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Articles Tagged 'Gordon Brown'

Firth, Cameron Make Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential’ List

Time magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential list was unveiled today (April 21) and several interesting Brits were included. And like every year, a profile piece showcasing each honoree was written by a friend or colleague within that person’s respective field. Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth received the royal treatment from Dame Helen Mirren. “Colin’s innate decency, […]

The Most Cringe-Worthy UK Celebrity Moments of 2010

When it comes down to it, celebrities are human beings, too. They make mistakes just like us. Right? HA! This year saw no shortage of celebrity slip-ups and the press was swift in spotlighting who did what in what fashion. On Monday (December 13), we asked Anglophenia readers to choose which UK personality gave 2010 […]

Celebrities React To UK Election Day

While Britain tries to sort out this whole hung parliament stalemate, The Daily Mirror has gathered the celebrity reactions to yesterday’s UK election. NME also has compiled the best tweets of the rich and famous. Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos urged people to not vote Tory and directed a four-letter word at Conservative leader David […]

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. And it’s looking like Gordon Brown‘s days could be numbered.(Guardian) The Daily Telegraph makes Gordon Brown sound almost Nixonian. “Stalinistic” even. With a touch of Naomi Campbell thrown in: “Charges of paranoia, insensitivity to others, and […]

The Absolutely Fabulous Joanna Lumley Celebrates Political Victory

Gurkhas, an ethnic group from Nepal, have fought in the British Army for over 150 years. Yet many of those veterans were barred from living in the very country they so passionately defended for years. Actress Joanna Lumley, best known for her role as Patsy on Absolutely Fabulous, has been a vocal campaigner to allow […]

New Doctor Who Trailer. Plus: Panic on the Streets of London

Two separate stories are dominating the UK press today – the Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead trailer has been released, and a whole lotta people are actin’ a fool over in London at the G20 summit. Funny note: you’ll probably see more black people in the Doctor Who trailer than in all of the […]

Obama Drama Sweeps London for the G20 Summit

The Daily Telegraph is stalking President Obama and First Lady Michelle through London using Google Maps. And they have a really snarky live-blog commentary going on as well. Like you just know the writers are mincing about in their cravats as they come up with their little zingers. They like their Obama lightly-roasted…not flamebroiled. Here’s […]

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. Blair did not kiss the Queen’s hand upon asking for his removal from office. I’m simply scandalized…are you?(The Times) Video: Cherie Blair‘s parting shot to the media: […]

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 came across a lot of ethnic minority soldiers who were idle and useless, but who used racism as […]