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U.S. and U.K. politics are mirror images

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | LONDON—It’s remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ. Following a disastrous defeat at the…

Boot camp not welfare benefits

By Cal Thomas
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Welfare | BELFAST, Northern Ireland—Since his party’s impressive election victory in May, British Prime Minister David Cameron is moving quickly to fulfill his…

Another British invasion

By Cal Thomas
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Immigration | When music fans think of “the British Invasion” they are referring to 1960s bands like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. But Britain today faces a…

Britain’s ‘miraculous’ results

By Cal Thomas
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Britain | BELFAST, Northern Ireland—“Shocked,” “surprised,” “stunned” were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political “experts,”

Unruly Britannia

By Cal Thomas
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Britain | LONDON—They called it “Question Time,” borrowing the term from the prime minister’s weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was…

Weekend Reads: The unsung British abolitionist

Weekend Reads: The unsung British abolitionist

By Russ Pulliam
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Books | Thanks to the Amazing Grace film and several good biographies, William Wilberforce is well known for ending slavery in the British Empire. Not so well known is…

Doing Britain the Scots way

By D.C. Innes
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U.K. | So Scotland has decided against national divorce. It was an odd settlement that Alex Salmond, the Scottish National Party leader, was proposing. The northern…

ISIS video shows beheading of U.K. aid worker

By Mickey McLean
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ISIS | A video posted online by ISIS on Saturday claims to show the beheading of David Haines, a 44-year-old aid worker from the U.K. who was abducted in Syria last…

Scotland’s future hangs in the balance

By Cal Thomas
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U.K. | “The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” —Scottish poet Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland—For Americans whose…

Warm 2013 a boon for British wildlife

By Daniel James Devine
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Climate Change | It was a good year to be an animal in Great Britain, according to a U.K. conservation charity. In a report on Monday, the National Trust called 2013 “one of…

Midday Roundup: So call me, maybe

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Unlikely messenger. Former professional basketball star Dennis Rodman, who visited North Korea last week, said the communist nation’s leader, Kim Jung Un,

England endorses marriage 'equality'

By Tiffany Owens
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Marriage | British lawmakers voted in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex “marriage” on Tuesday. Supporters celebrate the bill as a step towards “equality,” but…

 
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