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Reform the British Youth if you want to get rid of threat from ISIS

Meliha Hayat | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK
Meliha Hayat

Home secretary Theresa May has raised concerns over jihadist returning from Iraq and Syria but fails to realize the greatest threat we face is home grown extremism. Even if the government is able to implement new laws that will see returning jihadists losing their passports they will not be able to confiscate their funding, training and desire to overthrow the western world.

My Challenge To Sir John

Steven Woolfe | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

The former Prime Minister, Sir John Major has recently launched an attack on UKIP, by calling us "profoundly un-British in every way". This is rich from a man that signed the Maastricht treaty, thus gave away many British powers to an unelected European Union and tried to get us into the Euro.

Bandaid: If This Is Modern Britain At Its Best, I'm Afraid There's Little Hope

Byron Dean | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Byron Dean

certainly admit that celebrity activists and good-natured donators alike are doing more to help the impoverished and diseased in the short-term than are cynical philosophers. Yet the maverick in me cannot help but condemn the whole affair.

Whatever Happened to Education?

Simon Atkinson | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

Rather than worry about why education is "languishing" as a lesser order issue, perhaps we should see it as a sign of relative success. When we at Ipsos MORI analyse public opinion, we frequently conclude that Britain is better than it perhaps thinks it is. And, judging by what the experts are saying about teaching and what the students are telling us about their hopes and motivations, education may well fall into that category.

Philanthropy in the 21st Century? It's About Time!

Suzi Williams | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK
Suzi Williams

Many people think about philanthropy in financial terms - a philanthropist being an independently wealthy individual (or family) donating money to a chosen cause for zero return. In other words it's about money freely given (often anonymously) - with no catch - for the greater good of society.

Sexual Violence Against Women - Solving the Problem (Part Two)

Jessica Chan | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

I think it is vital that we involve those directly at the centre of the issue - we must include women in discussions, and even in leadership roles, centred on the issue of sexual violence against women.

Why a Cap on Immigration Would Damage our Creative Industries

Neely Reyes | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Politics
Neely Reyes

The whole argument for and against immigration is way too complex for any one person to discuss in a single article but there is one area that I haven't heard people talk about in the debate and that's the creative industries.

Surveillance = Killing

Kevin Lo | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK
Kevin Lo

Reprieve recently filed a complaint with the UK government regarding BT's role in facilitating surveillance that leads to killing. BT has persistently refused to come clean on its collaboration with intelligence agencies. We can only hope that the UK government can get from BT the answers we deserve.

Business Spice: Why Victoria Beckham's Success Matters For Women

Anushay Hossain | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anushay Hossain

Love her or loath her, you cannot ignore the numbers and Beckham has some impressive ones. With the fall opening of her first shop in London's Mayfair, Victoria Beckham's fashion business grew from £1 million pound turnover to £30 million since its launch just five years ago.

Mold: A Fiend Who Appears Like a Harmless Friend

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

While there are some opinions that mold (or mould) is harmless, there are umpteen testimonies by people who have been affected by mold growing in thei...

Recall Lord Hill and Boycott the EU Commission

Sean Howlett | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

The UK and David Cameron have everything to gain and nothing to lose from a temporary withdrawal, it would more than make up for the PM's dismal campaign to oppose Juncker and give his Eurosceptic backbenchers a bone to gnaw in the run up to May 2015. It's a no brainer really.

Best Places to View Autumn Leaves in Britain

Mark Hodson | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

The autumn months are when the British countryside is at its most beautiful, and traditional pleasures - cosy pub lunches, woodland walks and lazy afternoons by a fire with the papers and a pint - are at their most, well, pleasing.

Ukip's Message Now Needs to be Clearer Than Ever

Sean Howlett | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

This is not merely a shallow populist and reactionary revolution, but a revolution with deep thought, based on the right political philosophy. This is the only way Ukip can distinguish itself from the current establishment - whereas if they start playing the same political game as the rest, it will do them no favours.

Downton Abbey and the Rise of Ukip: Soft Nationalism and the Politics of Nostalgia

Malory Nye | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Malory Nye

I must confess that I am a fan of Downton Abbey. But I am worried about the programme, seriously worried. We should not underestimate what a successful TV show can do. Downton Abbey is, in fact, a form of soft nationalist porn that can probably be blamed for the rise of Ukip.

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 23.11.2014 | 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 18.11.2014 | 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 16.11.2014 | 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 16.11.2014 | 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 13.11.2014 | 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 15.11.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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 27.10.2014 | 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.