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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.

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.

Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats Have Betrayed Britain

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Clegg is one of the great mysteries of British politics. In just a few days after the election, he cleared a space in his swanky new ministerial offices and staged a bonfire of his principles.

The New Brand of 'Human' Politicians

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

It almost makes you want to live in North Korea. At least there, when a swarthy younger brother is thrust on the nation, you don't have to endure mont...

Insurgent Ed Miliband Ends the New Labour Era

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Carmichael

The election of 40-year-old Ed Miliband to lead the UK's Labour Party proves the existence of a vibrant progressive movement in Britain that mirrors Barack Obama's victory over Hillary Clinton in 2008.

How New Leader Ed Miliband Can Restore the Labour Family

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

Brothers David and Ed Miliband recently went head-to-head in the fight to become the new leader of Britain's Labour party. In the end, Ed won 50.65% of his party's votes to his older brother's 49.35%.

What Will Britain Lose If Labour Is Defeated Today?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

The gap between Labour and the Conservatives is far too small, but a lot of people live and die in that gap. If we, the anti-Tory majority, cast our ballots smartly, we will strip Cameron of a majority.

UK Election 101: Harry Potter & The Half-Baked Prince Of Conservatives

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

Nick Clegg is now the Susan Boyle of politics. Without the Bulgarian tractor-driver's eyebrows and the public thumb-sucking. He's likely to remain the new flavor of hysteria for at least a week.

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?

This Is Not What the British People Voted for

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Elections are supposed to be an opportunity for the people to express the direction in which they want the country to travel. By that standard, this result is an insult.

The Little Kingdom: UK Elections and What Comes After

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Abrams

Well they've done it now. A right coalition of the Posh it is, Eton, Oxbridge and all that: Tory-Liberal, where the metro sexual elite meet.

Tony Blair on Gaza, Catholicism, Iraq and Cherie

Ginny Dougary | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ginny Dougary

Since leaving office 19 months ago, Tony Blair has rebuilt a life almost as frantic and globetrotting as the one he lived in Downing Street. Amid crit...

"A Writer Close to the Power Elite": Interview With Robert Harris

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christina Patterson

It was while writing Pompeii six years go, and then reading Rubicon, that Harris first had the idea of using ancient Rome as a springboard for an exploration of the political process.

The Republican Choice: React or Modernize

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

It's been a strange week for the Republican Party, with noisy events pushing the old-time religion, a speech urging a new moderation, and back-to-the-future reactions to Obama's friendly gestures to Chavez.