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Why I Will Be Marching At Pride For The First Time

Harry Quilter-Pinner | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK
Harry Quilter-Pinner

As I've become more comfortable with my sexuality, I have also started to learn more about the community of which I am a part, and what I have found has not always been easy. We may have broken the back of the AIDs crisis, but the reality is that a killer, equally as devastating, still haunts us: the mental health crisis, prevalent across the whole of society, is even more acute in the LGBT community.

Chelsea Manning Has Proven Herself A Brave And Principled Whistleblower

Kate Allen | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Kate Allen

Manning will be free at last, closing one painful chapter on what has been an extraordinary and thoroughly disturbing saga. This brave, principled - but also vulnerable - person has been put through the ringer.

In Defence Of Obamacare

Ashish Prashar | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

There is widespread recognition that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) delivered by President Obama, the Federal Government and Congress created a solution for every American to have health care.

Democracy And Protecting Our Inalienable Rights: Education Is Crucial

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

Dr Moshe Kantor, head of the European Jewish Congress , in his moving comments on Holocaust Day commemorations last month, said: "It's crucial that we...

Democracy And The Importance Of Turning Up

Jamie Lambert | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jamie Lambert

We have to turn up, and keep turning up, and show that we believe equally as hard as they do, and that respect and acknowledgement of the rights of our fellow humans, no matter their skin colour, country of origin, gender, sexuality or whatever differences we may have, are the core values of the society we want to live in. Democracy is the single most important construct our society has ever developed and, whilst it has flaws like everything else, it's beautiful, and it works when we turn up.

Hope To Reality: Goodbye, Barack

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

As Obama gave his farewell speech, many across the political spectrum watched in nostalgia as the first black President of the United States bowed out, giving way to the...entity that is Donald Trump. Of course, 2008 to 2016 signified a period of time where the mistakes of the past were learned from: the US didn't intervene to devastating effect in foreign nations, Guantanamo Bay was closed, and the working class was allowed to flourish.

Note To World: Hillary Clinton Won the Popular Vote. Yes, She Did

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

Am I a hopeless idealist? Maybe. But right now, today, from where I sit and how I feel, I am sure that Hope Trumps Fear.

In The Aftermath Of Brexit And Trump - It's Time For Us All To Make Friends

Lexi Rose | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Lexi Rose

Don't moan, don't whine. Engage and fight on. But what we need right now - last Obama quote I promise - is "a sense of unity, a sense of inclusion, a respect for our institutions, our way of life, rule of law, and respect for each other." Because if we keep our minds and hearts open through these difficult times then perhaps we'll actually get somewhere in the next four years.

Deconstructing Debate: The Divisive Sub-Text of British Political Language

Schona Jolly | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Politics
Schona Jolly

Livingstone may have been the ugly icing on the cake this week, but it was a cake made and enjoyed by many others in political life. Decades of progress in race relations and equality are being damaged by casual and misplaced agendas. It's been a miserable week in British politics. I keep thinking, I keep wishing, surely we can do better than this?

Brussels: Jihadist War on the West Closer to Reality

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

Daesh was responsible for Paris. Daesh was responsible for San Bernardino. And now Daesh is responsible for Brussels. Who or what will be next? Because there probably will be other attacks.

Obama Cuts A Rug In Argentina

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Politics

President Obama danced the tango with a sultry Argentine woman during a state dinner on Wednesday in Buenos Aires. Although he initially declining sev...

Syria: History's Verdict

Robin Lustig | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK
Robin Lustig

I have been granted a sneak preview of a history book due to be published in 2061. In view of the latest headlines about a 'partial cessation of hostilities' agreement in Syria, I thought you might be interested to see it, so here's an extract:

Obama on Climate: Yes He Bloody Well Did!

Barry Gardiner | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

Obama came into the White House to the mantra of "Yes we can" and this weekend as he announced his final budget we can happily conclude that as far as climate change is concerned: "Yes he bloody well did!"

Obama's Parenting Advice

Natasha Mahtani | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Natasha Mahtani

While I'm grateful for technology and the ability to stay in touch with friends who live on the other side of the world, I also believe phones are killing conversation. More importantly, I believe our children mirror us and if they constantly see us head down in our phones, it won't be long before they're doing exactly the same thing.

America is Saved

Mark Robins | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Robins

I admit - I love America. I love the country, the people, the diversity, the food, the craziness. I know it has its faults but in general I love it. Except for one major thing. Guns. The country is a mess over this. If it wasn't so tragic it would be laughable. The whole thing has become a farce and I want to add my bit of nonsense to the subject.

America Needs to Start Talking About Mental Health

Danny Bowman | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics
Danny Bowman

This US election it is time for mental health and mental health care in America to come out of the darkness, with approximately 42.5million or 18.1% of American adults suffering from mental illness. There are many issues that are linked to mental health in America, from gun crime to healthcare from the prison system to the police force in the United States.

Barack Obama Singing Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Is The Best Thing You'll See This Week

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Comedy

It's safe to say Drake's 'Hotline Bling' was one of the most viral music videos of the year - mostly because of the strange dancing. Now the video ...

Nine Reasons to Fall in Love With Wales

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

On a visit to Wales last year, Barack Obama was blown away - praising the country for its "extraordinary beauty, wonderful people and great hospitality". It's easy to see why he was so impressed: with medieval castles, rugged cliffs and grassy plains, Wales offers myriad opportunities for escaping into history and nature.

Is South Korea Ready to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

The recent slug fest between Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress on granting President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA or fast track aut...

Putin Colludes With ISIS to Shore Up Assad and All Obama Can Do Is to Prevaricate

Nehad Ismail | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Russian jets and warships have been bombarding targets across Syria for nearly 2 weeks in a campaign which Moscow says is aimed at the Islamic State f...

Barack Obama Has Released A Donald Trump Diss Track

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Comedy

This President Obama impersonator goes after Donald Trump in a hilariously, perfect diss track titled, "Back to Back." Actor and impressionist, Iman ...

Barack Obama's British Cousin Is Suing The Met Police Over 'Harassment From Farting Policemen'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

The UK-based cousin of American president Barack Obama is suing her former employers at London's Met Police for £400,000 - claiming a pair of farting...

The Coming Syrian Regional War? A Full Briefing

Paul Reynolds | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The current question before the political leaders of the USA's allies such as the UK is 'how can we address the refugee problem at source, and how far should our escalating military efforts against ISIS and the Syrian regime go ?'.

No-one Can Do It Alone: Open Collaboration to Power the Next Generation of African Ventures

Beatrice Pembroke | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Tech
Beatrice Pembroke

President Obama's trip to Kenya this week kicked off at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, where he joined leading figures from across the continent ...

Warm Words Won't Beat Climate Change - But a New Global Finance Deal Still Could

David Nussbaum | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK
David Nussbaum

Visiting Kenya last weekend, Barack Obama stirred hearts and minds with his words on the country's potential to become a development success story. Gracing a summit on African entrepreneurship, the President rightly celebrates the efforts of the inspirational men and women working to bring prosperity to the country and the wider continent.