Two years after his historic general-election win, the most radical British prime minister since Margaret Thatcher is scandal-plagued, unpopular, and adrift.
The sale of Newcastle United to Saudi Arabia is emblematic of something far more fundamental and depressing about the state of Britain.
And if he is, why don’t his supporters seem to care?
The two countries are more similar than is often acknowledged.
Boris Johnson knows exactly what he’s doing.
The Scottish National Party has no viable opposition—so it has created one from within.
Britain’s COVID-19 death toll has risen above 100,000. But, if it is successful, the country’s vaccine drive may leave a more lasting memory.
The country has gone into lockdown once more. The current set of restrictions has more troubling reasons than the last.
The country appeared willing to throw away a huge chunk of trade over a minor industry. But national life has to be about more than simple calculations of GDP.
The country has bet that, outside the EU, it can better regulate its economy to become more competitive.
Meet the feminist aristocrats fighting for the right of daughters to inherit peerages.
Britain’s Labour Party has suspended its former leader. Who knew in this partisan age that politicians could hold their own side to account?
The British prime minister continually survives the chaos of his choices—much to pundits’ chagrin. How?
Like the bind of a tortuous finger trap, Britain’s Brexit conundrum grows tighter and more painful the more the country wrestles with it.
Boris Johnson has faced his share of blame for the country’s death count. But the British system was failing long before the coronavirus struck.
John Hume helped bring peace to Northern Ireland. But the true legacy of his life lies in his understanding of complexity.
Britain has finally passed a new law allowing for no-fault divorce, all without a culture war.
A touch of Churchillian circumspection—rather than just bulldog bravado—might have saved the prime minister’s moral and political authority.
The leader of Britain’s Labour Party is showing what you can do when you don’t have a leader’s bully pulpit.
The pandemic raises unavoidable and legitimate political questions. We should be suspicious of any attempt to dismiss them.