#Britain

Why Britain's Still Great, By Someone Who's Leaving

Vicky Mitchell | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Mitchell

We may be politically-divided, with a slowing economy, a 'severe' national threat level and have just become the fattest country in western Europe but in many ways the UK's still winning.

The Rise Of White Nationalism And Anti-Immigration Bias

Meriam Sabih | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics
Meriam Sabih

As Britain prepares to leave the EU, it will have to either negotiate an agreement to continue to reap benefits: especially in terms of intelligence sharing, security, collaboration in policing, and even cooperation to help prosecute perpetrators of terrorism, or Britain may have to form national institutions which will serve the function of providing safety to its citizens while facing both internal and global threats.

Countries, Like People, Rarely Elect To Change

Sam Goodman | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Politics
Sam Goodman

Countries, like people, are resistant to change. It is therefore no surprise that the vast majority of developed nations choose economically and politically easy paths; whether that is the allure of cheap credit and amassing debt or the ease of deferring key decisions to the next government and even the next generation.

CCTV In Abattoirs Is A Good First Step, But Animals Will Still Suffer

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

As long as consumers continue to buy meat, milk, eggs, and cheese (even though supermarkets are full of delicious plant-based choices), animals will suffer. That's why the kindest choice will always be simply to leave them off our plates.

Making Britain Great Again

Tania Bird | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Politics
Tania Bird

Brexit will Make Britain Great Again. I've never heard a bigger, more grotesquely misguided or egotistical slogan in all of the Brexit campaign, and ...

Brexit Or No Brexit, The UK And EU Must Stand Up For Human Rights

Julie Ward | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Politics
Julie Ward

Europeans have experienced turbulent elections of late, with populist, authoritarian nationalism pitted against openness, tolerance, and democracy. But in one election after another, voters have chosen more pragmatic and optimistic visions of society. Nowhere was this as clear as in the UK, where the Conservatives' small-islander vision of a buccaneering Brexit Britain was resoundingly rejected in a snap June election.

Why Can't May Cosy Up To Trump Like Macron Did?

Andrew Shaw | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Shaw

What I find fascinating is the difference in tone many of these publications took when covering Theresa May's visit to Washington in January. Then, a leader of a large European country with a surprisingly fragile economy cosying up to Trump was seen as desperate. Now, it's being portrayed as a bromance. Why?

The Role Of Horsepower In Building Britain Must Not Be Forgotten

Geoffrey Dennis | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Geoffrey Dennis

On International Working Animal Day (15 June), we're asking everyone to show their support for these hardworking animals. It's time that governments and international aid organisations recognised their importance and helped ensure they get the treatment, respect and compassion they deserve.

Terrorism Is The Enemy Of Britons Of All Faiths

Mustafa Field MBE | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK
Mustafa Field MBE

I have family in Iraq and know how that country has suffered beyond endurance at the hands of Daesh. In the same way that my family, and friends have resisted this scum in Iraq, I will resist them here. In this struggle, I will link arms with imams, rabbis and priests. People of genuine faith and love must find the inner strength to build a wall that Daesh cannot penetrate.

What It's Like When Your Best Friend Is An Asylum Seeker

Jenn van Twillert | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK
Jenn van Twillert

I carry some of her pain with me, wherever I go. I will always be proud of her, whatever happens. I will always admire her resilience, patience, self-sacrifice and kindness. My hopes have grown weaker but the little braveness that is left says that one day we will share the same privileges and she will finally be allowed to hit the play-button of her own life.

This Vote Will Go Down In History As 'The Brexit Election'

Professor Alex de Ruyter | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Alex de Ruyter

We've heard many times that 'Brexit means Brexit' but with negotiations with the EU scheduled to start just 11 days after the vote, in the next two weeks we should all be clearer on what Brexit really means.

Dear Fear, You Are Not Winning

Nicola Wiggins | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Nicola Wiggins

Dear Voice of Fear, You're not winning. I just thought I'd point out that fundamental fact. In this thing we've named 'the war on terror', I reckon,...

Brand Election: A Different Perspective On The UK General Election

Rodney Collins | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Rodney Collins

Tired of the relentless election campaigns? In our recent Truth About Britain research initiative, participants were given the opportunity to choose who they would vote for in the upcoming election - but with a difference. In this hypothetical election, participants were asked which brand or company - not which political party - would be best suited to lead the country.

Jeremy Corbyn's Best Moments

Frankie Leach | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

Whatever your thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn, his campaign has gone from strength to strength during this election. Whether it's about grime music or his appearances on question time, Corbyn has got the whole country talking. A man who once was only regarded as a rebel back-bencher, has quickly become one of the most popular (and unpopular) politicians in British history.

An Industry In Peril - Concerns For The Post-Brexit Culinary Landscape

Joseph Gann | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Joseph Gann

Never once in a professional kitchen have I heard complaint about 'bloody foreigners taking our jobs'. Far more likely to be discussed over the stoves is a lack of staff and desire. It is of paramount importance and deep concern that current post-election,Theresa May's playing politics with post-brexit Government proposals will have Britain's restaurant industry on it's knees. Don't let this happen. Please vote.

On Wasps And Foxes: Rethinking Our Relationship With Animals

Tiffany Francis | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Tiffany Francis

My relationship with animals is changing every day, and I am certainly guilty of googling dog memes and having a nervous breakdown over a flock of baby ducks. But in order to support the millions of other species we share our planet with, perhaps we should stop treating them like orphaned children that need mothering, and more like other species who just need the space and resources to live healthy (albeit cute) lives.

I'm A Proud Asian Living in Britain

Tomohisa Yamamoto | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tomohisa Yamamoto

I encourage British medias to turn the spotlight towards us Asians to empowers us and slowly erode away the 'invisible wall of race'.

The Real Face Of Britain

Kevin Bailey | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
Kevin Bailey

One of the big stories this week has been that of a young Asian Woman, standing in the face of an EDL leader, smiling calmly. That woman, was Saffiya...

The Glaring Inconsistencies Of Britain's Approach To Social Mobility Have Been Laid Bare

Basit Mahmood | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Basit Mahmood

A lot more must also be done to achieve parity of esteem between vocational and academic qualifications. Student's mustn't feel that achieving a university degree is something they have to do, even if their talents are best utilised elsewhere.

Why People In Britain Need To Try And Understand The Northern Irish Conflict Better

Dr Paul Breen | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Paul Breen

Perhaps if this was discussed more in the public eye, the Northern Irish peace process could move on to a stronger sense of everyone's aspirations being equal. That way too, mistakes of the past are less likely to happen again.

Are You A Global Citizen?

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

British, European and American politicians will have to manage groups who see the world in very different ways, protect their jobs and enable them to live their lives in a rapidly changing, digital economy where success means less barriers to travel and trade. Trump and Brexit won their elections on the back of declarations to protect those who see their future within a less open state, that they can recreate the world before globalisation and that international free trade has damaged their lives. It's a gamble which is unlikely pay off.

Gina Miller's To Theresa May: "Stand Up For All The British Public."

J.N. Paquet | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

As MPs gave the Government the go-ahead by voting the Brexit bill and the Lords are debating it now, Gina Miller, the businesswoman and philanthropist who successfully challenged the Prime minister over Article 50 at the Supreme Court, kindly accepted to answer my questions in an exclusive interview.

Government Must Launch Diesel Scrappage Scheme And Devolve It To Local Areas

Harry Quilter-Pinner | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Politics
Harry Quilter-Pinner

The UK government has now received as final warning over repeated breaches of air pollution limits in sixteen areas. This comes after 220 doctors warn...

Kashmir: The Unresolved Crisis

Julie Cooper | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Julie Cooper

If the Prime Minister truly wants us to be a global outward looking country, she needs to look at the global impact the continued uncertainty over Kashmir's future is having and encourage all sides to resume talks. We cannot continue to champion our freedoms here at home whilst allowing them to be deprived to people abroad.

Is Brexit Bringing People Together?

Marie Maurer | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Marie Maurer

Boston, Lincolnshire. The 'most divided town in England'. The highest Brexit vote. And the so-called 'murder capital'. On the surface, not exactly t...