In a razor-tight vote, Great Britain has voted to leave the European Union, which was a really, disastrously bad idea. Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK’s Independence Party, celebrated the vote by saying Brexit was achieved “without a single bullet being fired.” He apparently forgot that one week ago, MP Jo Cox was …
Jo Cox, a 41-year-old member of Parliament, has reportedly died after being shot and stabbed in public Thursday morning by a man who reportedly shouted “Britain first” as he attacked her. Cox has publicly supported remaining in the European Union during Brexit, the ongoing debate over whether Great Britain should…
Although abortion is legal in the rest of the United Kingdom, its ban in Northern Ireland remains in place. And as a result, a 21-year-old woman was almost sent to prison for self-inducing a miscarriage.
The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) thought it might be swell to ask the public to vote on a name for its new research vessel. And swell it is, as the vessel may be baptized “Boaty McBoatface.”
Great Britain’s most elite private schools—Eton College and Rugby School to name two—are often seen as emblematic of the Isles’ long history of socioeconomic stratification and protected privilege. But now some administrators are attempting to change course by making their student bodies a little more diverse.
Because adolescence is a blithesome, tranquil time when we treat our peers with the tenderest sympathy and respect, a number of English secondary school students have created anonymous Instagram accounts inspired by the show Gossip Girl.
On Monday, actor Idris Elba will make his way to Westminster to address Parliament regarding the egregious lack of diversity on British television.
Archeologists from the University of Cambridge have discovered the amazingly well-preserved remains of a Bronze Age village at a quarry site in eastern England’s Peterborough. “This is a world full of swords and spears,” said site director, Mark Knight. “It is not entirely a friendly place.”
God, Prince Harry. I didn’t even really get him because growing up, Prince William was much more my steez and in my adolescent age bracket.
What do Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Leader Ed Miliband actually have in common? They all think that Britain is ready for a gay or lesbian prime minister... And probably one that is bisexual and/or transgender, too!
Assuming the Royal Baby breaches the Duchess of Cambridge’s earthly vessel sometime in the next 36 hours, this weekend proves to be an especially interesting one for revelers. Why, you ask, unwilling to let your eyes linger over your tattered copy of Thomas Carlyle’s history of the French Revolution and discover the…
Reports of what appears to be an attempted sexual assault in India have added yet another ignominious chapter to the country's recent saga of high-profile sex crimes. Fearing an attack from a hotel owner, a British woman traveling alone near the Taj Mahal jumped out of the window of her third-story hotel room.
The Broadway version of Matilda the Musical is trying to exorcise its thornier British-isms before opening for thick-skulled, waxy-eared American audiences, among which there is hardly a single theatergoer with a real appreciation for the British idiom.
When Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess of the Great Commonwealth of Shinylocks and Prime Minister of Party Favors was doling out medals for men's discus at last night's installment of London's Paralympics, second-place finisher Mehrdad Karam Zadeh refrained from shaking the Duchess' hand, which…
Two British women are suing their employers after being fired for violating their companies' dress codes — by wearing cross necklaces. And the outcome of their case could affect display of religious symbols across Europe.
A significant showdown about how far religion can wave its disapproving finger into British workplaces is gearing up and its outcome could affect whether Parliament fully legitimizes same-sex marriages in England and Wales.
As if the coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement wasn't frenzied enough, during a press conference today at St. James' Palace, Wills revealed that he proposed to Kate with his mother's oval 18-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
No, not by us! By their countrymen, who, today, ask two burning questions: "Do Rich Yanks Dress Better than Rich Brits?" and "Why DO British men on holiday dress like oversized toddlers?" (Okay, "burning" might be an exaggeration):