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British Election

Can Britain's Conservative Landslide Cross the Pond?

Julianne Shinto | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Julianne Shinto

The victory hangovers have yet to wear off for my colleagues in the U.K. But my U.S. counterparts are already asking, "How can we replicate the sweeping conservative victory here, in the States?" I have the answer and I haven't been quiet about it in the least.

British PM Rules Out Another Scottish Independence Vote

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | Home

LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday ruled out giving Scotland another independence referendum despite spectacula...

Scottish Nationalists Warn British PM He Can't Ignore Their Landslide In Scotland

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2015 | Home

SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, Scotland, May 9 (Reuters) - After sweeping almost all the seats in Scotland in Thursday's British election, the leader of the seces...

Nationalist Party's Triumph In Scotland Raises Possibility Of New Independence Referendum

Reuters | Angus MacSwan, Andy Bruce and Alistair Smout | Posted 05.08.2015 | Home

EDINBURGH/ABERDEEN, May 8 (Reuters) - Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Friday held out the possibility of a new independence referendum ...

EU Rushes To Stop UK Exit After Conservatives Win British Election

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2015 | Home

BRUSSELS, May 8 (Reuters) - European leaders lost no time on Friday in offering David Cameron talks on EU reform, bidding to ease uncertainty about Br...

British Pollsters Shamefaced After Getting Election Badly Wrong

Reuters | Estelle Shirbon | Posted 05.08.2015 | Home

LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) - Britain's voters have delivered a painful blow not just to the Labor Party but also to the opinion pollsters, who had sugges...

Labour Party Loses Big In British Election

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2015 | Home

LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) - British opposition leader Ed Miliband quit on Friday after his Labor Party suffered a heavy election defeat and was virtuall...

British Prime Minister David Cameron Returning To Power

Reuters | WILLIAM JAMES AND KYLIE MACLELLAN | Posted 05.07.2016 | Home

Prime Minister David Cameron won a shock election victory in Britain, overturning predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to sweep i...

10 Bizarre And Hilarious Moments In The British Election Campaign

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.06.2015 | Home

British voters on Thursday will participate in the closest national election in decades, ending months of political campaigning that at times veered i...

Allies: Why Japan, Rather Than Israel, Should Be the New Britain

William Bradley | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's just completed trip to Washington, D.C. and California points up Japan's new status. Our bitter enemy of the mid-20th century is poised to become America's most important ally in the early 21st century.

Think The British Elections Are Boring As Hell? This Is Why They Matter

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.23.2015 | Home

On May 7, some 46 million voters will have the chance to elect a new government for the United Kingdom. While British electoral politics can be com...

Cameron Neck And Neck With Opponent As Tense Election Heats Up

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Home

By William James SALFORD, England, April 2 (Reuters) - The main TV debate of Britain's national election campaign yielded no clear winner on Thursd...

David Cameron Rallies Party Before 'Knife Edge' Election

Posted 03.28.2015 | Home

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday that Britain's election campaign is on a knife edge, as he rallied the Conservative party w...

The United States Could Learn From Its British Ally

Ivan Eland | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Unfortunately, with the hawkish Hillary Clinton the probable Democratic nominee for 2016 and a big-government Republican Party (tea party veneer aside) that has already forgotten the lessons of Afghanistan and Iraq and has become more bellicose by the day, a Cameron-style austerity program for defense (and everything else) is extremely unlikely.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
DK Matai

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Cry for Help From UK to USA

Simon Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Simon Jenkins

Britain is the victim of a constitutional asteroid attack. The election delivered exactly the secretive backroom bargaining that a first-past-the-post constituency system -- as in the US house of representatives -- was supposed to avoid.

Gordon Brown Out

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Will the Liberal Democrats' Recent Ecstasy Quickly Turn to Agony?

Simon Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Simon Jenkins

Nick Clegg and his Liberal Democrats now have their moment of power, but it will be just a moment. They have failed to win enough votes to carry an overwhelming moral case for electoral reform.

Hung Out to Dry -- Britain's Limp Result

Alan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alan Miller

What's missing on both sides of the pond are powerful ideas that dare to pose a different on about immigration, freedom, war and the economy and that do not fit in to easy soundbites.

Forget Obama, Britain Has Its Own Ralph Nader

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

After 13 years of a Labour government that spanned 9/11, the Iraq War and global financial meltdown, profound disillusion with centre-left politics has given way to the resurgence of polarisation in Britain.

Lessons in Education from Sweden

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Patterson

If Britain were a bit more like Sweden, said a Tory minister last week, "I, for one, would not object". Well, nor would I. Sweden has one of the smallest gaps between rich and poor in the world.

UK Election: Conservatives Poised to Give Britain a Good Flocking...

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Martin Lewis

Only the vagaries of Britain's first-past-the-post "winner-takes-all" electoral system stands between the Labour Party and obliteration.

'Clegg Girls': Cameron Girls Return With New Allegience (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two girls who were last seen singing about their love for British Conservative Party leader David Cameron have evidently been hit with the Cleggmania ...

Bigotgate: The Fallout From Gordon Brown's Gaffe

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

No matter what Gordon Brown hopes, his now notorious gaffe - nicknamed 'bigotgate' by the British press - is likely to play a pivotal role in the upco...