Tag: Labour Party (Great Britain)

Austerity Has Ravaged U.K. Communities. It Has Also Spurred Reinvention.

PRESTON, England — In communities across Britain, funding from London was shrinking to nothing — the central equation of national austerity. But here in the fading industrial belt of northwestern England, the city of Preston took the crisis of budget-cutting as impetus for a basic refashioning. In what has come to be known as the […]

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U.K. Maverick Rory Stewart Knocked Out of Race for Party Leader

LONDON — After touring the country, blitzing social media and speaking to millions through TV debates, Rory Stewart, Britain’s maverick international development secretary, was eliminated Wednesday in the latest round of voting for the Conservative Party’s new leader. His defeat followed a day of rumors and speculation about a plot to take him out of […]

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Labour Ekes Out a Win Over the Brexit Party in a Local Vote

LONDON — Britain’s ruling Conservative Party shed thousands of votes to the insurgent, populist Brexit Party, suffering another crushing election setback early Friday, just hours before Prime Minister Theresa May planned to stand aside as leader. In a closely watched by-election that was narrowly won by the opposition Labour Party, Mrs. May’s Conservatives were pushed […]

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Mr. Trump Storms the U.K.

“He is a very controversial president, and we’ve all got used to that over the past two years,” said the British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who greeted President Trump on his arrival for a state visit on Monday, possibly saying all that needed to be said. How times have changed. Two years ago, Mr. Trump’s […]

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The Old Scourge of Anti-Semitism Rises Anew in Europe

For years, Europe maintained the comforting notion that it was earnestly confronting anti-Semitism after the horrors of the Holocaust. It now faces the alarming reality that anti-Semitism is sharply on the rise, often from the sadly familiar direction of the far right, but also from Islamists and the far left. The worrisome trend was underscored […]

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