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

Labour To 'Cancel Party Conference' If Scotland Votes 'Yes'

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 3:27 PM

The Labour Party is preparing to cancel the bulk of its party conference next week in the event of a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum, the Huffington Post UK has learned.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, senior Labour sources confirmed that the party high command would cancel all...

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5 Reasons Why Many Scots Will Vote For Independence

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 2:18 PM

Thursday’s referendum on Scottish independence could mark the end of the United Kingdom, a 307-year-old sovereign state made up of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Recent polls show the vote will likely be close, and a "yes" vote would have huge consequences not just for Scotland, but...

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Boris Johnson To Hold A Referendum On Becoming An Independent Country

(52) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 2:43 PM

Boris Johnson has launched an audacious bid to break away from the United Kingdom and declare himself an independent country.

The London Mayor and prospective parliamentary candidate for Ruislip announced on Monday that after 50 years as a citizen of the Union, he had decided to hold a referendum...

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TJ Lane School Shooter Recaptured After Escape From Ohio Prison

(5) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 10:08 AM

School shooter TJ Lane has been recaptured by US authorities hours after he escaped from prison.

The 19-year-old, who was convicted of murdering three Ohio students, was found hiding in a church close to the prison in Lima near Toledo, according to the Ohio State...

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Mi5 Conspiracy Theories Rife In Scottish Referendum Debate

(50) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 1:07 PM

As the Scottish referendum has drawn closer, so the battle lines over narrative have become ever more acute. Truth, rationality and reason have occasionally been abandoned in favour of hyperbole and spin, while online message boards creak under the weight of conspiracy theories.

As now seems standard for world...

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Obama Authorises Air Strikes In Syria To 'Destroy ISIS'

(21) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 9:17 PM

NEW YORK -- Addressing the nation late on Wednesday evening, President Obama detailed the US strategy for "degrading and defeating" the threat of the Islamic State, formerly ISIS (ISIL), which includes the authorisation of air strikes against the terrorist group within Syria.

"We will conduct a systematic campaign of...

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Republican Presidential Hopefully Ben Carson Says Read 'Mein Kampf' To Understand Obama

(25) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 2:08 PM

NEW YORK -- Anyone grasping for a better idea of the politics of Barack Obama should red Mein Kampf, according to one likely Republican Presidential candidate.

Speaking on the Newsmax channel, Ben Carson, a mouse-spoken former doctor, whose past hits include calling the provision of affordable healthcare "

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Elite 'Supervillains' Chime In On Scottish Independence Debate

(40) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 11:19 AM

Global "supervillain" Henry Kissinger has spoken out on the Scottish independence debate, telling Prospect Magazine that "anything that makes Britain smaller I do not welcome". Yet the former US Secretary of State is not the only nefarious character to offer council on the issue of Scotland’s proposed breakaway...

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Hillary Clinton Attacks Climate Change Deniers For 'Pretending We Don't Have A Crisis'

(55) Comments | Posted September 6, 2014 | 10:51 AM

NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nomination for the 2016 Presidential election, has attacked climate change deniers, calling global warming the most "consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world."

Speaking at a Clean Energy summit in Las Vegas on Thursday,...

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President Obama Visits Ancient Historical Site Of Stonehenge

(8) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 3:14 PM

Having concluded the Nato summit in Wales, President Obama visited the historical site of Stonehenge in Wiltshire on Friday, touring the prehistoric monument with English Heritage curator Heather Sebire.

Addressing reporters, Obama quipped, "How cool is this?... Knocked it off the bucket list." Having run against John...

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EU To Impose More Sanctions On Russia As Protesters March Against Nato Summit In Wales

(47) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 12:23 PM

A raft of fresh sanctions is to be imposed on Russia by the European Union, according to British government sources. In a show of support for the beleaguered Ukrainian government, Nato leaders held talks with President Petro Poroshenko in Newport, Wales, on Thursday, with a fresh package of measures likely...

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GQ Magazine Has Lost The Plot

(12) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 10:40 AM

It really has.

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Nigel Farage Accuses Alex Salmond Of 'Stirring Up Anti-English Hatred' And 'Excessive Nationalism' Ahead Of Vote

(495) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 10:38 AM

NEW YORK -- Nigel Farage has accused Alex Salmond of “stirring up anti-English hatred” and "excessive nationalism" ahead of next week’s referendum of Scottish independence.

Speaking on MSNBC on Wednesday morning, Farage reacted to a question about an incident in Edinburgh in May in which demonstrators surrounded...

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Nigel Farage Tells Fox News's Sean Hannity That Britain Should Combat ISIS With 'Judeo-Christian' Values

(304) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 11:48 PM

NEW YORK -- Nigel Farage has called Britain a "Judeo-Christian country" that must "stand up" for its values if it is to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State and radical jihadism (see video above).

Fresh from his selection as the candidate for Thanet South in...

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Fox News Play Politics With Steven Sotloff's 'Beheading'

(4) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 2:55 PM

Fox News waited less than an hour to use the tragic news of the "beheading" of US journalist Steven Sotloff to blame President Obama for the killing.

Watch analyst K.T. McFarland respond to a question about the brutal act with a rant about how Obama has "stuck...

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Islamic State Release Video Purporting To Show Beheading Of US Reporter Steven Sotloff

(111) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 1:12 PM

An internet video has been released purporting to show the beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State (IS) group. The film, which has yet to be verified by the Obama administration, follows on from a video posted last month in which fellow US journalists James...

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MP George Galloway Beaten Up In Notting Hill By A Man Shouting About The Holocaust

(469) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 5:27 PM

George Galloway was roughed up in West London’s upmarket Notting Hill on Friday evening, leaving the controversial Respect MP badly bruised. The assault took place on Golborne Road, where Galloway was posing for pictures. A man reportedly made a comment about the Holocaust before attacking the Bradford West MP.

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Putin Reminds West Russia Is One Of The 'Largest Nuclear Powers'

(146) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 1:08 PM

Do not "mess with Russia" was the bellicose offering from Vladimir Putin on Friday, as the Russia President reminded an increasingly exasperated West that his country maintains one of the largest nuclear arsenals in the world.

After being excoriated by Nato and President Obama on Thursday for the invasion...

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Video Of Gay Man Confronted By Christian Parents Sparks Homophobic Abuse On YouTube

(163) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 10:59 AM


A disturbing film of a gay man being confronted by his "Christian" family, which was posted to YouTube on Thursday, has sparked a raft of homophobic abuse on the video sharing website.

The post, which has gained more than

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