british politics

6.16.17

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.​

6.12.17

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.

8.22.16

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.

7.14.16

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.

1.28.16

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.

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1.18.16

Trump Is a Crazy, Hateful Buffoon, But Let's Invite Him Over, Say British MPs

British politicians have been exchanging passionate views this afternoon on whether Trump should be banned from entering the country, but they agreed on one thing — the man's an idiot.

12.3.15

UK Labour Party Splits on Syria, But This May Not Mean Electoral Disaster

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn vehemently opposed bombing Syria, but 66 of his own MPs broke ranks and voted for it.

11.13.15

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.

10.27.15

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.

9.22.15

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.

9.12.15

Britain's Labour Party Elects Leftist Jeremy Corbyn as Leader in Major Upset

Corbyn, a 66-year-old vegetarian, won by offering wealth taxes, nuclear disarmament, and ambiguity about the future of the UK’s membership in the EU.

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