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EU Election Results: A Symptom of a Less Peaceful Europe?

Barry Navarro | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.

Why Ukip? The Answer Is In History - Not Bigotry

Robin Koerner | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Koerner

Many people regard Magna Carta as the first Constitutional guarantee of the basic liberties of the English-speaking world. Fewer people know that M...

The Campaign for Online Voting Starts Here...

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

Whilst online voting will benefit everyone of all ages to vote, we recognise that there are various causes of low voter turnout, particularly amongst young people. As such, the organisation will also be researching and highlighting these causes and help ensure that the voice of young people is heard amongst the decision-makers in Westminster.

How #YesAllWomen United Men And Women Against Misogyny

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

“I don’t know why you girls have never been attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it. It’s an injustice, a crime, because I don’t kno...

Food Companies Must Act on Climate Change to Tackle Hunger

Ben Phillips | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Ben Phillips

The food industry is part of the problem, but it can also clearly play an important role in being the solution. The 'Big 10' must as sector leaders act to on the one hand climate-proof their businesses but also climate-proof the future so there is enough food on the table today and tomorrow.

Celebrating Refugees' Gifts

Maurice Wren | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Maurice Wren

As their stories demonstrate so compellingly, refugees contribute hugely to the lives of everyone in the UK, by enriching our culture, our commerce and our communities, and by showing us that compassion is a hallmark of a strong and open society.

What's Your Longitude?

Helen Goulden | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK
Helen Goulden

Longitude Prize 2014 is a challenge with a 10 million pound prize fund to help contribute to solving one of the world's greatest issues. It has been designed and incubated by Nesta - the UK's innovation foundation.

When 'Lady With the Lamp' Doesn't Even Begin to Cover It: Celebrating International Nurses' Day

Sarah Kessler | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Sarah Kessler

"Glasgow nurses," The Times columnist Melanie Reid recalls being told, "have hearts like swinging bricks." A hard substitute for a heartbeat - but in ...

Clegg Accuses Ukip And Tories Of 'Turning Clock Back'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has accused Ukip and parts of the Tory party of trying to "turn the clock back" with its policies and "hankering after a past that probably...

The Sun's Halal Meat 'Scandal' Is Worse Than a Non-Story, It Risks Validating Fears of Muslim Influence

Megan Hughes | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Megan Hughes

The debate surrounding both regulations upon halal slaughter and the sale of halal meat in commercial outlets is an important one. There are the legitimate concerns of various groups in the debate surrounding Halal meat in the UK, but these concerns were likely not at the root of The Sun and The Daily Mail's decision to report on the issue.

Prevention Is Key to Stopping Next Generation of Children Being Sexually Preyed Upon

Jon Brown | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Jon Brown

I think there's a sense that these men thought they had not done anything wrong at all. A belief that these girls really wanted it anyway, that they would do anything for fame (and this was the deal) and that they were probably "damaged goods" because they didn't say no, or didn't say it loudly or clearly enough, or in a way that they really meant no.

The Anti-War Left Has No Answers For Threats From Dictatorships

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel M. Swain

Just as the anti-war left had no answers to the massacre of the Kurdish people in 1991, just as it had no answers to the rise of fascism in the 1930s, naïve pacifism has no answer to the rise of expansionist Russia, and to the continued destruction of Syria.

Moving Forwards on Domestic Violence: A New Focus on Children

Gerri McAndrew | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gerri McAndrew

The 'safety net' that has been a feature of our welfare system since the 1940s is being quietly dismantled with virtually no public debate because many of those that need this safety net most - like women affected by domestic violence - are almost entirely absent from any discussion in the media

Beyond Relief in the Philippines

Mark Goldring | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK
Mark Goldring

If this process is not done well - everyone loses. Families are being forced to choose between safety and putting food on the table. Yet jobs do not feature in the government's relocation plans. It is an omission they need to fix urgently.

Is the Squeeze on Living Standards Over? (Spoiler: Yes, but No)

Matthew Oakley | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK
Matthew Oakley

Increased spending, confidence and confidence in the future all bodes well for the future. But let's not get too excited. It is clear that beneath these headlines, many consumers are still struggling. For instance, positivity over prospects for future personal finances varies significantly across the UK. Londoners and people in the West Midlands are much more likely to feel positive about their future finances than those in the North West or in Wales.... Our data shows men are more likely than women to be feeling positive about their financial situation...

Teaching Design for Better Lives for All

Nigel Carrington | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nigel Carrington

On the first anniversary of the collapse, fashion students from University of the Arts London marched along Oxford Street urging shoppers to think about the question "who made your clothes?". It was not just a protest but a statement of intent; the young people who will be tomorrow's fashion industry leaders plan to do things differently.

From Despair to Inspiring Millions: Meeting Thailand's Bestselling Author and Self-Help Guru DDnard

Claire Meadows | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Claire Meadows

It was a pleasure, and a privilege, for me to be able to meet with DDnard for an exclusive interview, to talk about her journey, and how she hopes to help others who face similar, seemingly hopeless, circumstances.

'Quiet, Very Bright' Boy Who Stabbed Teacher To Death ‘Had Grudge Against Her'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

The teenage boy who repeatedly stabbed a teacher to death in a full classroom has been described as having held a deep grudge against her. The 15-y...

An Average Person's Guide to Fashion Revolution Day 2014 - It's Not Primark's Fault, It's Yours

Shaheen Sattar | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaheen Sattar

MADE in Europe's campaign 'Every Garment has a Name' seeks to campaign for the rights of workers on campaigning days like these. They aim to humanise the high street by changing attitudes of clothing retailers in the long run, and looking for long term solutions of lacking development through education. Check them out, and get involved!

The UK Launches Its Computer Emergency Response Team

Victoria Woodbine | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Woodbine

The UK was delighted to host at the launch Larry Zelvin, the Director of the National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Centre (NCCIC). The NCCIC is CERT-UK's natural US counterpart based in the Department of Homeland Security. The UK welcomed Director Zelvin's US perspectives and the emphasis he firmly placed on the importance of close collaboration between the UK and US.

Why the Internet Is Like 'Mean Girls'

Barbara Speed | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Barbara Speed

Two Facebook groups have been rocking the internet-boat over the past couple of weeks with their contributions to spring 2014's biggest trend - Stranger Shaming.

Atletico Madrid: A Side Made In Their Manager's Image

Tony Jimenez | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

It took 70 long minutes, via a missed penalty from David Villa and a few hairy defensive moments, for Diego Simeone's side to finally edge ahead of their opponents on Friday evening - and those three points leave the hosts sitting pretty atop the table at Easter.

Why Wealth Inequality Does Not Matter Any More - But Should

Roifield Brown | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics
Roifield Brown

Since the global crisis of 2008 there has been much talk about the widening wealth inequality gap throughout all Western nations. This debate is most pronounced in the Anglo-Saxon countries, which uniquely amongst the developed Western economies have traditionally had the widest disparities.

It's the Fact That Suicide Is So Highly Stigmatised That Underlies the Unhelpful Response

Steve Annett | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Steve Annett

I am convinced that it's the fact that suicide is so highly stigmatised that underlies the unhelpful response that suicidal individuals often evoke from others. After centuries of being branded as sinful, the shame and guilt attached to suicidal thoughts, feelings and actions have a powerful persistence. More than 50 years after suicide ceased to be illegal in the UK we continue describing those who take their own lives as having 'committed' suicide, as if it were still a criminal act. It's little wonder therefore that those who fall victim to this distressing and life threatening mental health issue tend to keep their darkest thoughts and feelings to themselves.

How to Tax the Rich - in 10 Easy Steps

Joseph Finlay | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

Whatever the make up of the next government - one thing is for certain - it will need to find more revenue. All parties are committed to deficit reduction, and as services and benefits have already been cut to the bone, the only way is to increase taxes on those who can afford it most. Raising taxes is always politically tricky.