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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.

10 Latvian Artists You Should Know and Where to Find Them

Ewa Zubek | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

The country may be small, but its art is ambitious, grand, uncompromising - Latvia is home to a thriving contemporary art scene, a closely knit community promoted by events such as Riga's annual Survival Kit festival and the Riga2014 European Capital of Culture programme.

Moving Beyond the 'Tug of War' Between Russia and Europe

Jo Simmons | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK
Jo Simmons

A war in Ukraine would be a catastrophic end point to the crisis. One can hope that diplomacy in this day and age will prevail, much to the satisfaction of the late Tony Benn.

Why Collaboration Is Key to Tackling the World's Grand Challenges

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Globalisation has rendered us increasingly inter-dependent with massive opportunities and also risks/challenges as a result. Driven by technological advances from transport, to communications, and electronic networks, globalisation has delivered important advancements in terms of movement and exchange of people, ideas, values, resources, commodities and finance.

Five Reasons to Date an Italian Now

Lee Tobin | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Tobin

Italy, in my humble opinion, is one of the most glorious countries in the world. Florence and its rich artistic history. The winding streets and hidden underground wonders of Naples. Cinque Terre and all its coloured, seaside glory. The iconic rolling hills and olive groves of Tuscany. Venice, a mystic floating playground. Stepping back in time in Sicily. Rome, just Rome.

The Benefits of TTIP Mean We Can't Allow It to Be Sacrificed by Misinformation and Scare Stories

Lord Livingston | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Livingston

The latest plan to bring our two trading blocs closer together has been met with similar levels of cynicism, but will lay the foundations for a trading future that will keep the EU and US at the forefront of international commerce, progress and prosperity.

Rejecting Oil Baron Canete as Climate Commissioner Should Be Common Sense

Keith Taylor | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

Tonight at the European Parliament there will be a vote on whether Miguel Arias Canete, nicknamed "Senor Petrolhead" by the Sunday Times, will be accepted as the new EU commissioner for Climate and Energy. To cut a long story short, Canete has long embedded family ties with the oil industry so if common sense were to prevail, he would not be appointed.

How to Live in London on Minimum Wage (And Still be Happy)

Lee Tobin | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Tobin

Almost two years ago now, I left that big mass of sun-scorched land down-under for the city which has now been ranked the world's most expensive to live and work in, according to a survey by global estate agents Savills.

The Future of Human Rights in Britain According to the Conservative Party

Schona Jolly | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics
Schona Jolly

Human rights exist for all human beings. It should not be in the gift of government to decide whether to apply them to person A or person B. These proposals set Britain back on a path to the first half of the 20th Century...

10 Holes And Howlers In The New Tory Plans For Human Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

The Tories plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and renegotiate the terms of our human rights agreement with Strasbourg are out. And there are a few qu...

Was Question Time 'Extremely Insensitive' To Alice Gross Family?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

The sister of Alice Gross has branded BBC One's Question Time "extremely insensitive" for using her sister's death to discuss immigration less than 48...