Several members of the U.K. Parliament in recent days have publicly complained about emailed solicitations from the campaign of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, who has in recent weeks escalated his fundraising efforts.
There’s lots more serious stuff to blog about today (and everyday!), but this is too good not to use to chum the Balloon Juice lagoon: Numerous members of the British parliament have complained that they have received multiple emails from the Trump campaign asking for a donation. “Members of Parliament are being bombarded by electronic […]
“I have to say, as an Israeli politician coming to the States this time, I feel less uncomfortable than I usually do,” Israeli parliament member Merav Michaeli told me last month during an interview at Gawker Media’s offices, referring to the orange-tinged radioactive cloud currently looming over the United States presidential election. Show More Summary
Left-wing political forces in Europe look to take advantage of Brexit by unveiling their project of the United States of Europe, a member of the foreign policy legislate committee of the Austrian parliament told Sputnik on Tuesday.
A Scottish member of parliament couldn’t resist sending a sharp reply in response to fundraising messages sent by GOP candidate Donald Trump and his son, the Scotsman reports. Real estate mogul Trump sent the emails to Scottish MPs last week, prompting Glasgow parliamentarian Natalie McGarry...
European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that atmosphere of the EU summit among the heads of the EU member states and government was very much marked by uncertainty.
Britain’s opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has overwhelmingly lost a motion of no confidence from his MPs, meaning he looks likely to face a fresh election. In a secret ballot voted on by Labour members of parliament on Tuesday,...Show More Summary
On June 29, Mongolians will head to the polls to elect the 76 members of the State Great Khural, Mongolia’s parliament. What’s at stake for Mongolia’s democracy? During his recent visit to Mongolia, Secretary of State John F. Kerry described the country as an oasis of democracy. Political scientists call Mongolia a “deviant democracy,” one […]
Jeremy Corbyn, the head of the U.K.'s Labour Party, has never been very popular with the members of his own party in Parliament. But his languorous conduct of Labour's official "Remain" campaign prior to the Brexit vote has brought on a full-fledged revolt. It began with mass resignations from his ... More »
Nigel Farage, a member of the European Parliament for South East England and leader of the Eurosceptic British political party UKIP, was one of...
Scottish SNP MEP Alyn Smith made an impassioned speech in the European Parliament, calling on fellow members "not to let Scotland down" after 62% of Scottish voters backed remaining in the EU. Produced by Claudia Romeo Join the conversation about this story »
As Members of Parliament in Britain’s opposition Labour party resolved to hold a no-confidence vote on the leadership of their left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn on Monday night, thousands of protesters outside Parliament bellowed theirShow More Summary
Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain addressed members of Parliament on the E.U. referendum result on Monday, saying it was not the outcome he wanted but the result must be respected and implemented.
Follow along as Natasha Hakimi Zapata, a Truthdig assistant editor, joins Jeremy Corbyn’s grass-roots followers as they rally outside the U.K. Parliament to show support for the Labour leader as members of the party try to oust him.
Conservative minister Justine Greening becomes first lesbian member of parliament.
LONDON — On Thursday, 56 percent of all voters in the southwestern county of Cornwall voted in favor of leaving the European Union. It was a decision supported by a majority of the county's members of Parliament. But only one day later, Cornwall residents were asking, "What have we done?" The county is heavily dependent on the more […]
British politician Justine Greening took to Twitter to announce she is "in a happy same sex relationship," just in time to celebrate Pride Weekend in London.Greening, who is a Member of Parliament, a British minister, and the UK Secretary of State for International Development, quipped, "I campaigned for Stronger In ... More »
President Barack Obama’s intervention in the Brexit vote campaign backfired and helped the “leave” campaign win in a “Brexit bounce.” That is the assessment of Nigel Farage, a member of the European Parliament and leader of the UK Independence Party (Ukip), who was not part of the officially sanctioned leave effort, but was perhaps its... Show More Summary
Keyboardist Bernie Worrell, one of the founding members of Parliament/Funkadelic and a longtime collaborator with the Talking Heads, died today following a battle with cancer, his wife announced on his Facebook page. In January, Worrell revealed that he was diagnosed with lung, liver, and prostate cancer. Show More Summary
Britain’s landmark vote to leave the European Union claimed the position of one of the country’s political leaders, and it may now claim another. Two opposition Labour members of parliament, Margaret Hodge and Ann Coffey, on Friday tabled...Show More Summary