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The Rise of Donald and Boris, A New Era of Political Risk Takers

Kevin Godlington | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Kevin Godlington

The egomaniacs are out in force. Baying for the revolution to continue. Even the Scots now have their exploitative chance to break the union. The civi...

We Need a General Election to Deliver a Mandate for the Future

Natalie Bennett | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Before negotiations start, we need to know what we're asking for. That has to mean a General Election - that's the only way we can reach a mandate on a way forward. We'd have a minimum period of months (the earliest practical date would be early November) to debate, discuss, inform voters, who'll then be able to weigh up the offers by various parties.

England, What Have You Done?

Marie Maurer | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Marie Maurer

I didn't take this seriously enough. I didn't think for a moment, we would leave. And we haven't left, yet. But more than half of us want to. I wa...

Who Says We Can't Have Another Referendum?

Bob Morgan | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The EU referendum was promised and implemented by Cameron's Conservatives to address divisions in their Party because of pressure from UKIP. It was done so that the Tories could stay in power.

Keep Quiet and Carry On: The EU

Chris R Wright | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Chris R Wright

You are not wrong for holding a legitimately cultivated opinion, and you are not bad for saying so, or changing your mind. But together we must stop allowing a fear of offense to legitimise folly. As long as ignorance is bliss, the opposite is also true.

I Voted Leave, I'm Scared, And I Don't Know What Brexit Looks Like - But At Least We're Going in the Right Direction

Georgina Edwards | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

I'm not going to claim we're out of the woods yet; there's a long way to go till the fruits of independence are laid bare. For starters, we're certainly not going to be spending that phantom £350million anytime soon (if it even proves to exist). But seeing people write off a historic opportunity on the basis of one day's events is absolutely crackers.

Why the World Should Not Fear Brexit

Adam Hamdy | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

A fevered referendum has divided Britain and unsettled the world. I've previously criticised the tone of the Remain and Leave campaigns for stoking fear and hate, and we are now living with the consequences of their irresponsibility.

Driving Through Europe With My Thumb

Martyn Sibley | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK
Martyn Sibley

At the end of April, Kasia and I left the United Kingdom on a big adventure. Due to my disability the vehicle we took had a ramp for access and hand c...

What Happens to Foreigners in Britain Now?

Nada Giuffrida | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK
Nada Giuffrida

Friday morning has been an historical date and a sad one at the same time, for me and for the other 600,000 Italians currently living in the UK. Obviously none of us were allowed to vote for Remain or Leave.

Life in the Arts Lane, Week 125 - What Next After the Leave Vote?

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am just one of millions of British citizens and other Europeans who have benefitted from freedom of movement. All this does not matter as we are irrevocably in this situation and we have to make the best of it. Head up, chin high and off we go.

This Is Not OK

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

On hearing the Brexit result, my grandad texted me saying "Hopefully we'll find a way to fix things and make this OK". Like me he was shocked, disappointed and hurt that this was the choice made by such a significant proportion of Brits.

Breakaway UK: An Eccentric Cousin Rowing Out Into Choppy Waters

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

All considered, it's like watching your eccentric cousin trying to row out into the rough seas of the Atlantic, because he might have gotten angry at not fitting in or cross at some rule he objected to but had to follow. On the one hand you know he won't get very far, but on the other you realise with dread he might still drown in the waves.

Those Who Voted for Leave Aren't Stupid - They're Angry

Henry Bull | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics
Henry Bull

I was born and raised in Boston, Lincolnshire, one of the most Eurosceptic areas in the UK and the town polled as most likely to vote to leave the EU in the entire country. These voters are my friends, my family and my ex-colleagues, and they aren't stupid - they're scared because their community has been neglected for decades and they feel powerless to change it.

The Implications of Leave for the UK Workplace

John Hayes | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
John Hayes

This morning, Britain has voted to Leave the European Union. What does this mean for the UK workplace in terms of workplace rights? In short, Britain ...

Brexit Is a Test of the Extent of Political Deafness

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

I am hoping that the unbelievably idiotic standard Brussels response that the only answer to Europe's problems is more Europe will, after this week, be consigned to the dustbin of history. However, I fear that the blindness and deafness of the European ideologues that still populate the European corridors of power may well be total. That, by their actions and behaviour, they will convert what could be a temporary setback to a catastrophic unravelling of the whole European project. We shall see.

Anger Grows That We Were Given the Chance to Vote Leave

Mark Flanagan | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

They don't want a world that fair, healthy and at peace because there's no money in that. Because with virtually everything in life it comes down money, power and control and last night's result loosened their grip on all three just a little.

Jo Cox's Widower Writes Message Of Hope After EU Refendum Results

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK

Jo Cox's widower has sent out a message of hope, detailing what he believes his late wife's reaction would have been to news that Britain has voted to...

Londoners Are Now Calling For The Capital To Leave the UK

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK

As Britons come to terms with their seismic decision to leave the European Union on Friday, some felt that the result could trigger further bids for i...

Refugee Week - The Other Major Event This Week

Bishop Paul Butler | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Bishop Paul Butler

This is a momentous week for Britain. Undoubtedly the contentious issue of migration, both internally in the EU and from the rest of the world, will b...

What You Need to Know About the EU's Finances

Adam Hamdy | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Do you know that the EU has outstanding, unfunded liabilities of around €340 billion? No? Maybe it's naive of me, but I just assumed that since we're voting in a referendum on whether or not to stay in the EU, at the very least, voters would have been informed about the organisation's financial operations.

Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Marie Maurer | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
Marie Maurer

I approach voting the way I approach most things. A long period of avoiding thinking about it at all. Followed by a last-minute panic. That's what ...

Young People Should Vote for Brexit

Harry Maxwell | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Maxwell

As Millennials, we are the generation who have the energy, increased entrepreneurial propensity and self-belief to drive this change. So let's take the opportunity to build a country of the future, together.

Before Voting, Consider What Trump and the Leavers Share

Andrew Gawthorpe | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Gawthorpe

Only someone wholly ignorant of Europe's past, someone who takes the immense prosperity, security and civilization we have enjoyed these past decades for granted, could welcome this imprisonment. With the forces of division in ascendance and the dreams of unity buried beneath the cell floor, the only door out would lead deeper and deeper into the prison. How deep? We dare not say.

Brexit or Remain? As a Parent, I Know How I'll Be Voting

Shumailla Dar | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents
Shumailla Dar

As a mother of two and a long-time public servant I have real concerns about the pressures being placed on public services in this country; with growing class sizes, the lack of places at good schools, and excruciatingly long waiting times at my local doctor's surgery and A&E, I'm frustrated by the increased strain being placed on our services in this country as a whole. But I've remained mostly on the fence.

EU Referendum: Let's Remain Part of the People's Europe

Natalie Bennett | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

When it comes to planning to rebalance the British economy away from our dangerous, unproductive reliance on the financial sector, the model of German banking, with regional and local banks that fund and support small and medium enterprises for the long haul has a lot to offer. Of course we can also work with knowledge and skills from other parts of the world outside the EU, but by being already partners, members of the same union, the impetus for cooperation is stronger, the frameworks clearer, the funding available for cross-EU work ready for applications.