European Union

I'm a Politician, Get Me Out of Here

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Here's a thing. The UK will stay in the EU after 22 May - with or without UKIP MEP's. Even if we did leave the EU some day, we would still have to trade on EU terms, and leaving the EU within the next five years would be disastrous for Wales.

David Cameron: I Have Muscles In Brussels

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has insisted he will be able to strong-arm the other 27 European Union member states into agreeing a transfer of significant powers back...

Berlusconi: 'I Did Not Call Merkel An Unf*ckable Lard-Arse'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

Outgoing Newsnight stalwart Jeremy Paxman locked horns with former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi outside his villa in Milan for an intervie...

UK: Divisive Narratives Around Migration Can Fuel Tensions in Communities

Barry Navarro | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

According a YouGov poll published for the first time since the start of the financial crisis, the economy no longer tops the list of issues the British public is most concerned about: immigration is now on a par with the economy, with 52% or respondents saying it's the main issue facing the UK today.

The Lib Dems Know They're Not Very Popular

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats are braced for a "difficult" night on Thursday, with the party set for an electoral mauling in both local and European contests,...

Farage Takes On Paxman On Newsnight

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has been dealing with the fallout from his Friday interview on LBC with James O'Brien for which he has been accused of making racist comm...

You Don't Have the Right to Know; I Have the Right to be Forgotten

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Being forgotten on the search engines is just about certain links being removed from the public eye, not the actual content; because search engines don't own the contents that appear in the search results when one is searching for specific information.

European Elections: Get Involved

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Millions of people from Galway to Gdansk and from Stockholm to Sardinia will be voting for the new European Parliament from 22-25 May. This vote will set the EU's direction for the next five years and influence legislation that will affect all of our lives. As the stakes are so high, we want to encourage as many people as possible to have their say and we want to invite you to get involved.

Understanding Ukip and Ed Miliband's Catch 22

Nicholas Barrett | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Nicholas Barrett

Tory appeasement of Farage really is futile; Lynton Crosby can brashly bully the vulnerable all he likes but as long as the Tories are starting at the top they will never be able to beat UKIP (unburdened by responsibility) in a the race to the bottom.

Watch The Most Difficult Interview Nigel Farage Has Had All Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage endured a car crash live radio interview with LBC presenter James O'Brien on Friday morning. It began with the Ukip leader challenged ove...

The Populists Are Coming... For Good?

Thomas Prosser | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Thomas Prosser

Rather than waiting for an implosion of the populist parties that may never come, the best bulwark against these movements is thus action against the deteriorating socio-economic conditions that give rise to them.

EU Membership 'Crucial' To UK Success, Say Business Chiefs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's membership of the European Union is "crucial" to London's future success, and an exit from the political bloc will hit the UK's competitiven...

An Open Letter to Poles in Britain: You Are Welcome Here

Giles Goodall | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

I want a positive, ambitious Britain, open to Europe and the world. I want us to value the contribution of everyone who makes their home here. There are valid concerns on both sides, but let's not blame each other. Let's discuss the issues and find solutions together. Please use your vote on 22 May. These elections are about your future!

Racism and Xenophobia in Our Age

Barry Navarro | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Barry Navarro

In times of austerity and economic crisis, the most vulnerable members of society are often scapegoated. Inflammatory and divisive rhetoric about issues such as migration is increasing, which can fuel tensions between communities.

There Are Actually FEWER Romanians Working In Britain Since January

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

A predicted flood of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants coming to Britain after border controls were lifted in January has failed to materialise - with a...

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.