Tory chaos shakes UK unity and stirs mockery abroad

Tory chaos shakes UK unity and stirs mockery abroad

Britain’s Conservative Party won a landslide in 2019. Now the Tories and their elite are the butt of jokes overseas as polls point to possible humiliation. 10 Downing Street, the official residence and office of the British Prime Minister, in London, 20 October...

Politics can seem boring to some young people. But in Britain it is anything but. Correspondent Barry Moody takes us through the musical chairs of British prime ministers and shows how political divisions inside the British government over Brexit, taxes and the economy could lead to a breakup of the United Kingdom. 

Exercise: Create teams of five. Each team should choose one member to be prime minister. The other four students should each take on the roles of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. They should each do some basic research on their region’s current relationship with the British government. The student who is the prime minister will research and consider the importance of having these countries united into one government. Together they will create a poster that explains the individual identities of the four countries and how they benefit or are disadvantaged by their subordination to a united government.

Brexit: Lessons from the referendum

By Alexander Nicoll   It sounds appealingly simple. Here’s a really important issue for the future of the nation. Let the people have their say! That will settle it once and for all.   But the example of David Cameron offers a lesson to all democratic...

Brexit: A nation deeply divided

Brexit: A nation deeply divided

Brexit has revealed a country deeply divided over economic security to national identity — issues likely to define politics for a generation. A London taxi driver flies a British flag, 24 June 2016. (EPA/Hannah McKay) The UK referendum has revealed a country...

Brexit: Worrying apathy among young

Brexit: Worrying apathy among young

The odds of Britain staying in the EU have strengthened. But there is worrying apathy among younger people, who could make the difference. (Photo by: Klaus Ohlenschläger/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) Opinion polls, prediction markets and odds offered by bookmakers...

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