Class warfare looms in 2010 British general election
The 2010 British General Election, which must be held by June 3, pits embattled Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the Labour Party against David Cameron of the Conservatives. Jamie Macfarlane writes about the perennial issue of class as a potential factor in the race.
Posted: January 26, 2010 16:39
Fallout grows from British politicians’ expense scandal
Trouble is brewing for British politicians after a newspaper reported that several members of parliament had abused their expenses system, spending thousands of pounds of public money on questionable claims -- including $3,000 to clear a moat surrounding an estate and money for diapers, comics and hair dye.
Posted: May 21, 2009 12:14
What’s a trillion here or there, among friends?
Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner discusses what really came out of the G-20 meeting (besides the $1.1 trillion pledged), including Fidel Castro's positive outlook on U.S.-China relations.
Posted: April 3, 2009 15:42
Fatal attack by Real IRA gunmen rattles Northern Ireland
Niall O'Dowd of the Irish America magazine discusses a Real IRA attack on a British base in Ulster on Saturday, the first killings of British security forces in Northern Ireland in a dozen years. The violence threatened the province’s fragile coalition government of Protestants and Catholics.
Posted: March 9, 2009 13:53
Blogwatch / Video
U.S. questions British performance in Afghanistan
Tom Baldwin, the Washington bureau chief of The Times of London, discusses reports that American military officials are questioning the role and effectiveness of British forces in Afghanistan.
Posted: December 16, 2008 17:04
British public wants out of Afghanistan
Robert Finn, a former ambassador to Afghanistan, discusses a potential expansion of American military presence in Afghanistan and the need for broader cooperation with U.S. allies.
Posted: November 13, 2008 12:14
Recession fears mount across Europe
In October, U.K. unemployment rose at the fastest rate in 16 years. About 1.82 million British people are now out of work as leaders call for coordinated global efforts to stem an impending recession.
Posted: November 12, 2008 17:03