UK Europe

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off Sir Michael's "Sort of Certain" Brexit Endorsement

Ian Baxter | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

So yes cooperation is challenging, joint decision making sometimes seems a pain. But the Britain Sir Michael and I both love has always had the confidence and courage to be outward looking, collaborative, forward thinking and a strong advocate of free trade. We will soon have the chance to prove that these great attributes remain.

Second First Impressions From Lesvos: A Frosty Start

Maudie Fraser | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Maudie Fraser

Touching down at 06:20 having spent the night travelling inevitably steeps reality with a peculiar hue, but driving out of Mytilene airport in my Hyun...

The EU Needs Its Soul Back

Ben Ryan | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Ryan

Economic performance is ever variable, but a raison d'être based in being a moral force for good is a more durable status and one that might be better suited to winning the loyalties of citizens. At the very least one would think that Europe's defenders might have something more to say than just repeating those scary economic threats.

A New Brexit Campaign Has Brought Together Some Unlikely Bedfellows

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.01.2016 | UK Politics

A campaign to bring together “political foes” to push for an exit from the European Union has been launched. Conservative, Labour, Ukip and DUP...

I Want to Leave the EU Because I LOVE Europe and I LOVE Immigration

Georgina Edwards | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

You might conclude from this article that I'm a closet Little 'Englander, but I firmly believe that I'm a little 'Europer. So vote leave, protect roast dinners, French toast, Belgian chocolate and Danish pastries.

David Cameron Is Facing Yet Another Battle Over EU Asylum Rules

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron is set for a fresh battle over EU rules which could see more people seeing asylum in the UK. The European Commission is expected to p...

Making a Difference

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

One of craft's undoubted strengths is its sense of place and authenticity - it's the primary reason large brands and marketing agencies have been keen...

Leaving EU Is Hardly Going To 'Outer Space' Argues Top Tory

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.01.2016 | UK Politics

Former chancellor Lord Lawson has dismissed David Cameron's EU re-negotiation as "inconsequential" as the bitter war of words within the Conservatives...

The Brexit Debate Will Define Europe's Future

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

As Europe faces a New Year the structures of the European Union will continue to confront multiple challenges. Among them are the strain on European u...

What Will Be the Key Sustainability Trends in 2016?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Every year I rashly agree to forecast/guess what will be the key sustainability trends for the year ahead. This time last year I did predict that under investment in flood defences would force government onto the back foot reducing them to sticky plaster solutions - so I got at least one right! What then might happen in 2016?

Britain and the EU: The Year Ahead

Anand Menon | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Politics
Anand Menon

2015 will probably be seen as the year when the terms 'EU' and 'crisis' became inextricably linked. Yet 2016 may prove more challenging still. Chronic instability persists on Europe's frontiers and both the turmoil in the eurozone and the chaos engendered by the arrival of waves of migrants and refugees look set to recur. Moreover, for the first time in its history, the Union faces the prospect of a member state voting to quit its ranks.

Can Europe Ever Make Peace With Itself?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

A thousand years ago, Europeans clubbed together in search of a common mission to defeat an enemy. And in doing so, through their Crusades, through wa...

Facing Up to the Impending UK Referendum on the European Union

Anthony Payne | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics
Anthony Payne

The best way to counter the threat constituted by the referendum is to show that the EU can be remade to work better in the democratic service of its citizens.

George Bowden

Calais Refugees Have A Christmas Wishlist And It's Devastatingly Simple

HuffingtonPost.com | George Bowden | Posted 25.12.2015 | UK

For the close to six thousand refugees living at Calais this Christmas, home is little more than a tent and a sleeping bag. Things are worsening fo...

The Untold Tale Of 'Desperate And Chaotic' Conditions Facing Refugees In Europe

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK

Hundreds of refugees are becoming increasingly desperate during their arduous, thousand-mile long trips across Europe, casting light upon situations w...

Is Slovenia Europe's Most Underrated Country?

Chloe Gunning | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

You know that magical moment when you've flown somewhere at night, only to open the curtains the next day and see an incredible, unexpected world outside your window. That's how my time in Slovenia began! ALMOST.

The Morning After: Why Brexit Would Mean Uncertainty

Gregor Irwin | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Politics
Gregor Irwin

The first point to note about the journey is that it cannot be smooth. If the Prime Minister loses the referendum he would almost certainly have to resign. This means a Conservative leadership contest would be called in which each candidate puts forward his or her vision for the future relationship with the EU.

Are We Forgetting About the Women and Girls Also Fleeing to Europe?

Diana Trimiño | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Diana Trimiño

Although media coverage has focused on young men making the perilous crossing, over 100,000 women have fled to Europe's shores this year and almost one in four refugees arriving in Europe is a child.

Is a Brexit Now Inevitable?

Ryan Curran | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Curran

The fact is much of his party remains sceptical of the European Union, and although some may be persuaded to vote to stay if Cameron does achieve his benefits reforms, most will remain unconvinced. They feel the EU is too powerful, and Cameron simply isn't addressing this issue.

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.