The Early Effects Of Brexit On Businesses And The Economy

John Ifie | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
John Ifie

Immediately after Brexit (the historical vote by the people for a British Exit from EU, on June 2 of 2016) the pound fell to its lowest level in over ...

Britain Is The Fourth Best Place In The World To Be a Young Person

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Britain is the fourth best country in the world to be a young person, a new study reveals. A global youth development index compiled by the Commonwe...

Brexit - What Next? The Utility Of A Historical Assessment?

Martin Robson | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Robson

The historical record shows us that when faced with European economic and political exclusion Britons have tried to achieve their political and economic security through overseas, primarily, transatlantic connections. When we consider recent events in Europe and Europe's near abroad, it is again to those connections that Britain is likely to turn for peace and prosperity.

Too Much Russia On Their Minds

Alistair Burnett | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

The old saying "people who live in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones" isn't a call to stay silent; but it should be taken as an invocation to avoid hypocrisy if you want your words and actions to carry weight. Double standards have practical consequences.

Can Removing Subsidies In Farming Be Positive After 'Brexit'?

Fjona Krasniqi | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Fjona Krasniqi

If the UK is to prosper outside of the EU, opening itself to worldwide markets will mean that British farmers must be able to compete in order to maximise profits. Theresa May's government should pursue free trade where cooperation with the EU is also important, and a trade agreement must be agreed with the EU, the UK's largest trading partner.

The West, Putin And Extraordinary Double Standards

Phil Jones | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Phil Jones

I don't like Vladimir Putin. All his macho posturing. His authoritarian style. His apparent disregard for civilian casualties in Syria. His ugly and clumsy approach to politics and international diplomacy. It all leaves me cold.

Unseen Britain: What A Deal And Discounts Site Reveals About Poverty In The UK

Thomas Church | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Thomas Church

I recently created a money saving website. It's grown from 0 - 10,000 in a month and a half. That sounds impressive. But actually, it's worrying. ...

Trade, Britannia! Why We Must Make A Success Of Brexit

Murad Gassanly | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Murad Gassanly

I will conclude by accepting that Brexit may turn out to be a difficult, even at times painful national experience. And that is all the more reason why it must be made a success in the end. Let's go forth and trade, Britannia!

The Chancellor Forgot This Huge Brexit Promise In His Speech

Benjamin Butterworth | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Benjamin Butterworth

Maybe it slipped the Chancellor's mind. He must have a lot to think about right about now. The long-term downward trend predictions for the British economy; the volatile dip in jobs and investment seen in July; the seven week low in the value of sterling today. Not an easy in-tray. But, in case he has forgotten, a few months ago some bold spending promises were made.

Why Nicolas Sarkozy Wants To Reverse The Brexit Vote

J.N. Paquet | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Nicolas Sarkozy's announcement on Wednesday that, if elected president of France in May 2017, he would give Britain a chance to reverse the Brexit vote, has raised eyebrows across the European Union. Can such a decision, democratically taken by the people of a sovereign member state of the EU, be overlooked? What's in it for Sarkozy?

From A Native Londoner To A Berliner: An Expat's Perspective On Germany's Capital

Michelle Hambiliki | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Hambiliki

Although I have to say, after having lived in Berlin for eight months, this isn't something that I have personally noticed. I have met a lot of lovely Berliners and of course some not-so-lovely ones. So just putting it out there, Berliners are no more or less rude than Londoners, I would know, being the overly sensitive soul that I am.

Brexit Hate Crimes - Shamed By Our Reaction

Harjeet Johal | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Harjeet Johal

'Britain is not a racist country' I used to wail, as I frantically waved my little virtual Union Jack. 'We are a post-modern, post-bigotry, post-post wonderland; this island is just all about Instagram, edamame-beans and enlightenment, now.' But Brexit has changed things.

Data Shows Why Building A Wall In Calais Is Bound To Fail

Natalie Stanton | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Natalie Stanton

If policymakers are serious about resolving the crisis in Calais, they need to take immediate steps to fix this broken system. It has become clear that no progress will be made until funds are invested in educating and empowering the camp's residents, rather than continuing to segregate and dehumanise them.

Preparing For Cultural Differences - What To Except In Britain

James Farrell | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
James Farrell

Moving to the UK is a big step in your life. You might already be familiar with some of the British culture and etiquette through television shows. Ho...

The List Of Police Incidents Caused By Pokemon Go Is Completely Ridiculous

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.08.2016 | UK

Players of the gaming craze Pokemon Go have been involved in hundreds of police incidents since it was launched just last month, according to reports....

The United Kingdom Is United in Name Only

Shazia Awan | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics
Shazia Awan

We shouldn't aim to be "tolerant." Tolerance is not good enough. Let acceptance and fairness be our goals. We must overcome the unease of talking about race honestly and bypass this hideous false sense of cultural sensitivity and political correctness. It's taken us backwards, not forwards.

Should We Honour the 'Quiet Bat-People'?

Tom Johnson | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Johnson

The history of nepotism probably began fifteen seconds after the first man gained a position of power. It's a deeply uncomfortable word, personifying both the best and worst of humanity. It captures a deep seated desire to improve the lot of those we hold dearest, which manifests itself in taking advantage of position, power and privilege.

Britain's New African Empire

Mark Curtis | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

We need to radically rethink the notion that Britain is helping Africa to develop. The UK's large aid programme is, among other things, being used to promote African policies from which British corporations will further profit. British policy in Africa, and indeed that of African elites, needs to be challenged and substantially changed if we are serious about promoting long term economic development on the continent.

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

Hints of Tory Membership Flight Following May Coronation

Sam Harrison | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

In the hours following the announcement that Theresa May would become prime minister without a vote being put to the membership of the Conservative Pa...

All Hail the Ungrateful Youth Voter

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

Today's youth aren't perfect, but without them there will be no future for Britain. Instead of weighing them down with our debts, we should be enabling them to build prosperity for the future, for us and for them. We want them here in Britain building this prosperity.

In Changing Times Britain Must Play Its Full Part in Supporting Refugees

Stephen Hale | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK
Stephen Hale

Wow. We certainly live in changing times. As the dust settles, Britain must play its full part in the global response to the refugee emergency and use this unsettling period to renew our commitment to helping people rebuild their lives in safety. The EU Referendum is of course the most momentous of the many changes in recent weeks. But it's not a turning point for Britain's approach to asylum seekers and refugees. UK refugee policy is made in London not Brussels.

Neo-Nazi Stickers Distress Cardiff Residents

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I, personally, am the descendant of Jewish Polish immigrants who escaped the Nazis in the Second World War. To see Neo-Nazi propaganda in my hometown of Cardiff is devastating.

Combatting Ageism, Fear and Loathing in Brexit Britai

Jilly Forster | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Jilly Forster

For many years ageist attitudes and behaviours have gone unchallenged in the UK. With Brexit deepening the generational divide and triggering an outpouring of ageist vitriol, the need to tackle age discrimination is now more urgent than ever before.

Self-Build Can Save Britain!

Charlie Luxton | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Charlie Luxton

For better of worse Margaret Thatcher stoked the capitalist in all of us, and created a nation of homeowners. Now the Government could make us a nation of house builders and in doing so shake up the inward looking, greedy, house building sector* and save us from another botched political scheme.