Arise King Boris, Father of Brexit and Foe of Brussels

December 17, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given Jeremy Corbyn a good old-fashioned thumping. The Conservatives won 365 seats out of 650 in Parliament, gaining 47. They smashed the “red wall” of solid Labour seats in northern England. The Johnson-led Conservatives achieved the highest vote swing...

The Truth and Lies of the UK General Election

December 12, 2019

Britain is gripped by election fever. The polls suggest voters are as divided as ever. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Tories face accusations of Islamophobia. Jeremy Corbyn is seemingly the face of acute and widely-held antisemitism in the Labour Party. For some, Corbyn is an...

Will History Repeat Itself for the Conservatives?

June 27, 2017

Might 2017 see a repetition of the historical splits in the Conservative Party? As the many consequences of the June 8 election work through, the United Kingdom is edging closer to a rare historical occurrence already celebrated twice before: a formal split in the (still just about) ruling...

Is There a Link Between Foreign Policy and Terrorism?

June 04, 2017

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was criticized for raising this issue on the campaign trail, but it's time we talked about it. What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would...