New British Home Secretary Sajid Javid's appointment doesn't just mark a break from his predecessor Amber Rudd's hard-line policies. Mr. Javid, who was born to immigrant parents and went on to become an elite banker, could turn the government away from closed-border sentiments.
They didn't need passports to accompany their laborer parents into Britain from the far corners of the Commonwealth. Now, some 50,000 offspring of the 'Windrush generation' appear caught in a press amid immigration scrutiny.
Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been at the center of protests over Labour's apparent tolerance for anti-Semitism within its ranks. But the controversy seems to be sparking new soul-searching about old and deeply ingrained attitudes and traditions within the party.
Anglican membership in Britain has shrunk radically in recent decades, particularly among youth. One cause is Britons' embrace of LGBT issues, which has outpaced the church's. But the church's efforts to respond are causing internal tensions.
President Trump is deeply unpopular in Britain, and the multiple diplomatic flareups on his watch have put a unique strain on relations with Britain and Prime Minister Theresa May. But the 'special relationship' also limits how May can respond.
Women across Britain's political spectrum began speaking out about harassment by their male peers. Now, after a key minister's resignation and multiple MPs facing accusations, they are looking to change the culture of British politics.
In a nation of gardeners, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s pastime is run-of-the-mill. But keeping up a small plot within a London community garden fits his popular image as a modest, unmanicured politician.
Leftists like British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have long had warm words for Venezuela's chavistas. But as famine has racked the country and President Nicholás Maduro has turned dictatorial, those words are coming back to bite them.
Not long ago, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s calls for economic redistribution were seen by many within his own party as a liability. But today a decisive shift to the left seems possible, even probable in a bastion of Anglo-Saxon capitalism.
Muslims reject the idea that Islam is somehow to blame for terrorism by Islamic radicals. But Muslim leaders are beginning to tentatively acknowledge that their communities cannot shrug off all liability.
A string of deadly attacks, the latest on a mosque in London Sunday, has frustrated both Muslim and non-Muslim Brits. In between them stand community groups and faith leaders who are trying to foster dialogue.
The Tories' failure to protect their majority in last week's snap elections has undercut the 'hard Brexit' that Prime Minister May had been advocating. Now some Conservatives are looking to develop a softer exit that all parties can get behind.
After the Brexit vote, the 2015 general election, Scotland’s referendum on independence, party leadership contests, and many byelections, next week’s snap parliamentary elections have many Britons feeling overwhelmed.
The attendees and victims of Monday night's deadly attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, were primarily teen and pre-teens. That changes the math on how to help children understand the event.
Today, the long awaited divorce talks between Britain and the EU officially began. But while ‘Brexit’ is often framed in terms of anger, the experience in Hull shows that hope is part of the equation too.
The Brexit result is widely viewed as a demand that the government prioritize British sovereignty, but that principle may be undermined by any free trade deal Prime Minister May cuts with President Trump.
In almost every country in the world, average ages are rising fast, putting pressure on city councils, health-care systems, and national economies. And the solution may be the empowerment of older people themselves.