For Boris Johnson to Become Prime Minister Again, He (Probably) Has to Win His Seat First
The Conservative Party leader’s hold over his Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat represents the narrowest constituency majority for any prime minister in more than five decades.
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.
Jeremy Corbyn Is Caught in Labour’s Immigration Wars
Voters want to close borders. Activists want to open them.
Chinese Firms Can’t Avoid Being Party Tools
The sale of British Steel is a dangerous foothold for Chinese Communist Party power in the U.K.
The NBA’s Hong Kong Disaster Should Warn Britain Off Huawei
Boris Johnson is set to let the Chinese giant back into U.K. telecoms. That would be a mistake.
The United States Overthrew Iran’s Last Democratic Leader
Despite a campaign of historical revisionism in Washington, the archival record makes clear that the U.S. government was the key actor in the 1953 coup that ousted Mohammad Mosaddeq—not the Iranian clergy.
The British Public Is Tired of Boris Johnson
The prime minister needs a triumph at the ballot box. He probably won’t get it.
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.
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Here’s What Boris Johnson’s New Brexit Deal Would Mean for Britain and Ireland
Could Northern Ireland leave the U.K. altogether?
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.
Will Brexit Stumble Over Northern Ireland Again?
The Democratic Unionist Party’s statement on the latest deal with the European Union.
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.
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.
The Labour Party Can’t Govern Itself, Much Less Britain
If you thought the Tories were a mess, you should have seen Labour's annual conference.
The West Has a Resentment Epidemic
Across the West, the main trigger of populism has been the growing inequality—and hostility—between urban and rural regions.
Jeremy Corbyn Is a National Security Threat
The radical Labour leader is anti-Western, not pro-justice.
The Weapon Britain’s Parliament Can’t Do Without
The mace is a symbol of royal power—and sometimes of lawmakers’ anger.