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Life In The Arts Lane - Week 105 - The Arts Lane Needs Europe

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am British, I love my nation but I look out not in. I live in the Oval in London. I live near the tube - I love it when the tannoy says: "this stati...

What I Learned When I Became the Katie Hopkins of the Liberal Pro-EU Left (For a Day)

Paola Buonadonna | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paola Buonadonna

So far, so fun and games. No threats or violent language or anything. A light day at the office, really, for any aspiring Katie Hopkins of the liberal, pro-EU left. But on a more serious note, here are some interesting considerations that seem to me to emerge from the strength of the reaction and the nature of the criticism.

Scottish Labour Leadership Hopeful Warns Referendum Mustn't Be 'Unfair' On EU Nationals

PA | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Politics

EU nationals who have made the UK their home should have the right to vote in the referendum on whether to sever ties with Brussels, Scottish Labour l...

Why It's Time for Tim Farron to Lead the Liberal Democrats

Jack Davies | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Davies

In terms of the leadership election, I will be campaigning for Tim for two main reasons. Firstly, his sheer skills as a public speaker and secondly, his commitment to standing up for unity, not division.

An Open Letter to Labour

Frances Dickens | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Dickens

Dear Labour Party, The past three weeks have not been happy ones. As a previous life-long supporter of the party who voted Conservative for the first time on May 7th, I hope the following to-do list is constructive. A strong Labour party is vital to an effective, healthy democracy and to ensuring that the Conservatives deliver on their election promises. So here are five next steps:

The Popbitch Guide To The Eurovision Final

Popbitch | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Popbitch

Who can we expect to see on the winners podium? Here are the acts to keep an eye out for.

Did the Conservatives Really Win the General Election?

Adriano Mérola Marotta | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Adriano Mérola Marotta

Since the Conservative party "won" the UK general election on May 7th, people have taken to the streets across the UK in a defiant display of disenchantment with the electoral system and the austerity consensus of the major political parties. The prospect of 5 more years of crippling austerity has prompted many to reclaim the future of UK politics.

Europe: 'Non or Innit'?

Darren Hall | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Hall

Yesterday, I asked my parents how they would vote in the EU referendum. Bearing in mind they were one foot out the door to go camping in France, I was somewhat taken aback by their ambivalence towards our membership. If they are in any way representative of the general ignorance about Brussels, Europhiles have a much bigger hill to climb than many would like to think.

Your Home Could Fix Itself Using This New LIVING Material

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech

Whether it's the house we live in or the office we work at, most of us have to deal with concrete jungles at some point in our lives and contrary to A...

Concerning the European Union

Lewis Worrow | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Lewis Worrow

Our position in the European Union is one that is a benefit to us as a country, and the renegotiation process has already begun to ensure that the United Kingdom can secure better terms.

Say Goodbye To The Human Rights Act Now The Tories Are In Charge

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics

Michael Gove, the new Justice Secretary, is wasting no time pushing forward with controversial Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act. Gove has r...

Digital Single Market: What to Read and a Couple of Thoughts

Luc Delany | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Luc Delany

I would like to call to the future Prime Minister to focus on the importance of this issue. In the next four years they could make a significant positive impact on the safety of our children, and enable industry to act responsibly but still thrive commercially.

The Truth About Europe: We're Better In Than Out

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

On Thursday 7th May the UK faces a stark political choice. A choice between a Conservative Government intent on withdrawing from the world, or an outward-looking Labour Government invested in shaping a prosperous and fair Britain that is at ease with itself on the world stage. The biggest threat to our future is not Europe, it comes from within.

The Myth of Immigration as an Election Issue

Abdul Hussain | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Abdul Hussain

Scenarios must be in place to ensure integration is successful and immigration is efficient and responsible, to ensure the spreading of skills across a populace instead of a concentration. What good is a United Kingdom, if the people, it's most important resource, are not being shared?

A Tale of Two Cities: Amsterdam and Berlin

Arabella Noortman | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Arabella Noortman

If being around really tall people is your kind of thing, go to Holland. The average man is 6'3". And that's without clogs on. As well as clogs, several other C-words can be ascribed to the Netherlands' capital city: canals, coffee shops and culture, for instance; all of which Amsterdam has in abundance.

Capital Markets Union - A New Frontier of Europe's Single Market?

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

It could have come straight out of an episode of Star Trek. "Captain, we are approaching the Capital Markets Union, a new frontier." But the plan to c...

EU Exit Could Cost British Economy £225 Billion By 2030

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics

Britain's exit from the European Union could hit the economy to the tune of £225 billion by 2030. That's the warning by German think-tank Bertelsmann...

Homophobia and Why It Still Hasn't Gone Away

Lewis Blakey | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Blakey

I refuse to be put into any position that seeks to threaten this, and, customer or not, we are all human beings and all have a basic right and deserve to be treated that way.

When Innovation Breeds Inequality

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Somehow, there seems to be something utopian about the ideologies we have believed. Did we all not grow up assuming or just believing a 'just' society is a 'fair' society and vice versa? In the following years, did we not learn to separate 'justice' from 'fairness' because what is just cannot and need not be fair all the time?

Pyrrhic Victory Over Greek Monster

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Without a deal between Athens and Brussels and the IMF on economic reforms and repayments of loans within the next couple of months a Grexit or Graccident would be the most extreme outcome. We cannot rule out that the parties will fail to find a solution seeing as how the Greeks are dawdling and in the light of the harsh words uttered by, among others, Germany.

Forget the 'Pull Factor' - We Cannot Let People Drown

Clare Moody MEP | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Clare Moody MEP

On Thursday, the leaders of all 28 European Union countries will meet in Luxembourg to discuss how, if at all, the EU will respond to these recent tragedies. We must watch this event closely to see what David Cameron will do: will he back restoring support for the search and rescue programme so that more children aren't washed up dead on the shores of the Mediterranean?

Why a Trip to Sweden May Be Cheaper Than You Think

Steve Vickers | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Vickers

Sweden has always had a reputation for being expensive. But the pretty Nordic nation, which offers a cool, calm alternative to southern Europe's summer hotspots, is suddenly looking like great value. Here's why a summer escape to Sweden may be cheaper than you think.

400 Drowned Fleeing Libya As Migrant Boat Capsizes

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Survivors of a capsized boat off Libya have told Save the Children that 400 people are believed to have drowned in one of the worst tragedies of Europ...

'Gap Yar' Have We Forgotten What It Really Means to 'Travel'?

Rich Wigley | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Wigley

The excitement has become less about the individual and their own journey and more about being confined by the rules. We feel like we need to live up to in answer to the inevitable burning question of "Where you going travelling then, mate?".

The Real 'Health Tourism': Brits in the Rest of Europe

Giles Goodall | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The big ones are Spain, France, and Germany, where British visitors cost local health services up to a staggering 34 times more than their visitors to the UK do. Just four of the 27 other EU countries spent less on treating British visitors than the NHS did on their nationals (Bulgaria, Latvia, Romania and Lithuania).