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European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Ten: Stockholm

Kai Humphries | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The doting gesture of adoration is to act as a surprise accompaniment to the gift I had already left behind before embarking on my journey, and additionally aids to pacify any displeasure she may harbour towards my absence. I dare say it also selfishly helps to quell my own guilt at the situation. Regardless, Daniel has informed me that my actions suggest that I am a closeted homosexual.

Podemos: A Youthful Warning

Asher Kessler | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Asher Kessler

Podemos should serve as a warning to the British political class. If you kick us too hard, we could just kick you back.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Nine: Oslo

Kai Humphries | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

We shot beverages of high alcohol content in Norway from vessels the size of an average household vase. After several of these refreshments we challenged some of our newly acquired Scandinavian acquaintances to a friendly game of their national sport, Shuffle-Board.

Gorbachev, the Pious Fool

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

By the end of the Cold War, the West has gotten to know a voice of sanity from Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, or "Gorby" as West Germans tenderly called. He was a smart politician, a politician indeed rather than a supreme ruler of the second most powerful superpower equipped with the deadliest weapons of mass destruction.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Eight: Paris

Kai Humphries | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The only thing more annoying than an irritating child being rambunctious on a crowded train, is a child conducting himself in such a manner in French. There is something rather excruciating about hearing incomprehensible high pitched words produced from the back of someone else's throat when you are already of a nauseous disposition.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Seven: Amsterdam

Kai Humphries | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

I'm feeling positively charged already at the prospect of being in a city that allows you to be sovereign of your own consciousness without risk of incarceration. This in my opinion shouldn't be a luxury afforded to you in a very specific geographical location, but a worldwide liberty as an individual...

Daily Mail Forced To Correct Piece By... The Justice Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

The Daily Mail has been forced to make a humiliating correction to a piece written for the newspaper by Chris Grayling about the European Court of Hum...

Black Is the New Green, Part One: Energy Security

David Saddington | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
David Saddington

Energy security is one of the most talked about topics not only in terms of the debates around climate change action but also conventional policy. Energy price and stability have very real economic implications for any nation and there is now more than ever increasing concern to secure the resource by internalising energy generation.

Mehdi Hasan

David Lammy: Labour Should Be A Pro-Immigration Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics

"I think that the next general election is going to be phenomenally close." David Lammy is sitting in the corner of his parliamentary offi...

'Shambles!' 'Trickery!' 'Disgrace!' - What Happened In Parliament To Get MPs So Angry?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics

The Government has been accused of orchestrating a "shambles" over a controversial vote on the European Arrest Warrant - which turned out not to be a ...

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Five: Antwerp

Kai Humphries | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

Having failed with base level communication I engaged Daniel with more meaningful discussion about our respective childhoods, this topic seemed to be of interest to Daniel, I suspect this is because it gave him an opportunity to talk about himself, something he highly enjoys doing regardless of tense.

Merkel's Comments Show a Disregard for the Democratic will of European Citizens and Openly Will be the Destruction of the EU

Liam Deacon | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Before many of us could even catch our breath after Britain nearly tore itself in two, England is at it again, playing roulette with our other closest, hard won political partnership.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Four: Tallinn

Kai Humphries | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

As the cabin readies for take off, I have taken it upon myself, rather mischievously, to alter my subject's surroundings while he is unaware. I have lowered his tray table, elevated his arm rest, reclined his seat, unclipped his seatbelt and closed his window blind, the stewardess is heading methodically in our direction...

A Question of Justice Well Served?

Sean Howlett | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Sean Howlett

This boy should spend the rest of his life in prison. Psychopaths like him cannot be rehabilitated into society and to suggest that they can puts more innocent people at risk. They need to be removed from everyday life. It is irresponsible for anybody to suggest leniency because of his age.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Three: Vilnius

Kai Humphries | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

I myself am quite happily monogamous and spiritually bound to one lady, but the part of me that would like to live vicariously through Daniel on this excursion wants to fight him to the death. My disillusionment is inflated by the fact he spends his first hour of bedding down in his chambers perusing the tinder application every night before sleep consumes him...

Nurturing the European Midmarket

Garry Veale | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Tech
Garry Veale

A key characteristic for midmarket companies in general is a focus on growth and innovation. They are inherently more nimble than their larger competitors. They are also more adept at meeting change quickly and consequently can thrive even in the toughest environments.

Why Coronary Heart Disease Is Europe's Biggest Worry

Simon Gillespie | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Gillespie

This potentially fatal condition occurs when the arteries that supply the heart muscle with oxygen become narrowed by a build-up of fatty material potentially leading to blood clots and fatal heart attacks. Risk factors include things like smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise.

Merkel Says Britain 'At Point Of No Return'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics

Angela Merkel has given David Cameron an ultimatum over his intransigence on European Union freedom of movement, warning that Britain is fast reaching...

This Immoral Government

Robin Lustig | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I have rarely felt so ashamed, or so angry. David Cameron, it seems, regards it as a "moral duty" to cut taxes - but not to save desperate migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean. By comparison, Marie Antoinette ("let them eat cake") was compassion incarnate.

New European Commission: Upcoming Laws That Will Affect Your Life

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

MEPs will take a close look at the plans and amend or even reject them as necessary. They will also critically follow the negotiations for all trade agreements as these will also need to be approved by the Parliament.

Why University Campuses are Key Enablers of Europe's Future Prosperity

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The quality of European universities and their campuses not only affects policy agendas of education, research and innovation. It also affects Europe's position in the global competition for the best students and professors (the global 'battle for brains'), and the wider competitive advantage, productivity, profitability and sustainable development of Europe.

A Third Of Britain Would Vote Ukip If They Thought They Could Win

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Politics

A third of voters would back Ukip in the 2015 General Election, if they thought they could win, a new poll has shown. Analysts say the exceptional ...

Forgot Something George? Like A £1.7bn Bill?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne is facing mounting pressure to explain what he knew and when about a shock demand for Britain to pay Brussels an extra £1.7...

Cameron Provides Yet More Evidence He's In A 'Blind Panic' Over Ukip...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is set to demand tough curbs on European immigration as a "red line" ultimatum for Britain staying the European Union, sparking accusati...

Ebola: Is Europe Immune... to Racism?

Michael Privot | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Michael Privot

The spread of Ebola - and its containment - is a collective human responsibility that goes beyond racial, gender and class divides. European States should ensure equal access to health care in order to preserve social cohesion and avoid a deterioration of the situation.