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Jeremy Corbyn Wins Another Battle as the War Against His Labour Party Leadership Continues (Video)

It’s dizzying to try to keep up with the drama of British politics in the post-Brexit era as resignations and elections seem to never-endingly roll in. Through it all, however, one man has continued to weather the storm of betrayals and right-wing plots.

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 READ MORE


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BoJo, the #Brexit Bro

Your three-minute read on the best reporting about the United Kingdom’s Boris Johnson you probably missed.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



Brexit Vote Means U.K. Is No Longer Bound to Meet EU Climate Targets

Following the vote to leave the European Union, Britain’s energy and climate change policy faces major changes—not least in relation to the nuclear power industry.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 READ MORE



Brexit’s Cautionary Tale for Trump Supporters

The gap between what the presumptive Republican nominee promises and what he can possibly deliver is even wider than in the United Kingdom’s European Union referendum.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 READ MORE



A Progressive American in London: My Thoughts on Brexit and the Revolt Against Jeremy Corbyn

After voting to leave the European Union, the U.K. needs serious discussions on a progressive way forward. For that, it needs Corbyn at the helm of the Labour Party.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 READ MORE


Brexit Surprise: Boris Johnson Bows Out of Tory Leadership Race; Labour Feud Continues (Multimedia)

The Tory head of the Leave campaign was expected to announce his bid for prime minister Thursday morning—that is until his closest ally decided to break away and announce his own run. (Updated)

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Samantha Bee Cautions Americans About the Parallels Between Trump and Brexit (Video)

“While the Brits were waking up in the ruins of their nation and saying, ‘Oh God! What have we done?’ ” the “Full Frontal” host quips, “a lot of Americans were looking over and saying, ‘Oh God! What are we about to do?’ ”

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


John Oliver Furiously Reminds Leaders That Lives Hang in the Balance as Brexit Is Negotiated (Video)

Using an example of a Portuguese woman distraught about what to tell her two daughters, one of whom was born in the U.K., the “Last Week Tonight” host says, “Just tell them that they might be screwed because a pig-f****r called for a vote, a bus had some bullshit written on it, and then two idiots called Nigel and Boris quoted President Bill Pullman. ... They’ll totally understand.”

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



London Elects a Muslim Mayor

As he was sworn in Saturday, Labour Party member Sadiq Khan said to rapturous applause that he “never dreamt” he would become London’s mayor. His victory also makes him the first Muslim mayor of any European Union capital.

Posted on May 7, 2016 READ MORE



Why Boarding Schools Produce Bad Leaders

Psychotherapist Nick Duffell spent 25 years treating boarding school graduates. He talks about how their upbringing in elite, authoritarian environments cut off from their families make them the poor public servants we observe in British politics today.

Posted on Jun 14, 2014 READ MORE



London Prepares to Water-Cannon Protesting Youth

Britain’s austerity government is expanding its means of subduing an increasingly discontented student population.

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 READ MORE



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British Prime Minister, London Mayor Mock Romney (Video)

Mitt Romney’s first trip abroad as the presumed Republican presidential nominee could best be described in one word: disaster.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Londoners Riot for a Third Day (Video)

There were scenes from a “war zone,” as one pub manager described it to the BBC. It’s the third day of rioting in London since police shot and killed 29-year-old Mark Duggan. Both Prime Minister David Cameron and the city’s mayor have canceled their vacations to return to their burning metropolis.

Posted on Aug 8, 2011 READ MORE


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Last Call for Tube Tippling

In the first policy announcement of his mayoral term, London’s newly elected Boris Johnson has banned the consumption of alcohol on all public transport —including buses and trains—in the capital city beginning June 1. The ordinance is criticized by many transport unions, which foresee serious problems in its enforcement.

Posted on May 7, 2008 READ MORE


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