Politics of the United Kingdom

British MPs accused of lavish trips abroad

British lawmakers were under fire yesterday for racking up £1.5 million (HK$18.55 million) worth of visits to foreign countries, including Hong Kong, in the last two years paid for by governments, firms and pressure groups.

Saturday, 24 November, 2012, 3:14am

Britons apathetic about electing police chiefs

Britain goes to the polls tomorrow to choose its first elected police and crime commissioners - but the country's biggest shake-up policing for decades is threatening to end up a damp squib.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:52am

Heckler accosts Blair at HKU talk

Tony Blair was in Hong Kong yesterday to answer questions on the impact of faith and globalisation, but instead he was nearly the victim of a citizen's arrest for war crimes.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A touch of the whimsical in a journey through the Secret Garden

Alan Lo Yeung-kit has revamped three historical sites into hip restaurants - Classified, The Press Room and The Pawn. But the co-founder and director of the Press Room Group has been exploring ways to make them more than just your average restaurant.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

He has some memories of before the incident and he has some memories of after the incident. In between, very little

A lawyer for Staff Sergeant Robert Bales (above), who is accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians in a killing spree

We will not rule this out, as we will study all [financing] options

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The Iron Lady

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman Director: Phyllida Lloyd Category: IIA

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Strong-willed leader with a woman's touch

In an Oscar-winning performance, Meryl Streep plays the controversial yet strong-willed former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

Where we can't be given safeguards, it is better to be on the outside

British prime minister David Cameron, standing alone against the 26 other European Union leaders willing to sign up to closer fiscal ties

We usually call it a good day if we can sell more than 100 face masks, but we are getting more than 1,000 orders a day

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Finding north

It is the first night of the journey. The forest looms dark and unbroken beside the tracks. You can stare out of the window for hours and see very little but trees.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Scotland keen to strengthen rugby ties with HK

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Oslo killer's rant against former governor Patten

Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik condemned former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten because he argued for better relations with the Arab world when he was a member of the European Commission.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

HK's 'Turtle' pokes his neck out in UK phone-hacking fiasco

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Nothing minimalist about Churchill's troupe as he takes city's art scene to the circus maximus

A broker by day, James Churchill's other identity is that of circus owner, and his troupe comprises a lot of artsy types.

Last week, Churchill presented a two-day exhibition at Zetter Picture Framer in Wyndham Street. The circus-themed exhibition was the first of number to come organised by Churchill's new group, The Art Movement.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

Government plans four new bills by summer

The government plans to introduce four new bills before the end of this legislative session, including one based on a recommendation from the Law Reform Commission on enduring power of attorney.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

TV debate is a gamble that's well worth taking

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is not known for springing surprises, especially not on the topic of our city's political development. His invitation to Civic Party chairwoman Audrey Eu Yuet-mee to debate constitutional reform on television is as unexpected as it is welcome. Sensible debate on these issues has long been badly needed.

22 May 2010 - 12:00am