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Europe: 'Non or Innit'?

Darren Hall | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Hall

Yesterday, I asked my parents how they would vote in the EU referendum. Bearing in mind they were one foot out the door to go camping in France, I was somewhat taken aback by their ambivalence towards our membership. If they are in any way representative of the general ignorance about Brussels, Europhiles have a much bigger hill to climb than many would like to think.

Your Home Could Fix Itself Using This New LIVING Material

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech

Whether it's the house we live in or the office we work at, most of us have to deal with concrete jungles at some point in our lives and contrary to A...

Concerning the European Union

Lewis Worrow | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Lewis Worrow

Our position in the European Union is one that is a benefit to us as a country, and the renegotiation process has already begun to ensure that the United Kingdom can secure better terms.

Say Goodbye To The Human Rights Act Now The Tories Are In Charge

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics

Michael Gove, the new Justice Secretary, is wasting no time pushing forward with controversial Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act. Gove has r...

Digital Single Market: What to Read and a Couple of Thoughts

Luc Delany | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Luc Delany

I would like to call to the future Prime Minister to focus on the importance of this issue. In the next four years they could make a significant positive impact on the safety of our children, and enable industry to act responsibly but still thrive commercially.

The Truth About Europe: We're Better In Than Out

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

On Thursday 7th May the UK faces a stark political choice. A choice between a Conservative Government intent on withdrawing from the world, or an outward-looking Labour Government invested in shaping a prosperous and fair Britain that is at ease with itself on the world stage. The biggest threat to our future is not Europe, it comes from within.

The Myth of Immigration as an Election Issue

Abdul Hussain | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Abdul Hussain

Scenarios must be in place to ensure integration is successful and immigration is efficient and responsible, to ensure the spreading of skills across a populace instead of a concentration. What good is a United Kingdom, if the people, it's most important resource, are not being shared?

A Tale of Two Cities: Amsterdam and Berlin

Arabella Noortman | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Arabella Noortman

If being around really tall people is your kind of thing, go to Holland. The average man is 6'3". And that's without clogs on. As well as clogs, several other C-words can be ascribed to the Netherlands' capital city: canals, coffee shops and culture, for instance; all of which Amsterdam has in abundance.

Capital Markets Union - A New Frontier of Europe's Single Market?

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

It could have come straight out of an episode of Star Trek. "Captain, we are approaching the Capital Markets Union, a new frontier." But the plan to c...

EU Exit Could Cost British Economy £225 Billion By 2030

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics

Britain's exit from the European Union could hit the economy to the tune of £225 billion by 2030. That's the warning by German think-tank Bertelsmann...

Homophobia and Why It Still Hasn't Gone Away

Lewis Blakey | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Blakey

I refuse to be put into any position that seeks to threaten this, and, customer or not, we are all human beings and all have a basic right and deserve to be treated that way.

When Innovation Breeds Inequality

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Somehow, there seems to be something utopian about the ideologies we have believed. Did we all not grow up assuming or just believing a 'just' society is a 'fair' society and vice versa? In the following years, did we not learn to separate 'justice' from 'fairness' because what is just cannot and need not be fair all the time?

Pyrrhic Victory Over Greek Monster

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Without a deal between Athens and Brussels and the IMF on economic reforms and repayments of loans within the next couple of months a Grexit or Graccident would be the most extreme outcome. We cannot rule out that the parties will fail to find a solution seeing as how the Greeks are dawdling and in the light of the harsh words uttered by, among others, Germany.

Forget the 'Pull Factor' - We Cannot Let People Drown

Clare Moody MEP | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics
Clare Moody MEP

On Thursday, the leaders of all 28 European Union countries will meet in Luxembourg to discuss how, if at all, the EU will respond to these recent tragedies. We must watch this event closely to see what David Cameron will do: will he back restoring support for the search and rescue programme so that more children aren't washed up dead on the shores of the Mediterranean?

Why a Trip to Sweden May Be Cheaper Than You Think

Steve Vickers | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Vickers

Sweden has always had a reputation for being expensive. But the pretty Nordic nation, which offers a cool, calm alternative to southern Europe's summer hotspots, is suddenly looking like great value. Here's why a summer escape to Sweden may be cheaper than you think.

400 Drowned Fleeing Libya As Migrant Boat Capsizes

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Survivors of a capsized boat off Libya have told Save the Children that 400 people are believed to have drowned in one of the worst tragedies of Europ...

'Gap Yar' Have We Forgotten What It Really Means to 'Travel'?

Rich Wigley | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Wigley

The excitement has become less about the individual and their own journey and more about being confined by the rules. We feel like we need to live up to in answer to the inevitable burning question of "Where you going travelling then, mate?".

The Real 'Health Tourism': Brits in the Rest of Europe

Giles Goodall | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The big ones are Spain, France, and Germany, where British visitors cost local health services up to a staggering 34 times more than their visitors to the UK do. Just four of the 27 other EU countries spent less on treating British visitors than the NHS did on their nationals (Bulgaria, Latvia, Romania and Lithuania).

The Labour Party and the European Union

John Mills | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Politics
John Mills

‬Confronted,‭ ‬when in power,‭ ‬by EU moves towards further integration and the difficulty in getting any reform programme to achieve anything,‭ ‬should the Labour Party reconsider its position on holding a referendum‭?

Buda-best

Noelle Reno | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

It was November so it was cold; long underwear cold. My hotel was sandwiched between the Danube and the Christmas markets. The mulled wine was the perfect fuel for my exploits. I always condone sampling the national drink of choice when exploring a country (no matter the time of day!)

Freedom of Movement Is the Main Road to Knowledge

Nigel Carrington | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nigel Carrington

Even in the digital age, knowledge happens because people with common interests can easily work alongside each other, wherever they come from. This open society is under attack amidst calls to leave the EU.

How Can the Business Community Get Its Act Together on Europe? Get the Politicians to Do Their Job

Peter Wilding | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

The problem is that without a shared narrative which combines the political and the economic, the public reacts to the positive jobs creation stories of 'in' and the negative job destruction stories of 'out' with responses like "They would say that, wouldn't they" and "it's just scaremongering".

Have a Great Hotel Stay in Berlin With the Kids

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

When most people think of Berlin, it's of the city's legendary club scene, or its culture and history - not that it's a great place to take children. But it is, and exceptionally so. Here, The Good Hotel Guide lists five ways to make the most of a family visit to Berlin.

European Ad Market in Rude Health as Advertising Week Europe Kicks Off

Nikki Mendonca | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK
Nikki Mendonca

With Advertising Week Europe now in full swing, the following six trends highlight why the ad industry is actually in a good place.

Spend Easter in Vienna

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

There's a wealth of things to do and see in Vienna at any time, but visiting over Easter adds something special: it's traditionally an important holiday and there are lots of related events to check out. Here are four of the best.