Britain

Britain's Problem With Islam

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

Modern Britain has a problem with Islam. This may not come as much of a surprise to some readers. For many in Britain, Islam is considered an isolating force, and its followers are somehow externalised from British identity, regardless of their birthplace or what passport they hold...

EU and Britain: Together or Apart?

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nikolaos Dimou

In my view, the EU would be a better place, if the plethora of its policies were not defined as an outcome of the everlasting conflicts between a humanitarian but unrealistic France and a productive but austere Germany, but if they were rather set by a pragmatist Britain. This outcome might as well be the best choice possible for Europe's -and Britain's- future.

Why Do We Care How Bullying Dictatorships Feel?

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

Remember that YouTube video where a fairly obese kid responded to a weak and bony bully by performing judo kind of move and smashed the bloke into the...

Incidents Like the Paris Metro Are Shocking, but Casual Racism Is Alive and Kicking

Becky Read | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Becky Read

I appreciate the use of 'black' as a descriptive term in some circumstances, for example if you were trying to point out my boyfriend in a room full of Chinese people. I don't appreciate it when used in the context of explaining why people might be more afraid of him than someone who was just big.

Why Do We Break Our Backs to Survive in London?

Thom James | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thom James

As city natives, we're used to an unhealthy mix of stress and mundanity on a daily basis. We've built an immunity to happiness: but this is probably due to the fact we've realised the lengths we have to go to to pay our monthly rent, which must be paid on top of bills, on top of living costs: food, water, transport.

Britain, a Nation of Entrepreneurs

Stephen Fear | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

As we approach the UK General Election it is obvious that possibly for the first time ever, most, if not all, of the main political parties accept that the creation of wealth through free enterprise is the only real way toward general prosperity.

Uncomfortably Numb - Attitudes to Politics

Sara Damergi | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Politics
Sara Damergi

The question is do we really need to feel a sense of fear or discomfort to become truly engaged in politics? Do we want to be numb to what's truly going on and get distracted by reports in mainstream tabloid media putting the blame on the overused and now farcical phrase and sentiment of: "its the immigrants coming over here and nicking our jobs?"

It's Almost Definitely Going To Snow Again

PA | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK

Severe weather warnings have been issued as forecasters predict heavy snow will fall in large parts of the UK in the coming days. Wintry showers ar...

More Than Necessary: Britain and Anti-Semitism

Phillip Mark McGough | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK
Phillip Mark McGough

Keeping their heads down is no longer enough. And while after each and every Islamist atrocity we are warned- and warned incessantly- of the dangers of an anti-Muslim backlash, the fact remains that in Britain, in 2015, it's the Jews who are double-bolting their doors.

New Infrastructure Bill Puts UK Climate Ambition at Risk

Kyla Mandel | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

The UK's climate change ambition will be in serious jeopardy once the Infrastructure Bill is passed into law. If that's not worrying enough, barely anyone seems to be taking notice.

14 Myths About Britain That We'd Like To Dispel For Americans (And Others)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Comedy

Don't listen to Fox News, America: Birmingham isn't "totally Muslim". And while we're on the subject, here are 14 other things about Britain that you ...

Rocket Man: It's Easy to Watch the Rosetta Mission and Be Impressed, but Why Not Try Your Own Project?

Craig Tickle | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Tech
Craig Tickle

One of my college lecturers challenged us with what felt like an impossible task - take a picture of the curvature of the Earth, using items costing less than £100.

What British People Say Vs What They Mean At Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Comedy

We think all our fellow Brits will be able to relate to this... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by Handface, Amanda Wilkie and David Beresford)...

Far-Eastern and British Cultural Exchanges and Their Influence on the Events Industry

Richard Dodgson | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK
Richard Dodgson

The Far East has an ever blossoming relationship with Britain in terms of fashion, style and education. This two-way relationship has led to a cross-fertilisation of cultural and commercial connections in the recent years. The next step in this cultural exchange is sport and events.

The Terror Case of Ryan McGee That Never Was

Dilly Hussain | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Not a single article in the British press mentioned the word 'terrorist' in reference to McGee's case. The hypocrisy and double standards of the British justice system and the media is as clear as daylight.

10 Ways To Have A Very British Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Americans! And other foreigners! Want to celebrate Christmas like a Brit? Then simply follow the advice of Anglophenia's Siobhan Thompson. Yes, the...

Polish Minister Tells Cameron Changes To EU Migration Rules Would Cross A 'Red Line'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Politics

Poland’s deputy foreign minister has warned David Cameron that any change to EU rules regarding migrants would represent “an absolute red line” ...

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

Meliha Hayat | Posted 26.01.2015 | 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 21.01.2015 | 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 22.01.2015 | 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 14.01.2015 | 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 13.01.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 05.01.2015 | 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.