UK Europe

A Leave Vote and Why it Could be the More Entertaining Option

Paul Marshall | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

In a sense, the Prime Minister is to be congratulated. The last person who ignited such an interest in politics was Guy Fawkes. Although look what happened to him. Forget hanging, drawing and quartering ( who shouted "Shame?"), at least the worst fate likely to befall Cameron is that he's hung out to dry by the Tories.

How a Continental European in the UK Feels About the EU Referendum

Elise Wouters | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Elise Wouters

Although I do not have a say in this referendum, I have encouraged those with the right to vote to ask questions and get informed. I hope all British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens take ownership and cast their votes on 23 June. The outcome of this referendum will not only shape their own future, but also that of continental Europeans who now call the UK their home.

Cucumbers? Blame the UN

Christian Friis Bach | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Christian Friis Bach

As the UK referendum on Brexit approaches I feel obliged to stand forward and confess. The European Union is often criticized for dealing with ridiculous things such as the shape of cucumbers: banning the curved ones and imposing straight ones on farmers and consumers alike.

A Scottish 'No' Voter Pleads 'England, Don't Let Us Down'.

Jackie Kemp | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

In East Berlin for a few days, I seem to hear bagpipes everywhere. First, a man in a Glengarry busking with a pibroch in Unter den Linden; then a Pole...

Brexifs, Buts and Maybes - The Myth of Leave

Sri Sritharan | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Sri Sritharan

There's a land where those who dare to dream can do whatever they like, with careless abandon. Where it's entirely possible to be whomever you want, whenever you need. And when the moment arrives to change your mind and walkaway, you can - with no more than a friendly wave and smile in exchange for the trouble.

London Pole, Episode 1: Bring On Brexit! Harrassed On The Tube.

Rita Suszek | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Rita Suszek

So I was tired. Very tired. Eight hours of customer service job, dealing with progressively drunker people went by without incident, but I wasn't up f...

Brexit - When Did Unashamed Selfishness Become So Acceptable?

James Downs | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
James Downs

Above all, when we think of the history of Europe before the EU and the present-day context whereby global stability is precarious to say the least, we have to remind ourselves when we vote on the 23rd June that the prosperity of our international relationships is as important as the prosperity of our national wallet - that there are some things worth paying for, like peace.

Europe: A Messy Debate of the Heart

Catherine Anderson | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Catherine Anderson

I ask myself, what sort of a European do I want to be? An embracer of diversity. A participant, not a quitter. A reformer, not a destroyer. And being that European means, also, that I can strive to be the best Briton I can.

Will Second Screening Have an Impact on the Way We Consume and Interact With Live Sports?

Jason Mander | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

With the Euros now in full swing, there's little doubt that the digital landscape across Europe has changed significantly since the tournament's last outing in Poland and the Ukraine back in 2012.

Instead of Taking Flight From the EU, We Should Stay and Work Even Harder to Reform and Improve What It Does

Evelyn Robert de Rothschild | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Politics
Evelyn Robert de Rothschild

In these final days before the most important referendum in Britain's history, what should we scrutinise? To my mind, some of this time would be well ...

Madrid: A European Gem for Students

Annina Claesson | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

Madrid has it all, but it never forgets to show its visitors a friendly face, no matter the size of their wallets. If you're hungering for a city that actually sees some sunlight every once in a while, or if you're looking for stops on your cross-continental summer rampage, or if you're feeling a a bit priced out of Barcelona, or for any other reason, really, come here and you will find Madrid welcoming you with open arms.

The Opportunism of Nigel Farage Stinks

Johnny Mercer | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Politics
Johnny Mercer

This issue will affect all of us in this proud nation of ours, and millions of people around the world are watching to see what we do. The dizzying array of sums of money passing between the British and EU economy - in both directions it would seem - have left me rather confused. The claims and counter-claims of immigration have left me uncomfortable. Here's the truth. Immigration will continue to be a challenge, whether we remain or stay in the EU. In a more mobile, better connected world, the migration of human beings in - both directions - is only going to increase.

A Union of Pride: The Case for LGBT People to Remain in Europe

Emily Brothers | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Politics
Emily Brothers

Although some countries have legislated against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in goods and services, this isn't universal across member's states. That's why it is important for UK influence to remain at the heart of the single market, to facilitate further anti-discrimination measures. It makes no sense for LGBT people to have protection at home, but subject to discrimination elsewhere in the single market. Retreating with a Brexit vote isn't going to change that unsatisfactory position.

Hey, Vice, I'm Not a Racist Nan - I Just Believe in Individual Liberty

Imogen Groome | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

I'm not entirely sure if Vice are winding us up or not. Regardless, though, I'm grateful the post is up. Because this just proves that the only response the Remain campaign seem to have for our optimistic vision of Britain is ignorant stereotyping and vicious personal insult. Doesn't bode well, does it?

EU: How to Decide?

Anand Menon | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
Anand Menon

Facts matter in this referendum. Yet politics has always been about feelings and emotion as much as statistics and experience. Why else, for instance, would anti-immigrant sentiment often be highest in those areas with the lowest number of migrants and fly in the face of most, if not all, of the expert studies that have looked at the economic impact of immigration?

A Vote for Leave Is Not a Vote for Democracy

Matty Edwards | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

The EU may not be perfect, but it is by no means as undemocratic and dominated by the commission as Leave campaigners argue. Voting to leave the EU is not a vote for democracy, because just like the EU, the UK political system is certainly not completely democratic.

Northern Ireland's Bite Is As Formidable As Their Bark

Vince Raison | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Sport
Vince Raison

Northern Ireland's hopes aren't pinned on brilliant mavericks, no matter how much fun they are. They're built on everyone doing their bit for the team, like honeybees, working for their queen. But honeybees in a 4-4-2 formation playing a strong pressing game.

Why Wales Could Be On Cloud Nine This Summer

Vince Raison | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Sport
Vince Raison

The Welsh are a proud bunch. Proud of their beautiful country, proud of their history and culture, proud of having a ruddy great dragon on their flag. But right now they are very proud of their superb football team. And it's not even their favourite sport. That's just taking the Mick...

Scotland's Plans For Summer (Not Including Football)

Vince Raison | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Sport
Vince Raison

There's a misconception going round that Scots will be sitting at home quietly fuming right now. After all, they're the ones with the empty calendar this summer. But nothing could be further from the truth...

Brexit and the Myth of Taking Back Control

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

Shakespeare wrote in Julius Caesar: "There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage o...

Apprentice Cameron Summons 'Master of Lies', Darth Juncker

Adam Hamdy | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I wasn't sure how to approach the news that 'Master of Lies' Jean-Claude Juncker has been drafted in by David 'Scourge of Pensioners' Cameron to make a major intervention in the referendum campaign next week. Why would the Prime Minister call in his boss, the President of the European Commission, a man with a less than exemplary reputation?

Should the United Kingdom Remain a Member of the European Union?

Matthew Beevor | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Beevor

"Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?" That is the question that British voters will be asked in one week's time. I overwh...

If We Leave Europe, It Will Be Young People Who Suffer the Most

Jack Colyer | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Colyer

The fact is, I need the EU to keep my government in check, I need the EU to control the financial sector that is tearing Britain into unequal chunks of extreme wealth and poverty, but most of all, I need the EU so the British government does not continue to benefit for my generations political apathy, implementing laws that take advantage of our alienation.

EU Referendum: Fisheries and Farming Policies Will Remain Under Democratic Control If We Stay 'In'

Natalie Bennett | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

They're better off in the EU, as we're better off with stronger policies for sustainable agriculture and fisheries to secure our future food supply that come from being part of the EU where these industries are a central part of political concerns.

What Every Remain Voter Should Know Before June 23rd

Adam Hamdy | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

If you're planning to vote remain, please take a moment to read this article. It may help you reconsider the most important political decision of your life. Most people I've spoken to say they're planning to vote leave, but of the few who say they'll vote remain, these have been the most common reasons...