British Politics

The Cornish Become An Official Minority

Myttin da!*

It’s not often we get to report a change in the sociological and political makeup of the United Kingdom, although with Scotland undergoing a public referendum to see if they will become an independent nation, who can say what the ...

WATCH: How To Stop An Argument With Queen And Technology

Political journalism is a terribly serious business. There is no scope, in the middle of an angry row about, say, Prime Minister’s Question Time, for any form of levity, in case it looks as though you are mocking the very ...

Watch: Nick Clegg, The British Politician Going For A Song

Other people’s politics are often hard to understand from a distance, especially when you’re dealing with ingrained attitudes towards political parties, their emblems and colors, and the people who lead them. So this tale ...

The Brit List: 5 Gaffes and Goofs Made By British Politicians On-Camera

In recent years, it has become apparent that there is a reason why politicians have become less bothered about the actuality of their day to day work – the administration and facilitation of the communities they have been elected to ...

Is UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown on His Last Legs?

Elections have been held in the UK, and the Labour Party didn’t do so hot. Basically, they were routed.

Can Britain Elect Its Own Barack Obama?

One week ago, the U.S. reached a milestone of electing a black president; could Britain match this achievement and elect a black Prime Minister?

Toodle-Loo, Tony: Blair Hands It Over to Brown

Tony Blair exits stage left, and the Gordon Brown era has begun. The Guardian and BBC both have the extensive coverage you’d expect for such an historic handover.

Tony Blair: Don’t Let the Door Hit Ya…

So, Tony Blair‘s stepping down on June 27th, ushering in a whole new era in British politics. You might think today would be a moment of reverence and thoughtful reflection, but mostly, British papers are focusing on what a sh*t ...

Tony Blair Blames It On the Blacks?

Some might claim that “foot-in-mouth” disease – now renamed Don Imus Syndrome – is the new avian flu, so contagious that it leaps continents: yesterday, Prime Minister Tony Blair outraged black leaders in the ...

A Little Brit of Politics: MP Fired For Racism. Plus: Diana Inquest

This guy makes Joe Biden look like the Mahatma: Patrick Mercer, a British homeland security minister, said racist slurs like “black bastard” should be expected in the Army, and added that while he was a colonel, “I ...