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Boris Compares French President To WWII Prison Guard Giving UK 'Punishment Beatings'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has compared French President Francois Hollande to a Second World War Nazi prison guard who wants to give the United Kingdom “punishme...

MPs Will Not Be Able To Vote Against Brexit, David Davis Confirms

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis has confirmed that while parliament will have a vote on the final Brexit deal - MPs and peers will not be able to prevent the United Kingd...

Polls And Politics: There's No Mandate For A Hard Brexit

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market will inevitably mean every single family in the UK will face significant financial loss. Given the polling that suggests people are prepared to sacrifice almost nothing to regain the right to make our own laws, hard Brexit could quickly become one of the most destructive and unpopular decisions ever made by a British government.

Exclusive: UK Will Be Trump And Putin's 'Hapless Pawn' If We Copy 'Sycophantic' Gove, Says Nick Clegg

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg believes the UK could become a “hapless pawn” in attempts to destroy Europe if British politicians ape Michael Gove and “sycophantica...

Political Risk Is Back - Can We Deal With It?

Joe Mitton | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics
Joe Mitton

A friend of mine has a wonderful job for a political addict - a global bank pays him to write reports analysing politics in countries around the world. If he thinks it's relevant, he can write about it, and since the bank operates everywhere, virtually all markets are relevant. My friend is as knowledgeable discussing Thailand's palace intrigues as he is discussing the nuances of the New Hampshire primaries.

Labour Will Not 'Die In A Ditch' To Save Free Movement, Says Emily Thornberry

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK Politics

.@EmilyThornberry's comments in full, @UKLabour "won't die in a ditch" for the principle of free movement of workers. #Peston

In 2017, We Need To Work Together As The World Falls Apart

Baroness Jolly | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Jolly

If 2016 proved anything it that is the current international situation is becoming less stable and predictable. In 2017, with our global institutions weaker, the re-emergence of an antagonistic Russia and the continuation of unconventional terrorist threats, the picture is not particularly rosy. The post-war global order is at risk and if we are to tackle this, it will only be achieved multilaterally.

Ways To Make Your Holiday More Sustainable

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

2017 has been dubbed the year of sustainable tourism and development by the UN's World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). No longer a quirky aside or limited to the odd off-grid eco-lodge, going green when going abroad is where it's at.

This Vegan Burger Is So Realistic It Actually Bleeds

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech

The world of food science is getting stranger by the year and if there’s one trend that’s certainly been the centre of attention it’s meat-repla...

Top Tory Attacks 'Emotionally Needy' Ex-EU Ambassador

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Politics

A former Cabinet minister has attacked former EU ambassador Sir Ivan Rogers for his “emotionally needy” resignation from his Brussels post. Theres...

Europeans Say Thanks For The Profits From Britain's Privatised Railways

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK

A tongue-in-cheek video highlighting how profits from Britain’s railways are flowing to Europe has been shared thousands of times. The clip by the T...

Dashcam Footage Captures Moment Lorry Ploughs Into Berlin Christmas Market

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK

A dashcam camera captured the moment a lorry ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48. Released on Thursday, the ...

European Arrest Warrant Issued In Hunt For Berlin Attack Suspect

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK

An “armed and dangerous” man suspected of carrying out the lorry attack on a Berlin Christmas market is being hunted across Europe - with a reward...

Student's Powerful Letter To Man Who Tried To Rape Her Shared By Women Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A student’s open letter to the man who tried to rape her has led women all over the world to share their experiences of sexual assault. Sara Roebuc...

Erasmus: The Show, Starring Me

Louise Lawless | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Erasmus will always be a leap of faith, immersing yourself in the unknown, hoping that it will lead to adventure, rewards, and unique experiences. It won't be for everyone. Putting yourself out of your comfort zone so starkly in foreign lands is no mean feat. But no matter what you'll learn that adventure is out there, the world is vast and ready to be travelled whenever you are.

Cans Of Worms And The Constitution? - The Supreme Court And The Miller Case

Dr Peter Paul Catterall | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Peter Paul Catterall

On 3 November 2016 in the High Court the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls and Lord Justice Sales delivered the most important legal decisio...

Immigration Has The Potential To Expose The Worst But Also The Best In Europe And Great Britain

Sayed Jawad | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Sayed Jawad

I sometimes fool myself into believing that I am a prototypical refugee; if there is any such thing. More than two thirds of my life, I have happened ...

UK Government Must Lay Out Trade Strategy As Brexit Threatens Already Weak Exports

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Politics
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh

The Chancellor's Autumn Statement last month unmasked a series of Brexit bombshells for the Scottish and UK economies. Higher debt, higher borrowing, higher inflation and slower economic growth. And all that without even addressing the Brexit elephant in the room - the UK's membership of the Single Market. A market to which access is key to jobs and businesses across the UK.

Ten Things To Know About Europe In 2016

Simon Atkinson | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

It's not just Britain which has had a tumultuous year. I've taken a look at Ipsos' research across Europe and found 10 things which each tell us something about how 2016 felt to our European neighbours - as citizens, voters, consumers, employees ... or holidaymakers.

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

Let Brexit Happen. Let People Learn

David Vigar | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Politics
David Vigar

It will take a few years, but those few years are also needed for Britain's progressive forces to regroup and rebuild a political movement capable of governing and leading Britain back to the EU. And hopefully a similar restoration of sanity - based on reality - can occur in the US.

Local Mayor And Two Reporters Shot Dead In Finland

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK

A local town mayor and two journalists have been shot dead overnight in an apparent random attack in Imatra, southeastern Finland. The victims, all wo...

Will My Year Abroad Necessarily Make Me More Employable?

Varsha Patel | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Ah, final year. The brutal reminder that university isn't quite the time of your life that you were once promised as a Fresher. Amongst my looming deadlines, pending seminar work and an endless reading list, my plans to get try and get myself on the career ladder is not going too well.

A Year Abroad: Expectations vs Realities

Varsha Patel | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Surprise surprise, you're not fluent in French yet. A year abroad is supposedly the best experience you'll ever have. You've heard rumours of fresh croissants for breakfast in Paris, envisaged yourself becoming a pro-surfer in Australia, and you can't wait to update your Facebook status to "moved to Italy".

Sending Refugees Back To A Conflict Zone Should Not Be Up For Sale

Jonathan Whittall | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Whittall

Sending people back to a conflict zone should not be up for sale. 2015 recorded the highest number of Afghans fleeing their country since the US-led military intervention of 2001. This latest deal threatens to push back thousands of men, women and children into harm's way, forcibly returning them en masse to a country still in the grip of conflict.