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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...

Theresa May's Brexit Speech Still Leaves A Lot To Chance

Chris Wright | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Wright

The dust has begun to settle on Theresa May's highly anticipated Brexit speech. If you read the newspapers, you'd think the UK and Theresa May are riding high, and that May's words were pitch perfect. But is that really the case? Are we really any closer to knowing what Brexit looks like, reaching a deal that will provide answers to the difficult questions many of our businesses are facing - or giving the thousands of talented people from Europe living in the UK answers about their future, and vice versa?

The Best Kept Secrets In Paris

Varsha Patel | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Once you've endured the painfully long queues for the Eiffel Tower, got your selfie with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, and 'Instagrammed' the Arc de Tr...

Three Ways The UK Government Can Protect And Develop Homegrown Tech

Richard Muirhead | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech
Richard Muirhead

We have to ensure that London keeps its place as Europe's top tech hub, to continue to be mentioned in the same breath as Silicon Valley, New York and Tel Aviv. Thinking about the unfolding legacy of UK-based startups who've hit the big time - Transferwise, Funding Circle, Deliveroo, Citymapper and ASOS, to name but a few - we mustn't miss the opportunity to continue to build on what they started.

Brexit Briefing: Be Nice Or You'll All Get Brexited As Well

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Politics

All you need to know from the world of Brexit this week. You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your ...

Five British Army Tanks Sent Through Channel Tunnel For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

Five tanks were transported through the Channel Tunnel for the first time on Wednesday morning in a British Army drill testing how quickly heavy armou...

A Critical Part Of Europe's New Satellite Navigation System Keeps Failing

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Tech

Europe’s ambitious plan for its own satellite navigation system has come a cropper. The network, which has been up and running since December, is de...

Theresa May Asked Facebook What It Thinks Of Her Brexit Plan, Which Went Predictably Badly

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK

Theresa May’s long-awaited Brexit plan was laid out on Wednesday and the public were treated to a whole 12 points of political action. These include...

Boris Compares French President To WWII Prison Guard Giving UK 'Punishment Beatings'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has compared French President Francois Hollande to a Second World War Nazi prison guard who wants to give the United Kingdom “punishme...

MPs Will Not Be Able To Vote Against Brexit, David Davis Confirms

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis has confirmed that while parliament will have a vote on the final Brexit deal - MPs and peers will not be able to prevent the United Kingd...

Polls And Politics: There's No Mandate For A Hard Brexit

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market will inevitably mean every single family in the UK will face significant financial loss. Given the polling that suggests people are prepared to sacrifice almost nothing to regain the right to make our own laws, hard Brexit could quickly become one of the most destructive and unpopular decisions ever made by a British government.

Exclusive: UK Will Be Trump And Putin's 'Hapless Pawn' If We Copy 'Sycophantic' Gove, Says Nick Clegg

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg believes the UK could become a “hapless pawn” in attempts to destroy Europe if British politicians ape Michael Gove and “sycophantica...

Political Risk Is Back - Can We Deal With It?

Joe Mitton | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics
Joe Mitton

A friend of mine has a wonderful job for a political addict - a global bank pays him to write reports analysing politics in countries around the world. If he thinks it's relevant, he can write about it, and since the bank operates everywhere, virtually all markets are relevant. My friend is as knowledgeable discussing Thailand's palace intrigues as he is discussing the nuances of the New Hampshire primaries.

Labour Will Not 'Die In A Ditch' To Save Free Movement, Says Emily Thornberry

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK Politics

.@EmilyThornberry's comments in full, @UKLabour "won't die in a ditch" for the principle of free movement of workers. #Peston

In 2017, We Need To Work Together As The World Falls Apart

Baroness Jolly | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Jolly

If 2016 proved anything it that is the current international situation is becoming less stable and predictable. In 2017, with our global institutions weaker, the re-emergence of an antagonistic Russia and the continuation of unconventional terrorist threats, the picture is not particularly rosy. The post-war global order is at risk and if we are to tackle this, it will only be achieved multilaterally.

Ways To Make Your Holiday More Sustainable

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

2017 has been dubbed the year of sustainable tourism and development by the UN's World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). No longer a quirky aside or limited to the odd off-grid eco-lodge, going green when going abroad is where it's at.