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Utterly Drab, Grey and Soulless - The Charade That Is the European Parliament

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

In all of this, it's interesting to note that MEPs actually have very little power. The European Parliament has repeatedly voted to end the travelling circus, which costs the taxpayer about 150 million euros per year and over 10,000 tonnes of unnecessary CO2 emissions.

How Myths and Narratives Are Dominating Events in Ukraine

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Larisa Sotieva

I have always admired the expressiveness of the Russian language. Popular turns of phrase that have become enshrined in everyday language reveal quite colourfully Russians' attitudes towards themselves and ongoing events. In particular I am struck by the way Russians reflect on failure with easy humour, as captured in the phrase 'they hoped for better, but it turned out as usual'.

Catalina: A Young Life Lost in the Tunnels of Bucharest

Jim Wickens | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Jim Wickens

The following morning, the day of Catalina's funeral, it was the turn of Bruce Lee - the self-styled "King of the Sewers". Never shy of a spectacle, he arrived barefoot with his head painted in Aurolac, a luminous helmet of bright silver paint that the addicts sniff. A stark reminder of the crazed drug-infested atmosphere where Catalina had died.

An Unidentified 'European' Object

Susannah Savage | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Susannah Savage

The first thing my traineeship in Brussels has taught me is that the British, according to European stereotypes, are not just unfunny. We are underqualified and undereducated too...

The EU Needs a Face, But Which One?

Andrew B Neville | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew B Neville

Tony Blair has now set out his stall on Europe. It attacks the big issues, but it may be that he comes with too much history, baggage as well as too many enemies for it to progress any further. Who else is there?

How Farage's Alleged Mistress Attempted Suicide After Bust-Up With Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

The ex-Ukip spin doctor accused of an affair with Nigel Farage has said she tried to take her own life just hours after being confronted by his irate ...

The Top Candidate To Be EU Boss Is Obviously No Fan Of The British Press

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

The man set for the EU's top job has decried the vitriolic campaign against him by the British tabloid press, but said he remains defiant against stif...

Why Cameron Is Right to Resist a Juncker Presidency

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

Earthquakes are rarely predicted. But when they happen, we cannot help but take note of the devastation and try our utmost to repair it...

Join The Queue To Join The EU, Behind Serbia, PM Tells Scottish 'Yes' Voters

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics

An independent Scotland would find itself in a queue behind countries including Serbia and Macedonia at the door of the European Union, David Cameron ...

The People Have Spoken: Our EU Deal Must Change

Charlie Mullins | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

To those who say there is no changing the EU, I say that's complete and utter rubbish. We need to try, and in the current political and economic atmosphere, we've got every chance of success.

What the Rise of Ukip Means for the Political Establishment

John Mills | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

The recent European elections were certainly a wake-up call for the major political parties and the Westminster political class in the UK, but it takes a bit of interpretation to be clear exactly what the message the electorate delivered was.

This Is The Moment More Than 1,000 Migrants Stormed A Razor-Wire Wall

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK

It could be a scene from an action movie, but this is the moment hundreds of Sub-Saharan refugees stormed Spain's North African exclave of Melilla. ...

Opposites Attract

Christina Miller | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

Home to some of the most fabulous places in the world, the South of France is synonymous with glamour. The obvious spots are Monaco, with all its flashy wealth, and star-studded Cannes.

INFOGRAPHIC: Those European Elections Facts And Figures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Comedy

A handy breakdown of the European parliamentary elections, thanks to David Schneider and Simon Hume... SEE ALSO: Non-Voters Win Landslide Vic...

Across Europe Nationalism Is on the Rise

John Wight | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

Not since the 1930s has nationalism enjoyed the influence and traction in Europe it does today. Across the continent we are witnessing nationalist pa...

The Narrative That Is Helping UKIP While Threatening The UK

John Sargeant | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

Twitter is a blaze with condemnation that most people that bothered to vote went for UKIP than any other single party in last weeks European Election. Let alone for the vast majority that chose not to visit the voting booths. Across mainland Europe the far right made spectacular advances. A darkness is descending as we howl against the fading moon dreading what this new dawn will usher forth...

A Party With A Very Suspect Name Probably Cost Ukip One More MEP

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip could have won even more seats in the European Parliament, with a party with a suspiciously similar name picking up more than 23,000 votes in one...

Guess Who's Waded In On The Ukip Issue?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics

t would be "foolish" if Britain's main parties did not worry about Ukip topping a national election in Britain, former prime minister Tony Blair said....

9 Scariest Far-Right Parties Now In The European Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

One has a leader with a swastika tattoo, one wants to rid his entire country of Muslims, another has a founder who suggested releasing the Ebola virus...

'This Is A Peasants' Revolt,' Says Boris

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's decisive victory in the European elections has been echoed by sceptic parties across the continent is a "peasants revolt" against Brussels bure...

The European Election Results In Full

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has swept the European elections, taking 4,351,204 votes, ahead of Labour by around 300,000 votes., roughly the same number of votes that Ed Mili...

The Greens Have Beaten The Lib Dems

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics

The Green Party has capitalised on the vote of no confidence in the political mainstay in the European elections, beating the Liberal Democrats for fo...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Banging On About Europe

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 25 May 2014... 1) BANGING ON ABOUT EUROPE The European election results will be revealed fro...

Why Were EU Citizens Denied A Vote This Week?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

EU citizens are being denied the right to vote in European elections by confused polling station staff and incomprehensible bureaucratic requirements,...

Neil Hamilton Fails To Get Elected, World Breathes Collective Sigh Of Relief

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Politics

The disgraced former MP and Ukip deputy chairman Neil Hamilton has failed in his bid to be elected as a councillor in Wandsworth. Hamilton, whose n...