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The UK and Europe: Friends With Benefits

Nikita Malik | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Politics
Nikita Malik

Why, therefore, would the UK not take up an opportunity to gain more freedom and greater flexibility in the manner in which it responds to its own security concerns? Exiting a political union does not equal to exiting long-established relationships of goodwill and cooperation. This relationship isn't working out for us, I'm afraid.

A Linguist's View on the EU Referendum

Matty Edwards | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

In the face of problems like the refugee crisis, Europe must return to these founding values. If countries adopt the egotistical mentality of the Leave camp, then the major humanitarian crisis of our time will never be solved.

Lacklustre Remain Campaign Gives Leave a Terrifying Legitimacy

Ed Owen | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Owen

I'm voting remain, and I think anyone voting to leave is a moron (that's A MORON). The arguments to remain have been comprehensively won. Yet vote leave has significant, I would say terrifying, momentum. Why is this?

EU: In or Out? None of Us Have a Bloody Clue - But Let's Not Lose Friends Over It

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Tenison MBE

Please let's stay friends on this - I know I've been teasing the leavers, but it's done in jest. I do love a good-natured vicious argument but I will be the first to kiss and make up once the vote is counted. May the best camp win. The subject is now closed.

Find Out How the Government Plans to Leave the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

This article is going to end with a request that you sign a petition. The petition asks the government to publish Civil Service plans that outline ho...

Brief But Beautiful: The Best Short-Breaks to Book Now

Annabelle Thorpe | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabelle Thorpe

It's that time of year when the whole world feels as if its gearing up for a week away somewhere hot and sunny - but if you haven't got the time or the budget, don't despair. A short-break somewhere different can be just as reinvigorating, and at this time of year there's a huge variety of trips on offer - from the simplicity of a shepherd's hut to the swankiest of the swank; a break by private jet.

Don't Blame Young Voters for Not Bothering About the EU Referendum

Anand Menon | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anand Menon

Never before have so many had to decide on something they knew or cared so little about. The "London bubble" is obsessing about the EU referendum on June 23. Parts of Twitter I see are hyperventilating with excitement over designation, debates, purdah, net costs and benefits, and the like. But the majority of the country could not give a fig.

What the Government Isn't Telling Voters About its Plans to Leave the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Both sides of the EU referendum campaign are behaving as though it were a general election. They are campaigning hard, fighting tooth and nail and us...

Brits Don't Quit - We Engage, We Innovate, We Lead

David Seymour | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Seymour

True Love They say true love encompasses warts and all: you fall for the flaws and imperfections, the cracks, as much as the beauty, the artwork, the...

Let's Solve the EU Problem Once and for All

Adam Hamdy | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

If there is a Leave vote, there will be a period of uncertainty as Parliament tries to decipher exactly what a Leave vote means and how to deal with it. Whichever way Parliament tries to address the people's mandate, there will be loud cries of unfairness from all sides, and each cry of foul could slow down or derail whatever mechanism is used to give effect to the Leave vote.

How David Cameron Can Unite Britain on the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

What if I told you that we could leave the European Union with little risk to our economy? That we could regain control of our borders without any ri...

Rain Has 'Saved France'

Stephen Clarke | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Stephen Clarke

I was having a drink with a Socialist the other night (it's something that can easily happen in Paris), and naturally we got on to the subject of wate...

Why I Went Off-script at the EU Referendum Rally Today

Natalie Bennett | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Britain deserves a factual, broadly focused, debate featuring a wide range of voices: the voices of scientists and green campaigners, small business people and historians, pensioner advocates and youth activists, MEPs who can talk about the work they do and bureaucrats and campaigners who've worked in Brussels who can explain how the EU actually works. That's not what we've had up until now. But it isn't too late.

Why EU Membership Leads to a Discriminatory Immigration Policy

Adam Hamdy | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Over the weekend my piece on why the UK government turned away more than 2,700 non-EU nurses was widely circulated on Twitter and Facebook, but after ...

A Beacon for Equality - The Case to Remain in Europe for Disabled People

Emily Brothers | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Politics
Emily Brothers

Disability is integral to the EU's social and equality framework on non-discrimination. It is driven by the EU Disability Strategy, resulting in proposals for a European Accessibility Directive. This seeks to bring in common standards across the single market...

There's Nothing 'Radical' About Wanting to Stay in the EU

Ryan Browne | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ryan Browne

The brutal political violence inflicted by the EU on Greece, and the inevitability of expanded globalisation and corrupt trade deals, show us that this dream is not one we can achieve by remaining in the EU. The only way we can truly send the EU a message will be by voting to leave it on the 23rd June.

Ten Reasons Why We Must Leave the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

When I recently told a colleague that I want the UK to leave the EU, she expressed considerable dismay that someone of my background - mixed-race, working class, comprehensive education - was lining up with far-right racists. Such a misguided view of the people who support Brexit does a disservice to the millions of Britons up and down the UK, who are now in a majority that understands why it is morally, politically and economically essential for Britain to leave the EU.

The EU: A Raw Deal for the Poor

Adam Hamdy | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Whether you're campaigning to leave or remain, surely we can all agree that asking the poorest in society to shoulder the greatest burden is a raw deal? But by refusing to address the very real consequences of EU membership, the maths of immigration, and the required investment in public services, a raw deal is exactly what's on offer.

New Brexit Hooligans

Stephen Clarke | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Clarke

In short, the eurocrats are scared of a fight. They're as unlike Hitler as you could get. But European pacifism is apparently not something that Messrs Cameron and Johnson want to hear about.

Brexit: About Democracy, Not Money

Tom Bailey | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Bailey

Of course economic considerations influence political decision-making, but some are too fundamental to draw up a cost benefit analysis. At the heart of the issue is whether or not Britain should remain part of an expanding and undemocratic super-state. Democracy should not be sacrificed upon a cross of gold.

A Vote to Remain Will Keep the Northern Powerhouse on Track

David Rutley | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Politics
David Rutley

It is too simplistic, to say the least, to think that having filed for divorce with a vote to Leave we would get to dictate from the sidelines the terms and settlement to access EU markets following the separation. For all its frustrations, being part of the world's largest trading bloc, is critical for the investment projects that are so vital for success in the Northern Powerhouse. We need to remain to keep it that way.

The EU Theft of Democracy

Adam Hamdy | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Our democratic rights are all we have to protect us from tyranny and poor government. We must not sell them for the illusion of a pot of EU gold. People on both sides will try to use scare stories of immigration, risks to the economy, house prices, war and all sorts of other noisy issues, but, at its quiet heart, democracy is the defining issue of this referendum.

Stronger In's Attempt To Woo Young People Is 'Gettin' Absolutely Slated

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The Britain Stronger in Europe group has launched a new campaign that suggests the literacy of our nation is secondary to maintaining our relationship...

The EU and the Referendum Matter to Charities and VCS - They Need to Engage Positively

John Tizard | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
John Tizard

The outcome of the UK wide referendum on 23rd June will have significant long term implications for the country's governance, politics, economy, environment, public services, employment rights, social mobility, migration, refugees, asylum status ... and so much more.

The Worst Superbug? Tuberculosis

Aaron Oxley | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Tech
Aaron Oxley

Why TB is included in the AMR review is clear: over the last few decades TB has been quietly transforming itself into new strains of drug resistant TB (DR-TB). DR-TB causes an astounding 500 deaths a day and can't be cured with normal TB drugs.