England

When Did Patriotism Become Synonymous With Persecution?

Jake Warren | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jake Warren

Nationalism, patriotism and conservatism (with a small c) are principles that have been influential throughout British History. They have helped shape our sense of identity and define our culture, despite the argument as to what that exactly constitutes.

Extremist Terror Reaches Liberal Shores

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Kokulan Mahendiran

While it may be more comforting to consider these men but lone wolves acting upon their own deranged ideas, that no longer seems to be the case. In this age of social media and easily accessible information in which we live, it is no longer necessary for contact to be made for a message to be passed on.

Eight Players to Watch in the Four Nations

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

With the 2014 Four Nations starting on Saturday with a double header of England vs Samoa and world champions Australia vs New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium it feels as good a time as any to have a look at some of the players to keep an eye out for over the next four weeks.

Get on Course for an Ace Golfing Hotel Break

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

If you've been toying a round for a while with the idea of a golf break, then don't putt it off any longer! You'll go a fairway to match a golf weekend - as it's likely to be tee-rific. Even if you're a bit green at the game, this won't handicap the enjoyment you'll get if you pitch in and have a go.

Rooney's Waning Performances a Worry for Both England and United

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

So is he really worth it all?... If Rooney continues to score it will remain tough to drop him, but if his performances continue to wane his managers' hands may well be forced.

Change Is Good: Euro 2016 Qualifiers Benefit From Expansion

Jack Target | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Sport
Jack Target

What we didn't expect was for the qualifiers to become something more than a formality. The big teams may still qualify with ease, (four more wins, all their home games, should be enough to see England qualify), but the competition for those extra places has brought life back into what was quite a dull part of international football.

David Gedge of The Wedding Present: 'We Were Destined To Be a John Peel Band'

Jason Holmes | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"People still try and emulate John Peel," says David Gedge, leader of The Wedding Present and one of the last true survivors of the British music scene of the 1980s. "His work as a musicologist put everything into context."

A Federal UK: The Rise of England

Sean Howlett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

So how do we stop these ancient divisions opening up and tearing apart a nation? Well for starters, the English need enfranchising with politicians to represent them directly. Many options are on the table to achieve this.

Grieving From a Distance: Another Perspective

Sonja Lewis | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Expat-living raises many questions... coping with loss from a distance is one of the most challenging aspects of expat-living.

Mehdi Hasan

What Is The West Lothian Question And Is There An Answer To It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics

In a parliamentary debate on devolution to Scotland and Wales on 14 November 1977, the then Labour MP for West Lothian, Tam Dalyell, rose to his feet ...

An Entrepreneurial Scotland May Not Be a Scotland for Entrepreneurs

Doug Richard | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

Yogi Berra, the famous baseball coach once said, "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." Scotland is free to choose its identity; but the rhetoric in support of the Yes vote conflates two very different courses of action, which are at odds with one another.

Portuguese Professor Writes Book Calling English 'Disgusting Wild Beasts'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

One professor is sure to be met with stony silence from his students when he returns to university after penning a book describing English people as "...

Scotland Went Out to Buy Cigarettes and Never Came Back

James Dann | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

If Scotland break free from the UK, where are they going to go? This week will see an important checkpoint in the game of life, and Scotland could potentially be leaving the UK. But with a country packed with over 78,000 acres and 5 million people, where will they go?

Mehdi Hasan

England Cricketer Moeen Ali's Message To British Muslims: Don't Go And Fight For ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

England cricket star Moeen Ali has urged young British Muslims thinking about joining the Islamic State (IS) terror group "not to go". Speaking ex...

Mehdi Hasan

Moeen Ali Interview: 'I Am A Muslim, Yes, But I Am Also Very English'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

In an exclusive and very personal interview, the new star of England cricket, Moeen Ali, talks to Mehdi Hasan about sport, faith and being Bri...

The Case for an English Parliament Is About to Become Unanswerable - The Left Should Support It

Paul Embery | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Embery

The Left should be out of the blocks quickly when the debate over devolution for England begins in earnest after the probable no vote next Thursday. And we should shape the campaign for a new settlement in our own image - an image that draws on every democratic and radical movement England has produced from the Levellers and Diggers to the Chartists, from the early Christian socialists to the Jarrow marchers, from Tolpuddle to the Suffragettes, from Wat Tyler to the pioneers of the New Unionism.

Predicting How England's Euro 2016 Campaign Will (Probably) Unfold

Graham Matthews | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Sport
Graham Matthews

England go off to the Euros and rather than the media being overly optimistic or pessimistic they choose a new tack of just focusing on it being the youngest England squad ever. Alan Hansen's famous comment "you can't win anything with kids" is reiterated thousands of times. Unfortunately, in this case the Scot is right as another quarter-final exit beckons.

Great Big Stride Towards a Footpath Around the English Coast

Mike Collins | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Mike Collins

As a nation shaped by the coast and drawn to the sea the news, announced by the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, that a coastal footpath around the shores of England will be completed ten years early by 2020 represents one great big stride to opening up access to a remarkable coastline.

Watching England is Like Watching a Train Crash Dubbed With Fart Noises

Alfie Evers | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alfie Evers

So here we are again; downbeat, un-romanced and underwhelmed by our nation's football team... Shit at the Euros; Shit in World Cup Qualifiers, Shit at the World Cup. Uncle Roy needs to go, and he needs to go now.

Cool Britannia: The Best of British History in Nine Museums

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The UK is well-known for its amazing museums. Drawing in over 92 million visitors a year, they are popular among tourists and Brits alike.... the UK's variety of museums reflects the diversity of British history - from the influence of the Fab Four to the time of Viking invasion.

Team Focus: New Signings Provide Early Encouragement for West Ham

Martin Laurence | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

With the relationship between Sam Allardyce, the West Ham board and fans forced to near breaking point at the start of the year the future at Upton Park didn't look too bright. The club stuck by the manager and Allardyce eventually steered the Hammers to a 13th placed finish, but rumours of unrest behind the scenes persisted going into the summer.

Player Focus: Newcomers Impress on the Premier League's Opening Weekend

Ben McAleer | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

England's top tier is regarded by many as the best in world football, so the chance for any player to ply their trade in the Premier League is often too hard to turn down... adjusting to the rigours of English football is often easier said than done, there were plenty that impressed in the opening round of matches.

The Myth of Britain's Social Recovery

Tom Johnson | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

In the first wave of 'problem families', 32% had a disability or long term illness and 82% had a problem related to education, while 15% had children with a problem of substance abuse. This suffering can not be combatted by slashing budgets, but investing time, care and resources into tackling the root causes of these problems, as well as their aftermath.

Why Is Women's Sport Less Important Than Men's? Women and Young Girls Deserve Better

Casey Stoney | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport
Casey Stoney

What happens if England win the World Cup next year? That's right; as the men's World Cup enters a four-year hiatus, the women's World Cup is still to come... Women's sport makes up just 2% of all sports coverage in the UK. It's a shocking statistic, but I hope it's something that can change over time... There is an appetite for the game and in some countries women's football is huge.

9 Stereotypes About The British That Simply Aren't True

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Britain! Land of thatched cottages, red telephone boxes and Hugh Grant. OR IS IT? Not exactly, no. Whilst we hate to rain on anyone's parade, w...