Paul Vale
Based in New York, Paul is the Deputy News Editor, Home Page Editor and a writer on US news and politics for the Huffington Post UK. He previously covered UK news and politics out of HuffPost's London bureau.

Before HuffPost he worked at the London Times and the Sunday Express. You can visit his website here

Entries by Paul Vale

Ukip's Nigel Farage Delivers Barnstorming Speech In Washington... To An Empty Room

(112) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 8:01 PM

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Nigel Farage delivered a barnstorming speech to an empty room on Thursday, telling several banks of chairs the West must "stand firm" and defend its "Judeo-Christian culture."

The Ukip leader, in America to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference some 20 miles from...

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Petition To Ban Circus Animals Delivered To David Cameron By Boris Johnson's Dad And Cross-Party MPs

(8) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 11:07 AM

A 20,000-strong petition calling for a ban on wild animals in the circus has been delivered to Downing Street. Boris Johnson's father Stanley, a former MEP, and social justice campaigner Peter Tatchell appealed to the Prime Minister to take action on the promise he made last year that wild animals...

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Cameron To Deploy British Troops To Ukraine To Help Stop Further Russian Efforts At Destabilisation

(279) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 1:53 PM

British military personnel are to be deployed to Ukraine over the next few weeks to provide advice and training to government troops, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. The announcement came as Cameron vowed that Britain would be "the strongest pole in the tent" arguing for tougher sanctions...

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David Tredinnick, Tory MP, Says NHS Doctors Could Use Astrology To Treat Patients

(181) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 11:47 AM

A Tory MP has said the NHS could use astrology to treat its patients, while branding anyone that doesn’t believe in it "racist" (that’s astrology – as in the belief that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world).

David Tredinnick (who sits on both...

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Vladimir Putin Says 'Apocalyptic' All-Out War Between Russia And Ukraine Is 'Unlikely'

(63) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 10:34 AM

Vladimir Putin has dismissed the prospect of an all-out war between Russia and Ukraine, describing the "apocalyptic scenario" as "unlikely".

Speaking to state TV on Monday, the Russian president responded to a question about an escalation of the conflict that has seen Moscow-backed separatists fight forces loyal...

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Christine Lagarde: Apenas com igualdade de gênero podemos ter uma economia mais rentável, diz diretora do FMI

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 6:50 PM

A diretora do Fundo Monetário Internacional descreveu a igualdade de gêneros como um “imperativo moral” que também ajudaria a produzir uma “economia global mais rentável”. Falando com Arianna Huffington sobre a publicação de um relatório do FMI sobre a força de trabalho feminina, Christine Lagarde disse que a...

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Lagarde Calls Gender Equality A 'Moral Imperative' That Would Bring About A 'More Profitable Global Economy'

(15) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 1:57 PM

NEW YORK -- The head of the International Monetary Fund has called gender equality a “moral imperative” that would also act to bring about a “more profitable global economy”. Speaking to Arianna Huffington about the publication on an IMF report into the female labour force, Christine Lagarde said...

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John Oliver Lambasts Labour's 'Barbie Bus', Says Party Should Offer Female Voters A 'Pretty Princess Pony'

(24) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 10:17 AM

NEW YORK -- The controversy surrounding Labour’s much-maligned “Barbie Bus” crossed the Atlantic on Sunday, with John Oliver delivering a comic rebuke to the party’s female outreach programme.

“It s a little insulting that you’re trying to appeal to voters the same way Mattel attempts to appeal to...

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Daily Telegraph Savaged For Publishing Anonymous Article On Deaths Of Two News UK Staff

(58) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 5:27 PM

Cementing perhaps the worst week in the newspaper’s history, The Daily Telegraph published an article on Friday in which it used the reported deaths of two members of News UK, the publisher of The Times and The Sun, to attack the company.

The move, roundly...

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The Daily Telegraph Goes To War With The Guardian In Tit For Tat Attack Over Advertising

(6) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 2:12 PM

The Telegraph has declared war on the Guardian.

In recent days the Guardian and other media outlets have criticised the newspaper owned by the Barclay Brothers for failing to cover the HSBC scandal – a decision The Telegraph’s former Chief Political Correspondent Peter Oborne claimed...

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Beijing Constructs Chain Of Artificial Island Fortresses In Disputed Region Of South China Sea

(61) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 11:01 AM

China has constructed a series of artificial islands in a hotly disputed area of the South China Sea, 660 miles from the mainland and only 210 miles from the Philippines.

In a move likely to reinforce concerns over Beijing’s expanding territorial ambitions in region, the images, released on Thursday, show...

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Fox News' Bill O'Reilly Accused Of Fabricating Record As War Correspondent During The Falklands

(25) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 7:39 PM

NEW YORK -- Bill O’Reilly has been accused of fabricating his personal history as a war correspondent during the Falklands conflict.

According to a report published on Thursday by Mother Jones, the prominent Fox News mouthpiece “recounted dramatic stories about his own war reporting that...

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Telegraph Says Vast Media Conspiracy To Oust Cameron Is At The Heart Of The HSBC Coverage Scandal

(36) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 6:05 PM

The Daily Telegraph has blamed its own inability to cover stories that affect the newspaper’s marquee advertisers on a giant conspiracy to remove David Cameron and the Conservative Party from power, perpetrated by the BBC, the Guardian, The Times and the Labour Party.

In a leader published...

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Diving Through Two Tectonic Plates Looks Like This

(9) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 11:47 AM

These remarkable images show what it is like to swim in the gap where the North American continent separates from its Eurasian counterpart. Taken in the Silfra fissure in southern Iceland, the pictures detail the rip that divides the two tectonic plates, which are drifting apart...

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Lord Ouseley Calls Chelsea Metro Incident A 'National Problem'

(70) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 10:02 PM

Lord Ouseley called the bigotry displayed in Paris by British soccer fans a "Chelsea problem, a football problem and a national problem”, which is underpinned by "prejudice and hatred”.

The founding chairman of the Kick it Out campaign spoke to Newsnight on Wednesday, reacting to the

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Vanilla Ice Charged With Burglary

(3) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 7:31 PM

Vanilla Ice, a nineties rapper famous for being white, has been charged with breaking into and stealing from a house in Florida that was subject to foreclosure.

Police in the Palm Beach County town of Lantana say the recording artist and home-improvement-show host had been renovating a home next to...

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Labour To Scrap 'Disastrous' Privatisation Of Railways And Install Public Sector Operator

(153) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 4:07 PM

A public sector operator will be running trains as soon as possible under a Labour government, with the current franchising system set to be scrapped, the shadow transport secretary has indicated. Michael Dugher said privatisation had been a "disaster", although he stressed Labour was not championing the return of the...

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Republican Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Says US Military Should Not Be Constrained By 'Rules'

(9) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 2:48 PM

NEW YORK -- There should be no "rules" constraining the US military in warfare. That’s the position of a man who wants to be America's next commander-in-chief.

On Monday, likely 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson said the main threat to US military success against the Islamic State is soldiers fearing...

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Vatican Invites Gay And Lesbian Group To Pope's Weekly Address... Then Ignores them

(20) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 10:38 AM

In a startlingly progressive move, the Vatican gave a group of American gay and lesbian Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis’ weekly general audience on Wednesday.

It then reverted to type by ignoring them, skipping over their inclusion when the Vatican monsignor read out the list of the different...

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