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The Divorce Referendum: Brexit and Relationships

Graham Russell | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Graham Russell

As a relationship and leadership coach this feels like the equivalent of asking a whole bunch of people you don't know to vote as to whether you should stay married or not. There is no trial separation. Their result is final. You might be going through a rocky patch but that's no reason to give up or abdicate responsibility.

Black Lives Do Matter

Edward Adoo | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Edward Adoo

It's clear not all but a minority of these officers DO NOT LIKE Black people. Officers should be banned from using fire arms until further notice to prevent more incidents and deaths. It's time Black lives are valued and respected like any other human being. It could be your Mother, Father, Daughter, Sister, friend or close relative. Enough is enough.

All Hail the Ungrateful Youth Voter

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

Today's youth aren't perfect, but without them there will be no future for Britain. Instead of weighing them down with our debts, we should be enabling them to build prosperity for the future, for us and for them. We want them here in Britain building this prosperity.

Brexit Fallout Reminds Us That Peacebuilding Begins at Home

Harriet Lamb | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK
Harriet Lamb

By working across communities, we can identify and shape ways that can generate positive narratives and actions, and build a more cohesive Britain - one that engages confidently with the world because we are also reaching out to those who feel left behind. A Britain that our grandfathers would be proud of.

We Need a Reconciler, Not a Divider

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Banseka Kayembe

If Labour play their cards right, they can create a hopeful, unifying campaign with policies that speak to a broad spectrum of the electorate at a time when the Conservatives appear to be regressing back into an even uglier form of right wing politics. But they cannot do this with Corbyn at the helm.

Brexit: Divisive Politics Leading to a More Fractured Britain?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

On Friday the 24th June Britain woke up split through the middle, with a 51.9% - 48.1% majority decision to leave the EU. Very few, even the Brexiters, had believed Britain would leave the EU after four decades of economic and political benefit. To many it is now going to be a very tortuous journey for Project Europe which has helped keep the peace for decades after two horrific world wars in the last century.

Brexit Has Revealed Britain's Racist Underbelly

Matty Edwards | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

As I went to France in the aftermath of Brexit, I've never felt so proud to be European. As French people expressed how sad they were that Britain had voted to leave, we desperately tried to make it clear that we had voted to remain along with the vast majority of young people.

Our Politics Is Like the Last Stage of a Desperate, Drunken Party: We Need to Sober Up Fast

Natalie Bennett | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

We need to hand the power to the people. That clearly means, in the immediate future, a general election. And then it means profound electoral reform - a fair voting system that produces a government that reflects the will of the people. That means proportional representation. It means an elected House of Lords. It means a will to ensure a society in which no one is left hungry, no one homeless, no one stranded without hope of a decent life. It means a society that lives within the environmental limits of our one fragile planet.

The Demonisation of the Working-Class Shames Our Nation

Paul Embery | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Embery

Something very nasty is happening. A group of people, the most exploited within our society, are under attack. Their marginalisation has been going on for years. But it has accelerated disturbingly since 23 June.

Moving On from Brexit Blame

Liz Lowe | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Liz Lowe

Still reeling from the aftershocks of last week's vote to leave the EU, I wanted to write something - but so much has already been written, and the internet needs another angry rant like Instagram needs another 'avocado on toast' shot. Lets face it, we're all a bit exhausted.

Brexit, the Opera

Angus Walker | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Angus Walker

Under stormy skies, in an ancient arena, built when Europe was ruled by Rome and when fears of a modern EU empire were centuries away from newspaper front pages, a tale of conflict, conquest and torn loyalties is being played out.

Boris Johnson Just Walks Away From the Damage He Has Done

Bob Morgan | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

So - his leadership is just something else he is not going to deliver as promised to the leave campaign - along with many other promises on immigration and the certainty of a better future for the Country.

A Call to Arms (Or Pens) Against Anti-Intellectualism

Amitava Banerjee | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Amitava Banerjee

"The pen is mightier than the sword" and "knowledge is power" are maxims that have inspired academics for generations to write journal papers, gain grant funding and give lectures. Unfortunately, neither politicians, media nor our population are inside our echo chamber.

Leaving the EU Feels Like a Death in the Family

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Wayne Hemingway

Those of us that understand the positive impact of migration to the UK must "hug" the migrants. We must remember that 48% is a very large proportion. Democracy may have failed us in the short term but we have to find a way to mitigate this disaster.

Muhammad Ali's Brexit Insights

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe" Muhammad Ali The Greatest champion of all times passed away ...

Brexit: There Is No Right or Wrong Way

Jojo Furnival | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jojo Furnival

WRONG WAY, GO BACK. I walk underneath this sign every day. Every day, on my way to work in marketing and communications for a charity, I look at this sign.

We Should Embrace the Disruption That Technology Is Bringing to Our Lives

Paul Flatters | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
Paul Flatters

Everyone has a routine of some kind in their daily lives. Even those of us living what we might perceive to be lives of pure and unending chaos are still likely to be governed, to some extent, by eating, sleeping and working, not to mention hobbies and other leisure activities that fill space in between.

After the Dust Settles, The Thoughts and Regrets of a Remain Supporter

Daniel W Smith | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Daniel W Smith

For now, if we do have accept the result be emotional and do the feel the pain of this because it is a tragedy for those of us who believed in a progressive future but the fight can and will go on.

A Letter to the Leavers

Alastair Roderick | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

I assume that this is the result of stunning hangovers, rather than buyers' remorse. But very soon they will have to start making decisions. We have lost, within a few hours, a Prime Minister and a European Commissioner, on the very day that the most important foreign and domestic decisions for a generation need to be taken. In short, they will have to take back control.

A EUlogy: Parting Words as Britain Votes to Leave

Harvey Wilks | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Harvey Wilks

You know those mornings where you wake up so hungover that, in the space between lifting your head off the pillow and clambering upright, it's totally necessary to spend three to ten minutes perched on the side of the bed, shoulders limp and frowning at the skirting boards? I'm pretty sure that's what a lot of us felt at dawn on Friday.

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.