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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.

Living In Donald Trump's World

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

It will never happen. This is what many of my friends on both sides of the Atlantic have repeatedly told me over the last several months when I asked about their view of a Trump presidency. So outrageous was the idea that it was not even considered a subject worthy of discussion.

Calling All Fellow Brexiteers: Can We Hurry Up and Lose the Never-End-Dum?

Georgina Edwards | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Politics
Georgina Edwards

I'd hate to be a Negative Nancy, or a fun sponge of any description, but there is no way in hell the Leave camp are going to win the EU referendum. Like with Scottish independence and the Alternative Vote, we will opt for the status quo...

Berlin vs. Budapest

Alexia Cowley | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alexia Cowley

Visas and Vaccinations The great news is that as a British citizen, you do not need a holiday visa or any particular vaccinations for visiting Berlin...

Why Boris Johnson Playing the Hitler Card Was So, So Wrong

Eddy Temple-Morris | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Politics
Eddy Temple-Morris

The irony that Boris played the Hitler card is stomach churning when you consider Adolf would have loved both his blond hair and his extreme right wing politics and he would have hated Jeremy Corbyn.

Donald Trump Has Updated Us On His Brexit Views Now He Might Actually Be President

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

Donald Trump has said a Brexit would not put Britain at the "back of the queue" to secure a US trade deal if he become president, in an attack on Bara...

This Is Why ABBA Getting Involved In The Brexit Debate Is The Best Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK

There were cries of "Mamma Mia" across the UK when one of the members of legendary Swedish pop group ABBA came out in favour of remaining in the Europ...

Unions and Europe - What Are the Choices and Challenges on 23 June?

Gregor Gall | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

It has long been evident that the referendum on 23 June is about whether Britain's membership of the European Union should be maintained regardless of the deal David Cameron struck with the EU member countries on 19 February 2016. As such, the questions facing unions and their members are even more profound and searching than could have been expected.

Joining the Bandwagon

James Hargrave | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Politics
James Hargrave

For many of us who work in politics it feels like we have been having the In/Out debate forever. However, it is only now that the local/mayoral/PCC elections are out the way that the public at large will start to 'tune in.' What does this mean for me? Which way should I go? Do I really care?

Be on the Ball at Euro 2016

Fleur Rollet-Manus | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Fleur Rollet-Manus

We are now only a month away from either euphoric victory or embarrassing failure, as the England team gets ready to hop across the channel alongside thousands of British football fans to compete in this years Euros. But are you all set and on the ball?

5 Things Wrong With This EU Referendum

Anisa Haghdadi | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
Anisa Haghdadi

This referendum could be an enjoyable exercise in democracy - encouraging the public to exercise and stretch their brains and hearts to find the right decision for them and their families.

In the Face of Conflict Build Bridges, Not Walls

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Aldwyn Cooper

At the recent 'International Peace Summit' held at Regent's University London in partnership with the Tutu Foundation UK, Nontombi Tutu, daughter of t...

The Developing World Is Better Off With Britain Inside the EU

Simon Maxwell | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK
Simon Maxwell

There is much at stake in Europe just now. The external environment is characterised by economic slowdown, the pressure of conflict, the refugee crisis, and the need to move rapidly to act on the Sustainable Development Goals, especially those related to climate. Urgent action is also needed to tackle the tax and transparency issues revealed by the Panama Papers. The threat of global disease epidemics is ever-present, with Ebola having been supplanted by the zika virus as the most urgent current threat. In all these arenas, the priority is coordinated action among groups of nations: another reason to put the global role of the EU high on the agenda.

An Open Letter to All 294 MPs Who Voted Against the Dubs Amendment

Maudie Fraser | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Maudie Fraser

Dear MPs, I speak on behalf of a vast proportion of the British public when I express my profound disappointment that 294 members of the party ruling...