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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

Gordon Brown's Moment of Truth: How Bad is #Bigotgate?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 28 2010

Social media reflect the intensity of conversation around current events. So, how much is British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's comment, caught on tape, that an older Labour supporter named Gillian Duffy who he had an ... 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

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

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

UK's Gordon Brown offers sweeping vision of "smarter government"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 7 2009

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is attracting attention with an address delivered in London on "smarter government" that lays out a sweeping vision for a 21st century UK that is savvier about technology, to ... Read More

Clearing the Cache: Blog Action Day, But Look Who's (No Longer) AWOL [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 15 2009

Today is Blog Action Day, and it looks like a huge number--nearly 10,000--have signed up to post on climate action issues. Most notable in that list, beyond all the usual enviro sites: Prime Minister Gordon Brown's ... Read More