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Nick Clegg: Restoring Freedom To Britain

by @ Thursday, July 1st, 2010. Filed under England, Foreign Affairs, Individual Liberty

Great Britain’s new Deputy Prime Minister announces an interesting initiative: Now this is a European idea I wouldn’t mind seeing brought to America. We’re working to create a more open and less intrusive society through our Programme for Government. We want to restore Britain’s traditions of freedom and fairness, and free our society of unnecessary […]

“Let’s Make A Deal” Continues In Britain

by @ Saturday, May 8th, 2010. Filed under England, Foreign Affairs

There’s still no resolution to the muddy election outcome over in the United Kingdom, but everything now seems to hinge on whether Nick Clegg can convince his Liberal Democratic Party to accept a deal with the Tories: Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is meeting his MPs and peers to discuss a power-sharing offer from the […]

Tories And Labour Play “Let’s Make A Deal” With The Lib Dems

by @ Friday, May 7th, 2010. Filed under England, Foreign Affairs

Over in London, the deal making is underway: David Cameron and Gordon Brown competed to win over the Liberal Democrats today as they made rival offers to Nick Clegg in a bid to form a new coalition government. The three main parties are locked in frantic horse-trading as they vie for power after the election […]

Tories Take Plurality, But Britain Wakes Up To A Hung Parliament

by @ Friday, May 7th, 2010. Filed under England, Foreign Affairs

Great Britain woke up this morning to the most uncertain post-election picture in thirty-six years: LONDON — After one of the most passionately contested elections in decades, Britain faced the stalemate of a hung Parliament on Friday, with no party likely to command an outright majority despite significant gains by the opposition Conservatives and damaging […]

Exit Polls Project Tory Plurality, Hung Parliament

by @ Thursday, May 6th, 2010. Filed under England, Foreign Affairs

It’s been a long night in the United Kingdom and results are still unclear, but exit polls suggest that the Conservative Party will fall short of an outright majority in Parliament: LONDON — A revamped Conservative Party was poised to win the most seats in Britain’s closely fought elections early Friday but was falling short […]

Well This Would Increase Voter Turnout

by @ Thursday, May 6th, 2010. Filed under England, Foreign Affairs, Humor

Voters arrive at the Hare and Hounds pub which is being used as a polling station on May 6, 2010 in Corsham, England. By Matt Cardy/Getty. H/T: Sullivan

Brits Head To Polls In Possibly Pivotal Election

by @ Thursday, May 6th, 2010. Filed under England, Foreign Affairs

After what can only be described as a General Election campaign unlike anything Great Britain has seen before, it’s all over but the voting: LONDON — Concluding one of the most passionate election campaigns in years, Britain went to the polls on Thursday after a frantic race to the finish among politicians clamoring to persuade […]

British Preacher Arrested For Calling Homosexuality A Sin

A preacher in England has been arrested for taking the position that homosexuality is sinful: Dale McAlpine was charged with causing “harassment, alarm or distress” after a homosexual police community support officer (PCSO) overheard him reciting a number of “sins” referred to in the Bible, including blasphemy, drunkenness and same sex relationships. The 42-year-old Baptist, […]

The Revenge Of Gillian Duffy

by @ Sunday, May 2nd, 2010. Filed under England, Foreign Affairs

Gordon Brown’s worst nightmare replayed itself today as Gillian Duffy gave an interview to The Mail On Sunday: The woman branded a ‘bigot’ by Gordon Brown launched an outspoken attack on the Prime Minister last night, as a new poll showed David Cameron on course to win the Election, but with too few MPs to […]

More Signs Of Trouble For Labour

by @ Saturday, May 1st, 2010. Filed under England, Foreign Affairs

With only five days left until Election Day, the Labour Party lost the endorsement of a newspaper that has been solidly pro-Labour for at least the past twenty years: LONDON — In another blow to Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s faltering Labour government, The Guardian on Saturday unexpectedly endorsed the Liberal Democrats in next week’s general […]

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