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The Battle of Thessaloniki

Giuseppe Porcaro | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK
Giuseppe Porcaro

We drove around the squalid periphery, passing by the village of Kalochori, home of many construction sites left unfinished from pre-war times when th...

Cameron Cannot Please Two Audiences Any Longer on the EU Referendum

Charles Grant | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Politics
Charles Grant

When Cameron kicked off the renegotiation at the European summit in Brussels, over dinner last week, it became clear that he will work broadly within parameters that are acceptable to his fellow leaders. British officials briefed that the government understood the EU treaties cannot be changed before a referendum.

The Left and the EU

Matthew Bevington | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Matthew Bevington

The upcoming EU referendum in the UK is considered to be almost exclusively an issue for the political Right. It is automatically assumed that left-wing voters and thinkers will vote to stay in. This is not the case. I'm a left-wing voter and I will be voting to leave the EU.

Someone Is Trying To Bailout Greece With An Online Crowdfunding Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Comedy

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up on IndieGoGo with the hopes of raising €1,600,000,000 (£1,138,320,437.89) to bail out Greece's faltering ec...

A Greek Tragedy That Can Only Be Ended by Greece Leaving the Euro

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What kind of system have we created where our elite inflict austerity on ordinary people that causes misery and suffering to millions, while financiers and gamblers of financial markets enjoy such a bonanza of riches? The mind boggles.

Britain, the EU and Generation Y - How We Can Win This Thing.

Alan Grant | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

We have the opportunity to come out of this referendum enlivened in our common endeavour, let's go ahead and take it, even if we have to endure a little bit of cliché for our troubles.

'What Should Greece Do Now?' - Keep Calm and Find a Solution

Dr Ioannis Christodoulou | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Ioannis Christodoulou

Now is the time to provide Greece with a truly sustainable aid programme that helps Greece out of intensive care. Greeks and Europeans, need a resolution, both political and economic. What is needed is a show of common sense and a move towards European consensus that would strengthen EU and unite its citizens even more but the clock is ticking.

Drones Are Helping To Carry Out Illegal Abortions In Poland

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech

Women on Waves, an abortion support group, is set to use drones to explore unchartered territory in reproductive care. On Saturday, an unmanned ae...

What Could an EU Exit Mean for the UK Construction Industry?

Simon Thomas | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

Even though the dust from the 2015 General Election has only just begun to settle, the political news agenda has already shifted to the next public po...

Let's Hear About the Dream of Europe

Dale Bilson | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dale Bilson

Much of the political talk this past week has been of UKIP's ineptitude. The resignation that never was has now been followed by the sacking that never was, with Suzanne Evans unceremoniously dumped and inelegantly reinstated as a party spokesperson for the European separatists in the space of mere hours.

Uber For Rich People Is Basically First Class On Steroids

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

U.S. aviation company Rise are a 'Uber-style private-flight sharing company' offering people the chance to order jets instead of taxis. Most of u...

Is the Greek Crisis a Gift to British Eurosceptics?

Luke Alexander Prescott | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Politics
Luke Alexander Prescott

For the Eurosceptic campaign, the Eurozone could be characterised as the next coalition of chaos, appearing messy and undemocratic. Cameron has been warned the referendum may turn into his version of the Maastricht Treaty, destroying his authority within his party.

Britain Should Deliberate Before It Votes on Europe

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
Bruce Ackerman

With the EU referendum bill racing through parliament, it is not too late to rethink fundamentals. Voters should not make their epochal decision on the basis of sound-bites and twitter-feeds. They should instead be given a day off from work to engage in a National Day of Deliberation on the basic issues at stake.

A Dark Shadow Is Cast Over the EU

Paul Brannen | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

Following today's announcement, UKIP has become even more closely linked to the fascist bloc in EU Parliament by way of MEPs from Poland's Congress of the New Right party, whose members now sit both in Farage's EFDD group and the new Europe of Nations and Freedoms.

TTIP Debate - What a Farce

Steven Woolfe | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

Ukip believes that TTIP and all trade agreements made on behalf of the UK should be signed by the UK government and ratified by the UK parliament alone. It is important to recognise that the European Union's interests are not necessarily synonymous with the UK interests.

Why a Vote to Leave the EU Would Be a Bad Thing for UK Science

Sam Crossman | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech
Sam Crossman

Science is unlikely to garner much mainstream media coverage in the lead up to the vote, making initiatives such as Scientists for EU all the more important. EU membership greatly benefits science in the UK and it is vital that the wider public is made aware of this, before it is too late.

On My Ship If You Don't Follow Orders You Walk The Plank & David Cameron Is Right To Demand the Same Loyalty!

Charlie Mullins | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

David Cameron is completely correct in laying down the law to members of his cabinet and other ministers, when it comes to them following orders and not campaigning for a UK exit from Europe.

Obama Drops A Pretty Big Hint On How He'd Like The EU Referendum To Play Out

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK

US President Barack Obama has said that America is "looking forward" to the United Kingdom remaining part of the European Union. Mr Obama's comment...

Facebook's New App Takes Up Less Space Than A Single Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Tech

Facebook has unveiled a stripped down version of its app to help people who have less data and storage gain quick access to the social media site. ...

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 105 - The Arts Lane Needs Europe

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am British, I love my nation but I look out not in. I live in the Oval in London. I live near the tube - I love it when the tannoy says: "this stati...

What I Learned When I Became the Katie Hopkins of the Liberal Pro-EU Left (For a Day)

Paola Buonadonna | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paola Buonadonna

So far, so fun and games. No threats or violent language or anything. A light day at the office, really, for any aspiring Katie Hopkins of the liberal, pro-EU left. But on a more serious note, here are some interesting considerations that seem to me to emerge from the strength of the reaction and the nature of the criticism.

Scottish Labour Leadership Hopeful Warns Referendum Mustn't Be 'Unfair' On EU Nationals

PA | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Politics

EU nationals who have made the UK their home should have the right to vote in the referendum on whether to sever ties with Brussels, Scottish Labour l...

Why It's Time for Tim Farron to Lead the Liberal Democrats

Jack Davies | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Davies

In terms of the leadership election, I will be campaigning for Tim for two main reasons. Firstly, his sheer skills as a public speaker and secondly, his commitment to standing up for unity, not division.

An Open Letter to Labour

Frances Dickens | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Dickens

Dear Labour Party, The past three weeks have not been happy ones. As a previous life-long supporter of the party who voted Conservative for the first time on May 7th, I hope the following to-do list is constructive. A strong Labour party is vital to an effective, healthy democracy and to ensuring that the Conservatives deliver on their election promises. So here are five next steps:

The Popbitch Guide To The Eurovision Final

Popbitch | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Popbitch

Who can we expect to see on the winners podium? Here are the acts to keep an eye out for.