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The EU Referendum: The Importance of Your Vote

Daniel W Smith | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Politics
Daniel W Smith

On Thursday 23rd June the people of Britain will vote on our membership of the European Union, an issue that will shape the future of our country more so than an any other issue. It has never been more important to make sure that you're registered to vote. I won't tell you how to vote but I will present the arguments to support staying in the European Union. I am of the opinion that the benefits far outweigh any perceived negatives.

Why I Will Vote to Remain in the European Union

Julie Cooper | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Politics
Julie Cooper

We should stay in Europe not just because it is economically advantageous, though it is, but because we are a confident, an outward looking internationalist country. It is the right thing to do because we all have a moral duty to pass on a better world to our children. Britain is better in Europe and the world is better for it.

Enough of the Stats, I'll Be Voting to Stay in the EU on Principle

Kate Delaney | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Kate Delaney

This is an amazing chance for everyone, from either side of the debate, to have a say and send a strong message, to not only Europe but the whole world, about what the British people value the most. So I will be voting to remain in the European Union this June. I hope you use your principles to guide you and do the same.

Why We Need to Question Britain's Fear of Europe

Usman Butt | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Politics
Usman Butt

ITU Pictures Are you for Britain remaining in the European Union or for Britain leaving the Europe Union? The Westminster rendition of 'to be or not ...

Why Justin Trudeau Makes Me Want to Be a Canadian

Rachel King | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel King

I often think about where I'd move to if UKIP ever got voted in. I like to have a back up plan. And to be honest, every time this government shits on ...

Can't Decide Which Way to Vote in the EU Referendum? Go With Your Heart

Matt Hawkins | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

Quite frankly, I can't vote in an election in favour of the position put forward by members of UKIP, even if that leaves me siding with Cameron and Osborne.

How The Prince's Trust Helped Me Through Severe Disability

Charlotte Elizabeth | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Elizabeth

Two years on from my original idea and I have now launched my business. I have one style of handbag in four different colours, waiting to enter someones life of memories and chapters. Though the basis of my business is about the design of my products, I aim to encourage other businesses to support our treasured craftspeople of the country.

Muslim Hiker or Another Fighter?

Lauren Booth | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Lauren Booth

I was walking with my children on the heath surrounding Lyme Park, the stately home famous as the backdrop for Colin Firth's wet T-shirt moment, in Pride and Prejudice. It was a breezy morning and my teenage daughters, pasty faced, baggy eyed (from our early start) were in a sulky mood, hands shoved deep into hoody pockets.

This Compilation Of British Drivers Swearing Is Oddly Soothing

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Comedy

Here's a video we can all relate to - British drivers swearing at each other. From the humble "tosser" to the aggravated "you absolute prick", we'v...

Ronnie Pickering Could Learn Something From This Incredibly British Road Rage Incident

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

Irate Yorkshireman Ronnie Pickering might want to take this video as a good lesson in British road rage etiquette. When the man who became an inter...

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off Sir Michael's "Sort of Certain" Brexit Endorsement

Ian Baxter | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

So yes cooperation is challenging, joint decision making sometimes seems a pain. But the Britain Sir Michael and I both love has always had the confidence and courage to be outward looking, collaborative, forward thinking and a strong advocate of free trade. We will soon have the chance to prove that these great attributes remain.

How Do We Expect Refugees in Britain to Integrate When We Label Them So Enthusiastically?

Anca Carter-Timofte | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anca Carter-Timofte

We should stop seeing people as 'the refugee' and distancing the problem, and instead we should view them as individuals who are not defined by labels hurled at them.

Actually, Opposing Trident Doesn't Make You a Pacifist

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

If the Tories think that a Labour ditching of Trident would make them unelectable, then they really are ignorant to the concerns and interests of ordinary British people.

What Would You Do If Your Wealth Were $28Billion?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What sort of system have we created that relentlessly siphons wealth from the poor to the richest 1%, and in the process deprives humanity of the resources that could bring happiness, contentment and joy to billions of people? When, oh when, will world leaders take concrete steps to remedy this injustice and unfairness?

Stay or Go, Europe's Democratic Deficit Must Be Tackled

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

With a New Year and the holiday season coming to an end, the EU referendum campaign is heating up. But since our membership of European Union is a crucial constitutional issue, there's one issue that can't be ignored: democracy.

Britons Cannot Safely Afford Loans

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Mohadesa Najumi

The government would rather that we are in the dark about what "Affordable loans" really mean for honest, hard-working Britons.

The EU - Doomed From the Start

Rob Comley | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

For a nation-state to successfully exist, a common sense of identity must be apparent - people must think of themselves as a part of the nation they live in. Even in the direst of times and against all odds, a certain level of common identity can hold a nation together - be it the land we share, the laws which govern our lives, our history or our culture...

We Owe Britain Better Than to Try to Ban Donald Trump

Alan Grant | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Essentially, the desire to ban Mr Trump says nothing about him and says everything about the signatories. It's not that we owe him and his unconvincing hairpiece a single damn thing, we owe him no respect nor do we owe him any pleasantries... However, we do owe centuries of well-developed British principles and traditions, built on free speech and robust debate, better than taking the easy way out.

EU Dictatorship Burns Brightly in Time for Christmas

Rob Comley | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

With the world's attention firmly on last week's United Nations Climate Conference in Paris - known as COP21 - it seems as though the EU has decided to take the downtime to create a Directive about something so serious and dangerous that you may find it hard to believe it hasn't already been done - the safety of candles.

This Amazing Twitter Account Is Ridiculing Britain First In The Best Way

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Anti-immigration Facebook group Britain First is being royally done in by a hilarious parody Twitter account. British First is definitely worth a f...

No Light at the End of the Tunnel for the EU's Youth

Rob Comley | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Comley

Across Europe, Eurosceptic student groups are gradually coming together. They see the need for less government, not more. They realise the EU has been a cause of their troubles - or at least a symptom of the cause - which has done next to nothing to cure their problems. Just like many countries on the continent, Britain's youth is finally realising, the only way to truly solve this crisis is to Get Britain Out of the EU.

Strengthening Britain's Voice in the World

Sir John Holmes | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sir John Holmes

Is the UK really abdicating from its role as an influential power in the world, as many of our friends and allies fear? And does a diminution in our global role make sense? These were the questions a group of foreign and security policy experts set out to answer over the summer.

Cameron's Real Test Is in Westminster, Not Brussels

Anand Menon | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Anand Menon

David Cameron needs to convince his backbenchers that he has reformed the Union. Research by the think tank Open Europe has suggested that 203 of the 330 Conservative MPs can be characterised as 'swing voters.' That is to say, they are either not particularly interested in the EU or who are waiting until the results of the renegotiation before making up their minds on the referendum.

You Are Not Sad or Lonely if You Drink Tea

David Ready | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Ready

Tea drinking is a part of our national identity, a part of our social routine, a routine that has echoed across the world, even in the United States, with many referring to us Brits as tea-drinkers, rather than the European coffee lovers.

Would Prophet Mohammed join ISIS?

Hiba Khan | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Hiba Khan

If he was here today, I can say with certainty, Mohammed would condemn IS and their brethren. But he is not. And so I, along with millions of other Muslims, stand firmly against the Islamist narrative.