Articles on United Kingdom

Displaying 1 - 20 of 100 articles

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in mid-March, before he tested positive for the coronavirus. Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

With Boris Johnson in intensive care, who runs the UK?

The United Kingdom does not have a written constitution or a specific plan for what to do if the prime minister is too ill to perform official duties.
On the internet, anyone can express their views, like they can in Speakers’ Corner in London – it’s up to the audience to guard against disinformation. J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The battle against disinformation is global

A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there's plenty to learn and do.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, speaking alongside Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in February 2020. Bianca De Marchi/AAP

New Zealand outstrips Australia, UK and US with $12 billion coronavirus package for business and people in isolation

New Zealand will spend NZ$12.1 billion – or 4% of its GDP – to support businesses, increase benefits for seniors and low-income families, pay people in self-isolation, and boost health care capacity.
As the U.K. leaves the European Union, what awaits Prime Minister Boris Johnson? Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images

Britain is about to leave the EU – what’s next?

People who support Brexit want different results from the UK's departure from the EU – and they can't all get what they want.
Brexit supporters gather during a rally in London in late August 2019, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended Parliament. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

What a ‘leftist’ Brexit gets wrong

The United Kingdom pretty much did what it wanted in the EU. That it chose to pursue a national agenda of austerity and neoliberalism has nothing to do with Europe.
United Kingdom officials suggest that messaging apps should build in law enforcement access to encrypted text, raising concerns about user privacy. Shutterstock

U.K. proposal to ‘Bcc’ law enforcement on messaging apps threatens global privacy

A recent proposal by the United Kingdom's Government Communications Headquarters agency suggests building in law enforcement access to encrypted communications. This has implications for users' digital rights and privacy.
Jeremy Hunt (left) and Boris Johnson (right) are battling it out to be the next leader of the Tory party, and ultimately the next leader of the UK. The Conversation/AAP

Tory leadership race: it’s Jeremy Hunt (who?) vs Boris Johnson (yes, really), with the future of the UK at stake

In keeping with the permanent state of political misery induced by Brexit, any outcome of the leadership contest and the subsequent UK-EU politics will make almost everyone unhappy.

Top contributors

More