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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...

The End of Feminism

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicholas Mazzei

The reason why I believe this is simple; feminism has managed to achieve a lot for women but the last final push to full equity between the sexes requires greater engagement from men and feminism is utterly unequipped to do this.

When Will the Bailiffs Come Knocking on Britain's Door?

Tom Beetham | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Beetham

Talk of the deficit is very much in vogue, and the opposition leaders are fighting like toddlers in a ball pit in an attempt to air their own plans to cut the country's deficit. Meanwhile, Dave and fellow toff George Osbourne look so chuffed about cutting the deficit by only taking money from people who were never going to vote for them in the first place, that they risk bursting into an unholy Eton mess.

Britain's Got Religion: Major Party Manifestos all Voice Support for Religious Freedom

Judd Birdsall | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Judd Birdsall

The convergence of the UK party manifestos on religious freedom is a positive development for sure. But to translate this domestic political pressure into effective foreign policy, the government should fold religious freedom promotion into a broader strategy of understanding and engaging religion in international affairs.

Why Labour Can Deliver on Climate Change

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

I would like Labour to do more on the environment, and I would like it to become one of their top priorities, and let's be fair, at this election, so far it hasn't. But for this to happen, I believe we need to challenge the party from within, which is why I joined. The more members of the Labour party who care and challenge green issues, the more likely it is that it will become a core Labour policy.

Old Places for Young Souls - Airbnb-ing in the Peak District

Tom Beetham | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Beetham

For probably 90% of Peak District visitors, myself included, walking is the main attraction. With its rolling dales emanating burnt colours and interspersed by towering craggy faces, the bleak beauty of the Peak District screams out to be explored.

Remembering the Dead, Fighting for the Living

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

This Tuesday millions around the world will stand to 'Remember the dead and fight for the living' at events, demonstrations and vigils held to mark International Workers' Memorial Day (IWMD). This annual commemoration for all those who have been killed, disabled, injured or made ill as a result of accidents at work or occupational disease...

Prevention Is Better Than Cure: Public Health and the EU

Paul Brannen | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

Prevention is better than cure: preventative measures can reduce the much greater cost of medical treatment for chronic conditions that have become established and can help avoid tens of thousands of premature deaths. This is where the European Union plays a vital role.

Westerners Don't Appreciate How Amazing Contraception Is

Faustina Fynn-Nyame | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK
Faustina Fynn-Nyame

Women in the UK have such an advantage and they don't even know it. They are far more educated about contraception and can make more informed choices. We need to make sure that girls the world over have the same opportunities.

Rates Fall, but the UK's Youth Unemployment Crisis Continues

One Young World | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
One Young World

Business may see some short term gain, but they could also endure long-term pain by exacerbating future talent shortages (which they are struggling with already) and diminishing the value of the British consumer base. The emergence of a poorly-skilled millennial generation will only serve to magnify the challenges we see in our society today.

Heavy Cloud Coverage Hampers Chances Of Seeing Eclipse In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Tech

For the first time in 16 years, millions of people in the United Kingdom will be able to witness an almost total solar eclipse. Starting at aro...

Why Keeping Our Meat Safe Is All About Trust

Paul Brannen | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

The horsemeat scandal knocked people's faith in the food they eat. One business here in the North East has always had high standards of meat traceability and is now leading the industry by using state of the art technology to deliver information on where our food actually comes from...

Total Solar Eclipse Will Plunge Europe Into Darkness

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Tech

Europe's largest solar eclipse since 1999 is set to block out as much as 90 per cent of the sun's light in some areas of the UK. On the 20 March at...

UK's Suicide Tragedy Highlights Need for Online Therapy

Sarah Bateup | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bateup

Depression and anxiety don't need to be a ball and chain for life. Talking things through with a trained CBT therapist can equip you with the skills to identify trigger points and deal with them as they occur going forward.

Should the HSBC Scandal Spell the End For Trickle Down Economics?

Michael Osiyale | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Osiyale

Unless our governments begin to pursue methods of wealth redistribution that work in the 21st century, we will continue down a path where the vital economic contributors at the bottom and middle of the ladder are squeezed out of the economy, as our wages continue to be eroded and our debts continue to balloon.

This Is Your Home

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Tech

NASA astronaut Terry W. Virts has tweeted a stunning picture of the United Kingdom from the International Space Station showing the UK blanketed w...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Britain Must Not Give Terrorists This Victory

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

Detaining foreigners without trial was thus held to be incompatible with fundamental human rights. As a result, section 23 was later repealed. 11 years on, we once more face a threat to the life of our nation..

Should We Hate Benefit Fraudsters?

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

If it is "cost" that truly concerns us, why do we focus so much attention on "benefit fraud" or even welfare, which relatively have an invisible economic impact? Is our concern genuine, or is it more an issue of bitterness?

Driving Job Creation Through Energy Efficiency: It's a No Brainer!

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

MEPs, campaign groups and EU citizens know that having an ambitious and united approach to energy policy is a no-brainer, and part of that should be equipping buildings to do the hard work of cutting energy consumption for us. It's time now to convince the Commission and our governments to go that step further to creating a strategy that truly benefits people and planet.

Investing in Clean Energy With a Social Conscience

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

For a region with a strong history of energy production, it is really exciting that the North East is carving out its place as a clean energy technology hub for the UK. It is great that companies are investing in building new energy production sites and providing some of the new power capacity needed to decarbonise our energy supply and industries.