UK Protest

Predicting a Sugar Tax Blowback

James Cronin | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Politics
James Cronin

George Osborne pulled yet another budget-related rabbit from the famous red suitcase last month. After a cunicular living wage hike and stamp duty ref...

Panama Papers: Time for Ultimatums

Joshua Virasami | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Politics
Joshua Virasami

With the Panama Papers the jig is up. Austerity's proposed logic, which has always been flawed, is now null and void. The public, in an extremely public fashion, now have proof of how the rich have robbed the poor.

Rival Immigration Protests Bring Dover To A Standstill

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.04.2016 | UK

Dover has been brought to a standstill by a huge police operation as far-right and counter anti-fascist groups protest. Roads have been closed as demo...

Charlotte Church Had To Fight Pretty Much Everyone To Move From Singer To Activist

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

When Charlotte Church linked the civil war in Syria to climate change in front of a BBC audience, she was torn apart. ‘Charlotte Church stuns TV vie...

Collective Action Is Dead, Long Live Collective Action!

John Bunzl | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
John Bunzl

My guess is that even the relatively mild ambitions of the Paris agreement are likely to remain unfulfilled. My fear is that it will take us 5 years to realise it, to see that, while full of good intentions, Paris only served to lose us yet more precious time. All talk, but no guarantee of action.

Jeremy Corbyn: 'You Don't Achieve Peace By Planning For War'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn warned "you don’t achieve peace by planning for war” as he spoke to thousands of people in an anti-Trident rally in central London. ...

Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves.

A Quiet Anniversary on Egypt's Day of Rage

Charlotte Allan | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK
Charlotte Allan

At such an unhappy time, there might be some solace to Egypt's protestors in knowing that they were the best versions of themselves for a luminous moment that inspired the planet with the idea of what it could be, and that history will record the protestors as infinitely greater and braver than the people that ruled them before and, unfortunately, since.

The Flight of Reason in the Face of Airport Expansion

Zion Lights | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Politics
Zion Lights

We need more people to take a stand against the bullying might of the industries that are trashing our only planet, and we need more voices to be heard in defence of our only home. Sending the Heathrow 13 to prison? That's just plain stupid. And it won't stop them either - as they said after the verdict, they're 'in it for the long haul.' In terms of the planet, so are we all.

Durham University Students Mourn the Death of Accessible Education

Miriam Brittenden | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brittenden

Two weeks ago, my university, Durham University told students that its accommodation fees would be rising to over £7000 for a standard, catered room in the next academic year and that that international fees would be rising to almost £21,000.

Protesting Against 'Luxury' Periods

Natasha Barrett | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

The VAT on sanitary products that was maintained by popular government vote a few months back is an insult to over half of our population. However, it is even more of a problem for specific groups of people; those dependent on student loans, those with particularly low incomes or homeless people, for example.

To Beat Radicalization, Cameron Must Rebuild Syria, Not Bomb it

Luke McManus | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Cameron's new campaign contains no concrete plans for curtailing the above, no plans for injecting life into the economies of these communities once IS has been eradicated and no plans for bringing an end to a civil war which has displaced 9.5 million people. Thus, as seen in Ma'an, a cycle of fight or flight will continue in the absence of any genuine offering of enduring stability for the Syrian people.

Rivers of Blood: LGBT Activists Pour Own Blood Into Home Office Ponds

Liam Evans | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Liam Evans

Activists from Lesbian & Gays Supports the Migrants spilled their own blood into the pond outside of the Home Office in protest of the Immigration Bill to be voted on today. Three protestors, from a larger group, cut themselves open to let their blood flow from their arms into the ponds in London this morning.

Nepalese Community Protests Border Blockade

Shelby Welinder | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Shelby Welinder

The Nepalese community in England united last week in protest of the unofficial, yet ongoing, blockade between Nepal and India. The demonstration coincided with a visit from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UK.

The Government Are Destroying the Futures of Young People: we Cannot Suffer in Silence

Tom Bailey | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Bailey

In 2005, David Cameron was elected as leader of the Conservatives in the hope that his youthful and moderate image would appeal to younger voters. He ...

Lessons From Across the Channel: Putting Protest at the Heart of Democracy

Matty Edwards | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

Throughout modern British history, mass demonstrations and protests have often been demonised and depicted as the work of trouble-makers, hooligans and extremists. It was the same old story last week as 10,000 students descended on London to protest against tuition fees and the abolition of maintenance grants, which led to the arrest of 12 protestors.

Irish Women Are Live Tweeting Their Periods To The PM In Abortion Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

Irish women are taking to Twitter to share details of their menstrual cycles in a call for Prime Minister Enda Kenny to repeal the country's restricti...

Anonymous Targets Amazon HQ In Million Mask March Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

SEE ALSO LATEST: Bonfire Night Chaos Ensues As Protesters Descend On Capital City Employees of internet retailer Amazon have been warned to remove ...

Myanmar: Punishing Dissent

James Coe | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
James Coe

As the world's magnifying glass increasingly hones in on this once obscure country, it is likely that scrutiny of its human rights record will only intensify.

J.K. Rowling Is Right - Denying Cultural Exposure to Israel Will Not Solve Anything

Gabriel Samuels | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gabriel Samuels

It is my hope that the boycott will be cut short and art permitted to flow free once more in Israel. Let's keep culture as our own 'magic place', where the horrors and difficulties of this world can be put to rest, just for an hour or so.

Nobody in? Nobody out!

Joshua Virasami | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

Photo: Chris Bethell | @CBethell_photo "This is what a border feels like!" was the chant echoing through the halls of the London Eurostar at Kings Cr...

Rebel Rebel: #EverydaySexism And The Art Of Protest

Philip Ellis | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK
Philip Ellis

Be it the tale of the Suffragettes winning the vote for women over a century ago, or a single woman in 2015 finding the courage to report harassment, it is impossible to predict what the ultimate combined impact of all these tales will be.

Smoke Bombs Thrown In Preston Anti-Refugee Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.10.2015 | UK

Smoke bombs are believed to have been thrown in Preston city centre on Saturday during a protest against refugees by far-right group the North West In...

Conservatives Must Hold Their Heads High in the Face of the 'New, Kinder Politics'

David Browne | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

As the Conservative Party Conference draws to a close, we have been treated to some of the worst displays of political intolerance by the British New Left since the riots which followed the General Election. However, as Conservatives, we must not allow ourselves to be intimidated, nor to simply consider such behaviour an "occupational hazard" of being right-wing in Britain today.

Models Carry Handbags 'Dripping With Blood' Ahead Of London Fashion Week

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Style

Models carrying handbags "dripping with blood" took to the streets of central London today to protest the use of exotic animal skins on the catwalk. ...