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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 !

Home Office Set To Review Asylum Claims From Children In The Calais 'Jungle' Camp

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics

Child refugees who have been turned away from the UK could have their cases reviewed, as the Home Office comes under pressure over the early closure o...

British Far-Right Campaigner Was 'Central' To US Presidential Race Fake News Scandal

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK

The founder of Britain First and a London vlogger are being credited with being “central” disseminators of “devastating anti-Clinton” propagan...

Support European Youth Uniting Through Art

Shaniqua Benjamin | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Shaniqua Benjamin

When following the news, it's become commonplace for us to hear about Brexit, fractured relationships in Europe, Trump wanting to ban immigrants from the USA and many other examples of conflicts throughout the world.

Daughter Of 'Britain's Schindler' Urges PM To Reverse Closure Of Dubs Refugee Scheme

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

The daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton - who was hailed “Britain’s Schindler” after saving hundreds of children from Nazi tyranny - has called on T...

The Government's Betrayal Of Refugees, And Us

Arthur Peirce | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Arthur Peirce

The history of Syria is not a peaceful one, even before the current civil war, Syria had been ruled by the iron fist of dictators, the people suffering from heavy sectarian violence. Though the land it occupies has been home to people for thousands of years, the country of Syria is less than a century old, and herein lies the key to its bloody history.

Tory MPs Slam Government For Limiting Number Of Child Refugees

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics

Conservative MPs have hit out at the government’s decision to limit the number of child refugees it will accept from Europe to just 350 - rather tha...

Child Refugee Scheme Is Quietly Axed After Helping Just 350 Kids

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK

The Government has been condemned for closing down a scheme to accept lone refugee children marooned in Europe after allowing just 350 displaced young...

These 'Baby Dragons' Aren't As Rare As We All Thought They Were

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech

Rare blind salamanders, listed vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, have been discovered in five new locations across Europe. The ba...

Warning: Brexit Britain Could End Up On The Wrong Side Of History

Julie Ward | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
Julie Ward

Last week, on January 27th, we marked international Holocaust Memorial Day. Together with millions of others around the world, I reflected on the history of unspeakable horrors which were committed when nations and peoples surrendered to xenophobia, nationalist prejudice, and lies. That history has a frightening relevance with regard to current world events.

Politics Today Has 'Parallels With Darkest Days Of The 1930s'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK

The recent rise in hate crime has “parallels with the darkest days of the 1930s”, the head of a body representing Europe’s Jews has warned. Dr M...