European Union

Politics Can Be Rock 'n' Roll

Giuseppe Porcaro | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics
Giuseppe Porcaro

I have just returned from Strasbourg, where for three days the European Youth Forum ran its annual YO!Fest as part of the European Youth Event, which took place at the European Parliament. I have come back to Brussels truly heartened and inspired by the ideas and motivation of the 5,300 young people that came together for this event...

The EU Just Upheld Your Right To Delete Yourself From Google

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech

The EU has ordered Google to let you be 'forgotten'. The court ruling says that an individual must have the ability to control their own data, and ...

Being in the EU Means More Opportunities for Young Brits

Rebecca Taylor | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Taylor

Those fundamentally opposed to the EU say we should turn our backs on the world and become more inwardly focused. But Liberal Democrats believe that the best way to increase opportunities for young people is by having a strong voice in Brussels and working together with our European neighbours. Ukip offer nothing to young people; leaving the EU would reduce job opportunities in the UK and take away their right to work, study or train freely in 27 other European countries, including through Erasmus+.

What the European Parliament Has Done for You Over the Past Five Years

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Although much has been achieved by the 7th legislature, the work is far from complete. Europe has yet to resume full economic growth, many banks are still ailing and millions continue to be unemployed. The results of the European elections in May will not only determine the direction the EU will take, but how it will tackle these issues.

The Populist Policy Problem

Peter Rolton | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

The nation's future energy security shouldn't be put at risk just because the NIMBY few shout the loudest, or because weak politicians daren't put their heads above the parapet to campaign for what is ethically, commercially and logically right

Cameron: I Won't Quit If Britain Votes To Leave The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has insisted he would not quit as prime minister even if the British public voted to leave the European Union against his advice. Bet...

The EU Paradox

Milly (Millicent) Bygrave | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Milly (Millicent) Bygrave

A key illustration of this type of exploitation faced by those on the zero hour contracts can be seen in the case of Sports Direct breaching the employment rights of 20,000 employees, through giving their staff minimal job security yet expecting them to fulfil the same duties as their full-time colleagues.

An Action Plan for Europe

Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Politics
Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger

My action plan for boosting growth, eliminating imbalances and stabilizing the eurozone and EU consists of four parts: first, a politically supported and privately financed program to modernize European infrastructure.

Europe: A Manual for Change

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Austerity or investment, more or less migration, putting the brakes on Brussels or expanding Europe... The economic crisis over the last few years has caused many people to question what should happen next.

Only the Greens Will Fight to Stop European Democracy Being Undermined by Corporate Greed

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

The debate surrounding the EU elections in the UK has been dominated by politicians from the three main parties trying to appeal to UKIP voters on issues of domestic policy - without actually discussing the biggest challenges currently facing the EU, and how your vote can change them.

Why We Should All Be Afraid Of Ukip's Rise In Popularity

Liam Marshall-Ascough | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Politics
Liam Marshall-Ascough

Hardly a day goes by without the rise in the popularity of UKIP featuring somewhere in the news. Generally it revolves around some outrageous comment one of their candidates or elected members have made and the warranted condemnations that inevitably follows.

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...