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Britain's Problem With Islam

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

Modern Britain has a problem with Islam. This may not come as much of a surprise to some readers. For many in Britain, Islam is considered an isolating force, and its followers are somehow externalised from British identity, regardless of their birthplace or what passport they hold...

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 101- Underground/Overground

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

The joy of London is that everything is here. There is an endless parade of buildings of every possible period and style available as a delicious smorgasbord.

Jon Snow Took Skunk And Then 'Cascaded Into A Very, Very, Dark Place'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK

Channel 4 presenter Jon Snow inhaled skunk - the most potent form of cannabis - on camera for an experimental programme which will explore the effects...

I Am Not Brave Enough to 'Be Charlie'... And Neither Are You

Robert Sharp | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics
Robert Sharp

#JeNeSuisPasCharlie. And - I'll bet - neither are you. But there are plenty of people out there who do exhibit the same bizarre tenacity. These atypicals may found in every culture and country - freedom of speech is not a value unique to France or the liberal western tradition.

Charlie Hebdo Shooting Is a Ferociously Shocking Moment

Jon Snow | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Jon Snow

Even for a hardened news man in a hardened newsroom the mass shooting at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is a ferociously shocking moment. We know at least 12 are dead, five are critically wounded and others beside. And those numbers will doubtless change during the day. It happens at a very tender moment for European politics, at a tender moment for the Islamic world. Wracked with violence from northern Nigeria all the way to Pakistan by radical action and bloodletting.

Top News Stories Of 2014: UKIP, D-Day & Trolls

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

The news never stops, that’s a given. But what we’re interested in is what makes you tick – what have you enjoyed reading the most? Well the...

Jon Snow Has Extraordinary Clash With Right-Wing MP

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

When it comes to railing against the media, Conservative MP Philip Davies has form. He has called the BBC "racist" for having diversity targets aim...

The Going of Alex Salmond

Jon Snow | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics
Jon Snow

Then the bombshell, "I am resigning as first minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party". Not since Lord Carrington resigned as foreign secretary over the Falklands war had a leading British politician resigned as a matter of honour. There was no pressure upon him to do so.

Our Obligation to the Memory of the Victims of 9/11

Jon Snow | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

Thirteen years after 9/11, an English speaking voice articulates the beheading of an American hostage. There are hundreds of western Muslims in the ranks of Islamic State (IS). In waging unwise and horrific war themselves in Iraq, western powers have forfeited their capacity overtly to bolster moderate regional forces in Syria and Iraq.

Caroline Frost

BBC News Chief Says Jon Snow's Gaza Video Would Have Failed BBC Impartiality | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

BBC News' deputy chief Fran Unsworth said today that she would not have considered Jon Snow's emotional video about the children of Gaza to be appropr...

Gaza: Should TV Media Coverage Always Be 'Impartial'?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

What Israel is doing to Gaza is sickening. This civilised, westernised, democratic state is lobbing bombs into a city centre packed with people, with seemingly little regard for who dies: little children, disabled people, old ladies, pregnant women - anyone is fair game.

Jon Snow Is Back From Gaza And Has Made This Emotional Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

Jon Snow is back home from a visit to Gaza - an experience that has clearly had an effect on the veteran journalist. In an emotional appeal, a visi...

Here's The Time Oberyn Martell Accidentally Almost Set Himself On Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ever seen the grandiose Tywin Lannister struggle to get his words out? Or the fearsome Cersei Lannister pull twisted faces at her fellow cast members?...

Gaza Conflict: Is It Too Late For Negotiated Peace?

Jon Snow | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

This cannot go on. Humans live in Gaza, remarkably like us. They laugh, they cry, they die. But too many of them die before their time. And that is true for those 29 Israeli military boys who have died, none older than his 20s. Cannot their end be the starting point for something revolutionarily new? Getting inside each others heads, understanding the other, or is it all just too late?

Child Abuse, Cover-Ups and Public Schools

Jon Snow | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

I well remember my first days in my boarding school - the wolf whistles from the prefects' open windows as we passed in and out of our boarding quarters. Prettier boys were openly rated as desirable. It was in my second term, when I was 13 years old, that I first received a note from a 17-year-old in the school rugby team asking would I meet him for a smoke. This was a euphemism for intended sexual contact.

Paxman Lays Into Newsnight And Finally Reveals His Political Leanings..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

It's been just over a week since Jeremy Paxman waved a fond farewell to Newsnight, but the BBC's grand inquisitor has already reportedly launched an a...

Paul Vale

Paxman's Last Newsnight Sees Grand Inquisitor Take On Boris, Mandy And Michael Howard | Paul Vale | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK

So Paxman has gone. No more will the brow shoot skywards, the face grimace in incredulity and the eyes peer sharply down an enormous nose and onto the...

Paxman Locks Horns With Jon Snow Ahead Of Final Newsnight Appearance

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Rod Liddle And Yasmin Alibhai-Brown In Outrageously Heated Clash On Channel 4 News. Ahead of his final Newsnight on Wednesday, Jeremy Paxma...

Jon Snow Performs Song And Dance Number At The BBC

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Paxman's Last Newsnight Sees Grand Inquisitor Take On Boris, Mandy And Michael Howard Who says there’s a dumbing down of news media? Ce...

Top Ten Places to Get Your 'Game of Thrones' Fix | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Game of Thrones has become an international phenomenon with a dedicated following around the world. Over the past four seasons, the show has become well-known for its dramatic backdrops and breath-taking locations filmed all over Europe.

Robert Peston Just Said This About Whether The BBC Is Too Left Wing

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

One of the BBC's most famous presenters believes the corporation actually veers towards the right and has grown "obsessed" with covering the same stor...

My Friend, Maya Angelou - America's Great Warrior

Jon Snow | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Jon Snow

I just heard she's died. I just lost an amazing friend. Maya Angelou was far larger than life: a vast life force. Tall, somewhere around six foot, with a voice that ranged from deep baritone to high contralto. She could recite, sing, dance, laugh, cry, speak, and above all write. She wrote her life from birth to near death. It was a life that etched the beginnings of an understanding of civil rights through to the great moment of the anointing of a black president in 2008.

The Visceral Hatred of Westminster Politics

Jon Snow | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jon Snow

The knowledge that the Scots will suddenly have what we do not have - localised governance devolved from Westminster - is in danger of generating fury. Scottish independence is likely to have a highly destabilising for the rest of us. We only have ourselves to blame.

Undiscovered Capital Cities...Oh Wait

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Kitiara Pascoe

It's naive to think that much of what you read is particularly truthful, unbiased, based on legitimacy or even marginally informative but The Independent definitely used to be a place you could go to for actual news, well thought-out opinions and a sense of pride in reporting.

How to Drink Like You're in Game of Thrones

BarChick | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Love it? Haven't seen it? Bored of talking about it? Everyone's on a Game of Thrones thing so why not drink like it. Whether you're digging it or not check out BarChick's cocktail guide, Game of Thrones-style; drink your way around the Seven Kingdoms, live like a Lannister or kick back Khaleesi-style, the choice is yours, but we say try the lot.