UK Europe

Only the Greens Will Fight to Stop European Democracy Being Undermined by Corporate Greed

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

The debate surrounding the EU elections in the UK has been dominated by politicians from the three main parties trying to appeal to UKIP voters on issues of domestic policy - without actually discussing the biggest challenges currently facing the EU, and how your vote can change them.

Who To Vote For In The European Elections?

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

The elections for the European Parliament are round the corner and those of us who will turn up to vote anywhere in Europe are faced with a multiplicity of choices. Who to vote for?

A Map Of Europe, According To Google Autocomplete

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Comedy

It's amazing what happens why you type 'Why...' and the name of a nationality into Google... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by @TechnicallyRon...

Travel Photography With a Tripod

Stuart Forster | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Some people shun them, arguing that they represent just one more item to for a photographer to schlep. But I'm a big believer that a tripod can prove a useful tool in returning home with high quality images so warrants carrying and using.

MEP Candidate Slams World Aids Day For 'Spreading The Disease'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

An MEP candidate who complained there are "too many gay people" in positions of power, and criticised World Aids Day for "spreading the disease" has b...

6 Shocking Facts That Show How Hard Renting Is In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

Ed Miliband sparked furious debate about the property market by pledging that a Labour government would cap private sector rent rises and scrap lettin...

We Will Cap Rents And Abolish Letting Fees, Miliband Promises

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

A Labour government would cap private sector rent rises and abolish letting fees for tenants to tackle the housing crisis, Ed Miliband will promise. ...

Now We Are Dziesięć

Thomas Prosser | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Thomas Prosser

Ten years later one may nonetheless argue that these waves of immigration have been comparatively successful. Whatever the growing pains such groups have encountered integrating into British society, the predictions of sceptics have largely failed to materialize.

Fools' Paradise or Nation State?

Sheila Lawlor | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Politics
Sheila Lawlor

The European election campaign is now underway as EU member states prepare to go to the polls late in May to chose 751 MEPs for the European Parliament in Brussels. These MEPs do not sit in national blocs, but in political groupings.

Living in the Land of FEAR

Rod Macfarlane | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Politics
Rod Macfarlane

I am all of a tremble, I am quivering in my boots, I am turning into a gibbering nervous wreck and overcome with FEAR!

Making the Impossible Possible

Simon Stevens | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

The motto of 'Making the Impossible Possible' has stuck with me and remains central to my own working ethos. I strongly believe if you really want something, it is possible to get it but you have to put in the work and commitment to achieve the impossible and make it possible.

Fiat Grillo and Renault Le Pen to derail EU train?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

If we are to believe the headlines, following the European elections any visions of a united Europe will have to be shelved when euro skeptics will overrun parliament and bring the EU to a standstill.

Ukip Is Party For 'Decent BNP Supporters', Says Deputy Chair

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip is the party for "decent supporters of the BNP", its deputy chairman Neil Hamilton has said. The former Tory MP told the BBC that there were ...

Why Populist Anti-EU Parties Offer No Hope for Europe's Youth

Giuseppe Porcaro | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Giuseppe Porcaro

The problems young people are facing are nothing short of huge - youth unemployment of 5.5million young people in the EU (figure from December 2013) - an unemployment rate of 23.3%. This means that more than one in five young Europeans on the labour market cannot find a job; in Greece and Spain it is one in two.

Jessica Elgot

Europe's Founding Father Of Gay Marriage Warns Of LGBT Persecution In Ukraine

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

Europe's "father of gay marriage" has said the West must not forget the abuse and discrimination faced by Ukraine's LGBT community, as the fractured n...

Is the EU In-Out Debate Fuelling Scottish Independence?

Florian Foos | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics
Florian Foos

Even if this particular jump in the polls turns out to be a fluke or unrelated to the BBC debate, I do not think that the tightening in the polls that we are observing at the moment is unrelated to the increasingly heated debate about the UK's relationship with Europe.

Ukip's Campaign Is 'Outrageous Lies', Says Romanian Ambassador

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics

Romania's ambassador to the UK has compared Ukip's election campaign to "Communist propaganda", saying he was shocked by the aggressive attitude towar...

On the EU, Britain Should Take Some Danish Lessons

Giles Goodall | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The British and Danish debates about Europe have much in common - concerns about migration (read 'benefit tourism'), a sense of threatened national identity, and the division of national and EU powers (to opt in or to opt out, that is the question) - but the tone and direction differ enormously.

Minus Six in Brussels

Marta Andreasen | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Marta Andreasen

Imagine if your government announced that six key ministries - industry, budget and economic and monetary affairs amongst them - are being job shared by other ministers as the six are taking time off to try and land another job. If they fail to land said jobs, they can come back to work...

European Parliament Makes It Easier for You to Know What's in the Medicines You're Taking

Tim Farron | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

Doctors regularly get accused of treating their patients like children by not revealing all the facts, but it's nothing compared to how drugs companies can treat doctors. Astonishingly drugs companies are often under no legal burden to make their research public, despite millions of people depending on the drugs they develop for treatment.

Ukip Poster Outrage Is a Storm in a Teacup

Alan Murad | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Murad

These posters are some of the rarest examples of solidarity with workers who are getting priced out of the labour market by EU policy. The mainstream Left has nothing honest to say about it because they are hell-bent on staying in the EU.

'Give Independent Scotland A Vote On EU Membership'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish voters should get to decide on if independent Scotland remains part of the European Union, a former leader of the Scottish National Party has...

My Ordeal in the Hands of Ukrainian Immigration Officials

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

Many years ago, back in the mid-nineties, I was employed for a number of years as an immigration officer. It was a deeply unpleasant job on many levels, not least because our task was to enforce immigration policies that essentially existed to prevent certain kinds of people from passing through our borders; those who were likely to find work illegally or to overstay...

Sporting Diplomacy: Did Rugby Almost Change the Face of Europe Before 1914?

Stephen Cooper | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

In the 19th century the very British game of rugby football was adopted successfully throughout her Dominions; by 1906, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa were regularly beating us at our own game. In the years preceding the First World War, rugby tried to conquer territories closer to home with expeditionary forays into Continental Europe.

The Ramifications of Rugby's Revamp

Tom Mellor | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

It has been well documented how the new competition will be formatted but to recap - there will be seven teams from the Pro12, six teams each from the Aviva Premiership and the French Top 14, with a seventh place available to one of them based on a play-off.