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UK's First Televised Prime Ministerial Debates: Game Changers

Rome Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rome Hartman

The televised sessions have been crucial in changing the entire direction of the campaign. Gordon Brown and (especially) David Cameron must be kicking themselves.

When Did 'Ordinary' Become Praise?

Jane Bussmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jane Bussmann

Our candidates are judged not for their policies -- God knows life is too short -- but for an attribute that has become synonymous with leadership quality: ordinariness.

Nick Clegg Says He Won't Work With Gordon Brown

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nick Clegg, leader of the British Liberal Democrats, has announced that he would be willing to join forces with current party of power Labour in the u...

Brits Want Obama-Style Change. Can They Grasp It?

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

With the arrival of a third party in the spotlight, there is a major chance of significant change -- not so much in the individual politician, but in the way we do politics in the United Kingdom.

Trident Is No Debt Cure for Britain

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Clegg is wrong because his proposal falls into the oldest of traps -- believing that because there is no clear and present nuclear danger to the UK now, that there could never be in the future.

'Is Nick Clegg the British Obama?' asks Arab press as UK poll swings on change

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After two impressive performances in televised debates between leaders of the three major political parties in the run up to the UK's May 6 general el...

UK Election Debate: Cameron Comes Out Strong, Despite Brown's Attacks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

London, England (CNN) -- Gordon Brown went on the offensive against the two men hoping to replace him as prime minister at a debate Thursday, but it s...

Rep. Michael Honda Backs Afghanistan Military Withdrawal Timetable

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

On Tuesday, Rep. Honda signed his name to legislation that would require the President to establish a timetable for the redeployment of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. This is potentially a bellwether event.

UK Election Day Live Updates

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Follow the latest news out of the UK as Britain goes to the polls on Thursday, May 6. Don't know what's going on? Check out our UK Election Big News p...

#NickCleggsFault: Upstart British Politician Becomes Twitter Meme

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cleggmania is facing its biggest backlash today, with right-wing British newspapers attacking Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg's integrity. In respo...

Nixon Kennedy + 50

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

On September 26, 1960 Richard M. Nixon, the sitting Vice President, met Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts in the first-ever televised debate be...

Nick Clegg: 'Cleggmania' Sweeps Britain, Liberal Democrats Surge In Polls

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A week ago, most people in Britain considered Nick Clegg, the "little-known leader" of the Liberal Democrats, to be, by all measures, a long shot to b...

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.

The 'Americanization' Of British Politics

Alexander Dresner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Dresner

A noticeable and unnerving trend has taken shape in the lead-up to this year's British national election: with an influx of advisors and consultants w...

Televised Debates are Bad For Democracy

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

There seems to be a consensus that the UK's first televised debates were good for our democracy. I would hesitate before making such a hasty judgment.

Future Trends and Challenges to UK Security

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

The Strategic Defense Review is a once-a-decade assessment of what Britain's national interests are, and how best to defend them in the coming years.

Will the British General Election Save UK Economy From Collapse?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

There is one overriding issue in the UK's 2010 general election: the economy. It is a basket case, buried in public debt.

Guardian Hay Festival Begins Today; Nick Clegg Among Speakers

The Guardian | Charlotte Higgins, Chief Arts Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Clegg will appear with the human rights barrister and author Philippe Sands. The conversation is likely to range widely and robustly over the possibil...

David Cameron: Queen's Speech A 'Radical Program For A Radical Government'

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister David Cameron has hailed the Queen's Speech as a "radical programme for a radical government"....

UK Goes Forward To The Past! A Cabinet That Looks Like... Eton (No Blacks, Gays or Jews Need Apply)

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

Fortunately for this true-blue Tory son of the landed gentry, David Cameron has been able to pick a cabinet that looks like his alma-mater -- Britain's most exclusive, elite, boys-only private school Eton.

The UK: No Country for Old Men

June Sarpong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
June Sarpong

Lately on both sides of the Atlantic we see our old stalwarts being eclipsed by younger models. Is choosing youth over experience going to be the norm in this fast paced mass media age?

Proportional Representation Is Like a Box of Chocolates : You Never Know What You're Going to Get

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

If a party asks you to vote for it, it should be able to tell you what it will do with the power. But if we had proportional representation, it wouldn't be able to, because it wouldn't know.

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.

Consensual, Civilized... Depressing

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

In his dreams, it can't have been like this. In his dreams, it was cheering crowds, tears of joy, hands clasped in gratitude, and waves of sheer, bles...