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Feminism: A Dirty Word? Only in the Eyes of a Dirty Society

Liam Sheasby | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Sheasby

Why is it that Feminism is a word with negative connotations? If you ask the British public whether they are in favour of equality the vast majority will say yes, they definitely are. They will rightly argue that we fought for it in the past and we pursue it in the present for ourselves and future generations. Now ask them if they are a feminist...

Charlie Brooker Launches Incredible Rant At The Independent

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Charlie Brooker has apologised for the rant. Profusely... (see below). Charlie Brooker has launched an expletive-laden rant at the Independ...

The Question Mark That Made All The Difference In Today's Front Pages

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics

As the nation woke to find David Cameron will remain as Prime Minister, many people no doubt expected to see similarly over-the-top front pages to the...

The Independent Has Surprised Its Own Staff With Its Endorsement For This Election

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers & Chris York | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics

Left-wing paper The Independent has surprised nearly everyone - including some of its own staff - by backing victory for the Conservative/Liberal Demo...

Help Us Make a Very Real Difference to the Lives of Those Ex-servicemen and Women Struggling on Civvy Street

Evgeny Lebedev | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Evgeny Lebedev

In Russia, where I was born during the Soviet war with Afghanistan, we were taught to unconditionally respect our returning veterans - regardless of whether we agreed ideologically with the reasons they had been sent to war. It's an axiom that has stuck with me ever since.

No Return To Fleet Street For Disgraced Hari

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Johann Hari said he would not return to journalism in the UK when questioned on Monday about resuming a role on Fleet Street. The disgrace...

Online Attack Brings Down The Independent's Website

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Independent and The Evening Standard's websites are currently down with users being given a message telling them that they 'have been hacked by th...

Fashion Week: A Private or Public Affair?

Julie Hurst | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Hurst

It's September, which in the world of high fashion heralds the start of spring! Yes, it's that time of the year when the industry's great and good embark on their whirlwind tour of the four fashion capitals, to witness first hand what designers have in store for us next season.

The Letter From A Jewish Londoner That Went Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

A letter from an "ordinary middle-aged Londoner" expressing fears about growing anti-semitism in Britain has gone viral, with many taking to social me...

The BBC Has Lost Some Sensitive Data They'd Rather You Not See

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

The BBC has been accused of losing sensitive data about a secretive army unit, potentially compromising the identity of one of the ex-soldiers who too...

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.

London Live TV Confirms All Our Delusions

Paul Blanchard | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

London Live is great - if you watch telly. And these days most of us... don't. If I'm representative of Mr Average Londoner, when I get home all I want to watch is escapist catch-ups of the blockbuster shows I'm continually missing. I swear one day there will be so much TV I need to catch up on that I'll never have time to see a current show.

Met Advisor Says Rape Has Been 'Decriminalised'

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

A new unpublished report suggests that rape has been effectively 'decriminalised' among vulnerable women. According to research by the Bureau of In...

Labour Only One Point Ahead In ComRes Poll For Independent

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics

A new ComRes poll for The Independent will make difficult reading for Ed Miliband, with Labour's lead over the Conservatives cut to a single point. Pu...

Tories Are Party Of The Rich, According To ComRes Poll

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Politics

In perhaps the least surprising poll result of 2013, a majority of the British public believes that the Conservative Party only represents the interes...

The Independent's 'Boring' Chelsea-Schalke Match Report

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Sport

Maybe it was Gmail or GChat gone wrong, but one of the Independent sub-editors didn't seem to value the Chelsea-Schalke Champions League match report....

Prince George Baptism: The Independent Shows Us How It's Done

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

We here at HuffPost UK tip our hats in respect to the Indy, who have stuck to their Republican guns and pointedly given the royal christening a tiny s...

UK Government Source For Indy Spy Base Story, Says Snowden

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has never spoken to the Independent to reveal a secret UK spying base in the Middle East, the Guardian claimed on Friday....

Men Bring Fur in From the Cold

Mark Oaten | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Style
Mark Oaten

While I'm no branding expert, when I think of the sort of man who would wear fur, I like to take a simplistic approach. I call it my 'macho' or 'metro' rule of thumb... and If beards can become a fashionable look after so many years consigned to the grooming waiting room, I have great hopes for fur fashion for men.

Shame on the Hearse-Chasers Who Are Exploiting Hannah Smith's Suicide for Political Gain

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

Usually the month of August is referred to as the silly season. The political exploitation of 14-year-old schoolgirl Hannah Smith's suicide by both tabloid and broadsheet newspapers suggests we might have to rechristen it the sinister season. Even for a press like ours, with its many well-known moral lapses, the shroud-waving over Hannah's death marks a new low.

Independent Appoints First Non-White Editor Of A UK National

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

The Independent's Amol Rajan has become the first non-white editor of a British national newspaper, and one of the youngest ever, aged 29. Evgeny L...

Why Do the Media Act as a Mouthpiece for Vested Interests?

Dr James Hannam | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr James Hannam

From the reporting, you might have thought this was just a group of public-spirited barristers taking a break from their highly paid jobs to protect the justice system. Maybe they were. But I can't help noticing that legal aid pays the fees of lawyers. Thus, any cuts to the budget come directly from their capacious wallets.

Woolwich Attack: The Real Evil Is Stupidity

Richard Taylor | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK
Richard Taylor

My point is that we know lunatic radical preachers exist in the world. And unfortunately those with the lowest IQs and the least to lose will always be the most gullible and most easily influenced by those proclamations.

A Close Shave: Journalists at the Sharp End

Neil Durkin | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Neil Durkin

In fact it's always timely to be reminded of the fact that journalists are a vital pillar of any properly functioning democratic society. And this is notwithstanding the recent hammering that some parts of the profession have taken in this country over phone-hacking and other illegal activity. The fall-out from Leveson shouldn't distract us from the extremely serious work that journalists regularly do.

Cut the Caricature of the Poor, Not Their Welfare

Sian Boyle | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Boyle

Why do those on benefits have to be caricatured or characterised in one way or another at all? There are thousands of decent, 'normal' people who are genuinely impoverished, and try to make ends meet as best they can