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The Deal-Making Begins in Britain

The Conservatives gained more seats in an election than they have in 80 years, though they failed to win a majority in Parliament.  Having won more seats than the incumbent Labour party, they are in position to make the initial outreaches to other parties in order to form a majority coalition. Current Prime Minister Gordon Brown is not giving up on prospects of remaining in power, however, and said that he ... read more

Amy Kellogg

Contributing Editor

May 7, 2010

04:06 PM

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Amy Kellogg

May 7, 2010 12:58 PM

Britain in the Balance

The front page of the U.K.'s Independent newspaper Friday screams, “2am latest: Britain is Left Hanging”. By midday Friday, Britain’s political future remained in the balance. Though the Conservatives won the most votes in election 2010, they did not win a majority of seats in Parliament.  In the U.K., people vote for Members of Parliament, not for Prime ... read more



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Greg Palkot

May 7, 2010 11:46 AM

U.K. Political Chaos

This is all the U.S. needs right now:  Its closest, most stable European ally plunged into third world-style electoral chaos.    Greece is already plunging into an economic maelstrom of debt and violence that sent the Dow Thursday to its knees and threatens to take down other countries in Europe. And renewed terror fears, a building war in Afghanistan, and ... read more



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Greg Palkot

May 7, 2010 12:51 AM

UK Electoral Cliffhanger

The UK has entered that uniquely British electoral “no-man’s land” called the “Hung Parliament.”  That’s when no one gets enough seats to declare themselves the winner so they fight on trying to form their own government. According to the exit polls, David Cameron’s Conservative party will win just over 300 seats in the Parliament.   The most of all ... read more



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Amy Kellogg

May 6, 2010 12:22 PM

Decision Day in the U.K.

The Sun newspaper’s cover was Conservative Leader David Cameron’s face and a headline “Our Only Hope”, channeling the multi-colored Obama “Hope” posters. The Daily Mirror shows a class picture of David Cameron from his days at the elite Bullingdon Club of Oxford University. He’s in a tux. The headline: “Our Prime Minister? Really?” Then inside it ... read more



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Amy Kellogg

May 5, 2010 11:44 AM

U.K. Election Preview

It is the closest British race in recent memory. The Conservatives had held a healthy lead in the polls, until the UK rolled out its first-ever televised candidates’ debates. Though there is a feisty weekly verbal jousting match in Parliament that is broadcast on TV, it is called Prime Ministers Questions. Members of Parliament grill the Prime Minister. The ... read more