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Brexit could be like the Greek bailout

Mark Watts | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Watts

John. F. Kennedy said with reference to the Soviet Union "We cannot negotiate with people who say what's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable,"...

Brexit: The Iron Curtain of the 21st Century

The London Magazine | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Politics
The London Magazine

By lording an image of mass deportations over its EU residents, Great Britain is causing en passant more damage to the EU than any other regional power has managed to accomplish in a concerted effort.

Keep Your Democratic Power and Hold it Close

Adam Hamdy | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I never thought I'd see so many people so willing to surrender the only power we have to protect ourselves from tyranny.

The Muslim Community Is Not Spying On Its Members In The Way The Government Would Like

Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK Staff | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

A fraction of referrals to a key Government anti-terror scheme are being made from within the Muslim community, leading to distrust and threats of a b...

A Call for the BBC to Establish a World Service in the Korean Language

Michael Glendinning | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK
Michael Glendinning

The remit of the BBC Trust impels the BBC World Service to "Enable individuals to participate in the global debate on significant international issues...

The Big Society Failed So Let's Join the 'Small Revolution' and Make This Country Lean!

Danny Bartlett | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bartlett

I recently organised a series of events at Wayra, Telefonica's digital accelerator, on what compelling solutions the UK's entrepreneurial community ha...

Where Is the UK Government's Nuclear Weapons Policy Heading?

Varinder Singh Bola | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Varinder Singh Bola

Whichever way you look at it, it seems that the fiscal hawks and disarmament doves have been blown out of the sky and have sunk into a deep blue ocean where the Trident Successor programme stares them head-on.

British Muslims Unify in Light of the CTS Act

Dilly Hussain | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

As the number of Muslim signatories continues to increase, it will be interesting to see what tangible actions will be taken moving forward by the various figureheads to get their grievances taken seriously.

Are Indians Still Poor?

Tom Beetham | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Tom Beetham

I arrived in my project village of Ankanapura as part of a small group of UK and Indian volunteers, with very little idea of what to expect. Our brief was to improve awareness and knowledge of health, hygiene and sanitation.

Muscular Liberalism and the Witch-Hunt of Muslim Schools

Dilly Hussain | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

With such harsh intolerance towards Islam under the façade of preventing extremism, this will no doubt have a knock-on effect on community cohesion and how Muslims are perceived by the wider non-Muslim public.

Jumping Syria's Aid Queue: Solving Syria's Aid Conundrum

Tam Hussein | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

The problem of aid delivery in Syria has become so grave that the UN is pressing the Syrian government to allow more aid to pass through Turkey to reach what it estimates to be 3.5 million people who have been isolated and cut off from any form of humanitarian relief.

Bringing Up the Bodies in Darfur

Olivia Warham | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Olivia Warham

It is bad enough that the international community averts its eyes from the state-sponsored horror that persists in Darfur and elsewhere in Sudan... We compound Darfur's suffering by failing to use our leverage in the region to ensure Bashir faces justice at the ICC.

Abu Qatada Case 'Cannot Go To Supreme Court'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK

The Government has been refused permission to take to the Supreme Court its fight to remove preacher Abu Qatada from the UK, the Judicial Office has s...

This House Has No Confidence in Her Majesty's Government.

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Politics
The Cambridge Union Society

I have lost all confidence in this government because the promises that they abandon are precisely those that made them electable. I have lost confidence because the few policies they are seeing through are relentlessly, demonstrably wrong.

'It Was A Lucky Escape': British Governor Slept On Time Bomb

PA | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

A British colonial governor showed even more coolness than the role traditionally called for after he and his wife slept on a time bomb planted in the...

How Should the Government Respond to the GDP Data?

Tony Dolphin | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Dolphin

The Office for National Statistics reckons that the UK economy shrank by 0.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2012. This is a preliminary estimate that is subject to revision, but if it is right, it suggests the economy has contracted by 0.3 per cent over the last two years since the Coalition came to power.

The Mau Mau Were Vile, but So Was the British Response to Them

Michael Buerk | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Politics
Michael Buerk

The Mau Mau, it must be said, were vile. After swearing to magical oaths, they butchered children, they tortured, mutilated and murdered - mostly Africans - who would not join their movement. The Kenyan government now calls them heroes, and has a national day in October to honour them, which is a despicable re-writing of history. But the British response to the uprising was also brutal, driven by the atavistic fears of the settlers in the so-called White Highlands, commonly regarded as the most snobbish and racist in the Empire.

Human Trafficking has no Place in Modern Society

Damian Green | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK Politics
Damian Green

Trafficking has no place in a modern society. Anti-Slavery Day is a chance to reflect on the plight of those who fall victim to this terrible crime and remind ourselves of the role we can all play in stopping it.

The Average UK Household Spends as Much a Week on Charity as They do on Cheese

Hannah Terrey | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Politics
Hannah Terrey

This Government has been relatively vocal about the role of charities because of their importance to David Cameron's Big Society project. The Giving White Paper and the changes introduced in the Budget this year were welcome steps forward but more could and should be done to make giving easier and more appealing. CAF believe that that the levels are so low that ministers need to kick start a new drive on giving by pledging to donate a percentage of their income to charitable causes.

Yvonne Fletcher - new Hope for Justice

Paul McKeever | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Politics
Paul McKeever

Yvonne was shot dead in broad daylight whilst trying to police a protest outside of the Libyan Embassy 27 years ago. Criminals, terrorists and murderers have to know that no matter how long after the crime, the truth will catch up with them.

Third Industrial Revolution

Jonathon Porritt | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Politics
Jonathon Porritt

This is not some gentle, incremental muddling through that we're talking about here: this is a revolution. The Third Industrial Revolution.

Cameron Needs to Tread Carefully in the Aftermath of Libya

James Dwyer | Posted 31.10.2011 | UK Politics
James Dwyer

David Cameron is a lucky man. Just when things seemed to be getting messy in Libya, when the word 'stalemate' was being heard more and more often and when there was seemingly a collective slumping of the international shoulders and an acceptance that we were in it for the long run, the rebels toppled Gaddafi. With Gaddafi gone, Cameron may think he can breath a sigh of relief. Whilst he can certainly be pleased with the fact an undeniably evil dictator is gone, there are a whole host of problems - at home and abroad - that now need to be addressed.

We Need More Affordable Homes

Richard Harrington | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Politics
Richard Harrington

The figures released today by the National Housing Federation make for worrying reading, with home ownership to reach the lowest levels they have been since the 1980s.

The 'Feral Youth' and the Self Fulfilling Prophecy

Adam McNicholas | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK Politics
Adam McNicholas

This is a Government whose legacy will not be remembered as one that delivered for the younger generation.

Cameron can't make the 'Big Society' Work....

Darrell Goodliffe | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK Politics
Darrell Goodliffe

As Cameron presides over an increasing disaster zone, the country needs its opposition more than ever to be bold and decisive. Let's hope that Ed Miliband can rise to the occasion...