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Ned Simons

Jeremy Hunt Backs Andrew Lansley For EU Commissioner

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has backed his predecessor Andrew Lansley to be Britain's next European Commissioner. Lansley, who is currently leader...

Utterly Drab, Grey and Soulless - The Charade That Is the European Parliament

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

In all of this, it's interesting to note that MEPs actually have very little power. The European Parliament has repeatedly voted to end the travelling circus, which costs the taxpayer about 150 million euros per year and over 10,000 tonnes of unnecessary CO2 emissions.

Catalina: A Young Life Lost in the Tunnels of Bucharest

Jim Wickens | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Jim Wickens

The following morning, the day of Catalina's funeral, it was the turn of Bruce Lee - the self-styled "King of the Sewers". Never shy of a spectacle, he arrived barefoot with his head painted in Aurolac, a luminous helmet of bright silver paint that the addicts sniff. A stark reminder of the crazed drug-infested atmosphere where Catalina had died.

Revealed: Osborne Has Spent A HUGE Amount Of Your Money Protecting Bankers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has spent over £127,000 trying to fight off a series of European regulations that it believes would hit the City of London, The Huffin...

Cameron Attacks EU 'Backdoor Power-Grab' In Desperate Attempt Block Junker

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics

Brussels must focus on finding an "honest and trusted broker" for the European Union's top job and reject attempts of a "backdoor power-grab" aimed at...

Alternative für Großbritannien? What European Politicians Can Get Away With Thanks to Unaware Brits

Gregor Smith | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

What these Conservative alliances really show, then, is not the increasing likelihood of any UK parliamentary coalition with UKIP, but the unawareness - or even ignorance or apathy - of British voters towards European politics.

Ned Simons

Bercow Makes His Eu Referendum Views Crystal Clear

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's membership of the European Union will be "fundamentally insecure" without an in/out referendum, the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Be...

Angela Merkel Tells David Cameron Not To Threaten Her

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Politics

Angela Merkel has told David Cameron not to threaten her with the prospect of British exit from the European Union, amid a disagreement over who shoul...

The Top Candidate To Be EU Boss Is Obviously No Fan Of The British Press

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

The man set for the EU's top job has decried the vitriolic campaign against him by the British tabloid press, but said he remains defiant against stif...

Obama Sticks His Oar Into Scottish Independence Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Politics

President Obama has intervened in the debate over Scottish independence, telling Scots that the United States wanted to see its closest ally remain "u...

Why Free Movement Is Good for Britain

Hugo Dixon | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
Hugo Dixon

Many Brits are worried about EU immigrants taking our benefits and our jobs. The facts, though, don't bear this out. European immigrants are half as likely as natives to receive state benefits or tax credits, according to a study by academics at University College London.

Why Cameron Is Right to Resist a Juncker Presidency

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

Earthquakes are rarely predicted. But when they happen, we cannot help but take note of the devastation and try our utmost to repair it...

Ned Simons

Tory MPs To Be Ordered To Re-Introduce EU Referendum Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron will make one more attempt to get his plan for a in/out EU referendum by 2017 into law before the 2015 general election. The prime mi...

Political Groups: Representing People's Different Views at the European Level

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

With the European elections over, many of the newly elected MEPs are now coming together to form or join transnational political groups in the Europ...

EU Commission Calls On Britain To Raise Taxes On High Value Properties

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

The European Commission has called on Britain to raise taxes on higher value properties, build more houses, and consider "adjusting" the Help to Buy s...

The Sex Trade: Lies, the 'Voice of the Voiceless' and Other Silencing Tactics

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Jacobs

Most people are voiceless because no one is letting them talk or listening to them when they do. There is a lot to be said for quitting being the voice of the voiceless and letting people speak for themselves. But not by those seeking to abolish the sex trade. Words are put into people's mouths when they can be, and when they can't, those people are silenced and dismissed.

Join The Queue To Join The EU, Behind Serbia, PM Tells Scottish 'Yes' Voters

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics

An independent Scotland would find itself in a queue behind countries including Serbia and Macedonia at the door of the European Union, David Cameron ...

The Rabid Dog and the Dead Mockingbird

Charley-Kai John | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charley-Kai John

Michael Gove's intention to axe American Classics (To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men and The Crucible) from the GCSE English Literature syllabus ...

This Ukip MEP Is Not A Fan Of 'Megalomanic' Tony Blair

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics

Tony Blair's recent pointed interventions into European politics have triggered speculation that he is angling for a top job in Brussels, perhaps even...

The EU Election Was Like an Over-Complicated Board Game: Voters Either Messed Around, Or Opted Out

Clare Finney | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Clare Finney

There is always someone who, around that time on Christmas Day night when you're so drunk you are already hungover, decides to introduce that board ga...

Reform, Abolition or the Status Quo: What Should Be Done About the European Parliament?

Sean Kippin | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics
Sean Kippin

As turnout falls, the voices of highly motivated and organised fringe parties becomes amplified, allowing them to build organisations and increase their profile in countries which are usually resistant to their divisive and damaging rhetoric and in some cases policies. Inaction may be the easiest option, but it may also, in the long-term, be the most dangerous.

Blair: 'Not A Candidate' For European Union President Job

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has played down suggestions he could seek the job of president of the European Council, amid speculation the former prime minister is looki...

David Cameron Accused Of 'Blackmail' Over Juncker's Candidacy For EU President

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK

David Cameron has been accused of "blackmail" after he warned that Britain could leave the EU if a federalist becomes the next president of its execut...

WATCH: Remember When John Major Told Eurosceptics To 'Put Up Or Shut Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Politics

A Conservative prime minister under pressure from right-wing eurosceptics triggers a leadership election in order to smoke out his critics. Not David ...

Russell Brand Isn't Responsible for the EU Election Result, We Are

John Bunzl | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

Two things are very apparent following the European Elections - very few people in the UK voted (fewer than in the last election), and those who did a...