#Britain

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

Hate Crimes? I Believe Britain Is Better Than That

Karolina Kołodziej | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Karolina Kołodziej

Post-referendum we have witnessed increased levels of physical and verbal violence as well as acts of vandalism towards EU nationals and other minorities living in the UK. Disturbing as these events are it is important to note that the Polish community also received great support and many acts of kindness from the British community. Politicians, community leaders and ordinary citizens voiced their shock and horror as well as assured us that it Britain is open to all.

British-Iranian Mother Held In Tehran 'Due To UK Arms Debt'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK

The husband of a jailed British-Iranian woman has claimed she is being held because of an outstanding arms debt between the UK and Iran. Richard Rat...

Are We Living In A Divided Society?

Edward Adoo | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Edward Adoo

Many Americans were hoping for a positive election result to improve race and community relations. With Trump elected the future seems uncertain but will the result have any effect on how we deal with community relations across Britain? The new era of right wing politics has not just taken effect across America but it has led to a far right uprising across Europe.

Revealed: The Most Desirable Places To Live In Britain

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re looking to move away from the hustle and bustle of city life, make the Isle of Skye a priority. The island, situated off the northwest coa...

Brexit: Finding A Voice Through Art

Molly Waring-Moore | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Waring-Moore

Art is non-discriminatory, and so anyone can voice their opinion. We might feel at ease Tweeting our feelings but we want to know that our voice has made an impression beyond a retweet. The Listening Project and Three Months On are paving the way for new platforms for social and political conversations -that we can all be a part of.

Integration And Assimilation: Politicians Need to Know The Difference.

Abdulla Zaman | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Abdulla Zaman

Politicians have misused 'integration' to describe assimilation. In doing so, they have given false expectations of what it produces. Migrant groups are consequently misrepresented as isolated and disloyal.

Brexit Means What The British Parliament Says It Means

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What a mess, the twists and turns of Brexit must seem bewildering to those outside Britain. "Brexit means Brexit" has been The Prime Minister's catchphrase. As catchphrases go, it is not a bad one. However, now the judges have told her that Brexit means what the British parliament says it means.

The Early Effects Of Brexit On Businesses And The Economy

John Ifie | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
John Ifie

Immediately after Brexit (the historical vote by the people for a British Exit from EU, on June 2 of 2016) the pound fell to its lowest level in over ...

Britain Is The Fourth Best Place In The World To Be a Young Person

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Britain is the fourth best country in the world to be a young person, a new study reveals. A global youth development index compiled by the Commonwe...

Brexit - What Next? The Utility Of A Historical Assessment?

Martin Robson | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Robson

The historical record shows us that when faced with European economic and political exclusion Britons have tried to achieve their political and economic security through overseas, primarily, transatlantic connections. When we consider recent events in Europe and Europe's near abroad, it is again to those connections that Britain is likely to turn for peace and prosperity.

Too Much Russia On Their Minds

Alistair Burnett | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

The old saying "people who live in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones" isn't a call to stay silent; but it should be taken as an invocation to avoid hypocrisy if you want your words and actions to carry weight. Double standards have practical consequences.

Can Removing Subsidies In Farming Be Positive After 'Brexit'?

Fjona Krasniqi | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Fjona Krasniqi

If the UK is to prosper outside of the EU, opening itself to worldwide markets will mean that British farmers must be able to compete in order to maximise profits. Theresa May's government should pursue free trade where cooperation with the EU is also important, and a trade agreement must be agreed with the EU, the UK's largest trading partner.

The West, Putin And Extraordinary Double Standards

Phil Jones | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Phil Jones

I don't like Vladimir Putin. All his macho posturing. His authoritarian style. His apparent disregard for civilian casualties in Syria. His ugly and clumsy approach to politics and international diplomacy. It all leaves me cold.

Unseen Britain: What A Deal And Discounts Site Reveals About Poverty In The UK

Thomas Church | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Thomas Church

I recently created a money saving website. It's grown from 0 - 10,000 in a month and a half. That sounds impressive. But actually, it's worrying. ...

Trade, Britannia! Why We Must Make A Success Of Brexit

Murad Gassanly | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Murad Gassanly

I will conclude by accepting that Brexit may turn out to be a difficult, even at times painful national experience. And that is all the more reason why it must be made a success in the end. Let's go forth and trade, Britannia!

The Chancellor Forgot This Huge Brexit Promise In His Speech

Benjamin Butterworth | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Benjamin Butterworth

Maybe it slipped the Chancellor's mind. He must have a lot to think about right about now. The long-term downward trend predictions for the British economy; the volatile dip in jobs and investment seen in July; the seven week low in the value of sterling today. Not an easy in-tray. But, in case he has forgotten, a few months ago some bold spending promises were made.

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?

From A Native Londoner To A Berliner: An Expat's Perspective On Germany's Capital

Michelle Hambiliki | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Hambiliki

Although I have to say, after having lived in Berlin for eight months, this isn't something that I have personally noticed. I have met a lot of lovely Berliners and of course some not-so-lovely ones. So just putting it out there, Berliners are no more or less rude than Londoners, I would know, being the overly sensitive soul that I am.

Brexit Hate Crimes - Shamed By Our Reaction

Harjeet Johal | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Harjeet Johal

'Britain is not a racist country' I used to wail, as I frantically waved my little virtual Union Jack. 'We are a post-modern, post-bigotry, post-post wonderland; this island is just all about Instagram, edamame-beans and enlightenment, now.' But Brexit has changed things.

Data Shows Why Building A Wall In Calais Is Bound To Fail

Natalie Stanton | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Natalie Stanton

If policymakers are serious about resolving the crisis in Calais, they need to take immediate steps to fix this broken system. It has become clear that no progress will be made until funds are invested in educating and empowering the camp's residents, rather than continuing to segregate and dehumanise them.

Preparing For Cultural Differences - What To Except In Britain

James Farrell | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
James Farrell

Moving to the UK is a big step in your life. You might already be familiar with some of the British culture and etiquette through television shows. Ho...

The List Of Police Incidents Caused By Pokemon Go Is Completely Ridiculous

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.08.2016 | UK

Players of the gaming craze Pokemon Go have been involved in hundreds of police incidents since it was launched just last month, according to reports....

The United Kingdom Is United in Name Only

Shazia Awan | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics
Shazia Awan

We shouldn't aim to be "tolerant." Tolerance is not good enough. Let acceptance and fairness be our goals. We must overcome the unease of talking about race honestly and bypass this hideous false sense of cultural sensitivity and political correctness. It's taken us backwards, not forwards.

Should We Honour the 'Quiet Bat-People'?

Tom Johnson | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Johnson

The history of nepotism probably began fifteen seconds after the first man gained a position of power. It's a deeply uncomfortable word, personifying both the best and worst of humanity. It captures a deep seated desire to improve the lot of those we hold dearest, which manifests itself in taking advantage of position, power and privilege.