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China Sneezes, We All Catch Colds!

Stephen Fear | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

We in the west can't afford for China to go into deep recession -the country's government is struggling to control this current economic sneeze but I am confident that it will.

UK Productivity Crisis - What Can Be Done?

Simon Thomas | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

The UK is in the midst of a productivity crisis. While employment has finally recovered to pre-recession levels, and those in work typically work long hours, productivity remains low. But how is this possible?

Philip Hammond's Comments on Migrants Risk Legitimising Xenophobia in the UK

Megan Hughes | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

On Sunday, the UK's foreign secretary Philip Hammond spoke candidly on the Calais situation, and more generally Europe's 'migrant crisis'. In a series of comments made in Singapore, he decried a situation where "Europe can't protect itself, preserve its standard of living and social infrastructure if it has to absorb millions of migrants from Africa."

BoE Bank Rate Rise: The Case for the Whimper, Not the Bang

Michael Martins | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK
Michael Martins

The Bank of England must balance competing and intertwined global and domestic priorities. The longer it maintains low interest rates and high levels ...

Why the West Wants to Invest in Education in the UAE

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Having the seventh largest oil-reserves in the world, UAE was guided into its quintessential element by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - ...

How Much Is That Doggy in the Window?

Marie Carter | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

What troubles me about the French attitude to dogs is that they seem to regard these cute canines more as commodities than we do in the UK. In France, as in large swathes of the continent, you can easily buy a puppy from a pet shop. You can, if the mood took you, pop out for a pint of milk and come back with a pooch.

Amidst the Monotony Corbyn Gives Us Something New

Mariya Hussain | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mariya Hussain

Jeremy Corbyn has entered the Labour leadership race, and in a world of cardboard cut-out, stick-to-the-centre-and-don't-really-oppose politicians, he is rising to the top with the help of grass roots activists and supporters.

Do You Lie to Your Partner About Money?

Zahra Razavi | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

As much as I can appreciate that finances should be private to some extent, and that individuals have a right to be considered separately from their partners, I just can't imagine keeping a secret credit card or putting lots of effort into hiding big purchases from my partner on a regular basis. I certainly wouldn't dream of hiding £100,000 from him!

The Fox Hunting Ban - My Thoughts and How You Can Help.

Claire Lynch | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Claire Lynch

If you're pro fox hunting, this is not an attack at you; our opinions may differ, but you are fully entitled to have, and hold onto your own. This post isn't about getting you to change your mind; it's just a call to those who may agree with me on the matter, who may want to do something proactive about the potential lift on the current fox hunting ban.

Child Tax Credits? Already Being Cut

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Gwalchmai

The cuts have already come. That "slow pace of welfare cuts" announced in the budget? Not true. Especially for child tax credits. Child tax credi...

The Battle Over TTIP Is Far From Over - And Labour's Not Ready to Give Up the Fight

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Though bittersweet, today's result has merely served to strengthen our determination to ensure that the final agreement on TTIP between negotiators is one that does not include ISDS in any shape or form.

Ten Years on From 7/7

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

A decade on from 7/7 its a day that has and is shaping things to come for my generation as we all continue to feel it's consequences - but difficulties often prove to be the most testing of times, pushing you to make choices and the 7th of July 2005 was a difficult day for London.

Are British Muslims 'Disloyal' for Criticising This Country?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

I had the pleasure of debating British history last weekend on the BBC Sunday Morning Live Show with lecturer and historian Kate Williams, editor of B...

Are Commuters in Danger of Losing Their Humanity?

Tom Beetham | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Beetham

I am writing this, quite fittingly, on the train. My train - our train. After three weeks catching the 7.13 I began to feel like we were bonding: the ...

Let's Hear About the Dream of Europe

Dale Bilson | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dale Bilson

Much of the political talk this past week has been of UKIP's ineptitude. The resignation that never was has now been followed by the sacking that never was, with Suzanne Evans unceremoniously dumped and inelegantly reinstated as a party spokesperson for the European separatists in the space of mere hours.

Running a Government Budget as if it Were a Household Budget Is Bad Economics

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Running the government budget is fundamentally different from running a household budget. Simplistic dogmatic wheezes, such as enshrining budget surpluses in law, could cause real damage to Britain's economy. Mr.Osborne, please listen to the advice of experts and bin the policy.

Here's What 'Fast And Furious' Would Look Like With Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech

Underground drone racing appears to have taken off in Australia, giving competitors the chance to enter a league that comes complete with its own set ...

Power by the People for the People

Stephen Fear | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Fear

Whilst in the south of France this week I have been reading French and German perspectives regarding the forthcoming EU referendum in the United Kingdom.

When Tweets Hit the Fan

Saad Zuberi | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Saad Zuberi

Ahmen's only offense is that she acted a bit carelessly in the quest to build her brand. The unforgiving coverage and backlash she's received since, I believe, has taken away from the real cause for concern here, which is news distributors and reporters believing that picking up tweets from journalists somehow absolves them from their own duty to double-check facts before running a story.

If I Were the Mayor of London

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

I have over the last few years become angry at a minor elite in politics, pushing out the regular person, the little guy. So I have decided to throw my hat in and try and be selected as the Conservative candidate for London Mayor.

A Letter to David Cameron

Stephen Fear | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Fear

Dear Mr Cameron... I write firstly to congratulate you on your election victory which in my opinion was won on the back of the very excellent job that you and George Osborne did in repairing our shattered economy.

Bilingualism Is the Norm - And Now Being a Good Lover Is Too

Lucy Bell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Lucy Bell

So I would say that Riotta's article attracted a large amount of attention not only because he brought the hot topic of relationships and romance into the less media-friendly (but nonetheless extremely important) topic of language-acquisition, but also because - very simply - there are a lot of bilinguals out there. And following on from Riotta's logic, a lot of good lovers.

Generally Confusing Election

Grace Campbell | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Grace Campbell

The Conservatives won the general election just, granted. Labour did shockingly badly, true. I am not saying that had online voting been an option this would be entirely different, but at least it would show signs of progress in a political system that seems to be getting stale and mouldy.

Concerning the European Union

Lewis Worrow | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Lewis Worrow

Our position in the European Union is one that is a benefit to us as a country, and the renegotiation process has already begun to ensure that the United Kingdom can secure better terms.

The Reassuringly Fickle Nature of Victory

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

And so the elections have come and gone. The wooing game referred to in my previous article, has now progressed to full-time dating. The lady has go...