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42 Pictures That Show The Stunning Shambles Of The #Ukipcarnival

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

A mini street festival in Croydon organised by Ukip erupted on Tuesday afternoon with protesters besieging the event with signs calling the party and ...

Ukip's Carnival Is An Absolute Shambles

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons and Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Politics

The Ukip carnival, intended to rebuff allegations of racism, ended in carnage before Nigel Farage had even arrived - with a steel band refusing to pla...

UK: Divisive Narratives Around Migration Can Fuel Tensions in Communities

Barry Navarro | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

According a YouGov poll published for the first time since the start of the financial crisis, the economy no longer tops the list of issues the British public is most concerned about: immigration is now on a par with the economy, with 52% or respondents saying it's the main issue facing the UK today.

Ukip Think The War Dead Would Vote For Them

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

As the country waits to see if predictions of a Ukip "earthquake" at Thursday's elections comes to pass, one local branch is sure of support the euros...

The Lib Dems Know They're Not Very Popular

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats are braced for a "difficult" night on Thursday, with the party set for an electoral mauling in both local and European contests,...

Cameron Definitely Would Not Mind Having Romanian Neighbours

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has urged voters not to be "tempted" by Ukip, saying the eurosceptic party is being "found out" by a succession of rows over unpalatable...

Jessica Elgot

The Real Reason Britain's Party Leaders Won't Call Nigel Farage 'A Racist'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

"It bothers me a lot that you're associating with black people." Those are the now infamous words uttered by US basketball team owner Donald Stirl...

Could It Be That a Bearded Man in a Dress Has Rekindled Europe's Appetite for Democracy?

Adrian Lovett | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Adrian Lovett

It has emerged that the winner of last weekend's Eurovision Song Contest, Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst, was not the choice of the elite juries that cast half the votes in the annual Euro-singathon. Instead, Wurst swept to victory thanks to the support of the public, who decided that behind the camp persona and hype there was actually quite a good song (at least, relative to the others). Conchita was the people's choice.

How Are 'Dodgy Employers' To Blame For Growth Of Ukip?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

"Dodgy employers" exploit the EU's freedom of movement for citizens, and the government needs to address the impact to stop the growth of Ukip, Yvette...

What's Farage's Excuse For His 'Romanian Neighbours' Comment?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Politics

Just a few short hours after "tired out" Nigel Farage made a semi-apology for his comments about undesirable Romanian neighbours, a defiant full-page ...

How Should You Vote In The European Elections?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics

It's the European elections on Thursday and some are predicting a political earthquake in the shape of one Nigel Farage and his merry band of Ukip can...

Charlotte Meredith

The Most Important Presidential Debate You Didn't Even Know Was Taking Place

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK

The most important presidential debate you didn’t even know was taking place has happened, and we bet you can’t name a single candidate. As voi...

The European Night of Museums 2014

Andrew Matthews | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Matthews

Just in case getting to wander around Europe's most spectacular museums and galleries after dark left you feeling a bit 'so what', The European Night of the Museum has the added sweetener of Free Entry to absolutely everything - it can cost up to €32 for a couple to visit The Louvre any other time.

EU Membership 'Crucial' To UK Success, Say Business Chiefs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's membership of the European Union is "crucial" to London's future success, and an exit from the political bloc will hit the UK's competitiven...

Eurovision - Sticking It to the Man Since 1956

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Eurovision has always been the embodiment of everything that is weird and wonderful about Europe. Although trends change and the boundaries of what constitutes 'outrageous' shift with every competition, Eurovision has continued to be a citadel of glittery splendour...

An Open Letter to Poles in Britain: You Are Welcome Here

Giles Goodall | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

I want a positive, ambitious Britain, open to Europe and the world. I want us to value the contribution of everyone who makes their home here. There are valid concerns on both sides, but let's not blame each other. Let's discuss the issues and find solutions together. Please use your vote on 22 May. These elections are about your future!

Jessica Elgot

The EU Country Offering The Most Jobs To Romanian Migrants Might Surprise You

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

British employers fuelled the rise in Romanian workers in Britain throughout 2013 by advertising tens of thousands of jobs to eastern European candida...

Racism and Xenophobia in Our Age

Barry Navarro | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Barry Navarro

In times of austerity and economic crisis, the most vulnerable members of society are often scapegoated. Inflammatory and divisive rhetoric about issues such as migration is increasing, which can fuel tensions between communities.

Time Now to Stop the Scaremongering Against Romanians?

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

Alarmist "experts" predicted that 385,000 people will migrate from Romania and Bulgaria to the UK over the next five years. Migration Watch advanced 50,000 persons a year. Ukip spoke about 29million people, the entire population of the two countries combined, to flood the British shores. The official figures released today by ONS prove I was right.

Ukip MEP Has Brick Smashed Through His Window

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

Police are investigating an attack on the east London home of a Ukip MEP, which the party called the latest in a series of attempts to intimidate the ...

There Are Actually FEWER Romanians Working In Britain Since January

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

A predicted flood of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants coming to Britain after border controls were lifted in January has failed to materialise - with a...

Politics Can Be Rock 'n' Roll

Giuseppe Porcaro | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics
Giuseppe Porcaro

I have just returned from Strasbourg, where for three days the European Youth Forum ran its annual YO!Fest as part of the European Youth Event, which took place at the European Parliament. I have come back to Brussels truly heartened and inspired by the ideas and motivation of the 5,300 young people that came together for this event...

The Power of the Pencil and the Whistle

Aaron Vallely | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

Why is it, that here in Ireland we allow our Government to take so much of our money and spend it in ways that not only fail to benefit us, but contribute to the economic inequality of Europe? What do we get for our taxes?

Copenhagen 2014: A Look Back

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Leivesley

It was Conchita Wurst of Austria who stole the night. Her song 'Rise Like a Phoenix', was incredibly reminiscent of an old Bond theme, and ran away with the competition, racking up a total of 290 points. But it wasn't just her song that won it...

Barclays Banking on Its People... Unlikely

Jane Sparrow | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Jane Sparrow

Who is the last person in the world you'd want cooking your dinner in a restaurant? If you think in the same terms as I do, it'll be the chef that's just been sacked. If you're about to choose a bank, who would be the last person that you'd want managing your account... Someone who is sat there worrying they are one of the 14,000 that is on the 'to be cut' list?