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By: Friday July 27, 2012 10:32 am

Mitt Romney went to the United Kingdom as part of his world tour to prove that even though he has no real foreign policy experience he can handle the world stage. Romney than proceeded to make a complete ass of himself in front of one of America’s closest allies. The British press has been merciless [...]

The Political Incentives Destroying the UK

By: Thursday January 26, 2012 4:28 pm

Brad DeLong points out that the downturn in the United Kingdom is now worse than during the Great Depression. In light of this information he calls for the Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrat party which is a minor partner in the coalition government with the Conservatives, to bring an end to the [...]

Referendum on Alternative Voting Defeated in the UK

By: Friday May 6, 2011 7:30 pm

This week, voters in the United Kingdom went to the polls and decided strongly against a referendum on switching federal elections to alternative voting, or “AV,” also known as “instant-runoff voting” (IRV). From the BBC: UK voters have rejected a change to the voting system, a blow to Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg after heavy [...]

UK Election: Exit Polls Indicate Hung Parliament

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 6:24 pm

Polls are now closed in the United Kingdom, and the UK Guardian published an exit poll indicating that no party won a majority. So, there could be what is called a “hung parliament”–a House of Commons where no one party holds a majority of seats. In many parliamentary systems, this is not an unusual occurrence [...]

Tactical Voting: A Problem in the UK and the US

By: Wednesday May 5, 2010 2:12 pm

In the United Kingdom general election May 6, “tactical voting” has become a serious issue as prominent members of the Labour Party push for it as a way to “keep out the Tories.” It’s an issue in upcoming US elections, as well. Tactical voting is voting for someone besides the candidate you would most want [...]

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