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Borderless Britain

Steven Woolfe | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

Today's ONS immigration figures stating net migration into the UK of 330,000 is astounding. This is the combined populations of York and Oxford. Add the estimated 1million illegal and undocumented migrants and, what is now clear, is that we have Borderless Britain. 

The Government's Net Migration Target Is Doing More Harm Than Good

Marley Morris | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Politics
Marley Morris

It is right that the government has prioritised immigration in this parliament, given the high levels of public concern. But there are other, more nuanced options for dealing with these concerns.

The Voyage of the Damned - and the People of Hope

Richard Reoch | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

The shame of the St Louis, now memorialized in holocaust museums around the world, is a timely reminder. Since the beginning of this year some 340,000 people have piled into boats or trekked overland to reach Europe. They have been called a "swarm", "marauders" and "cockroaches". By August, more than 2,000 had drowned crossing the Mediterranean.

Dominoes Around Europe: A New Kind of Immigration Crisis

Keith Vaz | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

Give Europol and Frontex the power to take this action, and our response can for the first time be pre-emptive, and not reactive. That is the challenge we now give to the EU. If we fail to learn from the summer of chaos then we will wander into a truly disastrous winter, as we find Fortress Europe crumbling around us.

Syriza Must Form the Next Greek Government

Stephen T. Hall | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen T. Hall

Without sentimentality, the newfound consecration of the Greek government to enact brutalising austerity measures, so corrosive that even the IMF doubts its promised successes, will now once more test the resolve of the Greek people.

An Uncomfortable Truth for Nats and Kippers

Alan Grant | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Mr. Cameron is quite right to want to renegotiate Britain's terms - much as the UK Government were quite right to move more power from London to Edinburgh; it reflects the general feeling as well as his democratic mandate.

Andy Burnham Takes A Swipe At Labour Frontrunner Corbyn

PA | Posted 22.08.2015 | UK

Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham has warned against quitting the European Union in an apparent swipe at frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn. Insistin...

Labour MEPs Have Achieved Much in the European Parliament But the Best Is Yet to Come

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

It's only by having a strong Labour voice, as part of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament that we can hold the Commission to account effectively on issues like Greece.

The UK Has a Vital Role to Play in Shaping the Future of Europe - Now Is Not the Time to Turn Our Backs

Ian Baxter | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

I believe it's incumbent on those who want change in the European Union to offer up a positive alternative vision that would benefit the whole region rather than take a "me first" approach that many Euro-sceptics take. So here is a Europe I passionately believe in, a Europe that can genuinely advance the causes of peace, prosperity and democracy for the benefit of all...

Owen Bennett

Referendum Revisited Part 4: Tony Benn and Enoch Powell Join Together For Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.08.2015 | UK Politics

The Huffington Post UK looks back on the UK's first ever referendum, and what lessons can be learned by those in the two sides of the upcoming...

Owen Bennett

Referendum Revisited Part 3: Wilson Promises An Historic Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics

The Huffington Post UK looks back on the UK’s first ever referendum, and what lessons can be learned by those in the two sides of the upcomi...

Dear Mr. President

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Given President Obama's recent suggestion that Britain must stay in the European Union, I've written an open letter wondering what it would be like if America had to be part of an EU-like structure...

The Mirage of EU Rights

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Just like the pro-EU lobby's claims on mobile phone roaming charges, their claims on discrimination and employment rights are wildly exaggerated. The house of cards hasn't just fallen down, it's in flames.

Owen Bennett

Referendum Revisited Part 2: Labour Begins To Fall Apart

HuffingtonPost.com | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics

In a four part series, The Huffington Post UK looks back on the UK’s first ever referendum, and what lessons can be learned by those in the ...

BoE Bank Rate Rise: The Case for the Whimper, Not the Bang

Michael Martins | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK
Michael Martins

The Bank of England must balance competing and intertwined global and domestic priorities. The longer it maintains low interest rates and high levels ...

Storming the Castle: Calais, or the Failure of the EU's Migration Policies

Camino Mortera-Martinez | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Politics
Camino Mortera-Martinez

The distressing images from Calais on the front pages of the newspapers each morning and beamed into out our living rooms each night are a sad reminder of the European Union's failure to address and tackle migration.

EU Referendum - The Yes Vote Still Has a Mountain to Climb

Hugo Winn | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics
Hugo Winn

As the EU Referendum campaign kicks-off, seasoned pundits continue to argue that the possibility of 'Brexit' remains slim, if existent at all. They are wrong.

We Must Stand With Greece for a Social Europe

Julie Ward | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Politics
Julie Ward

Through June and July, Europeans have watched with increasing consternation as the crisis between Greece and the Eurozone seemed to cascade and tumble...

Nigel Farage Tells Eurosceptics To Get Off Their 'Backsides'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Politics

Ukip will launch a huge anti-EU ground campaign Nigel Farage announced today as he told eurosceptics in other parties to "get off their backsides". ...

Trade in Services: Updating Rules Should Create Jobs Not Lower Standards

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Yuangeng Zhang / Shutterstock.com One topic seems to have dominated the EU's trade policy agenda in recent months - the Transatlantic Trade and Inve...

The Purpose of European Purpose

Nicholas Barrett | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Politics
Nicholas Barrett

It will take much more than an economic recovery to fix Europe. The recent referendum in Greece has been by far the biggest test of European character since the collapse of the Soviet Union. It has led many to ask whether the European Union and the Euro, projects that were supposed to bring member states together, are in fact tearing them apart.

Universities Really Want Britain To Stay In The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

University chiefs are set to back Britain's membership of the European Union ahead of the in-out referendum. Academics will insist that EU membersh...

Corbyn Keeps Brexit Door Ajar

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.07.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed for the first time that he is prepared to campaign for Britain to quit the European Union if he becomes Labour leader. ...

Obama Tells 'Best Partner' Britain To Stay In The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics

Barack Obama has warned that the UK must stay in the European Union to retain its influence on the global stage. In an interview with the BBC, the pre...

The Eurogroup's Treatment of Greece Vindicates the Eurosceptic Right

David Browne | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

With the passage of the first round of reforms by the Greek Parliament, it would appear from the outset that the Eurogroup's proposals for Greece will become a reality in return for the next round of bailouts...