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Brexit Briefing: Michael Fish, Apologetic Experts and Jenga

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics

All you need to know from the world of Brexit this week. You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your ...

What Does 2017 Hold In The Political World?

Alistair Jones | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics
Alistair Jones

For many people, 2016 was seen as a terrible year. Their worst political nightmares came to be: Brexit, and Trump winning the US presidential elections being seen as the strongest cases in point. Yet for many others - including, most obviously, Nigel Farage, those same events were seen as their political dreams coming true. 2016 was a year to treasure!

Berlin Attack: Police Release Suspect Arrested Because Of Insufficient Evidence

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK

German prosecutors say the man who was arrested after the Berlin lorry attack has been released because of insufficient evidence. A Pakistani nation...

Nigel Farage Sparks Fury After Attacking Brendan Cox And Hope Not Hate On Air

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK

Nigel Farage has sparked outrage after hitting back at the husband of murdered MP Jo Cox, telling the widower that he would “know more about extremi...

Angela Merkel Cheered As She Declares Britain Can't 'Cherry Pick' Over Brexit

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK

Angela Merkel today issued a clear signal that she does not intend to give Britain much leeway in its Brexit negotiations - as the EU’s chief Brexit...

The Waugh Zone November 21, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, November 21… 1) JAS HANDS Top marks to the CBI for lining up Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at thei...

The Waugh Zone November 18, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday, November 18… 1) BERLIN CALLING Senior European leaders today gather for the first time since Donal...

Boris Johnson Launches Brutal Attack On Angela Merkel For Her Trump Warning

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has issued a veiled retort to Angela Merkel and other European leaders who warned about the dangers of Donald Trump’s election victory...

Yvette Cooper Warns Theresa May Against 'Pandering' To Donald Trump And Be More Like Angela Merkel

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK

Labour MP Yvette Cooper has criticised Theresa May for not being more like Angela Merkel when the German chancellor made clear she had not forgotten D...

'Mum, Where Were You The Day Trump Was Elected?'

Nick Compton | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Compton

Would you do something for me? It will only take a moment of your time if you have a second to spare. Please. Turn to the person next to you and ask them if they're okay. Ask them if they need advice or a friend. Ask them if they need a shoulder to cry on.

Angela Merkel Gives Trump The Biggest Not-So-Subtle Warning After His Win

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics

Angela Merkel has issued a carefully-worded response to Donald Trump’s election as US President, taking aim at the divisive rhetoric he used during ...

It Is Time To Stop The Shameful Kowtowing To China - Before It Is Too Late

Benedict Rogers | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

The term 'kowtow', an adaptation of a Chinese phrase, means, according to Wikipedia, "the act of deep respect shown by prostration, that is, kneeling ...

Why Nicolas Sarkozy Wants To Reverse The Brexit Vote

J.N. Paquet | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Nicolas Sarkozy's announcement on Wednesday that, if elected president of France in May 2017, he would give Britain a chance to reverse the Brexit vote, has raised eyebrows across the European Union. Can such a decision, democratically taken by the people of a sovereign member state of the EU, be overlooked? What's in it for Sarkozy?

This Week's UN Refugees Summitry: A Missed Opportunity?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

The next few days provide an opportunity to make the step change the UNHCR has prematurely hailed in the way governments, working together, could make life easier for refugees and reduce the strain on the countries currently bearing the brunt. This requires collective political will and individual leadership from the government heads gathered in New York, but, as things stand, the odds are this chance is going to be missed.

The Waugh Zone September 19, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, September 19, 2016… 1) SHADOW BOXING Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to his local boxing gym yesterday w...

Let's Not Wait For Another Alan Kurdi

Abdulla Zaman | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Abdulla Zaman

On 2nd September, a year will have passed since the tragic story of Alan Kurdi. The body of the three-year-old was found washed upon the Turkish beach...

Cameron's Final Free Movement Plea To Merkel Revealed

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK

David Cameron made a last ditch appeal to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to limit the free movement of people if Britain voted to remain in the Europ...

The Waugh Zone July 21, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday July 21, 2016… 1) JEZITATION, REPETITION, DEVIATION The House of Commons rises for its summer r...

Why Should We Care How Female Politicians Dress?

Beth Gray | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Beth Gray

Rather than concentrating on shoe preferences and colours of outfits, the political message over the last week is one that Nicola Sturgeon perfectly articulated over Twitter. That politics aside, girls everywhere should be observing the recent female political appointments and as a result believe that nothing should be off limits for them.

Open Letter to Angela Merkel - A Plea to Consider Reforms to Freedom of Movement

Joanna Cates | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Joanna Cates

Dear Dr Merkel, I write to you as a British citizen, currently living in Germany. I am absolutely devastated by the recent EU referendum result, as are many other British people I know living here in Germany and back in the UK.

Boris and Gove Will Be Consumed By the Chaos They Have Unleashed

John Bason | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
John Bason

It is difficult to see how Boris Johnson and Michael Gove will be able to control this situation, they are either going to betray Leave voters or send the economy into a tailspin. In addition, many young people have been energised by the debate and will campaign to rejoin the EU.

China Is Today's Goliath, And It Needs the Courage of David to Stand Up to It

Benedict Rogers | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

China's belligerence is making it look increasingly like the Old Testament warrior Goliath, not only in its size and power, but in its attitude to the rest of the world. But there the parallel ends, because among the international community - governments, corporations, international institutions - no David has yet appeared. On the contrary, the Goliath that is China today is holding everyone else to ransom.

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.

Cameron's Referendum Is Not About Making Britain Great Again, It Is About Germany's Growing Role In the EU

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

As an ordinary British citizen similar to the 16% of the voters unsure whether they should support Britain staying in the European Union or join the c...

Iain Duncan Smith: Germany Blocked UK Plans For Emergency Brake On Migration

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Politics

Angela Merkel forced David Cameron to shelve plans for an emergency brake on EU migration, according to former Cabinet Minister Iain Duncan Smith. The...