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How The UK's National Living Wage Compares To The Rest Of Europe

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

This is how the UK's new national living wage compares to the minimum wages for other countries in Europe. The new legal pay rate for over 25s is £7....

Young Death, Selfish Politics and Terror Strike the Heart of Europe

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK
Aldwyn Cooper

In the last half of March 2016, three separate but interrelated events have served to heighten concerns about the European venture: The deaths of young people studying in Spain, the self-serving behaviour of some British politicians, and the horror of the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Finding Slovakia's Forgotten Mosque

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

It was foggy and busy in the commercial quarter of Bratislava after sunrise on Wednesday. We were walking down streets full of shops, restaurants, and...

Europe Can Do Better Than the EU-Turkey Deal

Mike Adamson | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

We, the undersigned European Red Cross National Societies, are gravely concerned by the humanitarian implications of the agreement reached by the EU and Turkey to stem migration to Europe.

It Will Take More Than Solidarity to Defeat This Terrorist Menace - We Need an Effective European Response

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

Until now, we have been spared a major attack on Belgian soil. Sadly, the sickening events of 22 March abruptly changed that. Brussels now joins the growing list of European cities that have been targeted for mass casualty attacks: Madrid, London and Paris. But this week's slaughter wasn't just an attack on Belgium. Maalbeek metro station, where so many innocent men, women and children died, is a key transit hub for the European district. We now know at least 40 different nationalities were caught up in the attacks. This was a strike at the heart of Europe. More than ever, it's clear we are facing a European challenge.

An Open Letter to the Terrorist

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

As a Muslim let me remind you what God says, "replace evil with something better" and let me tell you that you, the terrorists are solely responsible and your ideas shall be challenged and you shall be defeated!

Many European Doctors Still Think Homosexuality Is A Disease, 'Shocking' Report Finds

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

The revelation that many European doctors continue to believe homosexuality is a disease has been slammed as "shocking" by LGBT charities. A report fr...

Telegraph Columnist's 'Awful' Brussels Tweet Sets Off Almighty Brexit Row

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

A bitter Brexit row has erupted in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks with one prominent Eurosceptic accused of sending an "astonishingly awful" ...

The EU Referendum Is Not an Obvious Choice - Stop Pretending It Is

Ben Parr | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Parr

The vast majority of students are expected to vote in favour of Britain remaining in the EU, and I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable with this fact. Why? Because I have no idea how I am going to vote, and I find it surprising that the demographic I belong to are already so sure of themselves.

The Undemocratic EU Explained - It Will Never Change

Matthew Ellery | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Ellery

The EU is a highly undemocratic organisation ratcheting more and more power with every passing day. It is impervious to public opinion. The people who matter in the law-making process are unelected and therefore unaccountable...

People Are Agreeing With Jeremy Clarkson About The EU And It's Freaking Them Out

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed he wants to see the UK remain in the European Union, and plenty of people on social media agree - a...

Why Leaving the EU Would Be Bad for British Science

Martin Rees | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Tech
Martin Rees

It's not surprising that the scientific and technological community is overwhelmingly positive on this issue. Some of Europe's greatest technical successes - in particle physics and in aerospace, for instance - have required multinational collaboration. Such achievements show that Europe can fully match the US if its expertise is coordinated optimally. Bodies like CERN and the European Space Agency, for instance, are underpinned by international treaties: they aren't directly linked to the EU. However the EU has been an important 'facilitator' of collaboration across the whole range of 'wissenschaft'.

Why the EU Is Key to Embracing Asia's Growth

Hugo Swire | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Politics
Hugo Swire

Whether we're in politics, diplomacy or business, we all know that risk and opportunity are two sides of the same coin. Some commentators are sounding the alarm about the Chinese economic slowdown, and the impact this might have on other economies in the region and further afield. This does not change the fundamental fact that Asia is now - and will remain - a major engine for global growth, and one with which we must continue to engage.

Concerning the Future of Deutsche Bank

Lewis Worrow | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with headquarters in Germany and indeed is one of Europe's mightiest financial institutions and the ...

Why I Joined 200 Business Leaders to Argue We're Safer, Stronger and Better Off in a Reformed EU

Ian Baxter | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

Winston Churchill, who let's remember was one of the first to have a vision of a united Europe, once reputedly said "if Britain should have to choose between Europe and the open sea, she should always choose the open sea". I get it. But we don't have to choose. Thanks to David Cameron we can stay in a reformed EU that works for us and help shape the future of our continent for the benefit of generations to come.

Compared to the Scottish Referendum, There Is Too Little Time to Transcend This Rigid EU Debate

Patrick Garratt | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Garratt

Instead of an expansive political vision of what Britain may look like either within or out of the European Union, the British public have been thrown into a debate, which although should transcend the petty politics of self-serving Conservative ministers, has nonetheless been obscured by it.

'Hypocritical' Boris Actually Has A Billion Reasons To Thank The EU For Crossrail

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Boris Johnson has been slammed as "deeply hypocritical" for campaigning for Brexit, despite "acknowledging the benefits membership brings London" - in...

#Indyref Isn't #Brexit

Stewart McDonald | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Politics
Stewart McDonald

Where we must learn from this rather odd debate is in not letting go of the essential practicality of what we wish to see. We must also always seek to understand our opponents, because failing to do so will see us fall into a similar trap our opponents fell into during the first referendum.

Why the Media Must be Impartial in the Run Up to the EU Referendum

Charlie Proctor | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Proctor

The date is set and the arguments have begun. On June 23rd the people of the United Kingdom will get the chance to vote over their membership of the E...

Nigel Farage Brands EU Renegotiation Deal A 'Cam-Sham'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has slammed David Cameron's European Union renegotiation as a "Cam-Sham" and likened the EU to a "burning building" in a state of politic...

Magazine Invokes 'Nazi-Era Imagery' For Shocking Anti-Refugee Front Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

A Polish magazine's cover describing the "Islamic rape of Europe" and showing a white woman being grabbed by dark-skinned hands has been compared to N...

Perfect? No - But Europe Has Transformed Us for the Better

Stewart McDonald | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Politics
Stewart McDonald

We in Scotland know too well what it is like to be patronised, and told the sky will fall in if we make the wrong choice. I should probably say now too, that I don't think the UK would turn into a basket case if it left: I just think it would be a much lesser place without the opportunities for cooperation and mutual prosperity that the EU offers.

Sleepwalking Into Brexit

Stuart Thomson | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

We might not have long to wait until the Prime Minister announces the date of the European referendum and the basis of the deal that has finally been agreed. But what is clear is that if the pro-membership campaign does not get some momentum going soon then we will sleepwalk into Brexit.

The EU's Status as Europe's Peacekeeper Is an Insulting Myth

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

Achieving ever-closer-union, as it foreshadowed, has been the driving force behind the gradual (and often forceful) assimilation of law, currency and culture across the European continent. To many, it seemed a wonderful way of enhancing international cooperation, and promoting both peace and unity.

How the In Campaign Can Avoid Being Project Fear #2

Alan Grant | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

The Scotland Stronger In campaign has, after all that, started on the right lines. The glib comments about being "Project Cheer" are exactly the kind of thing that will warm the Scottish people to it.