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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, ...

Airport Noise: MEPs Sound Off Over Plans to Let Commission Decide

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Airports, conducive to boosting trade and travel, are also a source of nuisance to their neighbours. The challenge has always been how to maximise airports' economic impact, while minimising the effects they have on the people living around them. But who should act as the impartial judge to balance contradicting interests in the case of a dispute?

Thank EU: Why Ukraine Means We Must Re-energise the European Union

Andrew Gawthorpe | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Gawthorpe

A menacing geopolitical presence is extending across Europe. Heedless of national autonomy and personal rights, it remorselessly centralizes power in a grim and faceless bureaucracy. Many in the United Kingdom regard it as the greatest threat to their freedom since Hitler's Germany...

Former Obama Advisor Says Putin's Actions May Push Eurozone Countries Closer Together

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

The crisis over Russia’s annexation of Crimea may have inadvertently pushed the countries of the eurozone closer together, according to a former eco...

Nigel Farage Is No Patriot

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

For a British politician, being patriotic implies a deep understanding of British culture, values and national interest, and the willingness and ability to stick up for those values. Farage demonstrated a total misinterpretation of British culture and history and the values on which that culture is based.

Britain Being Frozen Out Of EU Decision Making, MPs Warn

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain is facing growing isolation in the European Union as the eurozone states move to integrate their fiscal and economic policies more closely, a ...

If You Want Genuine Political Debate, Turn Off Nick vs Nigel

Clare Phipps | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Clare Phipps

I switched on the radio on last Wednesday evening to hear men shouting over the top of each other. A new "Mens' Hour"? A replay of Tuesday's football? No, it was the monotone sound of our supposed democracy in action...

Paul Vale

Nigel Farage Wins Two Snap Polls Following Second European Union Debate | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has received an early birthday present by winning the second EU debate against Nick Clegg, according to two snap polls. The Ukip leader, ...

Farage Accuses Clegg Of Being 'Hell-Bent' On Foreign Military Intervention

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has accused Nick Clegg of being a "career politician" who is "absolutely hell-bent" on getting the British militarily involved in oversea...

Paul Vale

David Miliband Has 'Self-Denying Ordinance' Over Ed Miliband Questions | Paul Vale | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- David Miliband has a "self-denying ordinance" to questions of British politics, the Labour Party or his brother, Labour leader Ed Miliband...

Net Neutrality: The Battle to Preserve the Open Nature of the Internet

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
European Parliament Web Team

Some 41% of Europeans experience difficulties watching a video on a mobile device and 37% via a fixed internet connection at home due to speed limitations or the blocking of content, according to a Eurobarometer survey published in February.

Mandelson: You Would Be Stark Staring Bonkers To Quit The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

British voters would be "stark staring bonkers" if they chose to quit the European Union in an upcoming referendum on the UK's membership, Peter Mande...

EU Exit Talk Is 'Anti-Jobs And Anti-Business', Warns Balls

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has warned that "even talking" of Britain leaving the European Union is "anti-jobs and anti-business" as it would create "huge uncertainty" f...

Ned Simons

Ukip 'Quite Proud' Of Taking BNP Votes, Says Nigel Farage | Ned Simons | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has said he is "quite proud" that he has successfully persuaded former British National Party voters to switch their support to Ukip. ...

Western Ineptitude and Weakness Has Handed Russia Ukraine on a Plate

Daniel W Smith | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel W Smith

To be brutally honest the approach by the Western Powers has been embarrassing, in the United Kingdom it was leaked to the press that the Britain would not put in place heavy sanctions against Russia because it was against our economic interests to do so. When this was leaked the Government suddenly changed its tune and announced it would enact sanctions against Russia.

What We Can Learn About the Farage-Clegg Debate From a Concert Violinist Pretending to Be a Busker

Tony Koutsoumbos | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Koutsoumbos

We've learnt that just as understanding what constitutes a sublime piece of music is central to appreciating it anywhere, knowing what constitutes a good argument is vital to deciding whether Nick Clegg or Nigel Farage has made the better case for their position, regardless of how we personally feel about them or their politics.

European Mainstream - Less Mainstream, More a Trickle

Alan Murad | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Murad

Last week we were treated to the re-launch of the aptly named 'European Mainstream', a new campaign group for Tory MPs who are so passionate about the EU that they want to remain in, even if Mr Cameron fails to return any powers from Brussels.

Over 4 Million Jobs 'Depend On EU Exports'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

Exports to European Union countries are worth £211 billion to the British economy and help support 4.2 million UK jobs, according to analysis by an e...

Business Agrees With Nick on the EU: It's About Jobs, Jobs and Jobs

Giles Goodall | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

As we draw closer to the European elections on 22 May, more and more business leaders are speaking out in favour of Britain's membership of the European Union. Not a day seems to go by without another major employer warning of the risks for Britain's jobs and economy of a potential EU exit.

Nigel Farage Tells Us What 'Hatred' Is, By Pointing Finger At Lib Dems

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has accused Nick Clegg of being part of a group that is "screaming out" for war, as he hit back at "ridiculous" claims he was a supporte...

Remembering the Greek Debt Paradox

Paulo Casaca | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Paulo Casaca

To restructure Portuguese debt will be at best a loss of credibility in the state of law and a loss of time; at worse it might just be the beginning of an unpredictable extrication of the whole of the Euro-zone system.

Has 'Naughty Nephew' Cameron Finally Convinced 'Aunty' Angela?

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's hopes of renegotiating Britain's relationship with the EU have received a boost after Germany said the UK must not be put at a disadva...

Why Farage Always Wins, Even When He Loses

Nicholas Barrett | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Nicholas Barrett

The victims of this are the Cleggs of this world. The kind of person who uploads an apology video to YouTube after breaking a promise, is no longer in any way relatable. He claims to be acting in our best interest; he might even believe that he is. But, in a cynical world where it is more honest to be the dishonest man, the Cleggs must be suppressed.

Ned Simons

Tories Fret Debate Helped Nigel Farage 'Split' Eurosceptic Vote | Ned Simons | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics

Eurosceptic Tories are worried that Nigel Farage's perceived victory in his televised debate with Nick Clegg could cost the Conservatives dear at the ...

Ned Simons

Farron Urges Clegg To Be 'Bolder' In Second Debate With Farage | Ned Simons | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics

Lib Dem president Tim Farron has urged Nick Clegg to be "bolder" when he comes face-to-face with Nigel Farage in the second European Union debate next...