When Home Is More Dangerous Than the Coronavirus
Lockdowns are leaving domestic violence victims worldwide trapped with abusers.
Putting Lipstick on a Bigotry
Former British Prime Minister Theresa May’s top advisor wants to remake conservatism. Instead he’s written a rousing defense of Little England xenophobia.
Without Mass Testing, the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Keep Spreading
Countries such as South Korea that test thousands of people per day have slowed the outbreak. Other nations must adopt Seoul’s model before it’s too late.
Britain Drops Its Go-It-Alone Approach to Coronavirus
Johnson government admits its strategy of allowing the virus to spread and build up immunity was a failure but stops short of mandatory controls.
Trump’s Big Turnaround: Cash Payments Instead of a Payroll Tax Cut
Parsing the latest economic fixes to the economic devastation being caused by the coronavirus.
Another Big Market Collapse Heightens Fears of Global Recession
Fed fails to avert panic over coronavirus impact with no concrete U.S. fiscal stimulus in the offing and little government handle on the outbreak.
Keep Calm—and Carry On Spreading the Coronavirus
Britain has been exceptionally slow to respond to the pandemic. Trump's decision to omit the U.K. and Ireland from his European travel ban won't help halt the spread of the virus.
Trump and Johnson Can Quickly Strike a Trade Deal—If They Avoid the Pitfalls
The U.S. and Britain both want a trade agreement post-Brexit. China and chickens could get in the way.
As Harry and Meghan Arrive, Canadians Wonder if They Should Dump the Queen
The celebrity couple abandons their royal duties and moves to Vancouver Island. For Canadians, that rekindles an old debate: Why is a British monarch still their head of state?
So Long, and Say Thanks for All the Fish
The post-Brexit talks between Britain and Europe could hinge on whether the U.K. really tries to “take control” of its fisheries—or if Europe keeps access to British waters.
Boris Johnson’s New Immigration Rules Will Harm Britain’s Economy
The U.K.’s new points system will keep low-skilled non-English speakers out, pleasing pro-Brexit voters but devastating entire sectors—from agriculture to health care.
Britain’s Labour Party Starts Deciding Its Post-Corbyn Future
Front-runner Keir Starmer is seeking to get past Jeremy Corbyn and return the party to the early glory days of Tony Blair, but whoever the winner is will have to reckon with the party’s hard turn leftward.
When Social Justice Activism Becomes an Act of Self-Destruction
An overly strident campaign by Britain’s Labour party to protect transgender people is alienating potential allies across the country.
How Russia Is Prodding Scotland Toward Independence
To justify its breakup of Ukraine, the Kremlin seeks to embarrass the U.K. and other major NATO allies. But the Scottish National Party wants nothing to do with Putin.
Boris Johnson Is Shutting the Door on Child Refugees
In the name of strengthening its negotiating position after Brexit, the British government is removing internationally recognized protections for unaccompanied children who were once welcomed in the U.K.
Scotland’s Leaders Are Using Independence to Distract From Scandal
Bad governance and sexual abuse claims have left the Scottish National Party in urgent need of another referendum.
Tougher Sentencing Won’t Stop Terrorism
A string of attacks in Britain have led Boris Johnson’s government to seek simple remedies that won’t fix the problem.
Will Irish Elections Lead to Unification?
After Saturday’s vote, the nationalist Sinn Fein party could form parts of governments in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for the first time in history.
Boris Johnson Bows to Trump on the Middle East
Eager to curry favor and win a new trade deal, the British leader seems ready to follow the United States’ lead on the Israelis and Palestinians.