Broken Britain

If Britain Is Broken - They Didn't Break It

Duane Hopkins | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Politics
Duane Hopkins

I was born in 73. I grew up in a working class family. A big family. A working class family that was part of a community. A community that was empl...

The Art of Living Alone

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

One month in and like Bear Grylls and those chaps on that island. I am deserted. Well I'm being dramatic; I now live alone. I think it was Jennifer Anniston who once said (in a film) "You learn a lot about yourself by living alone." So what have I learnt?

The Month of Ramadan and its' Lasting Impact

Shohana Khan | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shohana Khan

Today Muslims live in a society where consciousness of God is predominantly relegated to the private sphere, where religion usually is placed. Making the actions of life, family to work, social interactions to politics; aspects for individuals to decide how best to do, assuming their individual moral quality will drive them to do good.

The Iron Lady's Death Shows Us How Far We Have To Go In Society as Well as Politics to Heal Legacies of Division and Separation

Ambi Sitham | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Politics
Ambi Sitham

As a controversial figure the magnitude and the divisiveness of the response to The Iron Lady's death is in many ways unsurprising but personally I have found the tsunami of vitriol shocking.

Thatcher's Britain

Ruth Bushi | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics
Ruth Bushi

Thatcherism isn't dead - you can see it in the way we hate each other, as opposed to challenging governments, who are the real villains.

'Shameless' Final Series Opener (REVIEW)

Sam Parker | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sam Parker

In 2013, is there any reason other than nostalgia to still care about the characters of the Chatsworth Estate? Judging by last night's opening episode, it's going to take more than the return of a few high profile former cast members (as promised for this final run) for the show to rediscover its old magic.

Private School Is No Golden Ticket

Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer

Going to private school is no guarantee of success. If you send your child to private school you can't breathe a sigh of relief, safe in the knowledge that your child will inherit the earth instead of collecting bins.

Trick, Treat or Tequila Shot?

Daniel Warner | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

I may live in the Royal Borough Of Greenwich but the part I live in is more rough than Royal and every other day can feel like Halloween. People demanding treats with menaces is a weekly occurrence, it just happens to be that my neighbours call them bailiffs.

Corrupt Capitalism - The Denial of Equality of Opportunity

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The dire position of Britain with regard to social mobility is being worsened with time, deepening and entrenching divisions, and diminishing equality of opportunity for all. For Britain to succeed economically our politicians should be striving to improve our position and not make it worse.

The Shame, The Shame (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

You had a bit too much to drink, got a little too friendly with the chap on the next podium and vomited on your own shoes. Thankfully this all occ...

Is This A Hoodie-Wearing 'Ghost' Caught On CCTV Vaulting Over Car? (PICTURE, VIDEO)

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK

A couple who set up a CCTV camera to try and frame vandals damaging their cars certainly did catch a hoodie on film - but they think he is a GHOST. ...

Is Teaching Public Service in School the Answer to Fixing 'Broken Britain'?

John Walmsley | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
John Walmsley

Ever since the riots blazed across UK streets and TV sets worldwide last year, debate has raged on the catalyst that sparked an estimated 15,000 individuals to become one angry mob. Around 70% of the London 2011 rioters were under the age of 24 so identifying a root cause could well help stop these scenes happening again.

How to Fix Broken Britain: Some Terrible Historical Suggestions

Greg Jenner | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Greg Jenner

We are often told that we should learn from history, but this pedagogy usually deals in only the moral lessons associated with human and civic progress. However, much like an innocent child imitating his swearing older brother, I thought it would be much more fun to compile a short list of totally useless and inappropriate lessons from history that would undo all of our good work as a society. So, here for your ironic consumption are some terrible, horrible, idiotic ideas for improving our nation...

The Welfare Reform Bill Will Tackle the Blight of Welfare Dependency

David Cameron | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Politics
David Cameron

Today marks an historic step in the biggest welfare revolution in over 60 years. My government has taken bold action to make work pay, while protecting the vulnerable. Past governments have talked about reform, while watching the benefits bill sky rocket and generations languish on the dole and dependency. This government is delivering it. Our new law will mark the end of the culture that said a life on benefits was an acceptable alternative to work.

David Cameron Must Continue His Social Mission

David Cowan | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Politics
David Cowan

The public narrative of the coalition over the past 18 months has been dominated by cuts, inflation, sluggish growth, scandals, rioting, international sovereign debt crises, parliamentary rebellions and more cuts. Is it any wonder that David Cameron has gotten his inner circle in Downing Street to put together a new strategy for the new year?

Giving Up On A 'Feral Future': Half Of Brits Think Badly Behaved Kids Are Beyond Help

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Almost half of Britons think children are becoming 'feral' and starting to behave like animals, a Barnardo's survey suggests. Nearly the same amoun...

Fight the Real Problems

Jenni Bergman | Posted 10.11.2011 | UK Politics
Jenni Bergman

In the aftermath of the riots, we are now trying to figure out what caused them. 'Figure out' in this case means finding someone or something to blame.

UK's 'Moral Collapse' Must Be Fixed, Cameron Vows

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 14.10.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said he is determined to mend Britain's "broken society" after last week's riots by bringing in a review of government policy on wel...

Why We Should Pause Before Judgement on What Caused the Riots

Caroline Davey | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Davey

Broken Britain. Moral decline. Feral youths. These and many more weary clichés have been trotted out in the past week in an attempt to explain the rioting, looting and vandalism witnessed in cities across the country. And none of them comes even close to doing so.