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We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat









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God Save the Queen









Posted on Jun 22, 2017 ENLARGE



Vehicle Hits Pedestrians Near London Mosque; One Arrest Is Made

Eyewitnesses say a van appeared to veer and strike people intentionally. (Update: Authorities are now treating the incident as an act of terrorism against Muslims. One person is dead, and at least 10 are injured.)

Posted on Jun 18, 2017 READ MORE


Race to the Finish [a cartoon from the Netherlands]









Posted on Jun 8, 2017 ENLARGE



Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party Is a Beacon in These Blighted Times

The party’s strong campaign in this Thursday’s election—and the leadership under Corbyn—suggest positive developments that range beyond the U.K.’s borders.

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 READ MORE



What Did Theresa May Know About the Manchester Bomber?

Critical questions remain unanswered, deflected by promises of an internal review.

Posted on May 31, 2017 READ MORE



Jeremy Corbyn Is Praised for Denouncing Failed ‘Global War on Terror’

The British Labour Party leader’s speech comes as general election campaigning resumes in the U.K. after Monday’s deadly bombing in Manchester.

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE



National Security Agency Tools, Built Despite Warnings, Used in Global Cyber Attack

Disruptions have been reported in at least 74 countries, including Russia, Spain, Turkey and Japan, with some reports of U.S. infiltration as well.

Posted on May 13, 2017 READ MORE


False Teeth [a cartoon from the Netherlands]









Posted on Apr 22, 2017 ENLARGE



Islamic State Is Encouraging Loner Attacks to Mask Its Decline

The terrorist organization is playing a long game in trying to herd Europe’s tens of millions of Muslims into radicalism.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 READ MORE



Prime Minister Says London Attacker Was ‘British Born’; Eight People Arrested in Raids (Updated)

Theresa May makes a statement before Parliament about the attack that left five dead and 40 injured in London. (Updated)

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: John Bercow, Speaker of the U.K. House of Commons

Citing President Trump’s immigration ban, Bercow took a strong public stand against allowing him to speak to the British chamber.

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 READ MORE


Dilemma [a cartoon from the United Arab Emirates]









Posted on Jan 19, 2017 ENLARGE


Intention [a cartoon from the Netherlands]









Posted on Jan 17, 2017 ENLARGE


How Brexit Will Work









Posted on Oct 7, 2016 ENLARGE



Truthdigger of the Week: Former British Ambassador and Whistleblower Craig Murray

Murray, who has been denied entry into the United States to travel to an intelligence-community conference, was removed from the British diplomatic service after he exposed human rights abuses in Uzbekistan.

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 READ MORE



Jeremy Corbyn Launches Bold, Progressive Plan to Transform U.K.

“Our country wasn’t run by Brussels, it’s run by boardrooms across the world,” the Labour Party leader said as he called for pro-worker public investments, peace abroad and a clean-energy transition.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE



Black Lives Matter Groups Stage Protests Across the U.K. (Multimedia)

Demonstrations in five cities led to blocked roads, stalled traffic and more than a dozen arrests.

Posted on Aug 5, 2016 READ MORE



U.K. Could Warm by 4 Degrees Celsius This Century

Scientific advisers warn that, by 2100, temperatures in Britain could rise by twice as much as the internationally agreed limit set at the Paris climate conference.

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 READ MORE



Brexit Champion Nigel Farage Steps Down as Leader of U.K. Independence Party (Video)

The man who led the campaign for Great Britain’s exit from the European Union has exited from his position as leader of the U.K. Independence Party, saying he has fulfilled his political ambitions.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 READ MORE



Britain Stands at a Diplomatic Crossroads With Brexit Blues

The country has always had impulses to cooperate and to isolate. The referendum took a snapshot of opinion at an extreme moment of the pendulum swing. Now all Britons have to live with the result.

Posted on Jul 1, 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



Truthdigger of the Week: Jo Cox, British Parliament Member Who Was Slain

Cox, a progressive, fought hard for any cause that inspired her, such as the plight of Syrian refugees and keeping Britain in the European Union—two that may have inflamed her killer.

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 READ MORE


Brexit Fight









Posted on Jun 4, 2016 ENLARGE


Londoners Elect a Muslim Mayor









Posted on May 10, 2016 ENLARGE



Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1 Percent From Panama Leak

The massive release of documents is a wonderful thing, but do not expect a genuine exposé of capitalism. The dirty secrets of some corporations will remain unpublished.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jeremy Corbyn Joins Tens of Thousands in U.K. Anti-Nuclear Weapons Rally

“We are not alone,” the leader of Britain’s Labour Party told the crowd in a mass demonstration in central London Saturday. “There are many people around the world ... who have wanted a non-nuclear future for their country and their planet.”

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



U.K.’s Nuclear Project Falters Again

Hopes of a nuclear revival in Europe are fading as the continent’s biggest new reactor project is put back three years.

Posted on Feb 19, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdiggers of the Week: All Involved in Britain’s #JC4PM Tour

Despite being ignored by the mainstream media, the Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister touring show is bringing together like-minded people who support progressive politics.

Posted on Feb 6, 2016 READ MORE



Julian Assange ‘Arbitrarily Detained,’ a U.N. Panel Has Found

The panel is expected to announce Friday a finding that the WikiLeaks founder’s long stay in Ecuador’s London embassy is the result of improper actions by Sweden and Britain.

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 READ MORE



The Corbyn Effect: Survey Shows Huge Support in Labour Party for Its Leader

It seems that Jeremy Corbyn is successfully reshaping the Labour Party in the U.K., with a survey showing “overwhelming support for him [and] a decisive shift to the left.”

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE



Malnutrition and ‘Victorian’ Diseases Are Soaring in England ‘Due to Food Poverty and Cuts’

Cases of malnutrition have doubled and other “Victorian” diseases are soaring in the U.K., in what campaigners say is a direct result of Tory government austerity measures.

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Watch the Promo for Banksy’s New Dystopian Theme Park, ‘Dismaland’

In this promotional video for the anonymous graffiti artist’s “bemusement park,” catch a glimpse of the not-so-family-friendly attractions in store.

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Teacher or Spy? Curbing Freedom of Expression in Britain’s Schools

Under new laws, U.K. teachers are expected to act as the “eyes and ears of the state.”

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 READ MORE


Royal Baby









Posted on May 9, 2015 ENLARGE



Five More Years of Tory Government: What Fresh Hell Is This?

Now free to pursue a radical agenda, David Cameron will lead Britain even further down the murky path of austerity, privatization, increased surveillance and jingoism.

Posted on May 8, 2015 READ MORE



Joan of Arc

In a new biography of the French girl freedom-fighter, it isn’t the maid of Orleans who receives the blazing light of scrutiny so much as the society that engulfed her and the literary imagination in which she endures.

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 READ MORE



‘Amazon of U.K.’ Being Destroyed for Grouse Shooting

Managing moorlands so that more birds can be reared for lucrative shooting parties is adding to climate change by destroying layers of peat and releasing large quantities of stored carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 READ MORE



‘Purr-Gate’ Earns British PM David Cameron the Wrong Kind of Hashtag (Video)

British Prime Minister David Cameron was scarcely able to bask in the toasty glow of his empire’s victory after Scotland’s vote to stay in the U.K. before he found himself caught up in a PR disaster involving the queen of said empire, a hot mic and cat noises. Most unfortunate.

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 READ MORE


A 91-Year-Old Man Gives Incredibly Moving Speech on the Importance of Universal Health Care

Speaking at the United Kingdom’s Labour Party conference Wednesday in what seems like poetic verse, the nearly century-old Harry Smith recalls his youth in the tenements of England, the “desperation of poverty” and the horrors of life before the National Health Service was implemented, all of which inspired him to vote for the first time.

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Independence









Posted on Sep 20, 2014 ENLARGE


Scotland Going Solo









Posted on Sep 17, 2014 ENLARGE


John Oliver: England Has Been a ‘Little Bit of a Dick’ to Scotland

Sunday, four days away from the Scottish independence vote, the Englishman and “Last Week Tonight” host begged Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom in a way only the comedian could.

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Scotland’s Voice









Posted on Sep 15, 2014 ENLARGE



A Conversation With Garry Wills

Truthdig talks with the writer/historian about his new book, “Making Make-Believe Real,” which considers Shakespeare and the political power of poetry.

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 READ MORE



How to Forgive Your Torturer

When I read the statistics on Americans and Britons that approve of torture, a scene comes back to me. I remember a man I met 20 years ago, not in my native Latin America or in faraway lands where torture is endemic, but in the extremely English town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 READ MORE



London Tops Super-Rich City List, Survey Shows

London has more billionaires than any other city in the world, and Britain has more billionaires per head of population than any other country, new data showed Saturday.

Posted on May 11, 2014 READ MORE



Science Shows Animals Have Feelings Too

Research demonstrates that dogs, cats and others release the same hormone that humans do when they’re in love; a blond man once convinced British intellectuals he was Asian and had been kidnapped from Taiwan; to deal with the climate crisis, we have to change our way of thinking. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 READ MORE


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