Tagged: British Parliament

Cameron new British P.M.

Conservative Party leader David Cameron is the new British Prime Minister — at 43, the youngest in nearly 200 years.  Cameron took over after Labour Party leader Gordon Brown resigned, his party having been unable to form a coalition government with the smaller Liberal Democrat party after none of the three won a Parliamentary majority in last […]

Brit elections stalemated

And the winner is … no one.  The most tightly contested British Parliamentary election in a generation has ended in the first stalemate since 1974, with no party winning an outright majority of seats that would enable it to choose a prime minister and form a ruling government.  Frantic efforts are being made to shape some […]

Brits launch (brief) election campaign

With the Queen agreeing to dissolve parliament, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (right)  announced a May 6 election date and England’s one-month campaign season is officially under way.  Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective” (and a Brit himself), expects an exciting, unpredictable election. “The economic events of […]

Bad time for politics in England

After revelations of overblown expense accounts by members of Parliment and the resignations of several top cabinet ministers from P.M. Gordon Brown’s Labor government, Britain’s political system is hurting on election day today.  College of Communication Associate Dean Tobe Berkovitz, a political communications expert teaching in BU’s London program, can put the English mess into […]