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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street in London, United Kingdom, on Dec. 13, 2019, following his Conservative Party's general election victory.

Boris Johnson’s Victory Is Exactly What the EU Wants

The endless Brexit saga has brought uncertainty, instability, and confusion to Brussels. Now European leaders can get on with business.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wears boxing gloves emblazoned with "Get Brexit Done" as he poses for a photograph at Jimmy Egan's Boxing Academy in Manchester, England on Nov. 19.

Is Britain’s Election Really About Brexit?

Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are campaigning on the assumption that nothing else matters. The Labour Party is betting that voters care more about bread-and-butter issues.

Alyn Smith, Scottish National Party candidate for Stirling, meets with voters on the streets of Stirling on Nov. 19 ahead of the general election.

In Scotland’s Swing Seats, Nationalists Are Selling Voters on Independence

Mired in the unpopular Brexit process, the Tories will have to convince voters that the union is worth it to keep hotly contested seats.

Ali Milani, the British Labour Party's parliamentary candidate in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, speaks to campaign volunteers before canvassing in the Eastcote area of London on Dec. 7.

The Biggest Threat to Boris Johnson Isn’t Jeremy Corbyn

The British prime minister isn’t afraid of the Labour party’s leader. To retain his parliamentary seat in an increasingly diverse west London district, Johnson is facing a tight race to fend off Ali Milani, a 25-year-old immigrant from Iran.

Protesters in Hong Kong chant slogans near a police-cordoned area to show support for a small group of protesters barricaded inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sits with pupils as he visits Middleton Primary School in Milton Keynes, England, on Oct. 25.

The British Public Is Tired of Boris Johnson

The prime minister needs a triumph at the ballot box. He probably won’t get it.

Union Jacks flap in the wind in front of the Houses of Parliament in London on Oct. 23.

A Diminished Nation in Search of an Empire

Boris Johnson’s dreams of an Anglosphere to replace the European Union aren’t new. Ever since the end of colonialism, the United Kingdom has sought ways to revive its standing.

Turkish soldiers and Turkish-backed Syrian fighters gather.

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Suspected white phosphorus attacks in Syria, sanctions take their toll on Chinese firms, and Britain debates Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pictured.

Parliament Is Skeptical About Boris’s Brexit Deal

Still, if the new agreement fails to gain approval, the public may not blame Johnson at the polls.

Motorists pass an anti-Brexit Irish Unity banner as they drive in Dundalk, Ireland on Oct. 16, 2019.

Will Brexit Stumble Over Northern Ireland Again?

The Democratic Unionist Party’s statement on the latest deal with the European Union.

Scottish National Party Member of Parliament Ian Blackford joins celebrations marking five years since Scotland's independence referendum.

Scotland Could Leave the United Kingdom Over Brexit—and Green Energy

The debate over how to best marshal the country's alternative energy sources may affect a new independence referendum.

A British flag flies in front of the Big Ben clock tower in London.

Brexit Means Britain Needs a Constitution

British citizens will no longer be covered by EU law, and courts won’t have the power to protect minorities from the will of the parliamentary majority. Only a codified constitution can ensure basic rights.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson following his keynote speech at the 2019 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, on Oct. 2.

Johnson Shifts His Political Calculations on Brexit

The prime minister now expects there will be a delay, but he thinks voters will reward him at the polls for trying.

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