European Union

If I Were a Scottish Nationalist I Would Be Very Worried

David Knowles | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
David Knowles

Simply put, the SNP's behaviour in regards to Scotland, the rest of the UK and the EU is, at best, blunt and uncompromising and at its worst childish, stubborn and dangerously simplistic.

I Am Polish and It's Been an Interesting 10 Years, Britain

Ewa Zubek | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK
Ewa Zubek

But ten years have gone by, and the workforce has evolved and changed. Poles cannot be described in absolute terms anymore: they have received promotions, spent countless hours learning English, they're used to the humid climate and two-tap sinks. Poles in the UK are poets, novelists, managers and journalists.

Now We Are Dziesięć

Thomas Prosser | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Thomas Prosser

Ten years later one may nonetheless argue that these waves of immigration have been comparatively successful. Whatever the growing pains such groups have encountered integrating into British society, the predictions of sceptics have largely failed to materialize.

Nigel Farage's 'Will He, Won't He' Over Newark Shows UKIP's Contempt for the British Public

Catherine Bearder | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Catherine Bearder

Political commentators will churn up column inches debating whether he bottled it or not, and what impact this will have on Teflon Nigel. However, this debate misses the central point about UKIP - they hold the electorate in utter contempt.

A Vote for Sinn Féin Is a Vote for Poverty

Ben Acheson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Admittedly, that is a slightly sensationalist statement, but let's look at the facts. Forget highly-charged diatribes about United Irelands or United Kingdoms. Forget histrionic republicanism, flag-waving unionism and arguments about terrorists and freedom fighters. Take bigotry, ideology, and romanticism out of it.

Fools' Paradise or Nation State?

Sheila Lawlor | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Politics
Sheila Lawlor

The European election campaign is now underway as EU member states prepare to go to the polls late in May to chose 751 MEPs for the European Parliament in Brussels. These MEPs do not sit in national blocs, but in political groupings.

Ned Simons

Tory MEPs Dismiss Boris Johnson's 'Risible' Attempt To Abolish Them | Ned Simons | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson's suggestion that directly elected British MEPs be kicked out of the European parliament and replaced a delegation of MPs from Westminst...

Fiat Grillo and Renault Le Pen to derail EU train?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

If we are to believe the headlines, following the European elections any visions of a united Europe will have to be shelved when euro skeptics will overrun parliament and bring the EU to a standstill.

Ukip Is Party For 'Decent BNP Supporters', Says Deputy Chair

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip is the party for "decent supporters of the BNP", its deputy chairman Neil Hamilton has said. The former Tory MP told the BBC that there were ...

Jessica Elgot

Europe's Founding Father Of Gay Marriage Warns Of LGBT Persecution In Ukraine | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

Europe's "father of gay marriage" has said the West must not forget the abuse and discrimination faced by Ukraine's LGBT community, as the fractured n...

Ukip's Campaign Is 'Outrageous Lies', Says Romanian Ambassador

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics

Romania's ambassador to the UK has compared Ukip's election campaign to "Communist propaganda", saying he was shocked by the aggressive attitude towar...

On the EU, Britain Should Take Some Danish Lessons

Giles Goodall | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The British and Danish debates about Europe have much in common - concerns about migration (read 'benefit tourism'), a sense of threatened national identity, and the division of national and EU powers (to opt in or to opt out, that is the question) - but the tone and direction differ enormously.

Osborne Set For EU Defeat In Fight Against 'Robin Hood' Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's bid to protect UK banks from an EU tax on their financial transactions is set for defeat in the European Union's top court. The Eu...

Nigel Farage Denies Employing German-Born Wife Is Hypocritical

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has denied he is being hypocritical for warning about Europeans taking British jobs while at the same time employing his German-born wife...

'Give Independent Scotland A Vote On EU Membership'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish voters should get to decide on if independent Scotland remains part of the European Union, a former leader of the Scottish National Party has...

Farage: Maybe David Moyes Should Join Ukip

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ousted Manchester United manager David Moyes should join Ukip, Nigel Farage said on Tuesday. The Ukip leader was speaking at the launch of the part...

Ukip's Posters Decried As 'Racist' And 'Inaccurate'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip posters that decry "foreign labour" and call on voters to "take back control of our country" have been condemned as racist and bigoted by several...

Asa Bennett

Defending The Banks And Now Big Energy, Why Does She Do It? | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics

Angela Knight has forged a career on defending the seemingly indefensible, having fought for the Tories in John Major's government, then the banks jus...

Doomed: Nigel Farage, UKIP and the Battle for Brussels

Ben Acheson | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

It's all about UKIP. It always has been. They've made a routinely uneventful and uninspiring process the political event to watch. Thanks to them, this year's European election cycle will be the most exciting, or the least boring, ever.

EU Helps You Watch Porn Abroad Says Conservative Politician

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

One of the benefits of the European Union is better access to foreign porn movies, according to a French member of the European Parliament. Joseph ...

EU To Impose More Sanctions On Russia For 'Destabilising' Ukraine

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

Sanctions against Russia are to be expanded with more people added to the list subject to asset freezes and visa bans, Baroness Ashton has said. Th...

'UK Should Leave EU And Dare Brussels To Do Its Worst'

PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain should trigger a process that would give it back-door independence from the European Union and challenge Brussels to "do its worst", a report ...

Ukraine Clashes See Dead And Wounded On Both Sides

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK

A Ukrainian has been killed and five pro-Russian activists wounded as security forces exchanged gunfire with separatists in an operation to clear them...

Being part of the EU is GOOD for the UK

Ben Acheson | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Cross-border telecommunications are cheaper and easier after the EU abolished national monopolies for fixed-line services. The price of phonecalls has plummeted. Since 2000, the cost of a 10-minute call within the EU has fallen by an average of 74%...

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, ...