UK Europe

EU Exit 'Could Boost UK Economy By £1.3 Billion' Says Top Diplomat

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's exit from the European Union would boost the economy by £1.3 billion, according to a senior trade diplomat. Iain Mansfield claims that r...

Facing Threats, Beatings And Intimidation, Europe's Roma 'Failed By EU'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

The economic crisis in Europe is fuelling violent "pogroms" against Roma people across the continent, with some politicians encouraging intimidation, ...

How to Experience the True Venice

Andrea Magrath | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Stow your map. See that long, narrow, foreboding passageway off the main thoroughfare? Walk down there. Venice is a remarkably safe city, and you'll only get so far before you hit the sea, so be brave and wander without direction.

Nigel Farage Is No Patriot

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

For a British politician, being patriotic implies a deep understanding of British culture, values and national interest, and the willingness and ability to stick up for those values. Farage demonstrated a total misinterpretation of British culture and history and the values on which that culture is based.

The Dallasification of Europe - America's Influence on European Culture

Cai Wilshaw | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Cai Wilshaw

With the European Commission's red lines firmly drawn on the limitations of the TTIP free trade agreement, the European audiovisual sector is safe at last. So what's next for the Dallasification of European TV?

Nigel vs Nick: How Clegg Missed an Open-Goal

Emily Stacey | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

Moments before Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg took to the stage for their second debate on Europe, the Ukip leader made a controversial comment stating that it was "more than likely" that it was not Assad but the rebels who had used chemical gas in Syria. Surely this was an open-goal for the Deputy Prime Minister to win the debate hands down? It wasn't. Farage triumphed instead.

Hezza Thinks Britain Will 'One Day' Join The Euro

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain will "one day" ditch the pound and adopt the Euro as its currency, Tory peer Lord Heseltine has predicted. Asked by the New Statesman if it...

Cable: You Can't Want Growth If You Back An EU Exit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

On the eve of Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage's second debate about Britain's membership of the European Union, Vince Cable has warned that leaving the p...

British Manufacturing and the Case for Europe

Vince Cable | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Vince Cable

No one can plausibly be in favour of the rebalancing the British economy, boosting exports and supporting sustainable growth while being in favour of leaving the EU... It is inconceivable to sacrifice the success of our most successful manufacturers to satisfy knee-jerk isolationism.

Football, Fear and Torture in Transnistria: Undercover in a Country That Doesn't Officially Exist

Jim Wickens | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK
Jim Wickens

It sounds like a distant planet in a dystopian sci fi movie, and the place itself doesn't disappoint. Welcome to Transnistria, a tiny strip of land measuring less than 15 miles wide. Long linked to organised crime, the government here doesn't take too kindly to journalists, so for a special report with Channel 4 News, we went in undercover.

If The Second Nick Clegg Vs Nigel Farage Debate Was A Rap Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, if rapping is good enough for Michael Gove... (Created by Handface, David Schneider and @UnnamedInsider.) SEE ALSO: Nick Clegg Vs Nigel F...

Mandelson: You Would Be Stark Staring Bonkers To Quit The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

British voters would be "stark staring bonkers" if they chose to quit the European Union in an upcoming referendum on the UK's membership, Peter Mande...

EU Exit Talk Is 'Anti-Jobs And Anti-Business', Warns Balls

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has warned that "even talking" of Britain leaving the European Union is "anti-jobs and anti-business" as it would create "huge uncertainty" f...

It's Time to Get Tougher on UK Tax Havens, Mr Cameron

Rachel Baird | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Politics
Rachel Baird

The UK deserves huge credit for choosing to create a public register of companies' owners in the first place. If implemented in an effective and enforceable way, the register will set an important precedent for the rest of the world to follow. It also gives David Cameron's letter to Europe a lot of credibility. But what the UK does in relation to its Overseas Territories also affects that credibility.

Business Agrees With Nick on the EU: It's About Jobs, Jobs and Jobs

Giles Goodall | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

As we draw closer to the European elections on 22 May, more and more business leaders are speaking out in favour of Britain's membership of the European Union. Not a day seems to go by without another major employer warning of the risks for Britain's jobs and economy of a potential EU exit.

9 Lessons Clegg And Farage Can Learn From US Presidential Debates

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg will go head-to-head in a highly-anticipated debate on the European Union on Wednesday. Hosted by Nick Ferrari on LBC a...

Europe on the Brink

Robin Lustig | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Western leaders who'll be meeting for emergency talks in Europe next week have an unusually important judgement call to make: do they believe President Putin when he says he intends to go no further in Ukraine?

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...

The Putin Stare That Says 'We Don't Care What You Think'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

To the booming chords of the Russian national anthem, president Vladimir Putin stood with his features set in grim determination, as the plan he had s...

Obama's on His Way to Brussels to Negotiate a 'Polluters Pact'

Keith Taylor | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

Across Europe, anti-fracking campaigns have been picking up momentum. Yet this movement could soon be spectacularly crushed. From Romania to Poland to the UK, local uprisings amongst affected communities have quickly escalated into wider protests...

David Cameron Is Panicking on Europe

Gareth Thomas | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Thomas

It is clear that David Cameron's backbenchers have lost faith and the public have lost trust. We all know that the EU needs to change, and we must not be complacent about the challenges that Europe faces today. That is why Ed Miliband set out last week a set of sensible and serious reforms that would work to make the EU work better for Britain.

What England Can Learn From the Dutch About Water Management

Julian Hunt | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

Increasing evidence and scientific analysis is showing why these events are associated with human induced climate change. The related impacts are becoming more widespread and complex, affecting society from health issues to agriculture, from transportation to economics, and becoming more severe, long-lasting and costly with increasing frequency.

The EU's Green Taliban Are Another Reason for Britain to Quit Europe

David Campbell Bannerman MEP | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
David Campbell Bannerman MEP

There has been a lot of talk on the Left of late about what should be done with those wicked right wingers who dare to question the extent of man's contribution to climate change. Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett called for all government ministers and advisors who question man's contribution to climate change (even those without an environment brief) to be sacked...

A Social Taboo Uncovered

Alex Geraghty | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Geraghty

An intensive course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) along with strong support from a close network of family and friends has helped me regain control of my life. It is clear now that if it were not for the persistent efforts of others, I would not be where I am today.

Incredible Time Lapse Video Shows 1,000 Years Of European Border Changes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

This fascinating video lays bare the fluidity of Europe's borders, carved up into smaller and smaller chunks, then merged and broken again over 1,000 ...