Britain

'Scandal' - The UK's Second Chance Has Arrived

Ryan Love | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ryan Love

So what's the big deal, why do I and why should you care so much? Well to be honest, I can't go into much detail because I don't want to spoil even the smallest thing. Scandal was recommended to myself when just two episodes had aired.

Is the 'Made in Britain' label driving the 'march of the makers'?

Simon Thomas | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

"I want Britain to be the place international businesses go to, not the place they leave. Let it be heard clearly around the world - from Shanghai to ...

Britain's 26 Rudest Place Names

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Yes, it's silly. Yes, it's childish. But Gary Gale's brilliant map of vaguely rude place names of the world has had us giggling like schoolchildre...

10 Things The World Can Learn From Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

So much of the news is focused on what a country isn't doing right or the terrible tragedies happening within its borders, that we often forget the we...

Is North Korea Really Out of Reach?

Hugo Swire | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Hugo Swire

For too long the North Korean people have suffered terribly. There are no easy answers, but we are determined that we should not simply see this as "too difficult" and put it to the bottom of what is a very busy foreign affairs in-tray. We must remain resolute in tackling the DPRK's efforts at nuclear development.

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 11 July 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

In Ireland, news not involving Garth Brooks has ceased to exist... Vanessa Feltz told of the time Rolf Harris sexually assaulted her... Christian bakers refused to heed a customer request for a cake with Bert and Ernie icing advocating marriage equality...

Alps Murders: Ex-Husband Of Woman Died On The Same Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

Detectives investigating the killing of a British engineer and his family in the Alps have revealed his wife was previously married to a man who died ...

Katie Hopkins; the Worst of Middle Class Britain

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Hopkins claimed that a child's name was an indicator of social class... tattoos are graffiti and those with tattoos will never be high achievers... She tweeted a cake in the form of an assault rifle, commenting it was the perfect thing for Muslims to eat when breaking their fast.

9 Reasons Why Canada Is Better Than Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Happy Canada Day, Canadians! While you get hopped up on Labbatt's and McCain oven chips, we're celebrating it in the most British way possible: by put...

A Tale of Two Doctors and the Kurdish Struggle

Gary Kent | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Kurdish Doctor Najmaldin Karim once helped save the life of President Reagan when he was shot. Now his urgent job as its elected Governor is to help save the Kurdish province of Kirkuk.

Which LGBT Tourists Most Want to Travel to Pride Events? (The Answer Might Surprise You.)

Ian Johnson | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

'Gay Pride' events have become big business, especially for tourism marketing offices who increasingly promote them to shine a spotlight on their destination in a competitive LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) tourism market...

Kindness: An International Value

Georgina Jones | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Jones

family and friends but also to unite strangers through a value that can be included in every aspect of life. Kind acts do not have to be newsworthy to involve a positive chain and this effect is often present in everyday kindness we see and do like helping a stranger carry their luggage upstairs.

It's Time for a British Football Team

Richard Berry | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Sport
Richard Berry

Wouldn't it be nice to think that our national sport, with its ability to both unite and divide communities, could lead the way in bringing the British people together with a shared vision of a modern, multi-cultural, multi-national country, albeit one with a outdated fondness for the 4-4-2 formation?

WATCH: One Woman, 17 British Accents

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Siobhan Thompson, we salute you. With our bowler hats, umbrellas and sporrons. For your guide to the accents of the British Isles - including the cele...

Not Very British #BritishValues: How David Cameron Is Silencing Minorities

George Iordanou | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics
George Iordanou

David Cameron not only misrepresents minority groups and the nature of the demands that they make, he is also skewing the whole debate on minority rights.

Why I Loathe Gove's 'British Values'

Minesh Parekh | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Minesh Parekh

Education secretary Michael Gove recently declared that all 20,000 primary and secondary schools in the UK, stating that this government 'will put the promotion of British values at the heart of what every school has to deliver for children'. But this raises several questions, most importantly: what actually are "British" values?

If You Want to Understand Pakistan, Talk to its Bus and Ambulance Drivers

Salman Shaheen | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Every day, Zahir braves the bedlam of Karachi's bustling streets, driving one of the city's iconic technicolour busses bedecked with peacocks and Urdu scrawlings. His concerns about the country he's living in and what can be done to fix it are among those told by Asad Anees of the University of Karachi...

Life as a Syrian Refugee in Calais, France

Amel Guettatfi | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Amel Guettatfi

I recently spent a week in Calais on the Northern border of France filming Syrian refugees. The men there are mainly between the ages of 20 and 35. They left their home country in the hopes of finding a more stable life in Europe, most specifically, in Britain. This is an account of my first impressions.

Online Groceries in America : Second Time Lucky?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Yet, online groceries are back with a bang, riding the wave of an advanced internet ecosystem and the cumulative wisdom from billions of e-commerce transactions successfully conducted by not just online mega retailers like Amazon, but also traditional players like Walmart and Tesco.

Ballad of a D-Day Dodger

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Stefan Simanowitz

"I'm not bitter about the D-Day celebrations at all" says 90 year-old Ivor Gaskill. "I just wish they'd give us the same recognition because if hadn't been for us there probably wouldn't have been a D-Day, at least not on 6th June."

Why Multiculturalism is Not Enough

Michael Bond | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Bond

How well do you know your neighbours? By sight? By name? Well enough to know the names of their children? In multicultural Britain we should be asking this question more often, for the answer matters a great deal.

The Inequality Row: Has the Penny Dropped?

John Nickson | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
John Nickson

Evidence of increasing inequality has been accumulating for 30 years. Taxes were reduced, the financial, property and IT sectors boomed and billionaires appeared. Since then, the number of billionaires based in Britain is reported to have increased tenfold to 104.

Multicultural Britain 2.0 Is the Best Answer to Ukip: We Need to Learn How to Live at Ease With Our Diversity

Malory Nye | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Malory Nye

There have been many predictions that both the Conservatives and Labour will move to the right in the next year, out of fear of the impact of Ukip's anti-multiculturalism. I am not sure if this is the necessary and 'politically correct' route to ensure electoral success in 2015.

Nigeria: A Year of Emergency

Rachael Akidi | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Rachael Akidi

Exactly a year ago, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency across three north eastern states...

The 2014 Sunday Times Rich List Is Britain's Badge of Shame

John Wight | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
John Wight

The revelation that the UK is now officially home to more billionaires per head of population than any other country in the entire world is a badge of shame.