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Prime Minister David Cameron

May 12, 2010

David Cameron became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom yesterday after being asked by Queen Elizabeth II to form a government.  He is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the youngest Prime Minister in two centuries.  Cameron replacing Gordon Brown is undoubtedly welcome news and although most small “c” conservatives are in [...]

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Gordon Brown’s Hours as Prime Minister Are Numbered

May 11, 2010

Gordon Brown announced yesterday that he would step down as Prime Minister and as leader of the Labour Party by the Labour Party conference in August.  During the announcement, he also stated that his Labour Party was in talks with Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats about forming what a coalition based on what he called Britain’s [...]

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What’s a Clegg to Do?

May 7, 2010

With no party securing a majority in yesterday’s election, Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrat Party now has the power to sweep David Cameron into Downing Street or to prop up the Labour government that soundly rejected at the polls.  Earlier today, Clegg stated that the Conservatives had the right to try and form a government.  Cameron [...]

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British Voters Deliver a Hung Parliament

May 7, 2010

The British people went to the polls yesterday and the results are in.  Prime Minster Gordon Brown’s Labour Party has lost its majority in the House of Commons.  Unfortunately, the British people did not give any single party a majority of seats and the country will now have a hung Parliament.  David Cameron’s Conservative Party [...]

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British Election Night Liveblog

May 6, 2010

Gordon Brown has dragged this out for as long as he could.  Tonight, the British people finally have their say over the way Brown managed the country since 2007.  From 4:55 p.m. Eastern Time here in the US, C-Span 3 will be simulcasting the BBC’s election night coverage and we’ll be liveblogging the election results.   [...]

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Some Bizarre Scenarios for Today’s British Election

May 6, 2010

Our friends over in the UK are casting their ballots at this very moment.    The final opinion polls show David Cameron’s Conservative Party in the lead with Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party and Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrat Party jockeying for second place.  Seems simple enough, but the political situation in the UK is [...]

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“American Style” Debates Brought Even More Uncertainty to British Election

May 4, 2010

Our politically-minded British friends have a saying that goes “Oppositions don’t win elections.  Governments lose them.“  Under normal circumstances, when the Prime Minister becomes unpopular enough, the voters fire the party in power and the Leader of the Opposition takes his place.  That’s why British politicians are considered as standing for office rather than running [...]

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Gordon Brown Labours to Stop Making an Ass of Himself

April 28, 2010

The British General election campaign kicked into high gear during my self-imposed blogging sabbatical during which I left everyone with the blogging of Sal and Ryan.  Awesome though they are, they’re just not as interested in British politics as I am so the blog suffered on that front.  Mea culpa.  So much happened in the [...]

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Who Is the Weakest Link?

April 16, 2010

I hope this is a sneak preview of the upcoming British election.

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