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U.K. Politics

Michelle Obama's DNC Speech And Understanding The Trump Vote

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Melissa Jun Rowley

Many parts of America are in crisis, and whatever happens come November, a large percentage of the population is going to be angrier than it is now.

Brexit: A Preview of Things to Come in Politics?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Daniel Burrus

The campaign between the two parties appeared to be a battle between the old and new ways of thinking. Basically, voters were asked to choose between staying as they are or going back to how they were. However, the reality is that nobody can turn back the clock and live in the past, we are all heading in the same direction -- the future.

Jeremy Corbyn and the People Versus the Media: The End of Manufactured Consent?

Kadira Pethiyagoda | Posted 07.29.2016 | World
Kadira Pethiyagoda

In future history classrooms, students will likely be told the tale of the tag-team assault on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by the mainstream media and MPs.

Vote Your Conscience

Steve Gertz | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Steve Gertz

Rather than casting our vote out of fear of the "other" this election, let's be true to our consciences and write in the candidate of our choice. If that means choosing Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, fine, vote for them.

The 5 Worst Parts Of David Cameron’s Legacy

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 07.13.2016 | World

British Prime Minister David Cameron headed to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II, ushering in a new era i...

May Premiership a New Opportunity

Redha Rubaie | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Redha Rubaie

In the last month, Britain has witnessed the kind of once in a generation political instability that will end up being taught by politics lecturers in...

UK: Remain Voters To Get Official 'I Told You So' Card

Dan Miles | Posted 07.12.2016 | Comedy
Dan Miles

In a shock move by the barely functioning UK government, it was announced today that those who voted Remain in the recent EU referendum are to be issued with official I told you so cards.

What You Need To Know About Britain's Next Leader

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 07.13.2016 | World

Theresa May is the last candidate standing to succeed David Cameron as Britain’s prime minister after Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom dropped out Mon...

If Brexit was Game of Thrones

Dan Miles | Posted 07.05.2016 | Comedy
Dan Miles

In the last few weeks the UK has seen more backbiting, treachery, spectacular battles and duplicitous manoeuvring than in the last twenty years combined (at least visibly). In fact, the whole thing is beginning to look like an episode of Game of Thrones.

How Can We Celebrate Independence Without Community?

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Jack Nadel

The 21st century has ushered in an era of unlimited and instant communication. Everyone's opinion can reach around the world. The internet does not discriminate -- it passes on the same content to thousands of different audiences but often with a variety of interpretations.

A Very British Civil War

Dan Miles | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Dan Miles

The English language, as the British use it at least, is simply not designed for the situation we now find ourselves in. Somehow 'my what a pickle,' is never going to cut it, will never be able to describe a conflict that literally no one saw coming

Brexit Reflects EU's Failure To Create A European Identity - And Israel Should Take Heed

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Carlo Strenger

And indeed I think that Israel's lack of vision is already creating the analogue of Brexit: As Peter Beinart has been arguing for years, the younger generation of American Jews, who are overwhelmingly liberal and cosmopolitan in outlook, are progressively disengaging from an Israel, with which they cannot identify, and whose values they do not share.

Some Lessons From Brexit: How Bernie Sanders Can Help Save America

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

I believe that Senator Sanders has a major role to play in helping our nation find its way, without us having to go through a painful experience like a Brexit -- spurred by the anxieties of part of our population and that in the end is inimical to all of our true interests.

Brexit Damage Control

Peter Doyle | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Peter Doyle

There is no putting Humpty back. After last week's vote, threat by referenda is the order of the day for the Euro and the EU--with calls in France,...

Dear David Cameron: Be A Leader, Not A Quitter

Jon Deutsch | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Jon Deutsch

David, instead of quitting like a quitter, why not instead act like the professional politician that you claim to be and walk it back like any self-respecting politician would?

From Brexit To Breakup: A Scottish View On The EU Referendum

David Miles | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
David Miles

Something we in Scotland learned the hard way in 2014 is that referendum questions are dangerous because they make both choices on the ballot paper seem equally plausible. By giving the people a choice we somehow assume that either option is a safe one.

It's time for our best leaders to have conviction again.

Niall Dunne | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Niall Dunne

In W.B. Yeats poem, the Second Coming, written in the aftermath of the First World War he introduced us to the immortal words, "things fall apart, the...

The Thickest Of Skins Won't Stop A Bullet

Janis Irwin | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Janis Irwin

The senseless killing of British MP Jo Cox is "a manifestation of a coarseness in our politics and hatred toward the other that we must not tolerate." That from American politician Gabby Giffords, herself the target of an assassination attempt. We must do better. We must hold each other to account. We must condemn threats against women in politics, because the death of Jo Cox shows what can happen when threats are actualized. We must not let threatening, misogynistic, or hateful discourse online or elsewhere go unopposed. We must not let hate win and we must not let people try to tell us that we cannot be better.

Michael Moore Invades Britain with his Newest Film

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment
Sophia A. McClennen

Revolutionary documentarian Michael Moore took his latest film on the road to the UK this week. Oscar shortlisted, "Where to Invade Next" premiered in...

Europeans Are Literally Hugging Brits To Try To Stop Brexit

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.18.2016 | World

In June, the United Kingdom will hold a critical referendum asking voters whether the country should leave the European Union. Some friendly Europeans...

5 Ways to Turn Rejection Into Opportunity

Brett Berhoff | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Brett Berhoff

Rejection is inevitable. It's safe to say that most people aren't into rejection. Could we also assume that it is on the top ten list of many peoples fears? GOOD NEWS ALERT! Rejection doesn't have to be feared, we can transform it into opportunity.

Face Facts Mr. Donald Trump

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Jocelyn Greenky

The Donald now reigns supreme in the art of Face-Making. Whom has not noticed that during every single debate which we view, The Donald makes a derog...

Brilliant Politician Wants Hedgehogs As U.K.'s National Species

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Weird News

A British politician sparked a prickly debate when he suggested that the U.K. adopt the hedgehog as a national symbol. This kind of seems like a no-br...

Official Who Oversaw Public Toilet Closures Caught Peeing In Street

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.12.2015 | Weird News

An elected official who announced funding cuts for public bathrooms might be rethinking the issue after he was ticketed for urinating in the street. J...

Brexit Will Not Hurt the Special Relationship

David Singh Grewal | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
David Singh Grewal

Froman isn't, as a British reader might casually assume, a minister whose views carry independent weight because he is an important politician in the ruling majority. He is, rather, a recent political appointee charged with a narrow, but demanding task: overseeing the complex negotiations for two ambitious new trade agreements that President Obama has made the centerpiece of his final term.