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  1. delta variant
    The U.K.’s Delta Surge Is Collapsing. Will Ours?Why the variant’s spread may be less pervasive than we currently expect.
  2. delta variant
    How Bad Could the Delta Variant Get?The scientist Eric Topol explains why we can expect a dangerous wave of cases this fall.
  3. coronavirus
    The United Kingdom Picked a Bad Time to Declare ‘Freedom’ From COVIDOn “Freedom Day” ending most pandemic restrictions, Boris Johnson was in quarantine, the CDC urged Americans not to visit, and 39,950 tested positive.
  4. sports
    England’s Empty Soccer Stadiums Drop Commentators in Hot WaterWithout fans, the famously booming play-by-play calls can now be heard by players and coaches. It can get awkward.
  5. coronavirus
    New COVID Strain Spreading Across U.S.: What We KnowA distressing new study suggests that the U.K. variant is doubling its number of confirmed infections in the U.S. every 10 days.
  6. coronavirus
    England Forced Into Lockdown by Spike of New COVID StrainThe National Health Service is in danger of being overrun by a surge of patients coming with a tsunami of new cases.
  7. coronavirus
    Boris Johnson Is Now in Intensive Care Due to Coronavirus SymptomsWhile the British prime minister was hospitalized on Sunday as a “precautionary measure,” his condition has worsened and he is now in the ICU.
  8. coronavirus
    U.K. Only Grasped in the ‘Last Few Days’ It Had the Exact Wrong Coronavirus PlanResearchers advising the U.K. government found that country’s COVID-19 plan would “likely result in hundreds of thousands of deaths.”
  9. international affairs
    What Sinn Féin’s Election Victory Means for IrelandThe nationalist party campaigned on domestic issues, but Brexit likely helped its cause — and Irish reunification is still on its agenda.
  10. foreign interests
    Brexit Is Finally Happening on Friday, But the Drama Is Far From OverAfter their divorce on Friday, the U.K. and E.U. will have just one year to finalize a trade deal — and there may be tough consequences in store.
  11. british elections
    What the U.K. Election Does (and Doesn’t) Teach DemocratsThe U.K. election’s outcome did not prove your preferred 2020 strategy correct. But it does offer a few tentative lessons for the American left.
  12. brexit
    Tories Win Biggest Majority Since Thatcher in U.K. ElectionIt’s beginning to look a lot like Brexit.
  13. labour
    In the Shadow of Brexit, Labour Turns a Deeper Shade of RedThe party is hoping that campaigning on the four-day work week and nationalizing private schools is a better bet than running on Remain.
  14. brexit
    The U.K. Supreme Court Just Humiliated Boris JohnsonIn an 11-0 ruling, the court declared the prime minister’s suspension of Parliament an unlawful subversion of British democracy.
  15. brexit
    Brexit: Why Boris Johnson Just Asked the Queen to Suspend ParliamentThe prime minister has backed opponents of a “no deal” Brexit into corner.
  16. vision 2020
    Julián Castro Appeals to the Animal-Rights VoteIt’s very smart politics for a lower-tier candidate like Castro to distinguish himself with a comprehensive animal-welfare agenda.
  17. special relationship
    Trump Is ‘Dysfunctional’ and ‘Inept,’ U.K. Ambassador Says in Leaked Cables“We are not big fans of that man,” Trump shot back.
  18. foreign affairs
    Everything That Happened During Trump’s U.K. State VisitHe called out Meghan Markle and insulted London’s mayor. And that was before Air Force One even landed.
  19. special relationship
    Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s First U.K. State VisitMPs are cranky, the people are planning protests, and Trump might finally get that carriage ride he so desperately wants.
  20. brexit
    Theresa May to Step Down If Parliament Backs Brexit PlanOn Wednesday, the U.K.’s embattled prime minister announced she would step down if Parliament would just agree to a Brexit plan.
  21. brexit
    A Crucial Week for Brexit: What to ExpectThere could be up to three votes this week determining the future of Britain’s departure from the E.U.
  22. foreign interests
    May and Corbyn’s Desperate, Last-Ditch Moves to Stop the Brexit Crash-OutBoth made surprise U-turns, with Corbyn backing a second referendum, and May mulling a deadline extension. Neither plan will end the U.K.’s problems.
  23. foreign interests
    Confidence Vote Confirms Theresa May Is the U.K.’s Least Terrible OptionThe results of the confidence vote were fitting, as the prime minister is pushing a bad, unpopular deal that’s still the best version of Brexit.
  24. brexit
    Tory Rebels Decide Brexit Not Chaotic Enough, Move to End May’s LeadershipThe Conservative Party’s hard-line Brexiteers engineer a small, pointless crisis (within the large pointless crisis they already engineered).
  25. brexit
    May Faces Cabinet Mutiny As Brexit Deal Breaks DownIf the U.K. prime minister couldn’t sell her own Brexit secretary on the divorce deal with the E.U., how will she ever sell it to Parliament?
  26. brexit
    May Has Sold a Brexit Deal to the E.U. (But Not to the U.K.)The British prime minister just reached a divorce agreement with Brussels — and her partners in London are already in revolt.
  27. naked capitalism
    We’re Headed for a Brexit CrashoutWe’re on a path to the worst sort of Brexit: no plan, no transition period, and a U.K. financial crisis for which we’re totally unprepared.
  28. Trump Unites U.S. Allies — in Opposition to His Trade PoliciesSix of the G7 countries are furious at Trump and his tactics.
  29. Trump Asks Trudeau: ‘Didn’t You Guys Burn Down the White House?’Canada, Britain, whatever.
  30. Comcast’s $31 Billion Bid for Sky Could Crush Rupert Murdoch’s DreamsThe media mogul was already dealing with skeptical regulators and now a competing offer dwarfs his own.
  31. Trump, May, Merkel, and Macron Condemn Russia Over Spy PoisoningThe rare joint statement calls the nerve agent attack “an assault on U.K. sovereignty.”
  32. Theresa May’s Brexit ‘Breakthrough’ Is a Declaration of SurrenderTurns out a bad deal is, in fact, better than no deal.
  33. British MPs Condemn ‘Racist,’ ‘Incompetent’ TrumpOne said Trump should be arrested if he ever sets foot in London.
  34. Report: Trump Won’t Get Tea With the Queen on 2018 Visit to the U.K.What was once a “state visit” has been downgraded to a simple “working visit.”
  35. Trump Reportedly Told May to ‘Fix’ a Warm Reception or He Won’t Visit the U.K.“I haven’t had great coverage out there lately, Theresa.”
  36. Donald Trump Will Reportedly Push Back His U.K. Trip Until Next YearProtesters promised to greet him if he made his official state visit.
  37. Protesters in the U.K. Are Gearing Up for a Surprise Trump Visit“Donald Trump is so cowardly he thinks he can sneak into the country to avoid protests.”
  38. With Minor-Party Support, Theresa May Hangs Onto Power — for NowAfter a horrific election, she is managing to form a minority government. But her political situation is fragile.
  39. U.K. Shocker: Exit Poll, Early Results Say Tories Will Lose Their MajorityDefying expectations, Theresa May did not buttress her majority and Labour did not fall apart under Jeremy Corbyn. Either could wind up in power.
  40. British PM May Calls Snap Election to Consolidate Her PowerThe Tory leader saw a chance to increase her majority and strengthen her hand with her own party, with Europe, and with Scotland — and took it.
  41. Britain Hits the European Union With Divorce PapersNow, the U.K. has two years to reach a new deal with the E.U. — before high tariffs kick in and suffocate the British economy.
  42. Scotland Wants Another Vote for Independence Before BrexitA majority of Scots voted to remain in the EU — now they may try to leave the U.K. in order to do so.
  43. Theresa May and Donald Trump Begin Their ‘Special Relationship’Trump joined British PM Theresa May for his first White House press conference Friday.
  44. Parliament Has to Make ‘Brexit’ Official, Says the United Kingdom Supreme CourtPrime Minister Theresa May’s government has said this will not delay the March 31 timetable for triggering Article 50.
  45. Jets Owner Woody Johnson Is Trump’s Pick for Ambassador to U.K.Fireman Ed wasn’t available.
  46. Think America’s Primary System Is Too Closed? Look at Britain’sIn the U.K., the rank and file pay dues to become party members, and letting them choose leaders is a recent innovation.
  47. Now Britain’s Labour Party Is Also Descending Into a Leadership CrisisLeader Jeremy Corbyn just lost a no-confidence vote from his peers in Parliament.
  48. brexit
    Brexit Sparks Coup Attempt, Resignations, and ‘Utter Chaos’ in U.K. PoliticsThe Conservative and Labour parties decide it’s a great time for a leadership crisis.
  49. brexit
    The (American) Idiot’s Guide to BrexitHere’s everything you need to know about the British referendum that could reshape the future of the world’s largest economy.
  50. Brexit Has Scrambled the British Political System — and Given Trump a ModelThe PM has resigned, and the Labour leader is facing a no-confidence vote. It’s a fine mess!
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