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Canadian Media And Prime Minister Give Incredible Lesson On How To Welcome Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

While US presidential-hopeful Donald Trump is keenly spouting pledges to send all Syrian refugees back home if he attains office, just across the bord...

Tony Blair: I Was Not Trying To Save Gaddafi When I Telephoned Him About Stepping Down

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics

Throwing Colonel Gaddafi “under a bus” in Libya signalled to dictators such as Bashir Assad not to give up their chemical weapons, Tony Blair said...

A Second Inconvenient Truth

Will Bordell | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK
Will Bordell

Governments cannot pretend that they never knew this was coming, or that it wasn't worth doing anything about. Now, we have an opportunity; soon, we will have a burden. The difference between those two terms--politically, economically and morally--is worth a great deal.

Question Time Woman Effortlessly Shuts Down Tory Minister Over Corbyn's Position On Syria Vote

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

An audience member has issued a withering riposte to critics of Jeremy Corbyn's handling of the vote on Syria intervention by pointing out the hypocri...

Hilary Benn Should Apologise for Supporting the Invasion of Iraq

David Morrison | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Politics
David Morrison

ISIS is a product of the invasion of Iraq by the US/UK in March 2003 and the destruction of the Iraqi state which followed. Without that, ISIS would never have come into existence.

Steven Hopkins

Tommy Robinson Explains The Making Of An Alter-Ego Even His Wife Can't Stand

HuffingtonPost.com | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK

Having harpooned a dozen-odd pork belly bites into his gob with a toothpick, Tommy Robinson rearranges his main course, next to three ramekins of ketc...

I Got Some Flack After My BBC Debate For Backing Airstrikes, Here's Why I Stand By My Decision

Sami Quadri | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sami Quadri

The notion that we will indiscriminately bomb innocent civilians is ridiculous. We will be using Brimstone missiles - these are very precise, concentrated strikes that minimize the risk of collateral damage. Even the US does not have military capabilities as precise as ours. So, at the margin, our decision to join in with the coalition-led airstrikes campaign in Syria will not only weaken ISIS, but will help spare civilian lives while doing so.

The Syria Vote Aftermath Has Shown the Worst of the 'New Politics'

David Browne | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

In the aftermath of the vote on whether to bomb ISIS in Syria, the new Labour Party will have to face some uncomfortable questions about the new direction in which Corbyn wants to take, spurred on both by Corbyn's supporters, and by the group that now seems to take pride of place in Corbyn's foreign policy: Stop the War Coalition.

It's Our F**king Future - Let's Reclaim It At COP21

James Crawley | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
James Crawley

Of all the media coverage surrounding the COP21 talks on Youth and Future Generation day there is one slightly alternative hashtag that fills me with excitement: #ItsOurFuckingFuture

Three Guys Walk Into Police Station, Demand David Cameron Be Arrested For 'War Crimes'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK

A complaint has been lodged with police calling for David Cameron to be arrested over "international war crimes", as Britain on Saturday launched its ...

Family Of Tube Attack Suspect Say They Called Police For Help Three Weeks Ago

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK

The family of a man accused of a violent, sustained and unprovoked knife attack at Leytonstone Tube station contacted police three weeks before the i...

The Waugh Zone December 8, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday December 8, 2015… 1) TRUMP-TON RIOTS Donald Trump has done it again, this time calling for a ‘...

Labour MPs Back Chief Whip Over 'Revenge Reshuffle'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Politics

Labour MPs have given their strong backing to Shadow Chief Whip Rosie Winterton following speculation that she could be axed in a ‘revenge reshuffle...

PM's UK ISIL Terror Plot Claim Under Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Politics

None of the seven terror plots foiled in the UK over the past year was directed from Syria, senior MPs have been told by security and intelligence sou...

Why I Hope the Cops Here Are Never Routinely Armed

Bonnie Greer | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
Bonnie Greer

News of what happened at Leytonstone, of course, spread all over the world, so relatives and friends from the States got in touch. After I assured them that I was okay, they then went on to ask why and how the Met dealt with a potential terror situation - without guns. It was so strange, so incomprehensible, something they could not imagine. That's because the USA is an armed society. Arms are the equalizer; the avenger; the explainer; the revenge; and your best friend.

Tube Attack Suspect 'Was Doing It For Syria' Court Told

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

The man accused of launching an attack at Leytonstone Tube station, which left a male commuter with a five inch knife wound across the neck, was "doi...

As British Parliament Votes for Airstrikes, Public Mood Shifts Further Away From Intervention

Mostafa Rajaai | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mostafa Rajaai

Although many feel emotionally drained and furious after the vote to engage in Syria, the anti war movement will only grow in light of this latest military engagement. Students from all over the country are planning actions to oppose airstrikes and will not rest until they are finally listened to.

I Support Air Strikes and I Don't Know Why

Georgina Edwards | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

Our country's history plainly shows that the long term consequences of doing nothing in the face of fascism are far more significant than the short term comforts of retreating into isolation. So while air strikes may seem like an overly expensive, dangerous and risky gesture of solidarity for France and the other innocents who have died at the hands of ISIS, as I've attempted to show, there is no real alternative...

'Hero' Who Tackled Tube Attacker Slams Witnesses Who Stood Around Filming Stabbing

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

A "hero" who tackled the man behind Saturday night's knife attack at a London Tube station has hit out at witnesses who filmed the encounter on their...

All I Want for Christmas Is Some Seasonal Weather

Chris Shaw | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Shaw

Dear Santa, please - not another warm, dank overcast Christmas. Being amongst the festivities at the moment has all the melancholy air of a rotting Ch...

Hilary Benn's Speech on Airstrikes Failed to Confront the Key Issues

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

As an act of oratory, Hilary Benn's speech was indeed brilliant. It possessed all the characteristics of a great political speech: vague, lacking cont...

In Defence of Stella

Kate Milner | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Milner

This week the Walthamstow community seems to have cracked itself apart. For once it wasn't about Mini Holland, the controversial scheme to make Walthamstow Village more bike-friendly. No, this latest schism concerns something on a far less local scale - the vote on the airstrikes on Syria. And the figure at the centre of it all is Stella Creasy.

What the BBC Got Wrong on Syria Last Week

Richard Berry | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
Richard Berry

The BBC has faced criticism for the way its news programmes covered the run-up to the House of Commons debate last Wednesday night, which led to a vot...

Have We Grown Numb?

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

Imminent threats of terrorism are currently at the heart of concern in both the western and third world. In Britain, we are still mourning the loss of innocent lives, close to home in Paris.

These Four Syrians Think The UK's Airstrikes Will Just Radicalise Even More Youths

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Launching airstrikes in Syria will only radicalise more youths and bring an increasing amount of extremism and instability to an already war-torn coun...