Great Britain

Sir Richard Branson Says This 'Disaster' Could Warrant A Second Referendum

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has said a hard Brexit would be a “disaster” for the UK and could warrant a second referendum. The billionaire claimed it was ...

Britain's Set For Its First Day Without Coal Since The Industrial Revolution

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech

This story has been updated. Friday (21 April) is set to be the first day since the industrial revolution that the UK won’t generate any electricity...

Team GB's Germaine Mason Dies After Motorcycle Accident, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK

Team GB high-jumper Germaine Mason has died following a motorcycle crash in Jamaica, police announced on Thursday. According to reports the 34-year-o...

Paul Ryan Praises 'Bold Leadership' Of Theresa May

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Politics

Paul Ryan, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, has praised Theresa May’s “bold leadership” ahead of the snap general election. The s...

Britain First 'Invaded' An Islamic Bookshop But It Backfired Wonderfully

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK

Britain First has “invaded” an Islamic bookshop in Birmingham prompting local Christians, politicians and the police to spend Easter Sunday “uni...

Refugee Teen Shot In Syrian School Attack Dedicates Life To Helping Others

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage refugee, who was shot in the leg during an attack on his school in Syria, has been awarded a prize for helping others in Leeds. Mohamad Kha...

Brexit Is 'Mission Impossible' And Will Damage Britain, Warns Leading German MEP

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics

Brexit will cause a “lot of damage” to the United Kingdom and the negotiations look like “mission impossible”, a senior MEP has warned. Manfre...

13 Times Donald Trump Wrote Completely WTF Tweets About Britain

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has used his Twitter account air his views on everything from rivals like ‘Crooked Hillary’ and birth certificates to “F**kface Von...

Triggering Article 50 Could Be 'A Flashpoint' For Hate Crime, Polish Community Leader Warns

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics

A “wave” of hate crimes against European migrants could follow the start of Britain’s exit from the EU, a Polish community leader has warned. Tr...

Britain’s US Ambassador Hails Trump Amid Farage Threat

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK

Theresa May and Donald Trump are to forge a relationship similar to that enjoyed by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, Britain’s ambassador in the...

My Great British Oath To Sajid Javid MP

Maria Munir | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maria Munir

Words will not make me authentically British. Am I converting to Britishianity? (I coined that phrase, because apparently we can coin entire value systems by copying global ones nowadays). If we are truly moving towards advocating secular systems, why this strange fundamentalism?

Why We Should Look Closer To Home For Adventure

Charlie Hainsworth | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Hainsworth

Every year many Brits travel abroad in search of the beauty in our world. As the very fortunate individual chosen as 16-25 Railcard's first Chief Adventure Officer, it is my job to show the Great British public why they should be looking closer to home, embracing a staycation, and exploring all our nation has to offer.

Seven Reasons Great Britain Is Truly Great

Cheryl Muir | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Cheryl Muir

I know we've had a tough year. Brexit is nothing to be sniffed at. But our country is beautifully unique. From the woman who didn't think twice about waving goodbye to England seven years ago, I would like to remind us all of what makes our country truly great.

Studying The Kiwis: Could Britain's Junior Doctors Learn From New Zealand?

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Politics
Nima Ghadiri

Based on their track record, would they have hesitated to legally challenge the UK government: particularly on Jeremy Hunt's early assertion that we do not already have a seven-day emergency NHS, a proclamation which has already led to well-documented patient harm?

Neo-Nazi Stickers Distress Cardiff Residents

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I, personally, am the descendant of Jewish Polish immigrants who escaped the Nazis in the Second World War. To see Neo-Nazi propaganda in my hometown of Cardiff is devastating.

Brexit Aftermath: Flipping the Bird at the Elite?

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

The decision to Brexit is one of the most irrational collective decisions in recent history, because those already feeling the heat have turned it up even higher, proving to be their own worst enemy. It was a destructive move, but it wasn't a bolt out of the blue either.

Brexit: There Is No Right or Wrong Way

Jojo Furnival | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jojo Furnival

WRONG WAY, GO BACK. I walk underneath this sign every day. Every day, on my way to work in marketing and communications for a charity, I look at this sign.

An Open Letter to Brexit

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Rohan Banerjee

Dear Brexit, Congratulations on a hard if not well-fought victory in the EU referendum. I write to you with my heart as heavy as the pressure that now falls on your shoulders to make good of the biggest political and economic gamble in Britain's history.

Keep Quiet and Carry On: The EU

Chris R Wright | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Chris R Wright

You are not wrong for holding a legitimately cultivated opinion, and you are not bad for saying so, or changing your mind. But together we must stop allowing a fear of offense to legitimise folly. As long as ignorance is bliss, the opposite is also true.

Breakaway UK: An Eccentric Cousin Rowing Out Into Choppy Waters

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

All considered, it's like watching your eccentric cousin trying to row out into the rough seas of the Atlantic, because he might have gotten angry at not fitting in or cross at some rule he objected to but had to follow. On the one hand you know he won't get very far, but on the other you realise with dread he might still drown in the waves.

A Disunited Kingdom: Views on the Brexit Differ in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

If you, for simplicity's sake, wanted to slice the cake four ways: Scotland and Northern Ireland both seem to prefer to remain. While Wales is somewhat undecided, England tilts towards wanting to leave. Hence, the Kingdom seems more disunited than ever.

Brexit Would Betray Britain's War Dead

David Crossland | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Politics
David Crossland

There's another way of remembering the dead of the First World War. The "Ring of Remembrance" at the new International Memorial of Notre Dame de Lorette near Arras bears the names of 579,606 soldiers who fell in the region. They are engraved there in alphabetical order - not by nation.

Vote to Stay: As the Longest Day (Still) Isn't Over

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

You know what? Sod the economy, stupid! The Brexit is all about idealism. There's more at stake here than house prices and jobs, much more. 22 years ...

Brexit Will Benefit Both Farmers and Consumers

Jayne Adye | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jayne Adye

With the referendum really heating up in recent weeks, there has been a surplus of outlandish claims coming from both sides. With plenty of column inches already dedicated to the Prime Minister's scaremongering about the dangers of World War 3 if we Leave the EU, the ordinary voter can understandably come to the conclusion the whole referendum issue is a bit of a storm in a teacup...

'Now Bid Me Run, and I Will Strive With Things Impossible'

Conrad Bird | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics
Conrad Bird

This year the GREAT Britain campaign, which promotes the best of Britain across the world, is celebrating Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary. Shakespear...