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Why Britain Is Escalating Its Anti-ISIS Campaign in Syria

Samuel Ramani | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Samuel Ramani

Due to Cameron's parliamentary majority and the disunity of the opposition, the Conservative approach of British military escalation in Syria will likely be implemented. But the impact of these military activities is unclear.

Jeremy Corbyn and the New, Kind, Sincere, Embarrassing Politics

Christina Patterson | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Christina Patterson

This week, the Tories meet in Manchester, safe in the knowledge that all the serious political opposition in this country appears to have been wiped out. Well, I suppose you can call that some kind of achievement. You could even call it "kinder politics". As long as by "kind" you mean a sincere desire to wash your hands of all responsibility, and power.

On Brexit

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

Brexit is not just a referendum. It is a momentous decision gambling with Britain's, England's, and Scotland's future. The question will linger for a long time: Was it worth it - were the nation and the people best served by this course of action?

Conservative Discrepancy

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

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.

What Americans Should Learn From the British Election

Ivan Eland | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Ivan Eland

One of the big differences between the British Conservative Party and the American Republican Party is that the British Conservatives are willing to cut defense spending and Republicans are not.

Conservative Britain: The Real Hunt Begins...

David Trumble | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
David Trumble


Mark Blumenthal

Here's What the Polls Say About Today's UK Election | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

Polls in the UK forecast a close outcome with both major parties short of a majority. Hillary Clinton 'takes a hit,' or maybe she doesn't. And Jeb Bus...

Is It A Bird?.. Is It A Plane?.. No, It's Super Dave...

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy

Ed Miliband has recently surged ahead in the popularity stakes leaving David Cameron in the shadows and it's all thanks to one blogger who started 'Mi...

10 Things You Should Know About the 2015 UK Election

Zac McCrary | Posted 06.09.2015 | 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.

Revising Foreign Aid

Lewis Worrow | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Lewis Worrow

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.

Withholding Child Abuse Emails Further Damages Tarnished Telegraph

Tom Watson | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Tom Watson

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.

Influence Peddling and Inequality in London: Nobody Expects a Monty Python Fourth of July

Michael Winship | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In the face of heavy opposition from the moneyed classes on either shore, both the United States and the United Kingdom are desperately in need of campaign finance reform. No joke.

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.

EU: The Liberal Democrats As The 'Party Of In'

Tim Farron | Posted 01.25.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

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.

Thatcher's Militant Democracy

David Miles | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
David Miles

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.

Maggie's Martyrs: Mapping Lady Thatcher's Legacy

Kevin Childs | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Kevin Childs

What is it about women and power? The furor around Lady Thatcher's death and funeral once again magnifies how we respond to powerful women.

Not Sure How to Remember Margaret Thatcher? Look Around You

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Thatcher's credo of unashamed greed transformed the global economy. That meant transforming our culture and our politics -- and she did.

The Irony Lady: In Defense of Margaret Thatcher...

Martin Lewis | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Martin Lewis

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.

Cameron Fuels the Folly of British Isolationism

David Miles | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
David Miles

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."

Boris Johnson, The Next UK Leader?

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

LONDON — It's an Olympic tussle – an election battle to win control of London's City Hall just weeks before hundreds of thousands of athle...

Is There a Big Idea in Occupy Movements?

Vaios Papanagnou | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Vaios Papanagnou

The epoch that started in 2008 is defined by a single worry. Equally defining is the visible form that this angst takes. Millions of people in the Wes...

Rory Stewart: Remember This Name

Ben Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Rosen

Rory Stewart just turned 37. He is not now in government; he has never even stood for election. And he's going to become prime minister of Great Britain.