#Britain

After the Dust Settles, The Thoughts and Regrets of a Remain Supporter

Daniel W Smith | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Daniel W Smith

For now, if we do have accept the result be emotional and do the feel the pain of this because it is a tragedy for those of us who believed in a progressive future but the fight can and will go on.

A EUlogy: Parting Words as Britain Votes to Leave

Harvey Wilks | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Harvey Wilks

You know those mornings where you wake up so hungover that, in the space between lifting your head off the pillow and clambering upright, it's totally necessary to spend three to ten minutes perched on the side of the bed, shoulders limp and frowning at the skirting boards? I'm pretty sure that's what a lot of us felt at dawn on Friday.

The Six Real Reasons We Voted OUT

Saj Devshi | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Saj Devshi

I was part of the 48% of the country that wanted to remain because although the EU wasn't perfect; the problems it faced were all of ours to bare. I can imagine there is shock across europe with many outsiders wondering how does such a big and multicultural nation that played such a prominent role in the EU suddenly vote to leave based mostly on issues of immigration?

I Voted Leave, I'm Scared, And I Don't Know What Brexit Looks Like - But At Least We're Going in the Right Direction

Georgina Edwards | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

I'm not going to claim we're out of the woods yet; there's a long way to go till the fruits of independence are laid bare. For starters, we're certainly not going to be spending that phantom £350million anytime soon (if it even proves to exist). But seeing people write off a historic opportunity on the basis of one day's events is absolutely crackers.

Why the World Should Not Fear Brexit

Adam Hamdy | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

A fevered referendum has divided Britain and unsettled the world. I've previously criticised the tone of the Remain and Leave campaigns for stoking fear and hate, and we are now living with the consequences of their irresponsibility.

A Letter From the Other Side: What It's Like to Be Part of the 48%

Sophie Pope | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

I am proud to be part of the 48.2%. I am proud to stand up for what I believe in, and I'm proud to be part of an age demographic in which the majority voted Remain. I am passionate enough to fight the opinions of those who don't agree with me, and to hope for more than what we have been left with in 2016. I believe in the EU, and I believe we can choose to overcome. This is what it's like in the 48.2%.

Brexit Is an Ugly Wake-up Call - But Bremainers Can't Lose Their Passion Now

Elizabeth Sharma | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Politics
Elizabeth Sharma

Yes, we lost, by a ludicrously slim margin, but our only (likely) choice is to move forward. Perhaps we needed to experience the gut-punch of having something we believe in and rely so heavily taken away from us, to understand how those in the forgotten corners of our country felt when they voted us out.

Baffled at Brexit and Awkwardly British

Amelia Amin | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

Right now in the midst of defeat, let's hold on to our values, keep pushing for what we believe in, and be hopeful for the future. Oh and although it's somewhat unrelated, let's try to keep that nutter Donald Trump as far away from f*****g power as we can. We can do this!

Anger Grows That We Were Given the Chance to Vote Leave

Mark Flanagan | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

They don't want a world that fair, healthy and at peace because there's no money in that. Because with virtually everything in life it comes down money, power and control and last night's result loosened their grip on all three just a little.

Remainers: Don't Be Despondent, Be Determined

Bradley Allsop | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Britain is at a crossroads: not the crossroads we wanted, but the one we have nonetheless. The choice before Remainers now is to allow this to usher in a new era of neoliberal, xenophobic politics that works for the few not the many, or to fight for a better, more inclusive, more equal Britain.

No Matter What the Outcome Everyone Has Lost the Referendum

Isobel Sanders | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Isobel Sanders

We vote remain with neither pride nor joy; we do it as a way of getting back to square one, a way of trying to pretend that all the dirt that has been dug up over this campaign never had been. This referendum was sold to us on the false pretence of democracy and has ended in a display of cavemanism. Vote remain on June 23rd and we can get to work trying to clean up this mess.

Brexifs, Buts and Maybes - The Myth of Leave

Sri Sritharan | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Sri Sritharan

There's a land where those who dare to dream can do whatever they like, with careless abandon. Where it's entirely possible to be whomever you want, whenever you need. And when the moment arrives to change your mind and walkaway, you can - with no more than a friendly wave and smile in exchange for the trouble.

The British Response to Refugees - The Better Side of Us

Daniel Singleton | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK
Daniel Singleton

What is clear is that the referendum debate is not a narrow discussion of whether we want to remain in the EU or not. Underneath the presented issues of In and Out, the civil war in the Conservative party, the loss of the working class by the Labour party and the near silence of the Lib Dems, is a more fundamental question - what sort of country do we want to be? Neither Remain nor Leave has won the moral high ground, as neither of them has tried to take it.

Brexit Would Be a Victory for Racists

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

As the date of the EU referendum vote draws closer and closer, polls are worryingly beginning to show the Brexit campaign stretching out in front. But do we truly understand the intentions behind the Leave campaign and the knock-on impacts a Brexit vote will have on our country?

What Does the European Union Mean for Our Environment?

Frontier | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Frontier

You'll no doubt be aware that the U.K referendum on remaining in the European Union is near, June 23rd to be precise. While there's a lot of propaganda floating around for reasons to leave and stay, we're looking simply at facts about what would happen to our environment either way.

As a Welsh Woman of Faith, I Am Voting to Remain and Here's Why!

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Sahar Al-Faifi

Anyone, regardless their faith, race, gender and background ought to be treated equally and the EU provides a prominent avenue to promote such equality amongst its members, setting an aspiring global model and for this I am voting for the UK to remain in the EU.

Brexit Would Betray Britain's War Dead

David Crossland | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Politics
David Crossland

There's another way of remembering the dead of the First World War. The "Ring of Remembrance" at the new International Memorial of Notre Dame de Lorette near Arras bears the names of 579,606 soldiers who fell in the region. They are engraved there in alphabetical order - not by nation.

Brits Don't Quit - We Engage, We Innovate, We Lead

David Seymour | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Seymour

True Love They say true love encompasses warts and all: you fall for the flaws and imperfections, the cracks, as much as the beauty, the artwork, the...

The EU Referendum: Vote Remain and Change Europe for the Better

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

We need to live in harmony with our environment; we need to treat people with respect, affording them dignity and security in work, not simply treating them as economic units to be exploited. Let us celebrate the diversity of our world, seeing the commonality that connects us all as human beings. It is gratifying to see that more and more of our young are embracing these values. In the words of my grandson "I see myself as a citizen of the world"

Students Fight for Veggie and Vegan Options at University

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

2016 is the biggest ever year for vegans, with brands such as Quorn releasing egg-free products, Guinness planning to create a vegan beer, and Ben & Jerry's announcing dairy-free ice creams. Universities are generally known as places that advocate this sort of forward thinking and embrace positive change. Why then do so many British universities seem so behind on providing vegetarian and vegan options in their student unions?

The Monarchy Just Doesn't Make Sense for Austerity Britain

Rachel King | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Rachel King

I've never been especially bothered about the monarchy debate. In principle I'm against a person having such excessive power and wealth by virtue of their birth, on top of being entirely supported by the state, but I wouldn't say it's ever actively bothered me.

The Religion of Same - Why Britain Must Fall

David Taylor | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Politics
David Taylor

If we want things to improve then we shouldn't be demanding less of the world and blaming contributing foreign ex-pats. I'd rather give free healthcare and school places to those who pay in than to those who refuse.

Cameron's Referendum Is Not About Making Britain Great Again, It Is About Germany's Growing Role In the EU

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

As an ordinary British citizen similar to the 16% of the voters unsure whether they should support Britain staying in the European Union or join the c...

Britain and the US: Is It Really a 'Special Relationship'?

Emily Stacey | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

For decades, Britain and the United States have formed a loyal alliance: the Anglo-American Alliance, the Anglo-American Partnership, call it what you...

A Classy Response to The Khan-Hate Campaign.

J.N. Paquet | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Although I did not vote for him on Thursday, I have only one thing to say to Sadiq Khan: "Congratulations, Mister Mayor, on a large, clean and classy win!"