The Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium, is headquarters of the European Commission, the administrative arm of the European Union. (iStock/Jorisvo)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Michael Daniel Driessen
The far right denounces the European Union as anti-Christian totalitarianism, but Michael Daniel Driessen writes that the E.U. has its roots in Catholic universalism and a suspicion of the nation-state.
Anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray holds banners as he stands outside Parliament in London on Jan. 30, 2020. Although Britain formally leaves the European Union on Jan. 31, little will change until the end of the year. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Stewart
As a moment approaches that is certainly historically massive, one of great triumph or crushing disaster according to your Brexit leaning, Britons are winding ourselves up over a clockwork bell and getting into a flap about a flag.
Politics & SocietyNews
Simon Caldwell - Catholic News Service
The opposition Labour Party suffered its worst defeat since 1935.
Politics & SocietyNews
Danica Kirka - Associated Press
Britain and the EU have pledged to keep the border open after Brexit, but they have struggled to find a solution that is acceptable to both sides.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street in London on Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Stewart
The highest court in the land ruled unanimously and unambiguously that Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in attempting to suspend Parliament only weeks before Brexit, the withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union, is set to take effect.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Stewart
On Wednesday morning, gasps followed the court’s ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request for a suspension had the “improper purpose of stymieing Parliament.”