European Union

Britain's New Foreign Office Minister Told The EU To 'Sod Off'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's new Foreign Office minister once told the European Commission to "sod off" in a row over whether the UK would have to pay benefits to Bulgar...

9 Foods Russian Could No Longer Enjoy Thanks To Putin

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics

With EU and Western leaders piling pressure on Vladimir Putin with financial sanctions, Russia has retaliated by launching a food fight. Prime Mini...

Is Integration 'Impossible' for Roma in France?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

'Integration is impossible in a country like France which is plagued by debt, the budget deficit, the crisis and mass unemployment!'... Roma generally find themselves in the poorest neighbourhoods of France, which suffer from high levels of unemployment and so are inevitably hostile to newcomers.

Boris Says Quitting The European Union Could Be Good For Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

Getting out of the EU could be better for Britain than staying in an unreformed union, London mayor Boris Johnson has said. His comment came ahead ...

Juncker's 'Women Problem' - And How to Solve It

Giles Goodall | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The current nine female commissioners have called for 10 or more women in the new team, while Juncker himself called gender balance 'a political must'. With 37% women among its own ranks, the European Parliament will be in no mind for compromise.

Five Key Takeaways on Russia's Relations With the West

Ruth Green | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Ruth Green

After months of fraught relations between Russia and the West which have seen a flurry of tit-for-tat sanctions triggered by the growing unrest in Ukraine, the final straw seemed to come with the suspected downing on 17 July of flight MH17 over Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists.

EU Agrees Package Of Economic Sanctions Against Russia

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

The European Union has agreed a package of new economic sanctions against Russia, as Prime Minister David Cameron met families of Britons killed in th...

Cameron Has Announced Plans To 'Build A Different Kind Of Britain'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

David Cameron has outlined new plans to "build a different kind of Britain," in a bid to lure voters from eurosceptic rivals 10 months from the genera...

Is the Eurozone Crisis Over?

Martin Koehring | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics
Martin Koehring

The euro zone has emerged from recession, borrowing costs have fallen and the risk of euro area collapse has diminished since mid-2012. However, major causes for concern persist.

EU Exit 'Not An Option,' Says Conservative Party Business Spokesman

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

British exit from the European Union is "not an option", a Conservative business spokesman has said. David Cameron has promised to hold an in/out r...

Ex-Ukip MEP Nikki Sinclaire Charged With Money Laundering

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

A former Ukip MEP has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office after an inquiry into her expense claims. The Crown Prosec...

Ed Balls Laughs Off His Name With Rather Naughty Jeremy Hunt Gag

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has made light of his awkwardly memorable surname, quipping that he is in a better position than health secretary Jeremy Hunt, whose own surn...

After the Tragedy of Flight MH17 Russia Must Be Held to Account

Jonathan Cook | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Cook

For the nations of Europe, the legacy of appeasing Russian behaviour makes a vigorous response to the current crisis absolutely vital. While there may be economic risk inherent in imposing sweeping sanctions, a broad package of 'level three' measures, targeting vulnerable sectors of the Russian economy, is essential.

EU: How the UK's Next Commissioner Will Be Appointed

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The name raised a few eyebrows in Brussels when he was announced as the nominee for the UK's spot in the European Commission. Lord Jonathan Hill of Oareford, the leader of the House of Lords, is little known abroad and his appointment is far from guaranteed as he will be subjected to a careful vetting process over the coming months.

The Sweet Drug of Bank Subsidies

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

The large banks that dominate the financial services sector would be making heavy losses without the implicit subsidies they enjoy as a result of the taxpayer guarantee.

Cameron Acting Like Putin Over Human Rights, Warns Sacked Attorney General

PA | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics

Britain risks "serious international reputational damage" with a proposal to allow MPs a veto over rulings made by the European Court of Human Rights,...

Clegg Accuses Cameron Of Siding With Putin Against Human Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has accused David Cameron of allying himself with Vladimir Putin and against human rights, as he launched a broadside against the prime min...

David Cameron Met Jean-Claude Juncker And It Looks Really Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron spent the best part of a month publicly trying to prevent Jean-Claude Juncker from becoming the next president of the European Commissio...

Don't Laugh at Lord 'Who?' Hill Yet....He Could Be New Lord Cockfield

Peter Wilding | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

It is entirely true that many would have welcomed a big political figure such as William Hague to lead for Britain in Brussels but the Prime Minister decided on a different approach - one with an outstanding precedent. Lord Hill may be unknown but so was Lord Cockfield, possibly one of the most effective British Commissioners.

New Cabinet Designed To Win Back Ukip Voters, Says Defence Secretary

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has assembled a eurosceptic cabinet in his reshuffle in an effort to tackle the threat posed by Ukip, the new defence secretary has said...

This One Website Just Made The 'Right To Forget' Utterly Pointless

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech

'Hidden from Google' is a new website that has started listing those people who asked to have their name removed as part of the EU's 'Right to forget'...

'Non, Non, Non,' Britain's New EU Commissioner Said He Didn't Want The Job

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has nominated Conservative peer Lord Hill, most recently the leader of the House of Lords, to be Britain's next European Commissioner. ...

Ken Clarke Issues EU Exit Warning As He Quits Government

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

Ken Clarke has warned David Cameron that Britain must not leave the European Union as he quit the government on Monday evening, amid a dramatic cabine...

Druid Britain and the New Erasmus Stats

Paola Buonadonna | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paola Buonadonna

"Scrounging foreign students clog up OUR unis at YOUR expense" ... By contributing to Erasmus through its share of the EU budget Britain gets in return more money for its universities, grants for foreign travel for its students, as well as the priceless diplomatic and cultural gains to be had through such exchanges.

Can You Speak Commission?

Susannah Savage | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
Susannah Savage

Bastardising the English language seems to be Europe's way of punishing Britain for its sins... "Whilst everyone else is making a large and valiant effort to communicate in their second or third language, the lazy, arrogant 'Anglo-Saxons' [sic] never bother to learn other languages and are linguistically inept in any case"