Britain

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.

The Strategic Calculations Shaping Sino-British Relations

Gregor Irwin | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Gregor Irwin

The British government learnt a valuable lesson when Premier Wen visited the UK four years ago. In the run up to that visit Chinese officials were so ...

A Strong Start for Every Family

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Parents
Sir Tony Hawkhead

f you are a parent who is wondering how you can develop or improve the relationship with your young child, don't feel like you have to face this task alone. Children's centres are there to help all parents and their children, and who need anything from a place to meet others, routine advice or more significant help.

Get The Grumpy Unfriendly Library Staff Out! (... For Our Children's Sake!)

J.N. Paquet | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Nothing does or will ever justify public library cuts and school library cuts. Library cuts are unacceptable in the twenty-first century, in a modern country like Britain, and they should simply be made unlawful!

Asian Suffragettes: Women Who Positively Impacted Society

Shahida Rahman | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Shahida Rahman

Sophia Duleep Singh and Bhikaiji Cama are examples of Asian women who demonstrated great strength and determination and played vital roles parts in the British suffragette movement in the early 20th century. Their outstanding courage in the face of great odds has made them inspirational role models for women of all ages worldwide.

Why Can't Britain Just be British?

Kate Milner | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Milner

So no, I don't want an Asian-style working culture. Or an American one unless it comes with the kind of money that'll fund an American-style therapy habit. I just want Britain to look at itself and go "yeah, you're OK how you are". Not "we need to kick all these immigrants out and go back to being the White Britain that we never really were in the first place".

Theresa May's Hierarchy of Asylum Is Divisive, Inhumane and Ill-informed

Judith Vonberg | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Judith Vonberg

May argues that these people should not be 'rewarded' with safety. But why should they be punished with deportation for having the courage, perseverance and resources to make the journey to Europe?

Amber Rudd Fails to Inspire on Climate Change

Kyla Mandel | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It's safe to say climate change is not on the Conservative Party conference agenda this year. If you showed up just 12 minutes late to Monday afternoon's main event, you would've missed energy secretary Amber Rudd entirely. And indeed, it seems quite a few people did.

British History Requires Us to Be Ignorant Above All Else

Matthew Bevington | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Matthew Bevington

Ignorance is an essential part of a national identity of false victimhood and absurd superiority. Whether it be the exporting of penal codes to the ...

Why Britain Must Take More Refugees - And Why the British Public Agrees

Dr Omar Khan | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK
Dr Omar Khan

As public demands increase for Britain to let more refugees into Britain in the wake of the harrowing pictures of tragic three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up a Turkish beach, and more than 370,000 people have signed a petition to accept more asylum seekers, evidence is growing that increasing numbers of British citizens want to give refugees a place to stay in their homes.