United Kingdom Economy

United Kingdom Economy

Subchapters: Basic data Public finances and the state budget Banking system Tax system Basic data According to cheeroutdoor.com, the UK economy is the fifth largest in the world. GDP increased by 7.5% in 2021 after several lockdowns in 2020 and early 2021, but the UK still remained 0.4% below 2019 levels at the end of […]

United Kingdom Visa

United Kingdom Visa, Embassy, Holidays and Shopping

VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in United Kingdom Documents for a visa are submitted to the British Visa Application Center, located in Moscow at Bolshoi Savvinsky lane, 12, building 18. Information service: +7 (495) 7847144. The service is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 21.00, calls to the call center paid: 60 rubles […]

History in United Kingdom

History in United Kingdom

The earliest evidence of human presence in the British Isles – flint tools – date back to approximately 250,000 BC. However, this civilization did not receive its development due to the onset of the ice age. Around 50,000 B.C. the ice receded, and a new generation of people arrived on the islands, the ancestors of […]

Attractions of Wales, United Kingdom

Attractions of Wales, United Kingdom

Back to the industrial age Today, the coal-mining valleys near Cardiff relive the days when Wales was an industrial powerhouse. According to topschoolsintheusa, the town of Blaenafon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers two attractions from the Industrial Age: the Big Pit Mining Museum and the Blaenafon Ironworks Industrial Museum. Llandudno The bay of the […]

Transportation of United Kingdom

How to Get Around United Kingdom

Transportation Overview Note: Details in the relevant section of the different parts of the country. Traveling by plane British Airways (BA) flies several times a day to destinations including Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester. The following airlines also offer domestic UK flights: KLM Cityhopper (WA), easyJet (EZY) and Ryanair (FR). Air Travel Note British […]

United Kingdom History

United Kingdom History and Demography

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland [1] . It is a sovereign member state of the European Union and located in northwestern Europe. Its territory is geographically formed by the island of Great Britain, the northeast territory of the island of Ireland and small adjacent islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the country with a land border, which […]

ANGLO-SAXON LITERATURE

United Kingdom Literature

ANGLO-SAXON LITERATURE (C. 650-1100) There is a gap, both linguistic and cultural, between Anglo-Saxon literature (ca. 650-1100), Middle English literature (ca. 1100-1500) and modern English. The first is written in a synthetic language, belonging to the West Germanic group of Indo-European languages, closer to German than to modern English. It was profoundly modified in the […]

Elections in the UK

Elections in the UK Part III

5: Towards the end of Labour’s heyday? When this year’s election is held, Labor has been in power for almost thirteen years. It started with a landslide on May 1, 1997. The young and charismatic Tony Blair was then heard among voters for the manifesto on “New Labor”, “New Britain” and “The Third Way”. After […]

The Parliament Building in London

Elections in the UK Part II

Put at the forefront, this means that a party can become number two in all constituencies, but without having a single representative in the House of Commons. A direct consequence is thus that there is not always a clear correspondence between the parties’ percentage support on a national basis and the percentage distribution of the […]

Elections in the UK 2

Elections in the UK Part I

After a long wait, there are now parliamentary elections in the UK . The election date is set for May 6, just under a month before what would have been the absolute deadline. According to British election laws, it can take a maximum of five years from one parliamentary election to the next. Within this […]

David Cameron and Theresa May

Brexit – What Now? Part III

Also the institutional development of the EU is an important part of the backdrop for understanding the outcome of the British EU referendum. The criticism of the EU as an undemocratic project , with too great a distance between the population and decision-makers and bureaucrats in Brussels, is neither new nor unique to Britain. The […]

Brexit 1

Brexit – What Now? Part II

Another interesting finding is that voters who state that they are “not very interested” in politics to a far greater extent voted to leave the EU. This seems to coincide with the “Leave” campaign’s argument that most people had had enough of the bureaucrats in Brussels and of the advice and analysis of the “elite” […]

Brexit

United Kingdom History

From the mainland to the island Great Britain wasn’t an island in the past! Admittedly, that was a long time ago. Until about 6000 BC In fact, Great Britain was connected to the mainland by a land bridge. It was only when the climate warmed and the sea level rose after the last ice age […]