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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.

Ed and Nick's Whirlwind of Failure

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 05.08.2016 | 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.

It's Always the Economy That Matters Most

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.08.2016 | Home
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.

What American Voters Can Learn From the Brits

Alan Schroeder | Posted 05.01.2016 | 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.

Carly Schwartz

Top Brits Call On The U.K. To Decriminalize Drugs | Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.05.2015 | Home

British businessman Richard Branson and U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have advocated for drug policy reform in the past. But experts say their...

UK Takes Historic Step to Fight Climate Disruption and Phase Out Coal

Nicole Ghio | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green
Nicole Ghio

From the historic agreement between the U.S. and China in November, to this news out of the UK, we are seeing proof that countries around the world are prepared to take concrete steps to counter climate change.

UK's Pro-Union 'Better Together' Unveils Future Plans

John Mirisch | Posted 11.23.2014 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

"Divide or unite" remains the question, and while "Six Californias" failed to make the ballot this time around, the organizers might take a page out of "Better Together's" book next time around, because -- let's face it -- there is a very fine line between what divides us and what unites us.

Politician Gets Death Threats For Tweeting Cartoon Of Muhammad And Jesus

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.29.2014 | Religion

British Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Maajid Nawaz caused an uproar on Twitter after sharing a cartoon of Jesus and Muhammad greeting each other, al...

Gay Marriage Victory Cheered In Britain

Evening Standard, London | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Nick Clegg held a thank-you party last night at Admiralty House for those who were involved in the fight for same-sex marriage, particularly those who...

Joe Biden's Many Faces In Front Of 10 Downing Street

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden is in London today, wrapping up a swing through Europe. He met with British Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy, Nick...

British Bipartisanship: Four Top Tips for the U.S.

Richard V. Reeves | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Richard V. Reeves

The story now: Gridlock or bipartisanship? How can the political leaders of the two Americas cut a deal on the deficit and avoid the 'fiscal cliff?' The British experience of coalition government offers a few tips.

47 Percent -- Political Analysis or Philosophy of Government

Gerry Kearns | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Gerry Kearns

Unlike the middle-class students disappointed in Clegg, or the undocumented workers disappointed in Obama, the super-rich get what they are promised from Republicans.

PHOTOS: We've Got A New Favorite Stylish 'First Lady'

Posted 09.27.2012 | Style

We've long focused our style-minded eyes on Samantha Cameron, the wife of British prime minister David Cameron. But little did we realize that there's...

Murdoch Causes Rift In UK Government

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Media

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - A split in Britain's ruling coalition will be exposed on Wednesday when Liberal Democra...

What Shalit and Gaddafi Have in Common

Maurice Chammah | Posted 12.20.2011 | Media
Maurice Chammah

Whatever drove Shahira Amin to put Gilad Shalit on TV in his first moments of freedom and whatever compelled everyone who could stomach it to look at Gaddafi's image, those two impulses had something in common.

Closure Of Paper Brings No Relief To Murdoch As Pressure Mounts On All Sides

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Media

The scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's British media empire has not lessened, even after the paper at the center of the controversy was closed for g...

Wanted: An Opposition Party, Not a Coalition

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The president and his party should consider the fate of Nick Clegg and his Liberal Democrats before committing themselves to a coalition government that's doomed to fail.

UK Deputy Prime Minister 'Forgets' He's In Charge Of Nation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has become the subject of global ridicule after telling an interviewer he had "forgotten" he was in charge of th...

Will Britain Finally Stop Bishops From Writing Its Laws?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Johann Hari

Which two nations still reserve places in their parliaments for unelected religious clerics, who then get an automatic say in writing the laws the country's citizens must obey? The answer is Iran... and Britain.

Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats Have Betrayed Britain

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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.

A Tale of Two Cities: Riots in Paris, Cost cutting in London

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Margolis

The United States would do well to pay close attention to Britain's very real revolution. Washington needs a George Osborne.

The Tea Party's Wildest Dreams Come True -- in Britain. The Result? Disaster

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Johann Hari

The government of David Cameron just took the Tea Party's deepest fantasies -- of massive budget cuts, introduced immediately -- and imposed them on Britain.


Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

PARIS - Britain's mighty Royal Navy ruled the waves until World War II, fully 25% of the globe. There are few greater epochs in history than the st...

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...

A Statesman and a Demagogue Address the UN

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

President Obama may not have cut new ground at the United Nations, but any American listening to him had to be proud of his eloquence. Not so for Iranians who heard their president.