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British Election

David Cameron Rallies Party Before 'Knife Edge' Election

Posted 03.28.2015 | World

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 03.23.2015 | 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 | World
DK Matai

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DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Cry for Help From UK to USA

Simon Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

Hung Out to Dry -- Britain's Limp Result

Alan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

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 | World
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.

Lessons in Education from Sweden

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

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.

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

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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 | World

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 | World

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...

Labour Party Taps Stephen Hopkins, 24 Director, For Election Advert

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's governing Labour Party says it has tapped a director of the American TV series "24" to shoot its latest election ad. Film an...

Gillian Duffy, Woman Called Bigot By Gordon Brown, Receives Apology (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gillian Duffy, the British woman who was called a "bigot" by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown , is now the center of a storm of publicity. Below...

Gordon Brown Calls Voter 'Bigoted' In UK Election Gaffe

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) LONDON — Britain's bedraggled Prime Minister Gordon Brown waltzed into a political train wreck Wednesday after forgetting to turn off his m...

Philip Lardner, British Tory Candidate, Suspended For Calling Homosexuality 'Not Normal'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Philip Lardner, a Conservative party candidate in the upcoming British election, has been suspended after he argued that homosexuality is "not normal....

UK Election: Nate Silver, 'Baseball Nerd', Sees Huge Labour Losses

The Guardian | Oliver Burkeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Statistical genius Nate Silver has applied his insights to the concept of a uniform swing and suggests large Labour losses...

Nick Clegg Says He Won't Work With Gordon Brown

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nick Clegg, leader of the British Liberal Democrats, has announced that he would be willing to join forces with current party of power Labour in the u...

UK Election Debate: Cameron Comes Out Strong, Despite Brown's Attacks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

London, England (CNN) -- Gordon Brown went on the offensive against the two men hoping to replace him as prime minister at a debate Thursday, but it s...

#NickCleggsFault: Upstart British Politician Becomes Twitter Meme

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cleggmania is facing its biggest backlash today, with right-wing British newspapers attacking Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg's integrity. In respo...

David Cameron Hit With Egg (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) LONDON -- First came the chicken, then the egg. Britain's Conservative Party leader, David Cameron, was hit with an egg Wednesday during a campa...

'Cameron Girls' Sing To Tory Candidate (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party and British prime minister candidate, has inspired a pop tribute - the 'Cameron Girls.' While America...

The Great Bloody Hole in the British Election Campaign: Afghanistan

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The British ambassador to Afghanistan, Mark Sedwill, says we will be there "for a generation" more. If we want to prove him wrong, then we have to demand it publicly.

Gordon Brown Interview: the Election, Blair and Family Life

Ginny Dougary | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ginny Dougary

The general impression I had of Gordon Brown, while working on this piece, was that, despite, his mistakes, he is a man of substance in a shallow age. So the question is -- will we get the prime minister we deserve?