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Britain

  1. Jeremy Corbyn, 1970s Revanchist, Is Suddenly the Face of the New New LeftHe epitomizes the rebirth of socialism from the failures of capitalism after the 2008 crash.
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    Good Luck Ever Experiencing Desire Again After Reading This British MP’s Sexts“A horny daddy is a generous daddy,” he texted a bartender he barely knew. Also: “Sadly the Queen is ill.”
  3. Admitting He Feels ‘Unwelcome,’ Trump Finds New Ways to Offend the BritishBy bashing Theresa May’s Brexit plan and praising her rival Boris Johnson in a Sun interview, he ensured headlines would be about him, not protests.
  4. Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s Controversial U.K. VisitFrom attacking London’s mayor to offending various royals, Trump has a contentious history with the Brits. Now they’ll greet him with huge protests.
  5. The Brexit Crisis Finally Engulfs the Party That Started ItDavid Cameron’s hubristic Brexit referendum was always bound to end with a disaster for the Tories – and Theresa May appears powerless to stop it.
  6. Top Brexit Officials Resign in Blow to Theresa MayThe man negotiating the U.K.’s departure from the E.U. quit over May’s plan for a “soft Brexit,” sparking a crisis that threatens her premiership.
  7. Trump Is Making Us All Live in His Delusional Reality ShowClinging to empiricism, facts, and what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears is the central and most essential task of resistance.
  8. let's makeup
    Becca Created a Highlighter for Meghan MarkleJust in time for the royal wedding.
  9. Trump Expels 60 Russian Diplomats Over Nerve-Gas AttackIn response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, Trump has shuttered Moscow’s consulate in Seattle.
  10. Trump Tells U.K. He ‘Would Apologize’ for Racist Retweets, Doesn’t Quite Do ItHe mainly emphasized that he didn’t know Britain First was a far-right extremist group when he promoted their anti-Muslim videos.
  11. London Mayor Says Trump Shouldn’t Get State Visit After False Twitter AttacksSadiq Khan said he doesn’t want to “roll out the red carpet” since Trump’s “policies go against everything we stand for.”
  12. White House Angers Britain by Claiming Obama Used U.K. Spies to Wiretap TrumpSean Spicer suggested Obama used GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump last fall. Britain told the White House to never make that “ridiculous” claim again.
  13. Trump Is Turning America’s Closest Allies Against UsThe House of Commons won’t let the American president address it, while Germany’s top newspaper calls on the free world to mobilize against Trump.
  14. Trump Is Now Trying to Appoint Ignorant Loyalists to Britain’s Government, TooTrump tweets that Nigel Farage would make a great U.K. ambassador to the U.S. The U.K. begs to differ.
  15. swearing
    Here’s a Detailed Guide to British ProfanityFrom “bloody” to “bellend.”
  16. The British Olympic Team Was Segregated by Medal Winners on the Flight Home“Your ticket says you didn’t win a medal. Head to coach.” 
  17. David Cameron to Resign Wednesday, Theresa May to Be Next U.K. Prime MinisterEnergy Minister Andrea Leadsom has dropped out of the Tory leadership race, allowing the home secretary to assume office on Wednesday.
  18. Britain’s Next Prime Minister Will Be a WomanShe’ll be the second female PM in the country’s history.
  19. war games
    Report Says Britain Cited The Rock to Enter IraqThe report was commissioned in 2009.
  20. The A-Z of Brexit: A Guide to Britain’s New PoliticsU is for Unbrexit. 
  21. The Assassination of MP Jo Cox Has Intensified Britain’s Political CrisisHer suspected killer said his name was “death to traitors, freedom for Britain,” in a court appearance on Saturday, but how the tragedy will influence next week’s Brexit vote remains unclear.
  22. British MP Dies After Being Shot and Stabbed in the StreetThe suspect attacked Labour Party member Jo Cox as she was leaving a constituent meeting. 
  23. Rediscovering Eric Idle’s Post-Python Sketch Show, ‘Rutland Weekend […] The TV show you just worked on has ended. It did reasonably well, running a few seasons, but it was definitely a fringe success. You and your […]
  24. Putin Probably Approved the Assassination of a Former KGB OfficialA British inquiry finds that Putin was “probably” involved with the murder of U.K. resident Alexander V. Litvinenko.
  25. The New Face of ISIS Used to Be a Bouncy Castle SalesmanThe new “Jihadi John” has made some big changes in his life.
  26. ISIS Debuts New ‘Jihadi John’ in Latest Execution VideoThe Islamic State’s latest snuff film features a new balaclava-covered British executioner.
  27. Last British Guantánamo Prisoner Freed After More Than 13 YearsShaker Aamer was never charged with a crime.
  28. How Australia and Britain Tackled Gun ViolencePresident Obama cited the two nations in his call for stricter gun laws — but would the same strategies work here?
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    ‘Bad Blood’ Political Parody Skewers British Tampon TaxBrits are using the anthem to call for an end to the tampon tax.
  30. Bin Laden Family Members Killed in Mysterious Plane CrashThe Al Qaeda leader’s stepmother, half-sister, and brother-in-law died when their private jet crashed in Britain on Friday afternoon.
  31. The U.K. May Never Be the Same After Yesterday’s ElectionDisunity looms over the kingdom.
  32. baby news
    3-Parent Babies Will Probably Be Legal in Britain Soon The country voted to allow a new form of IVF yesterday.
  33. jewel drama
    Kelly Clarkson Might Not Get Jane Austen’s RingThanks to the intervention of a mystery donor.
  34. The Backlash Has Begun in London’s Hacking DeathTwo men arrested in attacks on mosques.
  35. Assange Promises to Release More Than a Million Documents in 2013He spoke from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy.
  36. non-trends
    Ask a Real British Person About the Times’ New Trend PieceAlex Rees, everybody.
  37. asylum beauty
    Julian Assange Building Base Tan for EcuadorHe’s also working on his beach body.
  38. Romney Gabs About His Secret Meeting With Britain’s MI6It’s “secret” intelligence, not “announce it to the world” intelligence.
  39. mix-ups
    Someone at Britain’s X Factor Got Their Spice Girls Mixed UpNot acceptable.
  40. Would You Trade Your Freedom for Beer?People in Britain have!
  41. Sobriety
    Britain Opens Its First Boozeless BarIn New York, a dry bar is a $50 blowout.
  42. Meet Kitler, the British Cat That Looks Like HitlerMan, British people really like finding things that look like Hitler.
  43. Britain Kicks Out Qaddafi LoyalistsYou don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.
  44. Britain and France Send Military Advisers to Libyan Rebels, Remind Everyone of VietnamCould this be Britain’s Vietnam?
  45. Brits Pressure U.S. on Bradley Manning DetentionManning qualifies as a British citizen because his mother was born in Wales.
  46. Libyan Foreign Minister Arrives in Britain to DefectSomeone’s not counting mortars until they hit.
  47. Monty Python vs. the CensorsBefore its release in 1975, Monty Python and the Holy Grail was viewed by someone from the British Board of Film Classification, the group that […]
  48. Gervais and Merchant Tackle Dwarf Comedy with Life’s Too ShortRicky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have yet another show coming to British television, with the latest called Life’s Too Short: “As with the […]
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    Britain Overrun by Virtuosic, Opera-Singing EyesoresIs Greg Pritchard the new Susan Boyle?