Britain

The Historical Context and Contemporary Relevance of PM Modi's 'Zero Defect, Make in India' Vision

Abhaey Singh | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Abhaey Singh

Given China's continuation of a broadly Anglo-Saxon model of economics and manufacture, instead of one derived from her own exemplary past - which in turn equates to a lost opportunity for all global consumers - the inherent 'Indianess' of Prime Minister Modi's manufacturing vision may ultimately be good news for all of us.

Brit ISIS Fighter: 'I Miss Home But I Will Not Return to the UK'

Dilly Hussain | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Meet 20-year-old Hamza al-Britani who left Birmingham for Syria in June last year. The British Pakistani told me via Skype how he caught a plane to Turkey and simply "jogged" over the border to "the land of jihad." A family friend of Hamza had arranged this interview so he could clear up misconceptions about jihad and ISIS...

Hunger for Fame - #NotInMyName

Dilly Hussain | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

After ISIS executed British aid worker David Haines, the group is now threatening to kill another aid worker, Alan Henning. While it is categorically against Islam to arrest and murder non-combatants, be it aid workers or journalists, we have witnessed another episode of senseless apologetic condemnations from British Muslim leaders.

Neither Side of the Independence Argument Are on the Money

Sean Howlett | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

The Scottish Independence Referendum is drawing to a close. Many questions remain unanswered, but there is one question that sticks out. What currency would an independent Scotland use?

Get Over Yourself, Scotland

Mark Dolan | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Mark Dolan

Scotland is a country that I adore, but she is letting herself down. Scotland is having a tantrum and behaving like a petulant teenager. And like a petulant teenager, she is neither big nor strong enough to go it alone. Get over yourself Scotland. You are a small country, deal with it... What's so special about Scotland anyway? Well, a lot actually. I think it's one of the greatest nations in human history. For a small country, it has and continues to contribute a disproportionately large amount to the world. Scotland's offerings in science, medicine, technology, music, engineering, entertainment and art are unparalleled. That's not to mention the landscape, the cities, the drinks and the epic women. But that doesn't mean you have to break off and go it alone

An End to Brand Britannia

Neil Simpson | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Simpson

Whichever way the referendum goes, it's clear that brand Britain has become little more than a logo and a few slogans: good for selling clothing, perhaps, but hardly the basis for a successful political union.

Scotland Went Out to Buy Cigarettes and Never Came Back

James Dann | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

If Scotland break free from the UK, where are they going to go? This week will see an important checkpoint in the game of life, and Scotland could potentially be leaving the UK. But with a country packed with over 78,000 acres and 5 million people, where will they go?

10 Incredibly British Insults

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Comedy

"If you ever get into an argument with a British person, you'll wish you'd have watched this video," writes Anglophenia. And we have to agree. From...

Should British Jihadists Be Given a Second Chance?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

If British foreign policy in the Muslim world can be seriously revised, and a genuine effort by the government not to modify Islam by funding embarrassingly unpopular 'Muslim' think-tanks and self-professed scholars, only then can Britain, as a nation, begin to work towards a practical solution in tackling extremism.

A Positive No

David Knowles | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Politics
David Knowles

At the heart of the Yes campaign is a simple and admirable goal; to build a better Scotland for Scots living now and for those in generations to come. In fact, this goal is more than admirable. It is desirable, enviable, humane, generous and, above all, hopeful.

Generation Sweet Stuff - Are We All Sugared Up?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

The sugar-less trend seems like it might have long running implications on the way we sell, shop and eat. Things that were once put onto our health barometer, we're now advised to stay clear of. Yogurt, fruit, cereal and so forth are most certainly off the menu. Advised that cereals were the healthy option to start of our day, the healthiest at present, has to be cartoned egg whites.

13 Agonising Moments Every British Person Has Experienced

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Comedy

From not quite catching someone's name to avoiding people you know, every Brit will be able to relate to these everyday terrors, adapted by Buzzfeed f...

The Myth of Britain's Social Recovery

Tom Johnson | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

In the first wave of 'problem families', 32% had a disability or long term illness and 82% had a problem related to education, while 15% had children with a problem of substance abuse. This suffering can not be combatted by slashing budgets, but investing time, care and resources into tackling the root causes of these problems, as well as their aftermath.

11 Stereotypes About The British That Are Actually True

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Previously, we brought you Nine Stereotypes About The British That Simply Aren't True. But what about the ones that are? We asked our colleague...

9 Stereotypes About The British That Simply Aren't True

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Britain! Land of thatched cottages, red telephone boxes and Hugh Grant. OR IS IT? Not exactly, no. Whilst we hate to rain on anyone's parade, w...

Tantrums and Hurt Feelings: The Reality of Becoming British

Pavla Kopecna | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK
Pavla Kopecna

In truth I was grateful for all the things that eventually made Britain my home. But I was also angry. Angry for all the hoops I had to jump through to get the same rights as others who were born here, as if begging entry to some exclusive club I wasn't allowed to join even though it was located at my house.

Is the UK Heading for a Skills Crisis?

Martina Milburn | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Martina Milburn

We know that unemployed young people want to work and that employers have vacancies they want to fill. In fact, our report highlights that 72% of business leaders see the recruitment of young people as vital to averting a skills crisis.

Travelling to Birmingham

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Many years passed before I realised you can "travel" in your own country, that we are actually surrounded by exotic locations, places we've never seen and dialects we don't understand... I'm visiting England's second biggest city precisely because it's not somewhere a visitor to the UK would normally visit.

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

Ryan Love | Posted 29.09.2014 | 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 28.09.2014 | 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...

Is North Korea Really Out of Reach?

Hugo Swire | Posted 15.09.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 03.09.2014 | 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.