british politics

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a last-ditch plea to members of Parliament to not block a no-deal Brexit.
This proud port community is on the frontline of a global political upheaval.
Britain just got its second female prime minister, but the country still has embarrassingly few women in politics.
The result of last Thursday's Brexit referendum marks a victory not of the people but of populism. Not of democracy but of demagogy. It is a victory of the hard right over the moderate right and of the radical over the liberal left.
Why is a general pardon bad history? The call for a royal pardon is incredibly ambiguous. It fails to take into account the full scope of same-sex sexual acts and behaviors that were criminalized, and therefore inevitably underestimates significantly the number of men impacted by various laws.
Watson rose to national prominence in the UK for his dogged pursuit of News International over the phone-hacking scandal
If Jane Austen were alive today, how would she vote? Would the champion of marrying for love support gay marriage? Would the advocate of a woman getting to choose her future mate herself support reproductive choice?
Large sections of the white working classes in England, according to a new report, feel that, when it comes to things like the allocation of social housing, they are "last in line."
Long the butt of punchlines for his nasal-sounding voice and geeky demeanor, British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has
If your response to the fact that some find AV difficult to understand is to sniff and say that you understand it, can you
We don't really need to be reminded that the spirit of British amateurism is alive and well. We can see it in a foreign policy that appears to be modeled on Carry on Up the Khyber, and in an economic policy that appears to be modeled on Calendar Girls.
If a colleague says something you disagree with and you tell them so, in a normal voice, without yelling, gurning like a gargoyle or maybe making "Wooh, wooh" noises -- then you're probably not an MP.
Brown's face lit up at the sound of the students' cheers, as well it might after years of being publicly disemboweled in the media. He will be a hell of a lot happier as a community organizer than a politician.
It also means that you are quite flexible about how you do this, so if, for example, you haven't quite managed to win a general
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.
The election of 40-year-old Ed Miliband to lead the UK's Labour Party proves the existence of a vibrant progressive movement in Britain that mirrors Barack Obama's victory over Hillary Clinton in 2008.