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London, the morning after the election. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Did Great Britain really just get less great?

The British election has come and gone, and the results have confounded the expectations of most pollsters. Words such as “historic,” “extraordinary” and “political earthquake” have been used to describe…
Onlookers jockey for position as a fifer plays ‘God Save the Queen’ for Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Gary Cameron/Reuters

Why do Americans fawn over British royalty?

Hoopla for Princess Diana or Prince Harry is one thing. But wonkish, middle-aged Prince Charles?
Part of the reason we’ve lost faith in politicians, perhaps? ITV

Armando Ianucci is a hypocrite for demanding Britons vote

Armando Iannucci, the man who gave us The Thick of It and Veep, has just called on Britons to make sure they vote in the upcoming general election. Iannucci points out, rightly, that politicians only notice…
This house has seen some corkers over the years. davidesimonetti/Flickr

Britain’s seven greatest general elections since 1945

General elections are the great democratic leveller. Every citizen – however wealthy, educated or interested – gets an opportunity to pass judgement on the performance of the government and the direction…
Voters are packing their bags and leaving the middle ground. Rawpixel/Shutterstock

Playing it safe could make Labour and Tories sorry

The current predictions for the 2015 election place Conservatives and Labour neck and neck with projections of around 280 seats each. The most likely outcome of the general election would seem to be another…
Young people are dissatisfied and disengaged, but they’re not the only ones. Dominic Harris/PA Wire/Press Association Images

After Greece, the UK is next in line for an electoral shake-up

We are becoming very familiar with repeated warnings that citizens in Britain are increasingly disillusioned with democratic politics, rejecting the institutions of national government, and leaving British…

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