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It's Time to Rewrite Britain's History

Rob Comley | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

If David Cameron really is a firm believer in creating our own history, instead of coming back to the UK with a flimsy insubstantial deal, he should hold his hands up and say: 'Sorry guys, I tried my best - but failed. They just would not listen'. Instead, Cameron will insist we remain a member of a Union which is not in the slightest bit interested in letting us create our own economic and political path.

What Would You Do If Your Wealth Were $28Billion?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What sort of system have we created that relentlessly siphons wealth from the poor to the richest 1%, and in the process deprives humanity of the resources that could bring happiness, contentment and joy to billions of people? When, oh when, will world leaders take concrete steps to remedy this injustice and unfairness?

Don't #ResistCapitalism. Reform it.

Carl Sacklen | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carl Sacklen

Capitalism is not a bad word and shouldn't be treated as one, despite the fact that our form of capitalism can have some nasty side-effects. The Twitter trend should instead be #ReformCapitalism if we really want to change the world for the better.


2016: It's Time to Bring "Mx" to Offices

Rima Amin | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rima Amin

Honorifics are problematic for people outside of gender binary, those who self-define as neither woman or man, or both. Not fitting into these boxes can leave them feeling that they don't quite belong.

Save Our NHS

Jesse Toksvig-Stewart | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK
Jesse Toksvig-Stewart

What is disgusting is that my sister is 25-years-old and many days she runs a ward by herself with a registrar or consultant to contact if she needs help with particularly unwell people. That is an enormous amount of stress to put onto a young person and an enormous amount of responsibility...

IRL - When Social Media Replaces the Real

Julian Vigo | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

For while one might question if my friend really "missed" Reeve's presence any more than if he had been, say, eating a pretzel waiting for a colleague in the very same spot. I mean, we are always missing something else by simply living.

It's Time to Support Legal Action to Stop Arming Saudi Arabia

James Crawley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
James Crawley

As UK citizens it's important we stand in solidarity with CAAT's legal action, lending our signatures to their online petition, and lobbying our MPs to take a stand in the commons. It is clear, now more than ever, that the UK has to review this destructive trade relationship. It's time for the UK to #StopArmingSaudi.

Piers Morgan Defends Cricketer Chris Gayle's 'Sexist' Comment To Female Journalist

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

Piers Morgan has leapt to the defence of his friend, the cricket superstar Chris Gayle, who was embroiled in a sexism row on Monday morning. The n...

In Praise Of My Passport

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Bhanu Bhatnagar

I ended up studying in the UK, paying the same as someone born and raised there. Yet before I set foot in London to study I had absolutely no connection to the UK. So what makes me, a Swedish citizen of Indian descent, any less of an 'overseas' student than an Indian citizen? Answer: my passport.

Does the UK Really Want to Face the True Issues of Flooding?

Louis Sherman | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK
Louis Sherman

Instead of learning from nature many want to ignore it and say those want to use nature for flood protection are 'leftie environmentalist with no real-world idea'. The environment has provided us a lot so far, maybe if we allowed it some land it could help us a bit more.

Sorry Folks, There's Another Storm Heading Our Way

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

The Environment Agency (EA) has promised a "complete rethink" of flooding preparedness as Storm Frank threatened to bring more misery.David Cameron de...

Moving On

Julian Vigo | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK
Julian Vigo

A nomadic childhood allowed me to witness the various ways in which people bond, communicate, disagree, conceive of the social, and form friendships while also lending me a certain objective distance, a detachment of sorts, from the very lives I observed.

Students! Get Ahead of the Pack for the Great Job Hunt of 2016

Anthony Adeloye | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anthony Adeloye

Before picking up that turkey drumstick or downing that mulled wine, the festive period offers a great opportunity to students to evaluate their job prospects going into the new year. These top five tips will make you fighting ready for your job hunt in 2016.

Christmas Presence, Not Presents

Julian Vigo | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK
Julian Vigo

Like China's Santa Claus which plays a saxophone which left me unable to explain to her last year, I am equally unable to fully explain the link between a god, his son born to a virgin and the tie-in to a fat man dressed in red fur with elves. The entire description of Christmas borders on paedophillic and spans the implausible.

The EU - Doomed From the Start

Rob Comley | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

For a nation-state to successfully exist, a common sense of identity must be apparent - people must think of themselves as a part of the nation they live in. Even in the direst of times and against all odds, a certain level of common identity can hold a nation together - be it the land we share, the laws which govern our lives, our history or our culture...

Muslims' Participation in Public Life: Isolation, Extremism or Entryism?

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

I have always believed that the battle against Islamophobia cannot be won by guns but through radical transformation of knowledge and promotion of mutual understanding and I will not spare any time or effort until I see Muslims accepted as equal citizens in our country.

Syrians Need No Bombs

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Western involvement in foreign lands kills innocent individuals, urging some to leave behind rational thought and support or participate in ISIS' endeavours. The number of likely volunteers is growing rapidly and, undeniably, the West continues to produce more. Neglecting to pay attention to the aforementioned caution will only bolster ISIS' footholds.

We Owe Britain Better Than to Try to Ban Donald Trump

Alan Grant | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Essentially, the desire to ban Mr Trump says nothing about him and says everything about the signatories. It's not that we owe him and his unconvincing hairpiece a single damn thing, we owe him no respect nor do we owe him any pleasantries... However, we do owe centuries of well-developed British principles and traditions, built on free speech and robust debate, better than taking the easy way out.

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.

Trans Youths Bust Myths

Fox Fisher | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Fox Fisher

Now really is the time to stand up and be counted, in whatever capacity you're comfortable with. I hope that with each generation the coming out process gets easier and easier as the world further understands the reality of what it means to be trans.

EU Dictatorship Burns Brightly in Time for Christmas

Rob Comley | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

With the world's attention firmly on last week's United Nations Climate Conference in Paris - known as COP21 - it seems as though the EU has decided to take the downtime to create a Directive about something so serious and dangerous that you may find it hard to believe it hasn't already been done - the safety of candles.

I Support Air Strikes and I Don't Know Why

Georgina Edwards | Posted 05.12.2016 | 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...

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

Luke McManus | Posted 02.12.2016 | 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.

The BBC: The (Soft) Power That Daren't Speak its Name

Alistair Burnett | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

As part of his early turn as Father Christmas, Chancellor George Osborne allocated £289million to the World Service over the next five years to pay for new services to places like North Korea and Eritrea.

The Real Terrorists of New Jersey

Julian Vigo | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

In reading an ostensibly leftist publication about this past week's attacks in Paris, I was struck by the neoliberal tone of "How to Politicize a Trag...