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.
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.
It is the case that the benefits of foreign aid are evident in themselves and something that we should commit to, but more so we need to ensure that the poorest people in the world receive the aid they need.
The Telegraph might be withholding emails related to a ridiculous smear campaign to label Labour politicians as pedophiles: yet another example of the Telegraph pandering to its friends in the Conservative government.
Whilst the Tories squabble over EU membership and Labour shy away from the subject completely, Lib Dems are united in saying that across Europe we are "better together". We support an in/out referendum when the time is right and we campaign passionately for the UK to remain a member of the EU.
Unlike Chancellor Merkel of Germany, who has a reputation for only sticking her neck out when confident of victory, Margaret Thatcher sometimes had little choice in the timing of the battles she had to fight.
The world's heart is heavy as we have learned of the death of the most brilliant leader the world has even known - the blessed Margaret. It was the saintly Margaret who rescued Britain from its dire position at the end of the 1970s and restored it to its former glory.
Possibly the most stand out moment of levity in David Cameron's speech on Wednesday announcing an 'in/out' referendum on Britain's EU membership within the next 5 years was when he said: "It is time to settle this European question in British politics."