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Is A "Pro European" Brexit Still Possible?

Meriam Sabih | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics
Meriam Sabih

Perhaps with some of the points made above there is some hope that Britain can get the flexibility it wants while still having as much integration as would benefit it and reduce some of the harm a cold, hard Brexit would cause.

What Is Slavic Hair?

Dee Greenwood | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Style
Dee Greenwood

If you are a well-versed advocator of hair extensions, you will be familiar with Slavic hair when referring to extension pieces of the highest quality. Known for its fine texture, lighter colours and superb durability, genuine Slavic hair is the diamond standard of hair quality.

Flight Rights: USA V Europe

Frank Brehany | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK
Frank Brehany

The shocking scenes in the video showing a passenger being dragged off a 'full' internal US flight, while his fellow passengers expressed outrage, fra...

France Decides European Future

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Following Brexit and Trump's victory in the US, many feared Europe would fall prey to Eurosceptic, nationalist, and protectionist populists. The coming French elections should be regarded as the most important populist test and the defining European political battle this year.

Geological Brexit: Scientists Reveal How The UK First Separated From Europe

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Tech

As politicians begin to disentangle the UK from Europe, scientists have revealed how Britain’s first “Brexit” unfolded almost half a million yea...

If You Want A Holiday In Europe There's Some Good News And Some Bad

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

Ryanair has warned Brexit could ground flights between the UK and Europe - but for now there is some good news for travel fans. Now that the UK is set...

Trump's Assault On Climate Change Is Capitalism At Its Worst: Civil Society Must Resist

Ewan Somerville | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ewan Somerville

The beast of capitalism has slid under most noses for too long, but now it is exhibited within the White House for all to see. Trump and his team are not 'maniacs', the world has not 'gone mad'. No these people know exactly what they are doing, and they love such escapist labels. It is precisely us, civil society, that must stop them in their tracks with this loud and clear message: you may have ruled the world until now, but no longer.

7 Reasons The Triggering Of Article 50 Is The Bestest Best Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Comedy

Brace yourselves, Brexit is coming. Forecast is for somewhat uncertain weather over the British isles. pic.twitter.com/NPmHtNrWGR— Carl Bildt (@car...

After Brexit - There's A Cause Worth Fighting For

Peter Bradley | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Bradley

At the base of Karl Marx's tomb is inscribed his precept that "the philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways - the point however is to change it". Like the EU, he wasn't all right. But nor, like the EU, was he all wrong.

15 Brilliantly Rude Signs From The Unite For Europe Protest

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of London as part of the Unite for Europe march. The protest against Brexit is set against the b...

Nicola Sturgeon: I Can't Give Answers On Currency, Economy Or Europe For An Independent Scotland

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon today admitted she does not know what currency an independent Scotland would use, how its economy would function or how it ...

Why The Defeat Of The ‘Dutch Trump’ Is Far From The End For Europe’s Far-Right Populists

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.03.2017 | UK

The defeat of the so-called ‘Dutch Trump’ in this week’s parliamentary election in the Netherlands was heralded as a sign that European far-righ...

I Crossed The Hungarian Border As A Refugee: Their New Refugee Detention Bill Doesn't Surprise Me

Maudie Fraser | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics
Maudie Fraser

On 13th October 2015, I crossed the border from Croatia to Hungary, along with hundreds of refugees travelling northwards through Europe towards Germa...

The Dutch Election Was The Latest Chapter In The Death Of European Social Democracy

Ben Cullimore | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Cullimore

Central European social democratic parties haven't been so lucky, however, and PvdA's dismal defeat shows the grim future facing the centre-left in multi-party systems. With PvdA set to spend the next parliamentary term away from the action on the backbenches and the French Socialist Party likely to suffer a similar fate in the upcoming presidential and legislative elections, social democracy has collapsed into a deep hole from which it may never be able to escape.

Far-Right's Geert Wilders Defeated in Dutch Elections, Exit Poll Suggests

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

The march of the Far-Right in Europe appears to have been halted in its tracks as Netherlands’ main exit poll indicated Geert Wilders’ Party for F...

The Euro Will Collapse Soon, Let Us Hope It Is Orderly

Diane James MEP | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Politics
Diane James MEP

Can the Euro collapse? It is my opinion that it is inevitable that the single currency will break apart. This is not any Eurosceptic wishful thinking, nor do I relish the havoc that this would cause. I do believe, however, that the internal pressures within the Euro are unsolvable and this will lead to its collapse. And it is all down to the bond market.

Let Scotland Be A Beacon Of Hope Amid The Darkness Of Brexit

John Wight | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Politics
John Wight

The indisputable future impact of Brexit on the Scottish economy - on investment, jobs, and on Scottish society - cannot simply be wished away in obeisance to an EU referendum result that has only succeeded in kicking over a constitutional hornet's nest.

Athens Greece: Best Spring Holiday

Maya Danielle Nissim | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maya Danielle Nissim

According to National Geographic Traveler Magazine, spring is one of the best times of the year to visit gorgeous Greece. It is the time of year when you will find magical blooming wildflowers, wonderful weather, great options for hotel accommodations and not too many crowds. You can enjoy exploring this vibrant country comfortably by foot or car, and in March and April the temperature will feel just right.

Dinner At Home In Interlaken, Switzerland

Stuart Forster | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

All that I knew was that I'd be served Swiss cuisine but that the food would be something other than raclette and fondue. According to the rules of Dinner at Home, hosts are not allowed to serve either of those traditional Swiss dishes.

How Should We Report Politics In A 'Post-Truth' Age?

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The media has been criticised for its reporting of the US presidential election campaign and the EU referendum. Several media outlets were accused of biased coverage and excessive focus on personalities rather than policies. Journalists working on these two campaigns have had to determine how to report on politicians' false claims.

A Future Of Fusion

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

It's impossible to underestimate the shift in Britain's political landscape since I wrote my last blog, with the newspaper headlines dominated by the ...

Lord Tebbit Condemns Concern For 'Foreigners' Rather Than British Over Brexit

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK

Former Tory minister Lord Tebbit drew jeers in the House of Lords after criticising peers for being more concerned about looking after “foreigners...

Sir John Major Slams Theresa May's 'Cheap Rhetoric' In Bruising Brexit Speech

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

Sir John Major has delivered a withering assessment of Brexit, warning the UK will become reliant on an unpredictable Donald Trump, risks making the p...

Grexit Or Not? The Agony Of Choice Facing The Birthplace Of Democracy

Diane James MEP | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics
Diane James MEP

With debts cut by a sufficient amount, Greece should then incrementally exit the Euro at a stable rate, probably having a dual currency for a time. Markets do not like shock, and a progressive exit is, for me, the logical and reasonable solution. The alternatives are just too hideous to contemplate.

Europe's Man Of The Moment, Emmanuel Macron

Anton Georgiou | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Georgiou

As I left Westminster Hall, with the chant, 'Macron, Présidente!' ringing in my ears, I proudly grasped my EU flag whilst walking past Parliament, and once again felt what I had felt before last year's setbacks - inspired by politics - inspired by the possibility politics brings, let's all keep our fingers crossed and hope he pulls this off - En Marché !