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

Tories Demand Ukip Defector Mark Reckless Pays Back £3,000

(27) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 3:31 PM

The Tory Party has launched a revenge attack on Ukip defector Mark Reckless – by suing their former member for £3,000 spent on now redundant 2015 general election leaflets.

The Rochester and Strood Constituency Conservative Association, which lost the parliamentary seat to Ukip after Reckless jumped ship,...

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China's People's Liberation Army Soldiers Forced To Train In Temperatures Of Minus 30 Degrees

(8) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 10:56 AM

These poor chaps from the China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) were forced to perform their daily training session despite temperatures hitting -30 degrees celsius in Heihe, Heilongjiang Province, on Tuesday. The air was so bitingly cold that frost covered their eyelashes, hats and shoulders. The soldiers, from of the Frontier...

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Murdoch Harangued On Twitter For 'Gloating' Sydney Siege Tweet

(66) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 2:44 PM

Amid the tragic denouement of the Australian hostage siege, one man found reason for glee. Rupert Murdoch, the increasingly befuddled media kingpin, whose News Corp owns the Australian Daily Telegraph in Sydney, tweeted congratulations to his editors for including the “bloody outcome” in its final editions.

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Jeb Bush To Fight Hillary Clinton For The White House As Dynastic Rule Returns To America

(15) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 12:05 PM

NEW YORK -- In 1774 the Continental Congress, which became the governing body of Unites States, split with Britain to move away from the dynastic rule of the Hanoverians. More than 240 years later, the country is on the cusp of returning to bloodline dominion with news that Jeb Bush,...

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Ukip Windfall Of £1.5 Million In EU Cash Threatens To Split Party

(142) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 9:24 PM

Ukip is opposed to Europe, but not opposed to taking a £1.5 million windfall of European taxpayers' cash, according to a BBC Newsnight report.

The funding, which comes from the forming a new political party, has sparked a fresh internal row amongst members of the Farage's...

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Sydney Cafe Siege Ends With Three Fatalities, Including Gunman Man Haron Monis

(114) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 1:40 PM

Update: Sydney siege mourners are laying boxes of Lindt chocolates at the site

New South Wales Police has confirmed three people have been pronounced dead following the Sydney siege - a 34-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man who is believed to be "gunman"...

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'Millions March' Protesters In NYC Explain Why Unarmed Black Men Keep Being Killed By Police

(41) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 10:18 AM

NEW YORK -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of New York City on Saturday to protest the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, two unarmed African-American men killed in recent months by police officers. The incidents, one in Staten Island, New York, the...

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Michele Bachmann Delivers Final Piece Of Learned Advice Before Leaving Congress: 'Bomb Iran'

(101) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 9:08 AM

NEW YORK -- Michele Bachmann, perhaps the least hinged Republican serving in a Congress in which sanity passes as voting to repeal a healthcare law 33 times, is to leave the august institution at the end of the year, thus robbing Washington of one of its more colourful minds.


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Islamic State Wants To Sell James Foley's Body For $1 million

(114) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Having murdered American journalist James Foley by removing his head, the Islamic State is now trying to profit from his death by selling his body for $1 million.

According to a report by BuzzFeed, the terror network, which controls large swathes of Syria and Iraq,...

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'I Can't Breathe' Die-In Held In London's Westfield Mall Over Death Of Eric Garner In New York

(265) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 5:30 PM

Police have arrested 76 people who were part of a mass "die-in" protest at a major London shopping centre.

Two peaceful protests had been held at Westfield shopping centre in west London - one inside the centre and one outside. It is understood those inside were asked to make their...

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Oxford University Denies Ukip's Natasha Bolter Was A Student

(82) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 4:19 PM

A top university has publically denied that a prospective parliamentary candidate for Ukip, currently embroiled in a harassment claim against a party official, ever attended the institution. Natasha Bolter reportedly said in an interview that she attended Oxford, leaving Wadham College with an upper second-class degree in philosophy, politics and...

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Stunning Images By Christina Broom, Britain's First Female Press Photographer, Show Suffragettes, Miss Pankhurst, The Grenadier Guards And King Edward

(8) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 1:01 PM

These stunning images from the time of the First World War were taken by Christina Broom, widely regarded as Britain's first female press photographer. The collection, which is to be exhibited next year by the Museum of London, includes remarkable pictures of Suffragettes marching, a portrait of their...

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Gorbachev Warns That America And Russia Are Preparing For 'Many Years Of Confrontation'

(181) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 10:44 AM

The US and Russia are preparing for “many long years of confrontation,” according to former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Writing on Wednesday in the Russian state newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta, the 83-year-old delivered his grim assessment, warning that the frosty relations between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin could have “terrible consequences”....

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Roger Bird Publishes 'Personal Messages From Natasha Bolter' To Refute Harassment Claims

(81) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 4:05 PM

A senior Ukip official has published a raft of personal messages that he claims prove he enjoyed a consensual relationship with a prospective parliamentary candidate who accuses him of sexual harassment. Roger Bird, who has been suspended as the party's general secretary pending a formal internal...

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CIA Falsely Claimed 'Enhanced Interrogation' Foiled UK Terror Plots To Justify Brutal Techniques

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 1:20 PM

The CIA falsely represented its role in a number of UK-related terror plots in a bid to justify its "brutal" interrogation techniques, a US intelligence watchdog has said.

In a long-awaited report, the Senate Intelligence Committee said the capture of al Qaida UK operative Dhiren...

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Senate Intelligence Committee's Report Into CIA Torture Reveals Horrific Brutality And Deceit

(193) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 10:35 AM

NEW YORK – The result of a five-year Senate investigation into the CIA’s secret interrogations of terrorism suspects following the 9/11 attacks has revealed a staggering level of brutality and violence carried out by members of the US intelligence community.

The scathing summary reveals details of the...

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Labour Promises To Give 16 And 17-Year-Olds The Vote From 2016

(351) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 2:40 PM

Ed Miliband has pledged to give 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to vote in UK elections from as early as 2016 under a Labour government. Speaking on Monday, the Opposition leader promised to pass legislation to extend the franchise to 1.5 million more teenagers in the first session...

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Kasparov Likens West's Response To Putin To Chamberlain's Appeasement Of Hitler's Germany

(140) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 12:33 PM

Garry Kasparov, the chess grandmaster and political activist, has accused Western leaders of treating Russia in the same way that former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain appeased Nazi Germany.

The former world champion, who in recent years has become a vocal critic of Vladimir Putin and the Russian...

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William Meets Obama In The Oval Office While Kate Tours Centre For Child Development In Harlem

(7) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 11:59 AM

The British monarchy, historically not the most welcome institution in Washington, was well received at the White House on Monday as Prince William met with President Obama in the Oval office, part of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s three day tour of the US.

More than 250 miles...

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Nigel Farage Blames M4 Traffic Jam On... Immigrants

(469) Comments | Posted December 7, 2014 | 1:50 PM

Nigel Farage was unable to attend a meet-the-leader event in Wales on Friday because… immigrants made him late. The Ukip kingpin, who was due to attend the Ukip convention in Port Talbot, blamed Britain’s high levels of immigration for causing a backlog on the M4 motorway....

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