Politics & Society DispatchesDavid StewartJune 07, 2019
Protest against Mr. Trump’s visit—specifically that he had been honored with a full-blown state visit—was loud and visible on London’s streets although organizers conceded that the numbers fell below expectations and were below the huge numbers of protesters during his previous, non-state visit.
Politics & Society DispatchesDavid StewartMay 17, 2019
Senior clerics of the Church of England joined politicians from the nearby Houses of Parliament to give thanks for the United Kingdom’s seaborne nuclear deterrent. A more ill-judged, if not blasphemous, event could hardly be imagined.
Politics & Society DispatchesDavid StewartDecember 21, 2018
The British state continues to make preparations for the growing possibility of a no-deal exit, an outcome sufficiently plausible that it is spending large sums recruiting new staff and renting warehouse space for key supplies, such as E.U.-produced medicine, that may abruptly prove hard to come by.
Politics & Society DispatchesDavid StewartDecember 05, 2018
Fearing reprisals from militant groups, Britain shies away from offering asylum to Asia Bibi, a Catholic woman whose death sentence for blasphemy against Islam has been thrown out by judges in Pakistan.
Politics & Society DispatchesDavid StewartNovember 21, 2018
The new 500-page Brexit proposal released by Theresa May’s government largely ducks the Irish border question, and Britons are growing nervous about food supplies should the plan collapse.
Politics & Society DispatchesDavid StewartSeptember 25, 2018
People are saying the bridge is a serious idea, and it has at least captured the interest of leading politicians on both sides of the water.
Faith DispatchesDavid StewartAugust 14, 2018
The new report finds evidence of appalling sexual and physical mistreatment of students as young as 7, as well as a culture of secrecy, at two abbey schools.