british politics

Impact Equality

UK Activists Rise up as Anti-LGBTQ Politicians Gain Power

After Theresa May's snap election failure, an anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion, anti-many-human-rights party holds the balance of power in the UK and, unsurprisingly, LGBTQ activists are having none of it.​
Alice Rowsome
The Rundown

New Facebook Algorithm Tells Your Policymakers What You’re Reading

Your daily guide to what’s working, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff

Eating Every Sausage Roll and Cornish Pasty I Could Find in a Suburban Gas Station

Ginsters readymade sausage rolls and Cornish pasties are a British petrol station staple. I set myself the challenge of eating the entire range of pastry-flaked meat tubes—in a Shell garage forecourt, obviously.
Nell Frizzell

A Drag Queen Dressed as Theresa May Attempted to Enter Downing Street

Theresa May became Britain’s second-ever female Prime Minister on Wednesday, but that didn't stop a drag queen dressed as her from trying to take office.
Sirin Kale

Meet the Writers Behind a New Musical About British Left-Wing Leader Jeremy Corbyn

The new musical sees Prime Minister Corbyn locked in a nuclear stand off with Putin, to the backdrop of an alleged affair with Labour MP Diane Abbott.
Amelia Dimoldenberg

This Kid Tattooed British Left-Wing Heartthrob Jeremy Corbyn on His Back

If the Labour party loses, a brief moment of hope will live on forever, etched into Kieran Horsfield's flesh.
Sam Kriss

Britain Is Aware of Sugar’s Dangers But Still Won’t Tax It

The British government has finally released a report on the longstanding effects sugar has on both England’s public health and economy—a report that was originally scheduled to be released all the way back in July.
Alex Swerdloff

Britain Might Be About to Scrap Free School Meals for Under-Sevens

According to a Sky News report, the Conservative government could be harbouring plans to axe a scheme that sees free hot lunches provided for all infant school pupils.
Phoebe Hurst

Why Britain Needs Its Cleavage-Flaunting 'Selfie Queen,' Karen Danczuk

Any woman who has ever sent a nude Snapchat at 3 AM can relate to Karen. Anybody who has ever tried, and failed, to use their breasts to get a free drink. Anyone who secretly wants to be a little bit famous.
Helen Nianias

This Is What It's Like to Cook Subsidised Meals for British Politicians

In the House of Lords, the unelected chamber of parliament that works with the House of Commons to shape British law, members dine on caviar and saffron risotto—all subsidised by British taxpayers.
Maya Oppenheim

A Brit Explains the UK Election Results to Americans

We talked to Gavin Haynes about the Conservative Party's surprising upset and the prospects of an independent Scotland.
Grace Wyler

How Elite Advertisers Shaped British Politics

The way the UK understands and relates to political parties during election time has been controlled by the creative elite for the last 40 years.
David Whelan