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Danziger

Danziger: Heavy Lies The Hairdo

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from theWall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the […]

June 21, 2017
May

Under Pressure To Quit After Election Loss, May Will Try To Form Coalition

  LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government on Friday after an election debacle that saw her Conservative Party lose its parliamentary majority days before talks on Britain’s EU departure are due to begin. Confident of securing a sweeping victory, May had called the […]

June 9, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Not My Yob

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a […]

June 7, 2017
Danziger on Scottish anger over Brexit

Danziger: Turning The Caber On Brexit

Now that British Prime Minister Theresa May has begun the process that will conclude in her country’s exit from the European Union, Danziger notes that the Scots are again contemplating their own exit from the United Kingdom — a turn of the caber that London won’t applaud.

March 15, 2017
Danziger on the special relationship between May and Trump

Danziger: Isn’t That Special?

There is something poignant in Prime Minister Theresa May’s effort to establish that “special relationship” with the incoming occupant of the Oval Office.

January 2, 2017
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves number 11 Downing Street in London, Britain March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

British Finance Minister Cuts Corporate Taxes To Stay ‘Competitive’

The new rate, which was announced without a target date, compares with Osborne’s previous target to cut corporation tax to 17 percent by 2020 from 20 percent now. It compares with an average of 25 percent among most developed economies.

July 4, 2016

Following Brexit Vote, Hate Attacks Sweep the U.K.

A mosque, a Polish center and refugees have reportedly been targeted. The Muslim Council of Britain said today it has compiled “over 100 incidents reported of hate crimes following the referendum result.”

June 28, 2016
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks during an emergency cabinet meeting at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jane Barlow/Pool

How Scotland And N. Ireland Could Retain EU Membership

There has as yet been no Brexit, and there will not be—because there is no such entity as “Britain.” There could, however, be a U.K. exit. But those who insist that a 52-48 vote is good enough to take the entire U.K. out of the EU would trigger a serious crisis of legitimacy.

June 28, 2016
brexit cartoon

Cartoon: Brexit Racism

It’s… It’s… Nigel Farage!

June 26, 2016
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron attends an Armed Forces Day National Event (AFDNE) at Cleethorpes in Britain June 25, 2016. Owen Cooban/MOD Crown Copyright/Handout via REUTERS

Regrexit: British Buyer’s Remorse

The Telegraph reported Saturday more than 1.5 million people had signed a petition on the House of Commons website seeking to have the vote rerun less than 24 hours after the results were determined.

June 26, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

In Scotland, Trump Says Brexit A Model For His Campaign

“People want to take their country back. They want to have independence in a sense. You see it with Europe, all over Europe,” said Trump, 70, the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

June 24, 2016
A British Union Jack flag and an European flag fly on the Amiens city hall during a a Franco-Britain summit in Amiens, northern France, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Britain Votes To Leave The European Union

Britain voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two. Global financial markets plunged on Friday as results from a referendum showed a 52-48 percent victory for the campaign to leave a bloc Britain joined more than 40 years ago.

June 23, 2016
A school girl arrives with flowers to leave in tribute to Jo Cox, near the scene where she was killed in Birstall near Leeds, June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble

In The Shadow Of A Murder, Britain To Vote On EU Membership

The murder of Cox, a 41-year-old mother of two young children who was an ardent supporter of EU membership, shocked the country and abruptly changed the tone of the caustic campaigning that has polarized the country.

June 20, 2016
A banner encouraging people to support a local Brexit campaign hangs on the side of a building in Altrincham, Britain May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble

G7 United Against Brexit But Can Only Hope For An ‘In’ Vote

“The G7 did not talk about a Plan B to respond to what would happen if Britain left the European Union,” said French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Saturday. “We talked about ways to help Britain stay in the EU.”

May 23, 2016
Obama, Executive Orders, Trump

Obama Warns Europe Of The Dangers Of Withdrawing From The World

In the wake of the recent attacks on European capitals by Islamic State, the continued instability of the Middle East that resulted in a refugee crisis that has hit Europe hardest and continued economic insecurity for many, Obama acknowledged a tendency “to withdraw” that was increasingly common on both sides of the Atlantic.

April 26, 2016
Cleveland, Obama

The Presidential Election Has Obama Explaining It To Concerned Foreign Leaders

“It’s fascinating the degree to which the single most important question I’m asked these days from other world leaders is, ‘What’s going on with your elections?'”

April 23, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Casting Trump Out Of The Temple

Larry Wilmore had to respond against the sheer absurdity of Donald Trump courting evangelicals.

January 20, 2016

British Lawmakers Debate Banning Trump After Muslim Comments

Members of Parliament responded to a petition signed by more than a half-million Britons, arguing instead that Trump should be allowed into Britain — where his views could be challenged — and that a ban would give him more publicity.

January 18, 2016

Knife Attacker Slashes Man In London ‘Terrorist Incident’

A knife attacker slashed a man at an east London metro station, reportedly screaming “This is for Syria!”, in what police described as a terrorist incident, prompting a senior minister to urge Britons on Sunday not to be intimidated.

December 6, 2015

Britain’s Labour Party Battles For Soul And Identity

Two months after Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader on a wave of enthusiasm for change, some Labour lawmakers closer to the center are rebelling openly.

November 28, 2015

Protests Greet Israel’s Netanyahu On British Visit

Some 300 demonstrators waving flags and “Free Palestine” banners staged a noisy protest in central London.

September 9, 2015

UK Says Iran Sanctions Could Be Lifted Next Spring

While the Republicans (and some Democrats) squabble, the Conservative Party government of the U.K. is actually working constructively on the Iran deal.

August 24, 2015

Scandal And Hypocrisy British-Style In A Tale Of Two Speakers

Lord Sewel was in charge of standards and discipline in the upper chamber — and he has been filmed snorting what ‘The Sun on Sunday’ newspaper said was cocaine, with two prostitutes.

July 27, 2015

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

Late Night Roundup: ‘Let Money Talk!’

The Daily Show looked at the UK election, expressing utter bewilderment about how those Brits do it — without tons of big money and advertising campaigns.

May 12, 2015