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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.

The UK Election: US Lessons

David Coates | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
David Coates

American observers of UK politics would do well to see the U.S. parallels here. The dilemma facing the UK Labour Party is basically the one faced by Democratic presidential candidates as they seek victory in 2016. If either major UK political party fails to find its way, the US stands poised to lose its most reliable European ally.

Women as the Loyal Opposition

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The past 25 years have produced stunning gains for the politics of inclusion. Despite continuing police brutality and persistent glass ceilings, this is a more accepting nation. All of these gains were the fruits of popular struggle, which has to give one some hope that inequality is at last breaking through as a top-tier political issue.

Labour Party Loses Big In British Election

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

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

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.

The Strangest of Bedfellows: How SNP and Tory Interests Will Align

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 04.12.2015 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

We must understand this to understand the SNP's position. The SNP does not see itself as fundamentally-invested in the ideology of who wins at "Westminster." On the surface of it, if Scotland had to be governed from Westminster, they publicly declare that they would prefer a left-wing government.

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.

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...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Model Forecasts 'Dead Heat' In UK Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

We're teaming up with four academics to forecast the U.K. elections. Americans want an overhaul of the tax system. And sometimes a what-if map makes e...

A New Party for the Global Era

Indra Adnan | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Indra Adnan

How can those of us who feel like global citizens already -- which is not everyone, granted -- begin to act like global citizens?

Axelrod Has A Big New Gig

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

By Michael Holden LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Britain's Labour Party has hired David Axelrod, the U.S. strategist who helped Presiden...

Memo to Alex Salmond: Independence Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

David Miles | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.

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.

Deadlines Come And Go In Ireland's Abortion Vote

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

DUBLIN -- Ireland's lawmakers were supposed to have voted by now. Will they pass the country's first abortion bill Thursday? The government of Prim...

'Britain's Obama' Urges Ties With West Africa

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 07.19.2013 | Black Voices

ACCRA, Ghana — A rising star in Britain's Labour Party, described by some as the "British Barack Obama," Chuka Umunna urged the United Kingdom t...

UK Legislator Blames Jewish Conspiracy For Prison Sentence

AP | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

LONDON -- Britain's Labour Party has suspended one of its members in the House of Lords amid allegations he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his prison ...

Who Will Suffer This Time?

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Jill Shaw Ruddock

As economies around the world continue to nosedive and we look for solutions to the reckless spending and entitlements to keep a way of life we have stolen from the next generation, just who do you think will suffer this time?

Politicians, Unions Hail Big Bank CEO After He Refuses Bonus

AP | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

LONDON — Britain's leaders, politicians and union leaders on Monday welcomed the decision by the chief executive of nationalized Royal Bank of S...

Philip Gould, a Tribute

Peter Kellner | Posted 01.14.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

Sometimes Philip used to be bracketed with spin-doctors, and criticised as a master of the darker arts of election campaigning. The truth is that he was the exact opposite. If today's politicians, journalists and, er, pollsters wish to pay his life proper tribute, it would be to speak as truthfully and candidly as he always did.

A 'New Generation' Of Talent In Britain's Labour Party?

AP | By DAVID STRINGER | Posted 12.07.2011 | World

LONDON -- Britain's main opposition party promoted a host of new and mostly young lawmakers into senior roles Friday in an overhaul of its senior team...

Ed's Miliband Party 'Not Fit To Govern'

PA | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

Nearly three quarters of voters believe Ed Miliband's Labour is "not fit for Government", according to a survey released on the eve of ...

Lila Shapiro

While Labor Unions Show Their Might In U.K., Workers' Influence Remains Slight In U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

To those prone to suggest that the power of organized labor is declining in advanced economies, Great Britain offered up a potent counter-argument las...

Jason Linkins

WATCH: U.K. Labour Leader Miliband Takes Message Discipline To New Heights Of Absurdity

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2011 | Media

More than 750,000 public employees went on strike in the U.K. last week over proposed austerity measures that would affect their pension system. What ...

750,000 Public Sector Workers Go On Strike In Britain

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

LONDON — Thousands of British schools will close and travelers will face long lines at airport immigration Thursday when three quarters of a million...

UK Arts Funding Slashed

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- Hundreds of British arts organizations had their public funding slashed or eliminated Wednesday, the result of government spending cuts aime...