UK Europe

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...

What the EU Data Protection Reforms Mean to You

Christian Toon | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

You may have seen in the news recently that the European Union is undergoing its first major overhaul of data protection and privacy reforms since 1995. But what will these mean for you and I? In short:

This Shocking Graph Shows How Worried Many Brits Are About Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Politics

Most Britons think there are more immigrants in the country, regardless of official statistics, showing the effect of the widespread hysteria whipped ...

Geopolitics and Globalization Endanger Project Europe

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Should optimistic views about globalization like those of Michael Mandelbaum hold true, Europe may manage to defuse the crisis as new markets open, economic ties strengthen, and member states realize they have a common goal. Namely, to increase prosperity and profit from the ongoing technological innovation.

These Are The Immigration Figures Cameron Doesn't Want You To See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK

Britain has put off thousands of international students coming to Britain to study, analysts claimed, as official figures revealed hike in immigration...

WATCH: Has Nigel Farage Changed His Mind About Europe?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Bravo, Bravo. SEE ALSO: QUIZ: Guess The Nationality Of These Europeans!...

Mehdi's Minute: Ukip and European Elections Special Edition (VIDEO)

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Do you want my alternative, semi-serious take on the ongoing Ukip racism row and today's European elections? On the Croydon 'carnival of colour' and Nigel Farage's fondness for Romanians? Here's the political week in 60 seconds. Don't forget to vote!

European Elections 2014: What's Firing the Green Surge

Natalie Bennett | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

It's only an opinion poll, a lot's going to depend on the results in individual regions, it's still all to play for - all of those old electoral sayings hold true, but nonetheless Green Party workers are going into the final sprint of the European election campaign with a spring in their step, following a YouGov poll for the Sunthat put our vote on 12%, enough to win six MEP seats in England, plus one in Scotland.

Here's How To Pick Who To Vote For In The European Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK

Ukip Mercilessly Trolled On Twitter As #WhyImVotingUkip Spectacularly Backfires Ukip Set To Win European Elections, Lib Dems Face Wipeout Ed...

42 Pictures That Show The Stunning Shambles Of The #Ukipcarnival

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

A mini street festival in Croydon organised by Ukip erupted on Tuesday afternoon with protesters besieging the event with signs calling the party and ...

Ukip's Carnival Is An Absolute Shambles

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons and Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Politics

The Ukip carnival, intended to rebuff allegations of racism, ended in carnage before Nigel Farage had even arrived - with a steel band refusing to pla...

UK: Divisive Narratives Around Migration Can Fuel Tensions in Communities

Barry Navarro | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

According a YouGov poll published for the first time since the start of the financial crisis, the economy no longer tops the list of issues the British public is most concerned about: immigration is now on a par with the economy, with 52% or respondents saying it's the main issue facing the UK today.

Ukip Think The War Dead Would Vote For Them

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

As the country waits to see if predictions of a Ukip "earthquake" at Thursday's elections comes to pass, one local branch is sure of support the euros...

The Lib Dems Know They're Not Very Popular

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats are braced for a "difficult" night on Thursday, with the party set for an electoral mauling in both local and European contests,...

Cameron Definitely Would Not Mind Having Romanian Neighbours

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has urged voters not to be "tempted" by Ukip, saying the eurosceptic party is being "found out" by a succession of rows over unpalatable...

Jessica Elgot

The Real Reason Britain's Party Leaders Won't Call Nigel Farage 'A Racist' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

"It bothers me a lot that you're associating with black people." Those are the now infamous words uttered by US basketball team owner Donald Stirl...

Could It Be That a Bearded Man in a Dress Has Rekindled Europe's Appetite for Democracy?

Adrian Lovett | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Adrian Lovett

It has emerged that the winner of last weekend's Eurovision Song Contest, Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst, was not the choice of the elite juries that cast half the votes in the annual Euro-singathon. Instead, Wurst swept to victory thanks to the support of the public, who decided that behind the camp persona and hype there was actually quite a good song (at least, relative to the others). Conchita was the people's choice.

How Are 'Dodgy Employers' To Blame For Growth Of Ukip?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

"Dodgy employers" exploit the EU's freedom of movement for citizens, and the government needs to address the impact to stop the growth of Ukip, Yvette...

What's Farage's Excuse For His 'Romanian Neighbours' Comment?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Politics

Just a few short hours after "tired out" Nigel Farage made a semi-apology for his comments about undesirable Romanian neighbours, a defiant full-page ...

How Should You Vote In The European Elections?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics

It's the European elections on Thursday and some are predicting a political earthquake in the shape of one Nigel Farage and his merry band of Ukip can...

Charlotte Meredith

The Most Important Presidential Debate You Didn't Even Know Was Taking Place | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK

The most important presidential debate you didn’t even know was taking place has happened, and we bet you can’t name a single candidate. As voi...

The European Night of Museums 2014

Andrew Matthews | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Matthews

Just in case getting to wander around Europe's most spectacular museums and galleries after dark left you feeling a bit 'so what', The European Night of the Museum has the added sweetener of Free Entry to absolutely everything - it can cost up to €32 for a couple to visit The Louvre any other time.

EU Membership 'Crucial' To UK Success, Say Business Chiefs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's membership of the European Union is "crucial" to London's future success, and an exit from the political bloc will hit the UK's competitiven...

Eurovision - Sticking It to the Man Since 1956

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Eurovision has always been the embodiment of everything that is weird and wonderful about Europe. Although trends change and the boundaries of what constitutes 'outrageous' shift with every competition, Eurovision has continued to be a citadel of glittery splendour...

An Open Letter to Poles in Britain: You Are Welcome Here

Giles Goodall | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

I want a positive, ambitious Britain, open to Europe and the world. I want us to value the contribution of everyone who makes their home here. There are valid concerns on both sides, but let's not blame each other. Let's discuss the issues and find solutions together. Please use your vote on 22 May. These elections are about your future!