Britain

Are British Muslims 'Disloyal' for Criticising This Country?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

I had the pleasure of debating British history last weekend on the BBC Sunday Morning Live Show with lecturer and historian Kate Williams, editor of B...

Britain, the EU and Generation Y - How We Can Win This Thing.

Alan Grant | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

We have the opportunity to come out of this referendum enlivened in our common endeavour, let's go ahead and take it, even if we have to endure a little bit of cliché for our troubles.

Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage - Boosting Britain's Tourism Regions

Christopher Rodrigues | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Sport
Christopher Rodrigues

With less than 100 days to go the countdown is finally upon us, as the Rugby World Cup trophy makes its away around Britain. But what about a host nation legacy plan? Who is set-up to deliver the longer term economic boost for Britain's nations and regions? Over the years VisitBritain, and, the wider tourism industry, has proven it can deliver.

Let's Hear About the Dream of Europe

Dale Bilson | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dale Bilson

Much of the political talk this past week has been of UKIP's ineptitude. The resignation that never was has now been followed by the sacking that never was, with Suzanne Evans unceremoniously dumped and inelegantly reinstated as a party spokesperson for the European separatists in the space of mere hours.

'What British Values Mate?'

Dilly Hussain | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

In light of the debunked Trojan Horse investigation of an alleged "Islamist plot" to take over Birmingham state schools, the passing of the Counter-Te...

Power by the People for the People

Stephen Fear | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Fear

Whilst in the south of France this week I have been reading French and German perspectives regarding the forthcoming EU referendum in the United Kingdom.

You Can Now Travel By Dragon In Google Maps. Seriously...

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

Public transportation just got a little more interesting for those of us wanting to make the journey from Snowdon to Brecon Beacons. According to G...

This Despicable Scourge Needs to Be Taken Off Our Streets

Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Ryan Barrell

In any other country someone who waves their arm in your face or shouts at you while you're trying to get somewhere would end up tasting a knuckle sandwich, but no. We're British, so we let it happen.

The UK General Election in Review

Gerry Flynn | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Politics
Gerry Flynn

Like everyone else who doesn't have a high wall to hide behind when the country's poorest eventually resort to sexually violent cannibalistic rioting, I was quite disappointed by the 2015 General Elections.

Quetta: The Earthquake That Should Shake the Teaching of the British Empire

Usman Butt | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Usman Butt

How can an event that led to the mass loss of human life, help create life elsewhere? For if it hadn't happened, I would not be here. And for students of Empire the same question is asked, if the empire hadn't happened, would we be here?

Did the Conservatives Really Win the General Election?

Adriano Mérola Marotta | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Adriano Mérola Marotta

Since the Conservative party "won" the UK general election on May 7th, people have taken to the streets across the UK in a defiant display of disenchantment with the electoral system and the austerity consensus of the major political parties. The prospect of 5 more years of crippling austerity has prompted many to reclaim the future of UK politics.

When Will the Bailiffs Come Knocking on Britain's Door?

Tom Beetham | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Beetham

Talk of the deficit is very much in vogue, and the opposition leaders are fighting like toddlers in a ball pit in an attempt to air their own plans to cut the country's deficit. Meanwhile, Dave and fellow toff George Osbourne look so chuffed about cutting the deficit by only taking money from people who were never going to vote for them in the first place, that they risk bursting into an unholy Eton mess.

The Myth of Immigration as an Election Issue

Abdul Hussain | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Abdul Hussain

Scenarios must be in place to ensure integration is successful and immigration is efficient and responsible, to ensure the spreading of skills across a populace instead of a concentration. What good is a United Kingdom, if the people, it's most important resource, are not being shared?

Should Britain Have Joined the Euro?

Sarah Willis | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Willis

We should look to the biggest economic of recent events to find our answer. The 2008 crash and following recession is still shaping the economic situation across Europe. The Euro is struggling against the sterling, so does that mean we made the right choice?

Should Britain Trust Ed Miliband With a 'Hell Yes'?

Tom Beetham | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Beetham

When the perma-smug Paxman pressured Miliband over being a 'geek', and inferior to his brother, I wanted to hug the exacerbated oddball. Whether it was intentional or not, Paxman did Ed a huge favour in these final exchanges.

Over Two Dozen UK Students' Unions Backed BDS

Malaka Shwaikh | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Malaka Shwaikh

The latest BDS victory in the UK was at the Sussex Students' Union on Friday the 27th of March. Sussex tried last year to pass an academic boycott motion that ended unsuccessfully with the majority of students voting against it.

Who Am I Anyway?

Joshua Virasami | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

Personally I have found that I couldn't even place myself in cultural groups around me. When my hair was short, afro-diasporic people gave me the nod of solidarity, when my hair was long south-Asian diasporic peoples spoke to me in their diversity of languages, yet I remained neither here nor there.

Which Should Be Britain's National Bird? Cast Your Vote Here!

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Comedy

It's the third most exciting vote of 2015, after a) the general election and b) Eurovision. It's the vote to decide which of our fine feathered fri...

Politicians Need to Stop Treating Us Like Idiots

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

This is what we have degenerated British political debate into. A festival of unsubstantiated mudslinging and disrespectful campaigning. I would say it is like watching teenagers, but teenagers have evidently proven far more effective.

Election 2015: The Small Business Landscape

Juan Lobato | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Politics
Juan Lobato

With just a few weeks left until Britain votes, plenty of column inches have already been dedicated to the interests of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and what they want to hear from the main party leaders. Less attention has so far been paid to what each party will actually offer Britain's enterprises.

The 2015 Woman

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

Woman. A term I struggle to compress to a singular word because across generations society has perpetually attempted to redefine the nature of my gender. Whether it is in our private lives or in the public eye, women have been conditioned to seek approval from elsewhere resulting in a feeling of inadequacy.

Britain: Hysterical Nation

Adam Staten | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Adam Staten

Whether this is what the British public actually wants, or whether this is the product of lazy journalism, I don't know, but with the increasing prevalence of social media acting as a barometer for public impulse I feel like this is a situation that is spiraling out of control.

The English; Do We Have an Identity?

Jake Mills | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Jake Mills

People search their family trees looking for a tenuous connection to a long forgotten Irish heritage. A great grandfather's, friend's dog - born in Ireland and providing the licence to enjoy a guilt free Guinness.

Should Britain Be Arming Ukraine?

Iain Overton | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Iain Overton

Before we throw weapons at the Ukrainian crisis, we need to ask two fundamental questions: does Ukraine really need our arms?  And what would happen to them once the violence ended?

Why the Government Needs to Support our Beer Industry

David Forde | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Forde

A duty cut will encourage businesses like ours to continue to invest in UK beer, cider and pubs, securing a sustainable future for this great British industry. And, with 20million pints of beer enjoyed every day in Britain - it will help ensure that a hard-earned pint remains an affordable pleasure for millions of consumers around the country.