UK Current Affairs

Government Inaction On Immigrant Integration Is A Loss To Us All

Rachel Marangozov | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Politics
Rachel Marangozov

In 2008, a Parliamentary Inquiry into Community Cohesion and Migration called upon the Government to be more proactive on integrating immigrants and to better support the communities that accommodate them. Fast forward nine years and today, a similar Inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration has powerfully restated some of the same key messages, albeit with much greater urgency. Why? Because over the past decade, the Government has overseen the largest single wave of in-migration that the British Isles have ever experienced but has done little to support either the new arrivals themselves, or the communities which receive them.

I Come From A Country Where There Are Women-Only Train Carriages. Trust Me UK, Say No

Hari Srinivasan | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Politics
Hari Srinivasan

Perhaps it doesn't require a long blog to arrive at this conclusion: segregating public spaces by gender is a bad idea. But what is it about doing this to public transport that politicians find so enticing?

9 Embarrassing Stories About Osborne The Evening Standard Wouldn't Publish Now

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

George Osborne managed to prove he’s still capable of sparking major political earthquakes, by announcing on Friday he would become the editor of Lo...

Trump Embarrassed At St Patrick's Day Event That Swerved From Gaffe To Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

Donald Trump faced deep embarrassment at his own reception to mark St Patrick’s Day, as the Irish leader with whom he shared a stage gave a passiona...

Two More Horses Die At Cheltenham Festival

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

Two more horses have died at the Cheltenham Festival, bringing this year’s number of fatalities to three. Toe The Line and Hadrian’s Approach died...

Outrage After Trainee Sniffer Dog Shot Dead At Airport After Escaping Handler

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

A New Zealand airport is being besieged with complaints after a trainee security dog was shot dead after escaping its leash. Ten-month-old Grizz was ...

Question Time Prompts Peak-Corbynista Conspiracy After Astonishing Audience Rant

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

BBC Question Time has - once again - been accused of deliberately planting anti-Jeremy Corbyn members of the public in its audience. This week’s Cor...

University Student Died In Halls Of Residence After Mixing Together Poisonous Chemicals

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A Bournemouth University student whose body was found in halls of residence died from carbon monoxide poisoning after mixing together dangerous chemic...

McDonald's Tweets At Donald Trump Calling Him 'Disgusting Excuse Of A President'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

McDonald’s may have become the latest company to end up in Donald Trump’s bad books after an abusive tweet was sent out from one of its official a...

MoD Base 'The 'Number One Killing Hotspot' For Songbirds In Cyprus

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

More than 800,000 songbirds were illegally killed on a British military base and sold as a delicacy in Cypriot restaurants last year, campaigners have...

Rowdy Northern Irish Students Could Be Expelled Over St Patrick's Day Revelry

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Belfast students involved in anti-social behaviour on St Patrick’s Day could be expelled, universities have warned. The announcement follows a seri...

7 Ways Donald Trump's Budget Screws The Very People He Said He'd Help

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

President Trump’s proposed budget contains two clear winners but numerous losers - many of them the very people he repeatedly said he was going to h...

5 Things We've Learned About 'London Bridge' - The Queen's Death Protocol

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

You will remember where you were. The death of the longest-serving British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, will be an event of unprecedented magnitude, a...

Funding Cuts To Put Five Million School Kids 'At Risk' As Councils Can't Afford To Protect Them

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

School funding cuts will put almost five million children at risk, with councils unable to perform criminal record checks on staff and manage the risk...

Teenager Who Died In Jamaica Yacht Accident Was A 'Ray Of Sunshine'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

A teenager has died after reportedly falling from the mast of a luxury yacht in Jamaica. Bethany Smith, 18, was working as a junior deckhand on German...

Tesco And Lindt Recalls Deal Double-Blow For Chow Mein-Loving Fans Near Easter

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

Tesco and Lindt have issued recalls over products that pose an allergen risk. The supermarket’s chicken chow mein ready meals have been found to co...

MPs Are Going To Be Banned From Employing Their Spouses And Relatives

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

MPs are to be banned from employing spouses and other relatives using taxpayers’ money. Westminster sleaze watchdog the Independent Parliamentary St...

CCTV Shows Brit Backpacker Danielle McLaughlin Being Followed Before Murder

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK

Chilling CCTV footage has captured the final known movements of a British backpacker found brutally murdered in India. The video shows 28-year-old Dan...

Here's What Happened In The Mysterious Man On The Moor Case

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

A new documentary airing Wednesday takes a fresh look on the case of the “Man on the Moor” - a mystery man found dead on a moor after suffering po...