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The Top Ten Ukip Arguments (And Why They Are False)

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

Immigrants are not a strain on the public sector, austerity is. Moreover, if Ukip truly believe that "Britain is full", should the party be urging its members to stop procreating? Same-sex relationships would surely be far more patriotic?

'The Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Will Sleep Well Tonight'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Environment activists have derided "shocking" plans to deal with climate change proposed by the European Commission, calling them weak and unambitious...

Unilever And City Bankers Urge UK To Stay In EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Unilever and City of London bankers have joined a growing chorus among the business community calling on Britain not to leave the European Union. P...

Why Parliament Shouldn't be Given the Power to Veto Every Aspect of EU Law

Tony Baldry | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Baldry

No one disagrees that the UK's present relationship with the European Union is not working and needs to change. Moreover, the UK - which is not in the Eurozone - needs to develop a new and different relationship with those countries that are in the Eurozone. This is why, very sensibly, the prime minister has made it clear that he is committed to seeking a new settlement for Britain in Europe

Jessica Elgot

Hungarian 'Fascist' Set To Visit London

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Home Secretary Theresa May has been urged to ban a Hungarian extreme right leader from the UK, as he prepares to come to a meeting in London on Sunday...

Financial Split or Monetary Reinvention

Paulo Casaca | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Paulo Casaca

In Europe, the pace has been considerably slower still. According to the Financial Times (2014.01.05) analysing a leaked proposal of the European Commission with a "narrowly defined version of the US Volcker rule" the official calendar expects an agreement no sooner than December 2015, the dates of its real implementation being anyone's guess.

International Tournaments, European Hostility and the 2022 Qatari World Cup

Austin Aneke | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport
Austin Aneke

Other nations visit Europe to compete in various world events; notwithstanding their dark grey wintry environments. How would the world produce true world champions if every major world tournament is conditioned to suit and reflect European conditions

Viva la Revolución: Could May's Euro-elections mark the start of an anti-EU uprising?

The Huffington Post UK | Cassandra Ward | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A rapid uprising of eurosceptics could add an astonishing new dimension to the EU election, due to take place in May this year. The popularity of f...

Why is Everyone Talking Rubbish About 'Europe'?

Sam Fowles | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

I'm trying really hard to remember a time when we could go a whole week without having to have a national moan about "Europe"*. I mean I get it, I really do. All that great food, fantastic culture and nice weather. Not to mention Germany and France's positively infuriating collective predilection for paying people properly and according them proper employment rights.

The 'Enemy Within': A Gay Russian Writer Talks about Homophobia and Libel under Putin

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

In times of crisis, Russia hunts for the enemy within; that's what Sergey Khazov tells me when I ask him why there is so much anti-gay sentiment in his country.

'A Battle Of National Democracy'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has said that the European Union is increasingly being controlled by big business and centralised bureaucracy, in a sensational warning t...

Ford Warns UK Not To Leave The European Union

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ford has urged the country to stay in the European Union, warning that a British exit would be "cutting its nose off to spite its face” and could fo...

'Don't Be Like Norway, Stay In EU', Says PM

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Norway's Prime Minister has insisted to Eurosceptics that Britain should not follow her country's example of staying out of the EU, but maintaining tr...

2014 - Central Bankers Making Way for Politics?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

2013 was the year of all-powerful central banks, fragile economic recovery, and financial market euphoria. 2014 will be all about politics: political economics, geopolitical developments, and electoral politics.

'Reform Or Decline... We Can't Go On Like This'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne has raised the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union if the 28-nation bloc fails to undertake fundamental reforms t...

Ministers Opt Out Of EU Legal High Plans

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Ministers have refused to sign the UK up to European legislation for tackling legal highs. European Commission proposals for a regulation and direc...

Out in the Cold: Russia and the Sochi Winter Games

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

By signing so much dissent-strangling legislation, by playing to the most reactionary elements in Russian society, by crushing popular protest and by harassing civil society, Putin is dragging Russia away from its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to respect freedom of opinion and expression.

Poll Finds British Public Want To Stay In EU

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A new poll suggests that while the British public aren't ready to pull out of the European Union just yet, they would like to see a shift in power awa...

Behind the Headlines, a Nation Divided Over Immigration

The Conversation UK | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

Many headlines suggest the British public is implacably opposed to migration, and demand radical action from the government to bring down migrant numbers. The true picture, however, is more complicated

Cameron Will Be Forced To Break Pledge On Net Migration, Says Cable

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's pledge to cut net migration to the "tens of thousands" by the next election is almost certain to be broken, Business Secretary Vince C...

Victory for Ukip Is Meaningless for Europe

Ben Acheson | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Farage himself predicted an "earthquake" while other prominent right wingers envisage "the liberation from the European elite, the monster in Brussels". So are they correct? Their success would certainly send a shockwave across the continent but are we really about to find ourselves at the mercy of the most anti-EU, combatively euro-sceptic European Parliament to date? No.

Why Berlin Is Europe's Most Alluring City

George Gabriel | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

While some might be concerned about it being a hipster's playground overrun with murky nightclubs, there is much to suggest the city is for anyone curious enough to explore its rich and expansive avenues. Just being in Berlin is an experience in itself.

Tougher Curbs On Migrants Will Be Top Demand In EU Renegotiation

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has indicated he may seek a cap on migrants from the EU as he attempts to renegotiate Britain's membership of the union. The Prime Mi...

'100-Year Sentence' Dodges Euro-Law

PA/Huffingtonpost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Murderers and those convicted of other serious offences could be given sentences lasting hundreds of years to sidestep European regulations that ban w...

A Few Political Thoughts

Dr Andrew Crines | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Crines

This is not the nicest of days, so in that context I thought I'd present a few random political thoughts! Very briefly, at Westminster it was one where the Conservative Party publically re-embraced Thatcherism, where One Nation Labour struggled to emerge further yet held on for life, and the United Kingdom Independence Party continued its long march to significance...