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British Elections

UK Voting System Could See Fundamental Reform

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's messy, unresolved election may have created the conditions for fundamental change of a voting system that has inspired democr...

British Publishers On What They Want From The New Government

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The new government must push further on a range of issues from digital piracy to VAT, regardless of who holds the keys to 10 ­Downing Street, key fig...

Ballot Monkey Helps British Citizens Vote (VIDEO, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If taking part in one of the most competitive elections in history isn't enough of a draw for local British citizens, maybe a monkey will do the trick...

The Election That Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

If I had told you a month ago that Gordon Brown would be dispatching naval warships to Spain and the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg would be identified as "the most popular leader since Churchill," you would have called for Nurse Ratched.

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 Great Bloody Hole in the British Election Campaign: Afghanistan

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The British ambassador to Afghanistan, Mark Sedwill, says we will be there "for a generation" more. If we want to prove him wrong, then we have to demand it publicly.

J.K. Rowling Enters British Election Fray

Times UK | J.K. Rowling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Suggestions that Mr Cameron seems oblivious to how poor people actually live, think and behave seem to provoke accusations of class warfare. Let me th...

Late to the Party: Britain Loses Its Debate Virginity

Alan Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

This week, nearly 50 years after John F. Kennedy went mano-a-mano with Richard Nixon on live TV, the candidates for prime minister of the United Kingd...

UK Election 2010: Let the Games Begin!

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

The waiting is almost over. Now, the number number two most anticipated election -- next to the US's presidential one -- in the world gets going for real.

A Momentous Change in British Political History

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

This week, British politics has undergone one of the more momentous changes in history. I don't think we've even begun to appreciate the scale of what has happened.

Scathing Books As British Elections Near

bloomberg.com | George Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As a U.K. general election nears, London newspapers are serving up juicy morsels from a scabrous new book on politics. The extracts, from Andrew Rawns...

UK Leader David Cameron On Palin Phenomenon: 'It's Hard For Us To Understand'

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

David Cameron, leader of Britain's Conservative Party, has been profiled by Vanity Fair in an article that reveals the sharp differences between Camer...

Penury - middle class style - and the British election

Katharine Quarmby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katharine Quarmby

I'm in reflective mode this week, as I pack my bags for a stint covering the campaign trail for the next six weeks or so for a national newspaper. I'...

Focusing on the Facile

Hannah Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hannah Fisher

Political speeches in Britain now contain little more than empty repetition, all substance is lacking. The British public has lost respect and will not start listening until a new breed of politician arises.