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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 ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on January 16th, 2014
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 ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 24th, 2012
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 ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on April 25th, 2012
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 ...
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on June 5th, 2009
Elections have been held in the UK, and the Labour Party didn’t do so hot. Basically, they were routed.
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?
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.
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 ...
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 ...
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on March 8th, 2007
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 ...