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Could the UK Elections Be a Chance for Europe?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Georges Ugeux

David Cameron committed in January 2013 to hold an in/out referendum about the EU by the end of 2017 if his party won an outright majority. Maybe he was not sure he would need to deliver it. Now he is forced to. Can this be turned into an opportunity for Europe to revisit some critical issues, or will the Eurocratic immobilism prevail?

Conservative Discrepancy

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Conservative Republicans are trumpeting the resounding election victory of the British Conservative Party as a triumph of kindred souls. Not so fast. At least in regard to environmental policy, the two Conservative parties bear little resemblance.

The Fruits of Human Rights Hubris

Aaron Rhodes | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Aaron Rhodes

Reactions to Prime Minister Cameron's plan to loosen the United Kingdom's relationship to the European Court of Human Rights have been predictably hysterical and infused with partisanship.

Activists Need to Embrace Crypto Currencies to Leverage Their Success

Max Keiser | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Max Keiser

Activists can improve their alternative media success by embracing alternative currencies like Bitcoin. I live in Britain where I've just witnessed an entire generation of activists get their clock's cleaned by a Conservative sweep in the May 7th Parliamentary elections.

Britain's Shock Election: Labour's Big Defeat Seeded in the Sands of Iraq

William Bradley | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The truth is that, intriguing as Scotland always is, it was in Iraq -- and in the reaction to Iraq -- where Labour got off the winning course.

Can Britain's Conservative Landslide Cross the Pond?

Julianne Shinto | Posted 05.11.2015 | 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 | World

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

Conservative Britain: The Real Hunt Begins...

David Trumble | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
David Trumble

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Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw the first conservative government reelected to a second term in the U.K. since Margaret Thatcher's. Returns showed David Cameron winning easily, with Labour and the Liberal Democrats losing big. But the other clear losers were the pollsters, along with anyone who believed their predictions of a virtual tie. Pollsters are not exactly on a roll. In March, polls wrongly showed a dead-heat in Israel between the Zionist Union party and Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud, which, in fact, won handily. And here at home, polls in the 2014 midterms overestimated Democrats in Senate races by four percent. As three new candidates -- Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson -- tossed their hats into the crowded presidential ring this week, it's a good time to remind ourselves about the folly of breathless poll-obsessed political coverage. It's the people, not the polls, that matter. And focusing on the horse race at the expense of debating real issues makes losers of us all.

Ed and Nick's Whirlwind of Failure

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Trisha de Borchgrave

Nick Clegg's political hold is as relevant now as shinning a spittoon. And the stiff arm to extinction given to Ed Miliband is the quivering realisation that both politicians squandered the future of their parties.

Cameron's Victory Sets Stage for Fights Over Europe, Scotland and Austerity

The New York Times | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

Prime Minister David Cameron, having achieved a smashing and unexpected outright victory in Britain’s general election, heads into his second term f...

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/8/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.08.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

As the world pauses with Tom Brady to "digest" the NFL report, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what else happened this week.

It's Always the Economy That Matters Most

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.08.2015 | World
Christina Patterson

You'd have to be a psychopath to take pleasure in some of the losses the past 12 hours have seen. Douglas Alexander, Danny Alexander and Jim Murphy, for example, didn't lose their seats because they were bad at their job. They lost their seats because Scotland is currently in the grip of a wave of hysteria.

Obama Congratulates Prime Minister David Cameron On His Election Win

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday on his "impressive" el...

Cameron's Conservatives Win Surprise Victory In British Election

AP | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) -- The Conservative Party swept to power Friday in Britain's parliamentary elections, winning an unexpected majority that returns Prime Mi...

Mark Blumenthal

Here's What the Polls Say About Today's UK Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

Polls in the UK forecast a close outcome with both major parties short of a majority. Hillary Clinton 'takes a hit,' or maybe she doesn't. And Jeb Bus...

Don't Understand The U.K. Election? Here's the Simple Answer...

Paul Vale | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Paul Vale

Britain is f*cked. Gone are the days when power was exchanged between the main political behemoths -- Labour and the Conservatives.

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.

What American Voters Can Learn From the Brits

Alan Schroeder | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

For too long American politicians have gotten off easy, not just from the press but from the voters as well. Because of our acquiescence, we have let the lunatics take over the asylum. The British model demonstrates that things don't have to be that way.

Pig Races Predict Upcoming British Election

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.23.2015 | Weird News

The campaign to be Great Britain's next Prime Minister is turning out to be a real dog fight -- and also a pig race. From now until the May 7 elect...

Is It A Bird?.. Is It A Plane?.. No, It's Super Dave...

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy

Ed Miliband has recently surged ahead in the popularity stakes leaving David Cameron in the shadows and it's all thanks to one blogger who started 'Mi...

Dieting to Be Elected

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Trisha de Borchgrave

As in the tragic case of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie whose gastric band has relinquished yet more poundage but not an ounce of criticism that he still lacks presidential gravitas.

10 Things You Should Know About the 2015 UK Election

Zac McCrary | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Zac McCrary

As the May 7th U.K. parliamentary elections approach, below are 10 things that any self-respecting U.S. political junkie should know about the campaign to determine who will lead Britain for the next several years.

Cameron Neck And Neck With Opponent As Tense Election Heats Up

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

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

Film Review: The Riot Club: 10 More Reasons to Detest Rich People

Brandon Judell | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

While The Riot Club is fairly predictable, its cast is no doubt a showcasing of the stars of British cinema's future not unlike our own The Outsiders (1983) that supplied us with Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, and so many more.