Great Britain

Galloway Has Got It Right: Just Say Naw

Craig Todd | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Craig Todd

I, for one, cannot wait for this debate to be over in September. Once, we finally get over this issue, we can finally focus on the real issues - housing, social security, schooling, the NHS, pensions etc. Only when the referendum has concluded we will turn back to these issues and deal with them as a united nation.

National Theatre Takes on Murdoch and Phone Hacking in New Play

Victoria Sadler | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Conceived and rehearsed in secret, Great Britain, a play about phone hacking at a British tabloid, was suddenly announced last week and then on Monday, just days after the hacking trial verdicts were passed down, the show opened.

Lucy Sherriff

They're Headed To The Olympics Of Softball. So Why Don't They Get ANY Funding?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Sport

Great Britain's women's fastpitch softball squad is off to the elite World Championships in Haarlem, Netherlands, this summer - and for those of you u...

Obamacare: A British Man's Letter To The American Citizen

Karl Davis | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Dear American Citizen, I write from the other side of the Atlantic. Our homelands are separated by a vast, malevolent body of water. Thousands of miles stand between us, yet still we share so many things, music, theatre, fashion, culture, history, high street stores and banking ties, and much more. Our military train together, and politicians lean on each other. We really aren't that different.

Strategic Myopia in the Fight for Scotland and the UK

Tim Oliver | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Oliver

On 18 September the inhabitants of Scotland go to the polls to decide whether to end their 300 year union with the United Kingdom and instead become an independent state. Whatever the result of this historic vote, a lack of strategic thinking means the vote looks set to raise more questions than it will settle.

Enough Death and Destruction Please - We Deserve Better

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

We aren't short of high profile bad news this week; violence in the Ukraine, the trial of Oscar Pistorius in South Africa, head-butting football managers here at home, and all manner of death and destruction all over the place.

British Ghost Towns

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Anthony Jones

It's tempting to think of ghost towns as nothing more than a cliché of horror films or a stereotypical image of the American Wild West, but in fact abandoned towns and villages that have simply dropped off the map can be found much closer to home than that.

Could The Changing Music Industry Help International Diplomacy?

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

The music industry is changing fast. Artists need to tour because nobody buys records today and markets such as the US and UK produce a disproportionate number of popular artists appreciated all over the world.

Meeting the Queen

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If the queen chooses to make conservation with you, your must never ask her anything personal about herself or her family, though you may say "How do you do?" and that you are pleased to meet her.

Roaring On Into The Quarters: Murray Leads GB To Davis Cup Last Eight

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Sport

Great Britain can look forward to their biggest Davis Cup match for more than a quarter of a century after Andy Murray clinched a memorable victory ov...

The Top Ten Ukip Arguments (And Why They Are False)

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

Immigrants are not a strain on the public sector, austerity is. Moreover, if Ukip truly believe that "Britain is full", should the party be urging its members to stop procreating? Same-sex relationships would surely be far more patriotic?

Brand it Like Britain

Nick Liddell | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Nick Liddell

2014 is already shaping up to be an interesting year for brands and their concept of Britishness. Barely a day after most of us had lugged our Christmas decorations back into the loft, a new visual identity for "Made in Britain" was revealed to great fanfare...

10 Things Society Must Realise in Order to End the Drug War

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

As a society we need a serious paradigm shift regarding how much we allow the government to interfere with our free choices as citizens. The vast majority of people using illegal drugs in the UK are not addicts, but are perfectly functional members of society who enjoy drugs recreationally...

It's Christmas, Not a 'Season': Britain Must Defeat Political Correctness and Amateurish Cultural Homogenisation

Abhaey Singh | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics
Abhaey Singh

The reality of human existence has always been one of diversity, particularity and dissimilarity. The most heroic contributors to human civilisation - and to the story of nations - have been individuals and cultures with distinct perspectives and propensities to those of the prevailing norm.

Our London: The Capital Beyond 2015

Sadiq Khan | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Sadiq Khan

London is a city facing big challenges. Population growth is putting huge strain on our housing, transport and infrastructure. The increasingly globalised economy means that our businesses are no longer compete just with those in Birmingham or Manchester, but with firms in Shanghai, New York and Berlin. And most worryingly, rather that sharing in our city's successes, rising numbers of Londoners are being left behind, as inequality widens and poverty grows.

Immigration: We Need That Other Story of Britain

John Jackson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
John Jackson

We are in great need of the other story of Britain. The one where millions of us get on with our lives and get on with each other. That everyday local experience provides the building blocks of our national experience. It should no longer remain invisible. The story of new neighbors who have become true friends has never been told, now is the time to start telling it.

Syria: Say Hello to Evil

James Snell | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics
James Snell

I am increasingly confronted with the notion that the outside world just isn't the concern of the United Kingdom, and this represents a great isolationism, which I believe to be irreconcilable to a generally internationalist - and truly libertarian - foreign policy.

The Week That Was: A Small but Proud Island

Carla Buzasi | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

There is absolutely nothing like someone criticising the British to bring the British together. Remember just before the Olympics last year, when we were all still convinced it was going to be a total flop, and then US presidential candidate Mitt Romney came over, essentially said the same thing, and, well, we all went a little nuts? Fast forward a year and a bit, and with Cameron licking his wounds over his Syria Commons defeat, one of Vladimir Putin's senior aides steps in with a nicely timed insult, and we're lining up behind the PM to defend our glorious nation.

Britain's Golden Era

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

"China's power is on the rise." "India's capability worries the west." Sound familiar? If I ask 'What's Britain's golden age?' What's your first res...

A Foodie Break In Edinburgh

Zahra Razavi | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

We fly into Edinburgh in the early afternoon, and the buzz of the Fringe Festival is present from the moment we hit the runway and especially as we begin a walk through the city. The sun is shining, street performers circle the sidewalks, and traffic is exceptionally terrible.

10 Reasons Why This US Dude Loves the English

Norm Schriever | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Norm Schriever

I have to admit it: the English are some of my favorite people on earth. While I've never been accused of being an Anglophile, it's hard not to take a shine to our friendly neighbors across the pond. So here are 10 reasons why this US dude loves the English:

What Is an Immigrant Anyway?

Anya Woolliams | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK
Anya Woolliams

Whatever image the word 'immigrant' conjures in the mind's eye, what it never seems to draw up is an English speaking person despite there being countless immigrants from English speaking countries residing in the UK, such as Canada and Ireland.

The Best of Summer Stays in Scotland

Zahra Razavi | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Summer in Scotland might generally be associated with, well, rain...but the land of tartan and Andy Murray is actually gaining momentum as a must-visit travel destination at the moment.

London 2012 - One Year On...

John Worne | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK
John Worne

It's a bit 'last year' in 2013 to talk up 2012 but, as we approach the first anniversary of the London Olympics, there's good evidence that 2012 has changed what the world thinks about us.

Fifteen Indian Inventions and Discoveries That Shaped the Modern World - Part 1

Abhaey Singh | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Abhaey Singh

As India prepares to celebrate its 67th Independence Day next month, this blog post, the first in a new series about an India that many of us know little about, lists the first four of fifteen ground-breaking contributions that India has made to the lives that all of us lead today in Britain, and around the world.