Bennett | 18 August 2014 | UK Politics
The owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has warned of the risks of Scottish independence, saying it could bring "significant additional costs". National Australia Bank (NAB) said it had made contingency plans should the referendum next month turn out in favour of a split from the UK. The bank's...

George Osborne Gets Most Credit For The UK's Economic Recovery

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 18 August 2014 | UK Politics
Chancellor George Osborne deserves the credit for Britain's economic recovery, a new poll suggests. A YouGov survey for the Times found that of the 52% surveyed who thought the coalition deserves credit for the economic bounce-back, nearly two-thirds (65%) said it should go to the Tories,...

Mark Carney Could Hike Interest Rates Before Your Wages Grow

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 18 August 2014 | UK Politics
The Bank of England will not wait for Britons' wages to grow in real terms before hiking interest rates, governor Mark Carney has said. Carney's latest remarks about when Bank policymakers would look to raise interest rates, seeing the cost of borrowing soar, come after he said last week there...

6 Business Chiefs Who Are Ludicrously Better Paid Than Their Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 18 August 2014 | UK
Britain's business leaders have enjoyed seeing their pay packets soar as the economy recovers from the financial crash, but average workers have not been so lucky. According to the High Pay Centre think-tank Britain's top executives are now paid around 143 times more than their average employees. ...

Britain's Iraq Mission 'Could Last Months', Michael Fallon Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | 18 August 2014 | UK
Britain's involvement in Iraq will likely last "weeks and months" and has moved beyond a solely humanitarian one, the Defence Secretary said, as RAF aircraft continued to fly reconnaissance missions to aid the fight against Islamic State extremists. Michael Fallon said the effort to protect refugees from the Islamist fanatics...

Julian Assange To Leave Ecuadorian Embassy: The Funniest Twitter Reactions

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | 18 August 2014 | UK Comedy
He's out! Almost! Yes, Julian Assange announced at a press conference today that he will be leaving the Ecuadorian embassy in London "soon". St Julian of Assange has held a press conference saying he would like more attention and sympathy "soon" without giving further details.— fleetstreetfox...

Julian Assange Says He Will Leave Ecaudorian Embassy 'Soon' After Reports Of Ill-Health

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | 18 August 2014 | UK
Julian Assange has said he will leave the Ecuadorian Embassy "soon", after reportedly falling ill in his two years hiding there to avoid arrest and extradition. Assange was speaking at a press conference this morning after Sky News reported he was considering surrendering to police, meaning he would...

Pamela Geller, 'Anti-Muslim Hate Group' Leader Banned From UK, Holds Pro-Israel Rally In NY

Paul Vale | 18 August 2014 | UK
NEW YORK -- On Sunday the American Freedom Defence Initiative (AFDI), an organisation the Southern Poverty Law Centre has listed as an anti-Muslim hate group, held a demonstration in New York's Union Square in support of Israel and "minorities persecuted under Islamic rule". The group's leader is Pamela...

Hackney Heroine Pauline Pearce Slams Lib Dems' 'Neanderthal' Diversity Views

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | 17 August 2014 | UK Politics
The woman dubbed the Hackney Heroine for standing up to rioters in 2011 has announced she is stepping down from the race to be Liberal Democrat president over the party's "Neanderthal views on diversity". Pauline Pearce, 48, posted a video statement on her Facebook campaign page accusing the party of...

Iraqi Christians Abandoned By Cameron Over Immigration Fears, Says Church Of England

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | 17 August 2014 | UK
The Church of England has slammed the Government for abandoning Christians in the Middle East, citing fears that any offers of asylum would cost the Tories points against Ukip and the anti-immigration movement. In a strongly-worded attack on David Cameron's handling of the crisis in Iraq - backed by the...

Alex Salmond Is Not Impressed With Australia's 'Bewildering' Independence Suggestions

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | 16 August 2014 | UK Politics
An intervention by Australia's prime minister in the Scottish referendum debate has been described as "bewildering" and "ludicrous". Scotland's first minister has said the Tony Abbot's comments on Scottish independence were "foolish, hypocritical and offensive". The Australian PM received a fierce backlash after he urged Scotland to stay...

Boris Johnson Gets Early Backing From London Constituency

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | 16 August 2014 | UK Politics
More than half of voters in a London constituency seen as a prime target for Boris Johnson would vote for him if he chose to stand there in 2015, according to a poll because he's "different to most politicians, and in a good way." In news that surprised approximately no...

Muslim Ukip Member, Ismail Patel, Defects To George Galloway's Respect Party Over Gaza Racism Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | 16 August 2014 | UK Politics
A senior Asian Ukip member has sensationally quit after claiming he suffered online racial abuse from within Nigel Farage's party. Ismail Patel, previously of Leicester's Ukip branch, has now joined MP George Galloway's 'Respect' Party, after apparently receiving abuse from party supporters over comments he made about...

Australian PM Tony Abbott Tells Scotland Yes Vote For Independence Is 'Not In World's Interest'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | 16 August 2014 | UK Politics
Australian Prime Minister has urged Scotland to stay in the UK, arguing a Yes got for independence would be "cheered" by those who are "not friends" of justice and freedom. An independent Scotland would not be in the best interests of the international community, Tony Abbott warned Saturday, weighing into...

Jeremy Paxman Angers The Elderly With Euthanasia Jokes

Charlotte Meredith | 16 August 2014 | UK
Jeremy Paxman has faced the wrath of the elderly and been called a "horrible little man" by Piers Morgan after saying that there should be Dignitas clinics "on every street corner" to bring down the UK's elderly population. The former Newsnight presenter's stand-up debut has somewhat backfired after OAP groups...

'700 Britons' Have Joined Islamic State Forces, According To Iraq-Born Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi

Paul Vale | 15 August 2014 | UK
Iraq-born Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi, who is on a visit to Kurdistan, said local leaders believed up to 700 Britons had joined the IS forces - and that some may have been captured or killed in clashes with Kurdish forces. He told Channel 4 News that he was seeking...

Russian Ambassador Summoned To Foreign Office After 'Military Incursion' Into Ukraine

Paul Vale | 15 August 2014 | UK
The Russian ambassador Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko has been summoned to the Foreign Office to explain the reported Russian military incursion into Ukraine overnight, with an FO spokesperson calling the act an "unacceptable violation of international law and of Ukraine's territorial sovereignty". Earlier, David Cameron reacted to reports that Russian military...

David Cameron Reveals What His Wife Samantha Did In Their Bedroom

Asa Bennett | 15 August 2014 | UK Politics
David Cameron has given an insight into what goes on in his bedroom, in a personal speech to small business owners. The Prime Minister explained that his wife Samantha had started a business in the Cameron bedroom, drawing laughter when he added: "Don't worry, it wasn't that sort...

Tory Minister Says Self-Employment Critics Are Doing Down The Recovery

Asa Bennett | 15 August 2014 | UK Politics
A Tory business minister has hit out at Labour, trade unions and economists for worrying about the rise of self-employed Britons, accusing them of "doing down" Britain's recovery. Speaking to the Huffington Post UK, Matthew Hancock said: "I think they are doing down exactly the sort of attitude of get-up-and-go...
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