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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Number 10 Downing Street to attend Prime Minister's Questions at parliament in London, Britain June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

#EndorseThis: David Cameron’s Swan Song

Much as aluminium tends to oxidise into rust, so too has British Prime Minister David Cameron’s time come to be replaced by a newer, shinier premier — in this case, Home Secretary Theresa May, who was named the next Tory premier faster than you could say, “Bob’s your uncle.”

July 12, 2016
Former mayor of London and Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson speaks during a visit to Reid Steel on a campaign stop in Christchurch, Britain, May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Ex-London Mayor Upends Race For UK Prime Minister By Quitting

Johnson’s announcement, to audible gasps from a roomful of journalists and supporters, was the biggest political surprise since Prime Minister David Cameron quit on Friday, the morning after losing the referendum on British membership in the bloc.

June 30, 2016
A woman holds a sign in Westminster, in central London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble

To Brexit Or Regrexit? A Dis-United Kingdom Ponders Turmoil Of EU Divorce

European leaders, facing the biggest threat to European unity since World War Two, are divided over how swiftly divorce talks should start. Paris wants haste and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging patience. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he wanted to “start immediately”.

June 27, 2016
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) makes a joint appearance with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan as they launch the Britain Stronger in Europe guarantee card at Roehampton University in West London, Britain May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Yui Mok/Pool

Cameron’s Folly: The British PM Calls An Election He Hopes He Will Lose

David Cameron has fumbled the most important question in recent British history: Whether or not to stay in the European Union.

June 3, 2016
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Panama Papers Reveal Scandalous Hypocrisy

America’s conniving richies don’t have to go to Panama to set up an offshore flim flam — they have the convenience of hiding their money and wrongdoings in secret accounts created right here in states like Delaware and Nevada.

April 20, 2016

Panama Papers: David Cameron’s Week of Questions

He leak of 11.5 million documents to journalists contained information about an offshore fund called Blairmore, set up by Ian Cameron in the early 1980s.

April 8, 2016
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What World Leaders Have Been Saying About Donald Trump

Outside of the increasingly fascist looking rallies he has been holding, the rest of the world is shocked by the antics of the Republican Party’s lead candidate.

March 8, 2016
David Cameron EU Meeting Brexit Referendum

The British Bargain Deals A Blow To European Unity

The agreement reached during the late evening of February 19 between Britain and the other 27 EU member states was aimed at preventing the country from quitting the union.

February 22, 2016

David Cameron To Scott Walker: No, I Didn’t Trash Obama

David Cameron, leader of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party, is in fact well known to be one of President Obama’s closer allies and personal friends in the international sphere.

June 13, 2015

David Cameron’s Wizardry

Prime Minister David Cameron’s surprising success in winning an outright majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament is the result of a paradox: The center in Britain held and flew apart at the same time.

May 11, 2015

Britain’s Cameron Promises Reforms, EU Referendum After Election Win

Cameron earlier hailed the “sweetest victory” of his political career, with the win giving the Conservatives around 330 seats and a clear mandate for another five years in office.

May 8, 2015

6 Lessons Drawn From Cameron’s Big Victory

The British election results Thursday night took even the seasoned by surprise. A race that was supposed to be tighter than a bearskin hatband and even potentially set off a parliamentary crisis turned out to be a romp for David Cameron’s Conservatives.

May 8, 2015

3 Rivals Quit Party Posts After Cameron Victory

A day after an ostensibly close United Kingdom election saw the Tories decisively defeat Labour by a margin of 331 to 232 seats, Cameron sought a positive spin on what had been a prickly campaign.

May 8, 2015

Endorse This: The Uncommon House

Watch a highlight reel of last night’s election in the United Kingdom — and you also might want to hold on to your hat.

May 8, 2015
US President Barck Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House in Washington on January 15, 2015 prior to a working dinner (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)

Surprise Lead For Conservatives In UK Election Exit Poll

Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives are on course to be the biggest party in the next British parliament, according to an exit poll from the general election on Thursday showing them winning far more seats than had been expected.

May 7, 2015
US President Barck Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House in Washington on January 15, 2015 prior to a working dinner (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)

Cameron Meets Obama, Vows Cyber Security Cooperation

President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron discussed national security at the White House.

January 16, 2015

Scotland Campaigns Race For Votes On Referendum Eve

Edinburgh (AFP) — Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes on Wednesday on the eve of a knife-edge referendum that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers with greater autonomy. The “Yes” and “No” camps mobilized thousands of volunteers to hand out leaflets and hold […]

September 17, 2014

British Party Leaders Head To Scotland As Vote Tightens

London (AFP) — The leaders of Britain’s three main political parties announced a last-minute trip to Scotland on Tuesday to boost the campaign against independence after a surge in separatist support ahead of next week’s referendum. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband agreed to skip their weekly debate in the […]

September 9, 2014

Obama, Cameron Vow To ‘Confront’ The Islamic State

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau CARDIFF, Wales — President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Thursday to confront the Islamic State, saying they “will not be cowed” by the militants who have slain two American journalists and threatened the life of a British captive. The joint statement appeared as an editorial […]

September 4, 2014

U.K. PM’s Ex-Aide Coulson Jailed In Murdoch Hacking Case

London (AFP) – Andy Coulson, the former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World and one-time top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, was jailed for 18 months on Friday for his role in the phone-hacking scandal that closed the tabloid. The sentence passed by a judge at the Old Bailey court in […]

July 4, 2014

Former Aide To British Prime Minister To Be Retried On Bribery Charge

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — A former top aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, already convicted of conspiring to hack into private cellphones, is to be retried on bribery charges, prosecutors said Monday. Andy Coulson will face a jury again to defend himself from allegations that, as editor of one of Britain’s […]

June 30, 2014

Former Top Aide To Cameron Charged Over Child Abuse Images

dpa LONDON — A former top aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children, the Crown Prosecution Service said Friday. Patrick Rock, who worked on a much-vaunted government plan to offer Internet porn filters to all households, resigned as deputy head of Downing Street’s policy […]

June 27, 2014

Britain’s Phone-Hacking Trial Ends With Just One Conviction

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — A jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday on the remaining counts against two defendants in Britain’s phone-hacking trial, bringing to a close one of the longest court proceedings in British history in a case that lifted the lid on the sometimes unsavory nexus of media, celebrity and […]

June 25, 2014

Rough Times At The G8

March 25, 2014

British PM Cameron Defends News Corp Ties

Conservative PM David Cameron, whose former communications director, once an editor at the now-closed News of the World, is among those indicted in the phone hacking scandal, defended his actions and promised to exact justice in front of Parliament Wednesday: Prime Minister David Cameron told British lawmakers Wednesday that if he knew then what he […]

July 20, 2011