UK Independence

Sikh Representation - A Decolonised Perspective

Ranveer Singh | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ranveer Singh

The only expectation the Sikh community have of the newly elected MPs, in terms of matters pertaining to the Panth, is the expectation of gaining an honest and upfront answer from the UK government on the Panthic objective; which for the Sikhs remains complete autonomy and independence from the Indian State.

Scottish Labour Should Ditch the Hardline Unionism - It Won't Win Them Voters Back

Jonathan Rimmer | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Rimmer

If Scottish Labour adopt a neutral stance on the upcoming independence referendum and continue to advocate genuine socialist policies, I'm willing to forgive previous misdeeds consider voting them again and I know I'm not alone. If they believe such a position is a betrayal of their values then so be it, but it may end up being the hill they die on.

Article 50: Two Unions At Risk

Jonathan Edwards | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Edwards

This week will mark the beginning of what will be a defining event in the history of the British State, and all four members of it.

Why Are Other Parties Obsessed With Scottish Nationalism?

Elizabeth Sirrell | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Elizabeth Sirrell

It seems that all the Labour and Tory Parties have to offer is their adversity towards Scottish Nationalism and its supporters. Nothing else. They have nothing to give Scotland. Nothing except opposition. SNP may not be perfect, but we know one thing about them. Their focus is on Scotland.

The Language Martyrs: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Thaslima Begum | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Thaslima Begum

February 21st 1952, Dhaka. The fallen bodies of students and teachers lie scattered amid a campus-turned-battlefield, as tear gas lingers in bloody ha...

This Part-Timer Is Revolting: The Ocean Of Talent Going To Waste

Nicola Wiggins | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Parents
Nicola Wiggins

Unfortunately, career changes mean starting at the bottom. Or they mean working evenings and weekends, building up a business or working freelance, and missing out on family time. What's the other choice? Oh, yeah. Work part-time for peanuts whilst paying what feels like a billion pounds for childcare.

South Sudan's Fifth Anniversary: Marked by Silence and Hope

Rachel Lees | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Rachel Lees

This Saturday, July 9, marks the fifth birthday of the world's newest nation. This year however South Sudan won't be commemorating its independence from Sudan with the same joyful celebrations as in 2011.

We Can Resist the Brexit 'Death Wish'

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Professor Damien Ridge

It is time to acknowledge the collective destruction and fear, and find the creative solutions that exist within this scenario. Resourcefulness, after all, is what we do best in the UK.

I Voted Leave, I'm Scared, And I Don't Know What Brexit Looks Like - But At Least We're Going in the Right Direction

Georgina Edwards | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

I'm not going to claim we're out of the woods yet; there's a long way to go till the fruits of independence are laid bare. For starters, we're certainly not going to be spending that phantom £350million anytime soon (if it even proves to exist). But seeing people write off a historic opportunity on the basis of one day's events is absolutely crackers.

Changing the Game for Players With Down's Syndrome

Cara Jessop | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Cara Jessop

Our inspiration for making these games is of course our brother Tommy. He was always a pretty good learner, with a fantastic mind for curious facts and ludicrous jokes, but maths was one of the last things to click and we noticed how this impacted on his independence right up to his late twenties.

Stop Slandering the Single Life

Lucy Farrington-Smith | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Farrington-Smith

If we scroll through our Instagram feeds, we find pages dotted with posts that quietly slander the single life. We find parodies illustrating solo Netflix binges; empty sides of a bed and screenshots documenting how we get more notifications from Apple about our iCloud being full than we do actual messages.

Independence Gay

Stephen Bailey | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

As a comedian, I essentially come out every single night and there is part of me that feels completely and utterly liberated by this and by the fact that I am getting laughs and applause for being me. Let me take you to the beginning of the story...

Why Is Everyone So Uncomfortable With Dating Themselves?

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

Looking over what I'm saying, it makes it sound like I am just deeply selfish and unwilling to compromise. I can give you a few testimonials from people who love me that will tell you the opposite (hi mum!). I just feel that being alone should be everybody's default position and that needing company, at most, should be our secondary state of being.

"Piano Piano" - How Living in Italy Taught Me to Slow Down

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

A lot has changed since January 2014. Not just that I now live in London, have a stable job and most excellent workplace, but mainly for the reason that this time two years ago I was living in Palermo, Sicily. Yeah, I'm still trying to get used to the lack of good coffee.

How the In Campaign Can Avoid Being Project Fear #2

Alan Grant | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

The Scotland Stronger In campaign has, after all that, started on the right lines. The glib comments about being "Project Cheer" are exactly the kind of thing that will warm the Scottish people to it.

I'm a Strong and Independent Woman - Even When I Need Help

Hannah Barham-Brown | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Barham-Brown

My body is a balancing act, in a number of ways. I want to be independent, but I need to accept help when I can't be. I want to stay upright, but can allow myself to sit down when I'm at risk of hurting myself. I want to keep mobile, but can use Ruby the Chair for this sometimes. And I'll probably keep throwing myself on the floor randomly. You'd all get bored otherwise.

Brexit Blackmail Proves That the SNP Doesn't Want Independence

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

Quite bizarre is Nicola Sturgeon's assertion that demand for Scottish independence will grow after, rather than before, a European Union exit. Stranger still is her belief that thinking Scots will actually vote for it.

Travelling Alone: It Doesn't Have to Be Lonely

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

For those who have an overzealous presence on social media, the opportunity for constant interaction and an accessible point of contact can help dispel any glimmer of feeling cut off from the world no matter where you are.

Asian Suffragettes: Women Who Positively Impacted Society

Shahida Rahman | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Shahida Rahman

Sophia Duleep Singh and Bhikaiji Cama are examples of Asian women who demonstrated great strength and determination and played vital roles parts in the British suffragette movement in the early 20th century. Their outstanding courage in the face of great odds has made them inspirational role models for women of all ages worldwide.

1947 Partition- Freedom or Division?

Joty Chopra | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joty Chopra

The rivalry between both the countries has been well known to many, both inside the countries and outside. There is always this superiority complex and the idea that one nation did more to fight off the British than the other.

The Grass Under Fighting Elephants

Aimee Ansari | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK
Aimee Ansari

"The leaders of our country can learn a lot from us. Bring them here - we can teach them how to make peace," a tribal leader told me. He heads the...

I'll Always Walk Alone

Lisa Edwards | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Thinking about it, though, I've always gone on solo walks. As one could in the seventies, I roamed around on my own in the Welsh countryside from about the age of eleven. No one thought anything of it, then.

The Most Important Man No-one Has Heard of... And Why His Principles Matter to Me and to Millions of Others

Mike Adamson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

On 8 May, I will be celebrating the birthday of Henry Dunant, one of the most important men you've never heard of. I confess before I began my career at the British Red Cross, I too was unfamiliar with his name.

14 Technology Wishes for My Independence

Martyn Sibley | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Tech
Martyn Sibley

In the true spirit and trend of list articles, here's my top 14 technology wishes. I'm sure some solutions already exist, in which case please share any links on the comments section for everyone to see.

Why You Should Do Things Solo

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

One day, I realised this was stupid. I was missing out on activities and adventures that I really wanted to do, just because I'd be doing them alone. I decided this was going to change. A lot of this began when I was living in France, for my university year abroad.