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Rebekah Brooks Attends Meetings At News Corp In New York To 'Explore Her Professional Future'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 24 October 2014 | UK
NEW YORK -- Rebekah Brooks, the former Chief Executive at News International, washed up in New York this week, exploring possible job opportunities, according to a News Corp spokesperson. First reported by Capital New York, the 46-year-old, who was acquitted in June of charges relating to...

Nigel Farage Got His Own Twitter Q&A Without Even Asking For One

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | 24 October 2014 | UK Politics
The people of the internet are a lovely bunch - Nigel Farage hadn't even announced a Twitter Q&A but they decided to hold one anyway. It started off ok, with some genuine concerned questions. #Nissan have said they'd close their Sunderland plant if we leave the EU....

Ebola 'Outbreak' Fuels American Right Wing Paranoia And Anti-Obama Conspiracy Theories

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 24 October 2014 | UK
NEW YORK -- “Ebola Hits New York,” screamed headlines across US media on Friday (including HuffPost) following news that a 33-year-old doctor had contracted the virus in Africa before unwittingly transporting it to Gotham. Paranoia is rife stateside, with cable news shows devoting hours to the “outbreak” (currently...

David Cameron Angrily Attacks EU Cash Demand As 'Clubbing Britain With A Lead Pipe'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | 24 October 2014 | UK Politics
The shock demand by the European Commission that Britain stump up an extra £1.7bn to Brussels is a "lethal weapon" that puts the UK's membership of the European Union at risk, David Cameron has warned. A visibly angry Cameron told a press conference following a meeting...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets: Starring The Queen, Ukip Calypso And Renée Zellweger

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | 24 October 2014 | UK Comedy
It was the week Hurricane Gonzalo hit Britain - and Twitter responded in time-honoured fashion: Some serious damage in Bradford on Avon this morning. We will rebuild. #HurricaneGonzalo pic.twitter.com/FggqFJS3BS— Sarah Evans (@devhops) October 21, 2014 Completely forgot I left...

Britain First Attack The 'Right-Wing' Media After Lynda Bellingham Facebook Row

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | 24 October 2014 | UK
Far-right group Britain First have announced they will be encouraging their "millions" of followers to boycott the Daily Mail and The Sun. The newspapers accused the pseudo-militia organisation of using the death of actress Lynda Bellingham to boost support for its Facebook page. Now, the group has threatened to launch...

EU Agrees To Emergency Summit Following Shock Demand For Extra Money From Britain

PA/The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | 24 October 2014 | UK Politics
European leaders have agreed to David Cameron's demand for emergency talks after the European Commission made a shock call for Britain to pay an extra £1.7bn to Brussels. The surprise bill from EU officials could not have come at a worse time for the prime minister, as the Conservatives battle...

Alex Salmond Admits He May Want To Be A Westminster MP

PA/The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | 24 October 2014 | UK Politics
Alex Salmond has not ruled out running for a seat at Westminster in next year's general election as he prepares to stand down as Scotland's First Minister. Salmond, who will leave his office and that of SNP party leader next month, was asked on BBC's Question Time programme if he...

Russell Brand Reveals He Is Open To 9/11 Conspiracy Theories In Combative Newsnight Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | 24 October 2014 | UK
Russell Brand has faced a fierce backlash after appearing in a combative BBC Newsnight interview about his "alternative to corporate hegemony" where he suggested that he is open minded about 9/11 conspiracy theories. In a heated discussion with presenter Evan Davis that ultimately descended into a lot of shouting, Brand...

Kelly Tolhurst Selected As Tory Candidate For Rochester And Strood By-Election

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 23 October 2014 | UK Politics
Local businesswoman Kelly Tolhurst has been selected as the Conservative candidate in the Rochester and Strood by-election after narrowly topping a postal ballot open to all voters in the constituency regardless of party affiliation. Ms Tolhurst pipped fellow Tory councillor Anna Firth to the nomination with 50.44% of...

7 Awkward Daily Mail Views The Tories May Not Want To Agree With

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 24 October 2014 | UK Politics
The Tories' deputy chief whip Greg Hands proudly used the Daily Mail's attack on the NHS in Wales as a way to attack Labour on Thursday, quoting the scathing assessment from "the UK's best-selling daily newspaper" "Labour’s Welsh NHS is the worst run health service in the...

European Union To Demand Extra £1.7 Billion From Britain, Payable Days After Rochester By-Election

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 24 October 2014 | UK
Britain is facing a shock EU demand for an extra £1.7 billion (2.1 billion euro) towards the European Union budget. The demand - which would add almost a fifth to the UK's annual contribution of £8.6 billion - is intended to reflect improvements to Britain's economy since the figures were...

Ed Miliband Reveals New 'Immigration Crackdown', After Doing Just That 7 Times Before

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 23 October 2014 | UK Politics
Ed Miliband has pledged to introduce a five-point immigration bill in the first year of a Labour government in a bid to head off the threat of Ukip. Speaking in Chatham, near the Rochester and Strood constituency that polls say will give Nigel Farage's party...

Top Bank Of England Official Says It Is Too Late To Claw Back Illegal Banker Bonuses

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 23 October 2014 | UK Politics
Top bankers who get bonuses higher than allowed under EU law will get away with their awards, as it is "too far into this year", according to a senior Bank of England official. The EU’s banking watchdog, the European Banking Authority, concluded that nearly "role based" allowances paid...

The North Sea Has A New Oil Field, Scottish Independence Campaigners Are Not Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 23 October 2014 | UK Politics
A new oil field has been discovered in the North Sea, but Scottish independence campaigners are bitterly unimpressed with the news. BP and GDF Suez E&P UK said they had discovered the field, which spans two areas where the companies have separate licenses to explore, in the central North Sea....

Conor Burns: Ukip Defection Rumour 'Total B***cks'

Ned Simons | 23 October 2014 | UK Politics
The Conservative Party remains deeply worried that a third Tory MP may defect to Ukip, especially if Mark Reckless wins the Rochester by-election in November. As fingers are pointed wildly at the backbenches, one MP has moved to bluntly deny the suggestion he will be next. "What total bollocks," Conor...

Force Prime Ministers To Quit After 7 Years To Stop Them Going Mad, Says Labour MP

Ned Simons | 23 October 2014 | UK Politics
Prime ministers should be limited to seven year terms to stop them from going mad, a veteran Labour MP has said. Austin Mitchell told the Commons on Thursday that prime minister's who clung on to power in Downing Street for longer ended up either "barmy with delusions of grandeur" or...

Scare Your Friends And Family With These Utterly Terrifying Political Halloween Costumes

Andrea Mann | 23 October 2014 | UK Comedy
Yes, it's HuffPost UK Comedy's essential political Halloween costumes for 2014 - courtesy of David Schneider, David Beresford and Handface... SEE ALSO: 15 Hilarious Homemade Halloween Costumes Tony Blair's GQ Award: The Funniest Twitter...

Ukip Holds Big Lead Over Tories Ahead Of Rochester By-Election, According To ComRes Poll

Paul Vale | 22 October 2014 | UK Politics
A ComRes poll has given Ukip and their candidate Mark Reckless a prodigious 13-point lead over the Tories ahead of the forthcoming Rochester and Strood by-election on November 20th. The survey, which questioned 1500 adults in the constituency, placed Ukip on 43% with the Tories in second...

Jeremy Hunt Mulls Controversial Sale Of NHS Staffing Agency

Asa Bennett | 22 October 2014 | UK Politics
Jeremy Hunt has been accused of having "no interest" in the National Health Service's future amid reports that his department may sell off its main supplier of temporary staff. NHS Professionals, which has around 40,000 nurses, doctors, midwives and other healthcare workers on its books, had a "very...
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