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Why the EU Isn't a Sprawling Mass of Bureaucrats Lacking any Democratic Legitimacy

Theresa Griffin | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Politics
Theresa Griffin

The reality is that nothing is decided at an EU level unless all member countries have explicitly agreed by treaty to do so. Even then, each and every piece of legislation that is made at an EU level is agreed by national governments.

The Abolition of Roaming Charges Is Yet More Evidence of How Britain Is Better Off in the EU

Mary Creagh | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

Saturday marks a milestone for the travel industry and for business people and holidaymakers alike. Mobile phone roaming charges are being slashed by almost three quarters. From 15 June 2017, there will be no roaming charges in Europe at all. And it's all thanks to the EU.

Europe Is a Force for Good - We Should Be United in Support of It

Dr Julie Smith | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Julie Smith

Frank Field would do well to take a leaf out of Jeremy Corbyn's book. He should look at the EU of the 21st Century not the 1970s. Corbyn has changed his position, he has come around to the ideas that the Liberal Democrats have long been extolling. The current EU is good for the UK; not only that it's good for traditional Labour voters - something Corbyn has come to realise.

Whistleblowing in the Public Interest Goes on Trial

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

This week, the man who lifted the lid on the cynical practices employed by large, profitable corporations to avoid paying taxes goes on trial. Through...

The Flyway of Death That Shames Europe

David Cox | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Politics
David Cox

The Brexiteers complain that Brussels dictates our destiny. Wildlife enthusiasts might wish that its conservation arm would do just that. In fact, the EU's priorities lie elsewhere and its conservation capabilities are thoroughly limited at national level. Leaving the European Union will not save our wildlife, but neither, it seems, will remaining inside.

Why I Will Vote to Remain in the European Union

Julie Cooper | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Politics
Julie Cooper

We should stay in Europe not just because it is economically advantageous, though it is, but because we are a confident, an outward looking internationalist country. It is the right thing to do because we all have a moral duty to pass on a better world to our children. Britain is better in Europe and the world is better for it.

EU Freedom of Movement Is Good for British Businesses - And for Your Career

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

Our prosperity is highly dependent on a steady influx of talented people. A knowledge-based economy like ours is desperate to attract the world's 'best and brightest'. The reason for that is obvious; we need brilliant minds to push the boundaries of knowledge, to invent and to innovate.

Europe: A Bastion of Moderate and Temperate Speech? No Thanks

Thomas Hughes | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Politics
Thomas Hughes

For Jan Böhmermann the German comedian at the centre of the current row, it's more than tricky. He faces three years imprisonment for insulting a Head of State, under paragraph 103 of the German Criminal Code.

What Can a Technologist Do About Climate Change?

Drew Hemment | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Tech
Drew Hemment

Climate change happens on such a big scale and over such long time periods it is hard to comprehend at human scale. But we can already see its impact in extreme weather events that are becoming more common.

Corbyn, Trump, Sanders, Geoff and Me.

Tony Schumacher | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Schumacher

Back in the dim and distant past, when I used to sell trucks for a living, there used to be a thing Geoff my boss used to call: "Customer Relationship...

Nine Examples of What Jeremy Corbyn Really Thinks About the EU

Oliver Huitson | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Politics
Oliver Huitson

So what exactly are Corbyn's views on the EU? It's worth reminding ourselves, as even some passionate Corbyn supporters seem to have forgotten.

Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas: Refugees Are Facing Police Violence at Every Stage of Their Journey

Heenali Patel | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Heenali Patel

For vulnerable people like Leyla and Ahmed the road ahead is fraught with danger, and until refugees are provided with safe passage across borders the threat of violence or abuse will shadow them at every turn.

The Ultimate UEFA Euro 2016 City Guide - Paris

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

Matt Spiro is the English voice of French football. He's the go to guy whenever your club buys a player from Ligue Un. Therefore he's the man we're tu...

Women Need Tax Justice More Than Once a Month

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Osborne must realise that genuine tax justice for women is not a once-a-month occurrence. It must cut across all tax and spend policies, universally, and help rather than hinder the fight for gender equality.

Enough of the Stats, I'll Be Voting to Stay in the EU on Principle

Kate Delaney | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Kate Delaney

This is an amazing chance for everyone, from either side of the debate, to have a say and send a strong message, to not only Europe but the whole world, about what the British people value the most. So I will be voting to remain in the European Union this June. I hope you use your principles to guide you and do the same.

Panama Papers Reveal the Rotten Heart of the British Financial System

Natalie Bennett | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Our current system means we all get the politics that these users of tax havens pay for. It's now up to David Cameron to break with that unholy alliance - to announce an end to the secrecy regimes in all British-controlled territory, to use the summit he is hosting next month to demand matching action from other nations, and to say that the Tory Party will no longer accept money from donors who use tax havens in their business or personal affairs.

72 Hours In Bavaria: A Guide

Krissie Rogers | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

Bavaria is surely home to some of the most awe-inspiring scenery that Europe has to offer, complete with resplendent castles; not to mention the smiling locals and the clean, crisp mountain air.

Why Britain Should Be Looking to Lead Europe, not Leave

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

I say a vote to stay in is a vote of confidence in our country and the great people that live in it. It is a vote to say that Europe can have a better future and at the head of that future will be a Union Jack. We should lead, not leave.

How The UK's National Living Wage Compares To The Rest Of Europe

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

This is how the UK's new national living wage compares to the minimum wages for other countries in Europe. The new legal pay rate for over 25s is £7....

Young Death, Selfish Politics and Terror Strike the Heart of Europe

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK
Aldwyn Cooper

In the last half of March 2016, three separate but interrelated events have served to heighten concerns about the European venture: The deaths of young people studying in Spain, the self-serving behaviour of some British politicians, and the horror of the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Finding Slovakia's Forgotten Mosque

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

It was foggy and busy in the commercial quarter of Bratislava after sunrise on Wednesday. We were walking down streets full of shops, restaurants, and...

Europe Can Do Better Than the EU-Turkey Deal

Mike Adamson | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

We, the undersigned European Red Cross National Societies, are gravely concerned by the humanitarian implications of the agreement reached by the EU and Turkey to stem migration to Europe.

It Will Take More Than Solidarity to Defeat This Terrorist Menace - We Need an Effective European Response

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

Until now, we have been spared a major attack on Belgian soil. Sadly, the sickening events of 22 March abruptly changed that. Brussels now joins the growing list of European cities that have been targeted for mass casualty attacks: Madrid, London and Paris. But this week's slaughter wasn't just an attack on Belgium. Maalbeek metro station, where so many innocent men, women and children died, is a key transit hub for the European district. We now know at least 40 different nationalities were caught up in the attacks. This was a strike at the heart of Europe. More than ever, it's clear we are facing a European challenge.

An Open Letter to the Terrorist

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

As a Muslim let me remind you what God says, "replace evil with something better" and let me tell you that you, the terrorists are solely responsible and your ideas shall be challenged and you shall be defeated!

Many European Doctors Still Think Homosexuality Is A Disease, 'Shocking' Report Finds

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

The revelation that many European doctors continue to believe homosexuality is a disease has been slammed as "shocking" by LGBT charities. A report fr...