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Boris Johnson Mocks Anti-TTIP 'Numskulls' In Robust Trade Deal Defence

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 20 October 2014 | UK Politics
Boris Johnson has dismissed critics of a controversial US-EU trade deal as "numskulls" and "left-wing misery guts globalisation campaigners". The London Mayor used his Telegraph column this week to deride the "panic" and "fears" surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which has garnered controversy...

David Cameron Making 'Historic Mistake' Over EU, Jose Manuel Barroso To Warn

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | 20 October 2014 | UK Politics
The outgoing president of the European Commission will today warn David Cameron he could make a "historic mistake" by alienating eastern European countries as he attempts to renegotiate the UK's links with Brussels. With the prospect of a referendum on leaving the European Union, Jose Manuel Barroso will...

Ukip Release 'Calypso' Song, Predicts Prime Minister Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 20 October 2014 | UK Politics
Ukip have a new song, by former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read. The 'Ukip Calypso' includes lines such as "oh yes, when we take charge, an the new prime minister is Farage" and warns of "illegal immigrants in every town". You can listen to the song here. Some...

Ed Miliband's Cancer Test NHS Pledge Blasted By Leukaemia Patient Stephen Pollard

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | 19 October 2014 | UK Politics
A cancer patient has attacked Ed Miliband for making a "downright cynical" promise that the NHS under Labour would give people a cancer diagnosis within a week. The Labour leader, who has sought to place the NHS's future at the heart of next year's general election,...

Zac Goldsmith Says 'I Could Switch To The BNP And Not Get Sacked' As He Blasts Bill To Recall MPs

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | 19 October 2014 | UK Politics
Proposals to give people the right to sack misbehaving MPs are a sham and will do "almost the exact opposite" according to Tory campaigner Zac Goldsmith. Goldsmith claims that the current bill wouldn't allow his constituents to kick him out even if he took a five-year...

Ukip Rochester By-Election Win Could Open Defection Floodgates, Warns Douglas Carswell

Huffington Post UK/PA | James Martin | 18 October 2014 | UK Politics
A Ukip win in Rochester and Strood could trigger defections from Labour and Tory MPs, Douglas Carswell has hinted. The former Tory, who became Ukip's first elected MP after his landslide win in the Clacton by-election, said politicians in both of the main parties were reflecting on their positions ahead...

Bill Maher And David Miliband Go Head-To-Head On Sharia Law

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | 18 October 2014 | UK
Fresh off the back of sparking outrage over his comments on Islam in a heated row with Ben Affleck and Sam Harris, Bill Maher has gone head-to-head with our very own former foreign secretary, David Miliband. Appearing on Maher's Friday night Real Time show, Miliband eloquently stepped in when the...

Britain Needs A Pay Rise: Workers Rally Across The UK In Demand For Better Wages

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | 18 October 2014 | UK
Tens of thousands of workers, including many who have been on strike this week, took part in noisy protests today to call for an end to austerity and to highlight the need for pay to increase. Public sector workers including teachers, nurses, civil sevants and hospital cleaners marched alongside railway...

Rotherham Child Abuse Scandal Intensifies As MPs Urge Investigation Into 'Cover-Up'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | 18 October 2014 | UK
An urgent investigation into whether public officials sought to cover up the extent of the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal has been called for by a group of influential MPs. In a follow-up report, the Home Affairs Select Committee said a former researcher employed by Rotherham Borough Council claimed an...

Ukip's Nigel Farage Brands Rochester Poll 'The Most Important By-Election For 30 Years'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | 17 October 2014 | UK Politics
The Farage show hit the Rochester and Strood constituency today, where voters will go to the polls next month after the defection of Tory MP Mark Reckless, in what the Ukip leader has termed "high noon for David Cameron." Farage joined Reckless on the campaign trail ahead of...

Your Boss Gets Paid 85 Times As Much As You, Research Says

The Huffington Post/PA | Asa Bennett | 17 October 2014 | UK Politics
The average director of a top company is now paid 85 times as much as the average member of their staff, according to a new report. The TUC said boardroom pay was increasing year after year while workers' earnings were failing to keep pace with rises in the cost of...

Top BoE Offical Goes All '50 Shades Of Grey' With Verdict On UK Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 17 October 2014 | UK Politics
The Bank of England's chief economist has raised eyebrows by suggesting that interest rates could stay lower for longer as the economy is "writhing in both agony and ecstasy" Andy Haldane, delivered this assessment in a speech on Friday morning to businesses in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, as he outlined how his...

The Week In Funny Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | 17 October 2014 | UK Comedy
From politicians to popes - well, the Pope - we round up this week's silliest snaps... SEE ALSO: The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets: Starring Lord Freud, The Apprentice And #WaterstonesTexan

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | 17 October 2014 | UK Comedy
What a week of excitement! In politics, Douglas Carswell was sworn in as Ukip's first MP: Congratulations to new Ukip MP Douglas Carswell on almost certainly not having a midlife crisis. Probably.— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) October 10, 2014 ...

Iain Duncan Smith's DWP Slammed Over 'Escalating' Losses

The Huffington Post/PA | Asa Bennett | 17 October 2014 | UK Politics
Iain Duncan Smith's Department for Work and Pensions has been severely criticised by the Whitehall spending watchdog for failing to curb the "escalating" losses due to fraud and error in the housing benefit system. The National Audit Office (NAO) said the DWP should have acted sooner to deal...

Louise Mensch 'Pins Tory Election Hopes' On Ebola Outbreak

Paul Vale | 17 October 2014 | UK Politics
NEW YORK -- Louise Mensch, the former Conservative MP for Corby, has suggested that voters would "not risk" the Labour Party should there be a "serious outbreak" of Ebola in the UK. Posting on Twitter, the author, who currently lives in New York, opined:

LibDem Sharon Bowles Says More Bankers Should Be In Jail

Asa Bennett | 16 October 2014 | UK Politics
Authorities need to throw "perhaps a few more" bankers in jail as many of those who have broken the rules are still getting away with it, a senior LibDem has said. Sharon Bowles, who was a Lib Dem MEP and chaired the European Parliament's influential Economic and Monetary Affairs committee...

Cameron Hints At 'One Last Go' To Negotiate Better EU Terms Before Pushing For Britain's Exit

Paul Vale | 16 October 2014 | UK Politics
David Cameron has given his strongest hint yet that he is ready to campaign for a British exit from the European Union, warning he is having "one last go" at negotiating better membership terms. The Prime Minister indicated that reclaiming control over the UK's borders would be at the heart...

Bank Of England Deputy Urges Better Global Rules To Stop Another Crash

Asa Bennett | 17 October 2014 | UK Politics
The world needs to better co-ordinate its financial regulations in order to avoid another banking crisis, Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe has warned. In a sobering message, Sir John, who oversees financial stability, said that the last financial crisis "undermined how connected we were in a global financial...

Watch Michael Gove 'Caught' Rambling In A Garden Talking About Game Of Thrones

Ned Simons | 16 October 2014 | UK Politics
"It's the government chief whip in my garden, did anyone give you permission?" Why is Michael Gove wandering around in columnist James Delingpole's garden chatting about Game of Thrones? And why is it on YouTube? In case you wondered, the Tory chief whip's favourite character is Tyrion Lannister. Gove...
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