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Street Fighter, Downing Street Edition

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 5 2010

Caught up in these last few tense hours of the UK election, and need a way to blow off some steam? You could do worse than playing a few rounds of "Downing Street Fighter." It's actually well done, and some ... Read More

How the Internet is Changing Politics in Great Britain

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, April 25 2010

Something very interesting is unfolding in Great Britain as the country nears the general election of May 6. The two-party duopoly that has dominated British politics ever since the end of World War II is facing a ... Read More

UK's Cameron Gets His Own "Girls" Tribute Video

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 19 2010

President Obama's bequest to the future of Internet politics is that there will mostly like be a "Obama Girl"-like video made for any candidate with populist leanings, at least the male ones. (As if we needed ... Read More

Webbed-Up UK Elections Find Brits Taking the Mickey, Sampling Alinsky

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 5 2010

The Times of London's Jonathan Oliver has a extensive piece detailing the Obamafication of the upcoming Parliamentary election in the UK, or at least the attempt by both Labour and the Tories to put a little more zazzle ... Read More

Cameron: Conservatives Will Pull Back the Curtain on Government Contracting

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 11 2010

Credit: TED/Richard Lewis In the UK, politicians on the left and right have been scrambling to claim the mantle of transparent government as the battle heats up over who will next lead that country. Read More

"Airbrushed for Change"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 14 2010

Personal Democracy Forum friend in Italy Antonella Napolitano passes along this story from the UK, where the Labour Party there is picking up and running with a spoof that was originally created by political bloggers. ... Read More

Online Politics in Britain in 2010: The Left Will Rise?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 4 2010

British writer James Crabtree has weighed in at The New Statesman with an absolutely fascinating prediction for the coming year of English online politics as the country heads into new elections: the balance of power and ... Read More

Mr. President, "Fireside Chats" on TV are So 1976

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 17 2009

Slate's John Dickerson is reporting that "In an effort to educate the public on the state of the economy and his plans for improving it, President Obama is considering a series of short televised addresses similar to ... Read More