UK Europe

Beware Theresa May - Foreign Affairs Brings Down Every Tory Prime Minister Since Churchill

Martin Robson | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Robson

Conservative Prime Ministers are brought down by Foreign policy issues, more often than not, over the issue of Britain's relationship with Europe. Brexit brought Mrs May to the Premiership; delivering it could take it away from her.

Europe Should Adopt a Policy of Co-operation and Reciprocity to Tackle Refugee Crisis

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mohsin Tanveer

If and when the time comes that these refugees are in the clear and can return to their home states, Europe, if it adopts the Betts' alternative, can proudly pat itself on the back for turning a disaster into an example of an ethically sound political solution to be utilized as a model reference in the field of refugee law and policy.

Finally, A Television Talent Show Worth Focussing On

Paul Marshall | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

They're a remembrance of a time long since forgotten. They're a brief moment in history captured in perpetuity for future generations. They're a glorious celebration of humanity's inherent kindness. They're a painful reminder of the incomprehensible and intolerable cruelty of mankind. They're a recollection of society's greatest triumphs and its failures.

Is Classic Rock Still a Force to Be Reckoned With? Or Just a Ramblin' Man?

Jez Fielder | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jez Fielder

With The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Heart back in the billboard album top 10, I started to wonder if there is a secret to rock n roll longevity. So I took my hair and my sunscreen along to this year's Ramblin' Man Fair to find out.

After Brexit, What Next for Britain's Youth?

Amelia Womack | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia Womack

Currently, the EU provides billions in funding for our Higher Education institutions; gives vital support to Further Education; enables young people to live and study across the continent; and creates jobs and training opportunities. Brexit does not need to mean the end for youth opportunity, but there is a great deal of work to be done to ensure that our futures are not damaged by it.

Why Post-Referendum We Need Centrist Politics

Rebecca Hills | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Rebecca Hills

The future of the UK outside of the EU is uncertain but if we let those with radical and divisive views take control of our country rather than moving back towards the path of centrism, the future is likely to be a far less inclusive and united place.

Small Businesses Reliant on the EU Need Brexit Answers ASAP

Neely Reyes | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Neely Reyes

I'm not naïve and I completely understand that Brexit is a massive undertaking for the government to negotiate, and probably one that none of them really want to be doing. Sadly I fear there is no question that lots of small businesses won't survive Brexit and for that reason we deserve answers sooner rather than later.

The Importance of Global Unity Against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Chris Head | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Head

On May 24th, CoMO organised a parliamentary meeting entitled, 'Life Course Vaccination: From Babyhood to Healthy Ageing - what are the priorities?' in...

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Charlie Compitus | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Compitus

BLAIR REVEALS HE IS HUMAN & THE CHICKEN COUP The year two thousand and sixteen (MMXVI) will no doubt be chiselled into the dusty, rich leathery bo...

What Next for Pro-Europeans?

Joe Williams | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Politics
Joe Williams

We must let the government enter their negotiations with the Union's other members. And we must keep making the case for both a democratic and free Europe - and of the necessity of a public vote on the terms of whatever exit deal is produced.

Political Experiments, Divisive Narratives: How Brexit Jolted Memories of Soviet Collapse

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

The morning after the UK referendum, on 24 June, I woke up feeling a strong sense of déjà-vu: that I had seen and gone through it all before, around...

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

The Divorce Referendum: Brexit and Relationships

Graham Russell | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Graham Russell

As a relationship and leadership coach this feels like the equivalent of asking a whole bunch of people you don't know to vote as to whether you should stay married or not. There is no trial separation. Their result is final. You might be going through a rocky patch but that's no reason to give up or abdicate responsibility.

Black Lives Do Matter

Edward Adoo | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Edward Adoo

It's clear not all but a minority of these officers DO NOT LIKE Black people. Officers should be banned from using fire arms until further notice to prevent more incidents and deaths. It's time Black lives are valued and respected like any other human being. It could be your Mother, Father, Daughter, Sister, friend or close relative. Enough is enough.

All Hail the Ungrateful Youth Voter

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

Today's youth aren't perfect, but without them there will be no future for Britain. Instead of weighing them down with our debts, we should be enabling them to build prosperity for the future, for us and for them. We want them here in Britain building this prosperity.

Brexit Fallout Reminds Us That Peacebuilding Begins at Home

Harriet Lamb | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK
Harriet Lamb

By working across communities, we can identify and shape ways that can generate positive narratives and actions, and build a more cohesive Britain - one that engages confidently with the world because we are also reaching out to those who feel left behind. A Britain that our grandfathers would be proud of.

We Need a Reconciler, Not a Divider

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Banseka Kayembe

If Labour play their cards right, they can create a hopeful, unifying campaign with policies that speak to a broad spectrum of the electorate at a time when the Conservatives appear to be regressing back into an even uglier form of right wing politics. But they cannot do this with Corbyn at the helm.

Brexit: Divisive Politics Leading to a More Fractured Britain?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

On Friday the 24th June Britain woke up split through the middle, with a 51.9% - 48.1% majority decision to leave the EU. Very few, even the Brexiters, had believed Britain would leave the EU after four decades of economic and political benefit. To many it is now going to be a very tortuous journey for Project Europe which has helped keep the peace for decades after two horrific world wars in the last century.

Brexit Has Revealed Britain's Racist Underbelly

Matty Edwards | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

As I went to France in the aftermath of Brexit, I've never felt so proud to be European. As French people expressed how sad they were that Britain had voted to leave, we desperately tried to make it clear that we had voted to remain along with the vast majority of young people.

Our Politics Is Like the Last Stage of a Desperate, Drunken Party: We Need to Sober Up Fast

Natalie Bennett | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

We need to hand the power to the people. That clearly means, in the immediate future, a general election. And then it means profound electoral reform - a fair voting system that produces a government that reflects the will of the people. That means proportional representation. It means an elected House of Lords. It means a will to ensure a society in which no one is left hungry, no one homeless, no one stranded without hope of a decent life. It means a society that lives within the environmental limits of our one fragile planet.

The Demonisation of the Working-Class Shames Our Nation

Paul Embery | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Embery

Something very nasty is happening. A group of people, the most exploited within our society, are under attack. Their marginalisation has been going on for years. But it has accelerated disturbingly since 23 June.

Moving On from Brexit Blame

Liz Lowe | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Liz Lowe

Still reeling from the aftershocks of last week's vote to leave the EU, I wanted to write something - but so much has already been written, and the internet needs another angry rant like Instagram needs another 'avocado on toast' shot. Lets face it, we're all a bit exhausted.

Brexit, the Opera

Angus Walker | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Angus Walker

Under stormy skies, in an ancient arena, built when Europe was ruled by Rome and when fears of a modern EU empire were centuries away from newspaper front pages, a tale of conflict, conquest and torn loyalties is being played out.

Boris Johnson Just Walks Away From the Damage He Has Done

Bob Morgan | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

So - his leadership is just something else he is not going to deliver as promised to the leave campaign - along with many other promises on immigration and the certainty of a better future for the Country.

A Call to Arms (Or Pens) Against Anti-Intellectualism

Amitava Banerjee | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Amitava Banerjee

"The pen is mightier than the sword" and "knowledge is power" are maxims that have inspired academics for generations to write journal papers, gain grant funding and give lectures. Unfortunately, neither politicians, media nor our population are inside our echo chamber.