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Why Demonising Social Media and Banning Students Won't Help

Roberts Zivtins | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech
Roberts Zivtins

Since beginning my PGCE in September several fellow trainees and guest speakers have called for students to be barred from using site likes Facebook and Twitter. Not only have they proposed school-time bans but at home as well.

Without Swift Debt Relief for Greece, The Last Five Years Will be the Prelude to More Chaos

Theopi Skarlatos | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Politics
Theopi Skarlatos

In the last five years that hope grew. As networks spread and people reached rock bottom, they realized all they really had was themselves and that even if that was all they had, together and united it meant power.

An Illiberal Tide Is Sweeping Across Europe

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

The World War II defeat of fascism ushered Europe into an era where liberal democracy became the undisputed political ideology. West Germany became an...

The Rise of the European Right Is a Wake-up Call for the European Left to Abandon Multiculturalism

Karthick Ram Manoharan | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Karthick Ram Manoharan

In the name of multiculturalism, we cannot allow an infantile liberal-Left deny and denigrate all that is radical and emancipatory about Europe. Because only the far-Right, which hates egalitarian European values as much as the Islamists, will be the eventual beneficiary of this.

Why Europe Needs Paris More Than Most

Baroness Bryony Worthington | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Bryony Worthington

On Saturday, when the final agreement emerges, the EU more than any other economic block will need to see a clear and unambiguous signal that the world is serious about tackling this issue and that the momentum for change is now unstoppable.

Brexit: What Would Happen If the UK Voted to Leave?

Peter Wilding | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

Those who argue for exit need to put forward a credible alternative, one that offers the UK the same advantages for trade, jobs, economic growth, our environment and our security as EU membership. We challenge them to do so.

Migration Crisis Could Make Britons Think 'Get Me Out Of Here' On EU, Cameron Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK

David Cameron has warned that the European migration crisis could push the UK into leaving the European Union. The prime minister, who was in Polan...

How Long Before the European Pressure Cooker Explodes?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Turbulent December Only a few more weeks to go in 2015 but there are still various risks and challenges remaining for Europe. There will be elections...

Scotland Could Thrive Outside the EU

Rob Comley | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

The SNP is not Scotland - this is a fact which is often forgotten recently when talking about Scottish politics. The SNP does not represent the views of every one of the 5 million residents living on the northern side of the famous Hadrian's Wall.

Why the UK Should Be Watching Today's Danish Referendum

Alex Forrest | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Forrest

No-one can forget that Denmark has voted 'Nej' before - in the referendum on joining the euro. Eurosceptics across the continent will be delighted if voters in this small nation do so again, none more so than those in the UK. They may be very different votes, but if the Danes can do it twice, what's to stop the Brits from doing it just once? So today we watch, and wait.

Being in Europe Gives Us Clout and Influence to Get the Best Economic Deal for Britain

Will Straw | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
Will Straw

Being in Europe makes Britain stronger in international trade talks. By being part of the world's largest market, standing with 500 million people, Britain is a more important trade partner for countries around the world than we would be on our own. This has been demonstrated vividly today with the signing of a new free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam.

An Update From COP 21, Tuesday 1st December

George Ferguson | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
George Ferguson

Since arriving on Monday it has been exciting and informative to meet with delegates from across the world who are promoting the importance of this ge...

Lucy Sherriff

How One Syrian Student Escaped Kidnap And Helped Found A University For Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In 2013, Mohammed Odai Al Hashmi was due to catch a lift back home from Al Wadi International University with two friends. They were supposed to conve...

Why Now Is the Worst Time to Respond to the Paris Attacks

Michael Bond | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Michael Bond

People do things when they're angry and scared that they live to regret. This is an everyday truth, but when the deeds are done by governments the consequences can be calamitous.

#BrusselsLockdown Photos Cast City In A Surreal Apocalyptic Light

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

A military-enforced lockdown in the Belgian capital Brussels has provoked scenes reminiscent of a Hollywood disaster movie as heavily-armed troops gua...

These Are The Rising Right-Wing Parties Poised To Exploit Paris Attacks Fears

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK

The aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris which left at least 130 people dead has seen a raft of criticism of the European Union's immigration poli...

Leftist Supergroup, One Night Only: Assange, Zizek and Varoufakis on Stage

Jonty Langley | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jonty Langley

If leftist intellectuals can be rock-stars (and somewhere there must be a guitar trashed by Thomas Piketty that proves they can), then Monday night at...

Bataclan Theatre Hangs Poignant Message Of Hope Above Tributes

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

A poignant message of hope is being displayed outside the Bataclan theatre, where 89 people were gunned down in a massacre on Friday. The message, ...

Media Freedom and Plurality Is Struggling in Central and Eastern Europe

Juan Garcia | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK
Juan Garcia

Over a quarter of a century since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the scars of Central & Eastern Europe's post-communist legacy are still clear to see.

Why Labour Must Say No to the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm a trustee of Water For Africa, an innovative charity that trains local people to provide sustainable water supplies for their communities. As gra...

Cameron's Real Test Is in Westminster, Not Brussels

Anand Menon | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Anand Menon

David Cameron needs to convince his backbenchers that he has reformed the Union. Research by the think tank Open Europe has suggested that 203 of the 330 Conservative MPs can be characterised as 'swing voters.' That is to say, they are either not particularly interested in the EU or who are waiting until the results of the renegotiation before making up their minds on the referendum.

David Cameron Has Played With Fire Over EU Immigration - Will He Now Get Burned?

Paul Waugh | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Waugh

Ever since he first gave in to backbench Tory demands for an EU referendum, David Cameron has known that the biggest risk to Britain staying in Europe is public unease about immigration. Cameron's conundrum in 2013 was to persuade the voters that somehow he was acting on their concerns, while not breaking the EU's key principle that any citizen is free to move around for work.

Slip Sliding Away: Complacency, the Conservatives and Brexit

Gavin Devine | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

There are hopes that all of this could soon change, and a new, impassioned and effective pro-European Conservative grouping will emerge. I really hope so. None of us who believe in the UK continuing to be part of the European Union can afford to be complacent. We are in a fight. And all of us, whether Conservatives, the business community or simply voters, have to stir ourselves. There is a lot to do, a lot to lose, and a whole lot to gain.

European Literature Days

Lucy Popescu | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Popescu

This year the overall theme was "The Migrants", a loaded term and geopolitically relevant given the refugee crisis currently being played out in central and eastern Europe.

This Debate Is About the EU, Not About Europe

Rob Comley | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

If you take a look at the pro-EU StrongerIn website, the first thing you will read is the following message - blurting out of the screen in big, bold, white letters: "Britain is stronger, better off and safer in Europe than we would be out on our own." Let's set this record straight - we love 'Europe'. We just hate the EU!