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On September 18, the Silent Majority in Scotland Should Say No With Pride

David Miles | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
David Miles

For those of us who consider British-ness and Scottish-ness to be important elements of who we are as individuals, there is a horrible sense of foreboding about the current debate and the likely consequences of separation.

Scottish Independence and Our Political Natures

David Miles | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
David Miles

The only mention of Scotland in Avi Tuschman's Our Political Nature is a reference to the dangers of inbreeding among Hebridean bumblebees, yet the author's anthropological examination of what divides groups in societies offers plenty of food.

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

David Miles | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
David Miles

John Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt.

A Civil Political Debate

Jason Boxt | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Jason Boxt

On September 18 of this year, 5 million Scots will go to the polls to vote on whether or not to remain a part of the United Kingdom, a 300-year old union. Whether you are a political scientist or just a lover of democracy, the next month or so promises to be an action-packed, contentious, and civil debate over the future of a great country.

Margaret Thatcher Was Right: Justice Must be Done for The Palestinians

David Miles | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
David Miles

To understand this you could hardly do better than watch CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer's country club invocation of former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir this week to suggest Palestinians are forcing Israel to kill their children.

The Pudding in Ed Miliband's Head

Christina Patterson | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Christina Patterson

Confidence can be very nice, but when you go to see a brain surgeon, you care an awful lot more about skill. If Ed Miliband has the skills to run a country, he certainly hasn't shown it.

Schools Are Not Weapons of War -- in Nigeria or Elsewhere

Gordon Brown | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

The Boko Haram pattern of behavior makes it all the more important that the safe schools initiative launched by Nigerian business leaders last week gets off the ground quickly. While Boko Haram are a small extremist faction with limited demographic reach, it will take a tougher approach to school security and safety to reassure girls' parents and teachers that their school in the northern states is safe enough to attend. That is why foreign governments are now offering financial support for security guards and for proper fortifications and security equipment to give any school threatened by a terrorist attack the best possible chance of surviving it intact.

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.

Piers Morgan Stands By 'Friends' On Trial For Phone Hacking

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 11.04.2013 | Media

Piers Morgan has said he will not "drop his friends" who are currently standing trial at the Old Bailey over allegations of phone hacking because doin...

For a Change, Something Nice to Say About the US Congress

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Sir Peter Westmacott

I have had the privilege of being in the Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol twice in the last two days -- for two very different events. Both served as reminders of the power and integrity of U.S. democracy at its best.

The British Problem Facing a Transatlantic Trade Deal

Tim Oliver | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tim Oliver

For successive British governments a deal opening up further the transatlantic marketplace has proved an elusive one. With the U.S.A. and Europe as Britain's main economic partners, even a small deal could produce significant gains for Britain's economy.

A European Union Without Britain Is the Last Thing America Needs

Tim Oliver | Posted 12.14.2013 | World
Tim Oliver

Some talk of a vote to quit the E.U. as the means to reclaim Britain's sovereignty, asserting Britain's independence as a "Switzerland with nukes." That those nukes would have to be carried on U.S. missiles shows the limits of that independence.

Letter to the President From a Fellow Lawyer: Please Answer to Congress the Hard Questions That Cameron Couldn't

Ben Hanuka | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Ben Hanuka

Here is the gist of my humble advice to you, Mr. President: Stop fixating over the use of chemical weapons and look at ending the civil war in Syria.

Is David Cameron Losing Control?

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2013 | World

By Mohammed Abbas LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron is "losing control of his party", Conservative Party...

Theresa May: Europe Court Has 'Moved Goalposts' On Qatada

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

Home Secretary Theresa May has defended her failure to deport Abu Qatada under angry questioning from a Conservative MP. Tory Mark Reckless accused...

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.

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."

PHOTOS: Queen Elizabeth's Big Day

Posted 11.21.2012 | Weddings

Before Prince William and Kate were even born, the world celebrated another "royal wedding" -- the union of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the ...

SHOCK: UK Lawmaker Links Unnamed Former Prime Minister To Pedophile Ring

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

British lawmaker Tom Watson MP sent shock waves through the country's political establishment Wednesday, when he asserted in parliament that a former ...

It's Up to Us to Deliver for Malala

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Malala's plight has unleashed an unprecedented outpouring of public support. Now all of us must make that support count -- and deliver on the cause she has been fighting for -- her dream of education for every child.

We Farmers Must Realise That A Badger Cull Is An Irrelevant Distraction From Farming Reform

Dave Purser | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Politics
Dave Purser

I'm proud of the fact that my family has farmed for generations which is why I want to see the government change its badger cull policy and instead drive forward a long-term solution which will, first and foremost, genuinely benefit cattle farmers and their businesses.

Listen: Tony Blair Still Battles Media's 'Deception' Charges

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.11.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

I interviewed former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. We taped in London, where he's still a very divisive figure, and much more so, it's clear, than many Americans realize.

Double Dip Recession in UK Proves Austerity Doesn't Work

Ben Cohen | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Ben Cohen

After enacting extreme austerity measure in the UK with the promise that cutting spending would solve the economic crisis, the Conservative government has a lot of explaining to do after it was announced last week that Britain was falling back into recession again.

Murdoch Cameron

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.26.2012 | Media
Jeff Danziger

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