Politics Without Parties
From Poland to Iceland, citizens’ groups are taking matters into their own hands and bringing about genuine political change from outside the party system.
The Great Brexit Distraction
Attempts to blame Russia for the EU’s mess will only get in the way of addressing the union’s real problems.
Corbyn’s Pet Stalinist
Seumas Milne loves the Soviet Union, hates the EU, and has the ear of a possible future prime minister.
Brexit Will Never, Ever End
Even if Britain’s opposing parties agree on a plan to leave the EU, national unity will be nowhere in sight.
Britain’s Crisis Isn’t Constitutional. It’s Political.
A Remain Parliament is confronting a Brexit electorate—and none of the solutions on offer is likely to resolve the stalemate anytime soon.
In or Out? In Brexit Finale, It’s No Longer Clear What Brits Want
Leavers say a revote would be undemocratic, but polls now put them in the minority.
This Is What ‘Taking Back Control’ Looks Like
Brexiteers wanted the United Kingdom to control its own destiny. They got the opposite.
Why Europe Should Reject Theresa May’s Brexit Extension
If Britain remains in the European Union due to a botched Brexit, its demands for special treatment will end up wrecking the EU.
Comic Relief’s Vision of Africa Isn’t Funny
The perennial British charity is sticking with poverty porn in its fundraising efforts.
Britain Looks Into the Trade Abyss
Many fear a go-it-alone future outside the EU portends economic eclipse.
Brexiteers Never Wanted Brexit to Begin With
History will show that the biggest obstacle to Brexit was its most fervent supporters. That’s no accident.
Battered and Bereft, May Loses Again on Brexit
With the EU losing patience, no one in the House of Commons seems to know what to do next.
Theresa May’s Last Dash for a Deal
The British prime minister wins minor concessions in an 11th-hour effort to save Brexit—and her premiership.
Hard Brexit Means Hard Times on the Toilet
One consequence of leaving the EU that Brexiteers forgot to reckon with? Nationwide toilet paper shortages.
How to Make a New Party Succeed in Britain
A centrist movement can win, but it needs to build a base in cities first.
The British System Is Stacked Against Breakaway Parties
The Independent Group could influence the direction of Britain's politics, but it won't be by winning large numbers of seats in Parliament.
Teenage Terrorists Aren’t Lost Forever
Even ISIS recruits can be reintegrated into society, if the approach is right.
Gibraltar Will Never Accept Shared Sovereignty
The Spanish government seems to think the British overseas territory will sacrifice its sovereignty for the sake of convenience after Brexit. It is wrong.
Last Exit From Brexit?
Labour and Conservative leaders take a sudden U-turn on separation from the EU.
Britain’s Abandoned Black Soldiers
More than 600,000 Africans fought for Britain in World War II. Now they want a fair deal.