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Axelrod Has A Big New Gig

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

By Michael Holden LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Britain's Labour Party has hired David Axelrod, the U.S. strategist who helped Presiden...

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.

Remembering Tony Benn and His Five Little Questions

Michael Winship | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Take a moment, please, to note the passing of a distinguished spokesman for the left, a man both firebrand and gadfly, of whom many Americans have never even heard. Yet what he did and said are of importance to us all and especially to the cause of democracy.

Deadlines Come And Go In Ireland's Abortion Vote

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

DUBLIN -- Ireland's lawmakers were supposed to have voted by now. Will they pass the country's first abortion bill Thursday? The government of Prim...

'Britain's Obama' Urges Ties With West Africa

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 07.19.2013 | Black Voices

ACCRA, Ghana — A rising star in Britain's Labour Party, described by some as the "British Barack Obama," Chuka Umunna urged the United Kingdom t...

UK Legislator Blames Jewish Conspiracy For Prison Sentence

AP | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

LONDON -- Britain's Labour Party has suspended one of its members in the House of Lords amid allegations he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his prison ...

Who Will Suffer This Time?

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Jill Shaw Ruddock

As economies around the world continue to nosedive and we look for solutions to the reckless spending and entitlements to keep a way of life we have stolen from the next generation, just who do you think will suffer this time?

Politicians, Unions Hail Big Bank CEO After He Refuses Bonus

AP | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

LONDON — Britain's leaders, politicians and union leaders on Monday welcomed the decision by the chief executive of nationalized Royal Bank of S...

Philip Gould, a Tribute

Peter Kellner | Posted 01.14.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

Sometimes Philip used to be bracketed with spin-doctors, and criticised as a master of the darker arts of election campaigning. The truth is that he was the exact opposite. If today's politicians, journalists and, er, pollsters wish to pay his life proper tribute, it would be to speak as truthfully and candidly as he always did.

A 'New Generation' Of Talent In Britain's Labour Party?

AP | By DAVID STRINGER | Posted 12.07.2011 | World

LONDON -- Britain's main opposition party promoted a host of new and mostly young lawmakers into senior roles Friday in an overhaul of its senior team...

Ed's Miliband Party 'Not Fit To Govern'

PA | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

Nearly three quarters of voters believe Ed Miliband's Labour is "not fit for Government", according to a survey released on the eve of ...

Lila Shapiro

While Labor Unions Show Their Might In U.K., Workers' Influence Remains Slight In U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

To those prone to suggest that the power of organized labor is declining in advanced economies, Great Britain offered up a potent counter-argument las...

Jason Linkins

WATCH: U.K. Labour Leader Miliband Takes Message Discipline To New Heights Of Absurdity

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2011 | Media

More than 750,000 public employees went on strike in the U.K. last week over proposed austerity measures that would affect their pension system. What ...

750,000 Public Sector Workers Go On Strike In Britain

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

LONDON — Thousands of British schools will close and travelers will face long lines at airport immigration Thursday when three quarters of a million...

UK Arts Funding Slashed

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- Hundreds of British arts organizations had their public funding slashed or eliminated Wednesday, the result of government spending cuts aime...

How to Turn the Wisconsin Rebellion Into a Progressive Tea Party

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

Imagine a parallel universe where the Great Crash of 2008 was followed by a Tea Party of a very different kind, with members demonstrating to demand the government finally regulate the behavior of corporations and the superrich.

Irish Crisis Gets Funny: Politician "Mad as Hell" on National TV (VIDEO)

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rory Fitzgerald

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Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats Have Betrayed Britain

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Clegg is one of the great mysteries of British politics. In just a few days after the election, he cleared a space in his swanky new ministerial offices and staged a bonfire of his principles.

The New Brand of 'Human' Politicians

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

It almost makes you want to live in North Korea. At least there, when a swarthy younger brother is thrust on the nation, you don't have to endure mont...

UK Labour Leadership Elections: The Brothers Miliband

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Abrams

For a politician who will need to confront both the hegemony and destructive immorality of the world political-economic order as well the furious, defeated neo-liberal wing of his own Party, this is clever.

Moving on from Blair: British Labour selects new leader

LabourList | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
LabourList

By Anthony Painter The British Labour party has ditched Tony Blair and his legacy. That is the simple message from Saturday's victory of Ed Miliband i...

Where Miliband Meets Obama

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Indra Adnan

Obama and Miliband have this in common: despite their strong left-wing credentials, neither are wholly committed to the historical, ideological frameworks of their parties.

Tony Blair Memoir

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — It's a political memoir with celebrity trappings – secrecy, security, a multimillion-dollar deal and, crucially, controversy. To...

Britannia Rules the Ripples?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

The heydays of Beatlemania when the rock scene helped British exports seem a distant memory as Britons suffer the indignities of tightening their belts across increasingly widening girths.

Nick Clegg Faces Agonizing Coalition Choice

AP | JENNIFER QUINN and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The kingmaker in Britain's drama-soaked election faces what must be an agonizing choice. Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats must deci...