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Defaced photocopies of British National Overseas passports are displayed by pro-Beijing activists as they gather outside the British Consulate General to protest against the use of BNO passports in Hong Kong on Feb. 1.

China’s Nationality Law Is a Cage for Hong Kongers

Foreign passport holders risk being trapped in China by nervous authorities.

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party leader, Keir Starmer, delivers a virtual speech on his party’s vision for the country’s economic future at Labour headquarters in central London on Feb. 18.

Labour’s Dangerous Drift to the Right

Trying to rebound after painful losses, the British party appears to be courting conservative and white voters—and losing its core principles in the process.

Migrants in a dinghy navigate in the English Channel toward the south coast of England after crossing from France, on Sept. 1, 2020.

Britain Doesn’t Have a Refugee Crisis, So It Created One

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel have unnecessarily warehoused and endangered thousands of asylum-seekers in an effort to pander to the right-wing press.

Police officers inspect the truck of a driver working in the shellfish industry who brought his truck to central London to protest

Britain’s Been Hammered by Brexit, but It Got the Vaccine Right

The positive contrast with the European Union’s COVID-19 vaccine debacle has masked a rocky exit from Europe.

Muslims attend a vigil at the East London Mosque for the victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks on March 15 in London, England.

Our Top Weekend Reads

British Muslims seek legal protections, Biden unveils his climate agenda, and why Saudi Arabia is getting away with murder.

A volunteer prays alone in a prayer hall with signs on the carpet enforcing social distancing at Madina Masjid in Sheffield on July 24, 2020.

Defining Islamophobia Is the First Step Toward Addressing It

In the United Kingdom, Islamophobia is on the rise, but existing anti-racist measures are not equipped to deal with it.

People walk outside the BBC headquarters in Portland Place, London on July 2, 2020.

The United States Needs a BBC

The Beeb’s influence is rising stateside, revealing a hunger for nonpartisan news. America’s own networks should take note.

Donald Trump and  Boris Johnson arrive for a bilateral meeting during the G-7 summit on Aug. 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France.

Why Boris Johnson Won’t Clash With Joe Biden

Britain’s prime minister has always been a political weathervane, and he knows the wind from across the Atlantic is now blowing in a different direction.

A pedestrian walks past a “Welcome to Little Britain” poster in Manchester on Jan. 5.

We’re All Brexiteers Now

A look at Swiss politics shows that Euroskepticism is in the United Kingdom to stay.

U.S. Capitol Police detain pro-Trump rioters outside the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress in Washington on Jan. 6.

As Britain Gawps at U.S. Chaos, Violence Could Cross the Atlantic

The U.K. can’t afford complacency in a politically poisoned Anglosphere.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson’s Year From Hell

Britain’s prime minister promised to take back control. When it comes to the coronavirus, he has lost it.

Employees from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Emergency Management Agency work to cull minks after a new strain of the coronavirus was discovered in mink farms in Gjol, Denmark, on Oct. 8.

Will Virus Mutations Threaten COVID-19 Vaccines?

We don't yet know whether new variants of the coronavirus may impede vaccines’ efficacy. But they shouldn’t change anything about our approach to public health.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II speaks at the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace in London on April 19, 2018.

A Cure for the Brexit Trade Blues

After it leaves the European Union for good, the U.K. will need a new trade bloc. The Commonwealth can help.

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Boris Johnson’s Christmas Coronavirus Nightmare

The British government squandered the chance to contain the virus in hopes of economic recovery.

An activist speaks at a Trans+ Pride rally in London

A High Court Decision in Britain Puts Trans People Everywhere at Risk

The so-called gender critical movement is illogical, anti-feminist, and cruel.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen after Brexit talks at EU headquarters in Brussels on Dec. 9.

Why the World Should Root for the EU in Brexit Talks

If Brussels folds, it will mark the end of the last, best hope for stopping a race to the bottom.

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