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Make Politics Social

David McGuire | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
David McGuire

Why hasn't politics - more specifically, voting and influence - transferred into the realm of smartphones and micro-thinned tablets? It makes no sense. There is an obvious social disconnect here.

Another Global Trend For 2014: Youth Unemployment Will Remain High

Charles Oliver | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charles Oliver

January is the month that media outlets around the world predict the next big thing and showcase the newest trends, from exercise techniques to technology. Sadly, one trend that will continue this year from last will be that youth unemployment will remain high.

Aerospace Giant Throws Weight Behind UK Staying In EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The UK head of aerospace giant Airbus Group has warned that Eurosceptics will need to offer a "compelling" alternative model for Britain outside of th...

An English Parliament... And Not in London Either

Michael Fabricant | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Fabricant

Decisions that need to be made together like our national finances, our transport programme, our welfare provisions, our diplomatic activities, and our national defence can still all be undertaken as at present by the Parliament in Westminster. But there is clearly a need for the English voice to be heard on other affairs of State. The Scottish referendum will increase the feeling of English nationalism and rather than ignore it and allow animosity to develop, let's look towards the practical.

D-Day for Northern Ireland

Patrick Corrigan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Patrick Corrigan

Decision Day for Northern Ireland's politicians has arrived. For months now, they have gathered at round-table talks chaired by retired US diplomat, Dr Richard Haass, to tackle some of the region's thorniest problems: flags, parades and the past...

A Few Political Thoughts

Dr Andrew Crines | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Crines

This is not the nicest of days, so in that context I thought I'd present a few random political thoughts! Very briefly, at Westminster it was one where the Conservative Party publically re-embraced Thatcherism, where One Nation Labour struggled to emerge further yet held on for life, and the United Kingdom Independence Party continued its long march to significance...

There Is a Serious Problem With Diversity in the Legal System

Sarosh Zaiwalla | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Sarosh Zaiwalla

For many years the legal profession has been transforming the demographic of its workforce to accommodate students from different backgrounds and creeds, but more still needs be done to ensure that more black and minority ethnic (BME) individuals break through the 'glass ceiling'.

10 Things Society Must Realise in Order to End the Drug War

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

As a society we need a serious paradigm shift regarding how much we allow the government to interfere with our free choices as citizens. The vast majority of people using illegal drugs in the UK are not addicts, but are perfectly functional members of society who enjoy drugs recreationally...

Asda Boss: We Could Reduce Food Prices In An Independent Scotland

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Asda has become the second of the Big Four supermarket chains to signal its food prices could fall in an independent Scotland if politicians stepped i...

Coming Out Shouldn't be a Courageous Act but It Remains So

Liam Beattie | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

What Tom Daley did is sadly still considered as being "brave" and it will continue to be so for as long as young people live in fear of revealing their sexuality. We must aim to develop the norms of society where by declaring your sexuality will be simply met with a smile or a shrug of the shoulders, as no one should have to be brave to be the person they are.

'Game-changing' Strategic Opportunity in China Is Missed by the United Kingdom

Adam Matthews | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

The United Kingdom is well positioned as a leader in many of these areas, in particular energy management systems, offshore wind and expertise to tackle air pollution. And, as the United Kingdom renews its own energy infrastructure, there are huge opportunities for collaboration.

Easing of the Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood? I'm Still Insulted

Daniel W Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel W Smith

In terms of equal rights this blood ban, whether it be a year or on a more permanent basis massively holds the UK back from granting full and complete recognition to the LGBT community as equal citizens.

Baroness Warsi Slams 'Ignorant' Fox News

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has slammed "ignorant" Fox News and suggested the United States is not as "sophisticated" as Britain in how it ...

Golf Courses Take Up Twice As Much Of England As Our HOMES

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

Golf courses take up twice as much land in England as used for housing, according to recent calculations. With developers struggle to build enough ...

'It's Easier To Start A Business In Afghanistan Than Britain'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Afghanistan, Mongolia and Armenia are easier places to start up a business than Britain, according to a heavyweight study by the World Bank. Accord...

Young Entrepreneurs Drive Solution to Youth Unemployment Crisis

Charles Oliver | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charles Oliver

One Young World's delegates of 2013 voted overwhelmingly to include youth unemployment as one of the six plenary topics discussed at this year's Summit in Johannesburg. Delegate speakers from the UK, France, Burundi, China, Nigeria and Turkey all showcased entrepreneurial initiatives and models that have been successful in lowering youth unemployment.

Government's New £6Billion Proposal: Is It Enough?

Tom Rokins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Rokins

Potholes can be a motorist's worst nightmare. Even the sound of driving over one is enough to merit a short intake of breath - oh no, the car! With the government's recent proposal to spend £6 billion on repairing potholes, this issue has once again entered the limelight. But what should motorists do if a pothole damaged their vehicle or caused a personal injury?

'Green Growth' Is Key, New Development Paradigm for Developing Countries

Julian Hunt | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Julian Hunt

Following a recent meeting between Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao and Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, the ADB has pledged its support for green and inclusive growth in China with a major new investment...

Perhaps Its the Daily Mail That Hates Britain?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

If at any point my own father came under public scrutiny and his memory was besmirched in the way the Daily Mail has with Ralph Miliband's memory and legacy, I'm not sure how I would react. But I'd certainly feel dismay for my family and wonder in whose world it was alright to attack someone who can't defend defend themselves.

Robin Hood in Reverse

Horace Trubridge | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Then there are the many, many people who still think it's OK to use file sharing and pirate sites to download music for free with the justification that the record labels have been ripping us off for years. This "justification" conveniently side-steps the fact that if the record company doesn't get paid then neither does the artist...

Travel Eye: Visit the beautiful Islands of Guernsey and Herm

Karen Edwards | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Over on the south coast (a short drive from the airport), I find the crystal blue waters of Le Portelet beach and Petit Bot bay. As I take in the gorgeous turquoise expanse, several passers-by offer a friendly 'hello'. It's warm and welcoming.

London Irish: So Boring It's Offensive

Christopher Jackson | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Christopher Jackson

London Irish is about four feckless young Northern Irish, two men and two women, who seem to spend their time avoiding sobriety and perpetuating stereotypes. It is a show so devoid of character, so devoid of charm, so devoid of comedy that I felt for a moment ashamed to be Irish in London.

Syria and the Risk of Western Disengagement

Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Politics
Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi

While the US-Russian deal to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons is a welcome sign that diplomacy has a central part to play in this crisis, the retreat from early talk of military action also suggests a growing reluctance on the part of the US and UK to intervene directly in the Middle East. Whether this is a good or a bad thing, it is certainly something new.

Why Brits Still Don't Get the Irish

Christopher Jackson | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Christopher Jackson

Comedy shows like Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Eight Out of 10 Cats have all had British comedians mocking the Irish, normally on account of Dara O'Briain or some other 'Paddy' being present.

A Win for Democracy, A Loss for Morality

Richard Pass | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Pass

On the one hand, the British public, clearly sceptical of intervention in Syria, had their voices heard. Last night was, however, also a profoundly bitter moment because of what it says to the world about the morality of the British people. Is it not ironic and tragic to be celebrating the triumph of democracy and freedom of speech through ignoring the cries of the Syrian people for exactly the same rights?