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Trump Is Actually Spamming The UK Parliament For Money, Too

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.30.2016 | Comedy

If you're unfortunate enough to be on Trump's spam email list -- whether you're a conservative, a member of the media or a masochist -- you've probabl...

Jo Cox And The Conscience Of The West

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.

Cox's death invites some intense soul searching -- not only in Britain but also in the United States -- about the West's failure to prevent the worst humanitarian disaster since the Second World War.

British Politicians Are Pleading The NFL To Change That Racist Team Name

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 02.25.2016 | Sports

With eight months to go before kickoff at London’s Wembley Stadium, the first flag of the Washington-Cincinnati international football game has alre...

It's Taken 1,000 Years, But The UK Will Finally Stop Printing Laws On Animal Skin

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

British lawmakers are in a tizzy over a new law that would end a 1,000-year-old tradition of printing laws onto calfskin. From April, all legislation ...

Women Protested The UK’s 'Tampon Tax' By Bleeding In White Pants

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women

Three British women took to the streets on Friday Nov. 6 in white pants to make a statement against the EU's tax on feminine hygiene products. And the...

David Cameron Is In Trouble

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

* PM Cameron's Conservatives losing support to UKIP * Anti-EU party threatens Cameron's re-election hopes * Opposition L...

The United Kingdom Nearly Died for Maggie's Sins

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Why on earth did the Scots, largely quiescent as part of Great Britain for three centuries, suddenly become the mouse that roared? It wasn't because they became besotted watching re-runs of Braveheart or Rob Roy, or even because they coveted more of a share of North Sea oil revenues. No, the Scots got sick and tired of Thatcherite policies imposed from London. Thanks to the partial form of federalism known as "devolution" provided by the Labour government of Tony Blair in 1997, Scotland got to keep such progressive policies as free higher education and an intact national health service, while the rest of the U.K. partly privatized the health service and began compelling young people to go into debt to finance college like their American cousins.

Remembering Tony Benn and His Five Little Questions

Michael Winship | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Take a moment, please, to note the passing of a distinguished spokesman for the left, a man both firebrand and gadfly, of whom many Americans have never even heard. Yet what he did and said are of importance to us all and especially to the cause of democracy.

Why The World's Richest Countries Can't Work Together

The Atlantic | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 09.04.2013 | World

The West has lost its ability to coordinate solutions to global crises, from Syria to the long recovery following the Great Recession...

While Cameron Defers to Parliament, Obama Locks Into Warfare State of Mind

Norman Solomon | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The British Parliament's rejection of an attack on Syria is a direct contrast -- and implicit challenge -- to the political war system of the United States. Now all eyes turn to Congress, where the bar has suddenly been raised.

If the British Can Stop Their Government From Waging War in Syria, Why Can't We?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The British parliament's vote against going along with the United States' attack on Syria is a direct result of that country's attempts to come to terms with the lies of the Iraq War.

Google To Testify On Taxes After Investigation Found Inconsistencies

Reuters | Tom Bergin | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - Executives from Google Inc. and its auditor Ernst & Young will be called again to a British parliament...

Will No One Rid Me of This Turbulent Company?

David Isenberg | Posted 09.28.2012 | World
David Isenberg

Now that the London Olympics are receding into memory and the world has moved on to other pressing sports issues, like substitute NFL referees, the time is right to look back and ask one very important question; namely, just how badly did G4S screw up?

Britain's Wonder Woman Can't Have It All, Either

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Anne-Marie Slaughter, it seems, has a British counterpart, Louise Mensch, who was a Conservative member of Parliament until last week when she submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Is the Guy Fawkes Mask Industry Behind the Occupy Movement?

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

Just like greeting card companies starting Valentines Day -- to reap profits and boost the sale of their products -- there are a growing number of skeptics who say that the Occupy movement was launched by manufacturers of the Guy Fawkes mask.

The Hardly Humble Hackery of Rupert Murdoch

Karl Frisch | Posted 09.20.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

The idea that Murdoch would have so little knowledge of the problems facing News of World is preposterous on its face given facts readily available to anyone with access to Google.

British Prime Minister Slammed As Sexist For 'Calm Down, Dear' Exchange

Posted 06.27.2011 | World

British Prime Minister David Cameron has been labeled a chauvinist after telling a female shadow cabinet minister to "calm down, dear" during a heated...

Banksy's Wife Revealed?

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Working happily at her laptop, she looks like just another unremarkable young professional. But this is the first picture of Joy Millward, the very...

Why Mo Mowlam Matters

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marie Wilson

Mo is generally credited with successfully ushering in an era of peace between Great Britain and Northern Ireland when she was the British Secretary of state for Northern Ireland from 1997 until 1999.

Conservative British MP Comes Out As Gay

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Conservative MP is to end the "open secret" of his sexuality by attending the launch of a support group for gay politicians, says his agent. Ribble...

Why Has No One Noticed That a Hung Parliament Would Trigger a Constitutional Crisis in England?

Guy Lodge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Guy Lodge

If there is to be a hung parliament, then debates about electoral reform will not only be relevant to party negotiations, they will be relevant to the survival of the UK too.

U.K. Lifts Ban On Gay Ceremonies In Churches

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The House of Lords has agreed to an amendment to the U.K. Equality Bill, which would lift the ban on same sex couples holding civil partnership ceremo...

Internal Documents Reveal UK Officials Misled Parliament on Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

A prominent legal expert, Mr. Geoffrey Robertson, exposed this week the false and inaccurate statements on the Armenian Genocide made by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Brits to the Fascist BNP: "Not in My Name"

Jon Cruddas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jon Cruddas

On 4 June this year, Britain elected two members of the far-right British National Party (BNP) to the European elections -- the first time fascists have been elected to such posts.

Out of Date, Out of Touch: British Politics in Turmoil

LabourList | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The British can be pretty slow on the uptake. Never have we been the slower than on the fundamental need to detonate and then rebuild our democracy.