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.
Politics & Society DispatchesDavid StewartJuly 25, 2018
Each day brings not only further confusion but also growing demands for a “people’s vote”: a second referendum on E.U. membership or at least a plebiscite on whatever exit deal, if any, this hapless government manages to negotiate.
Politics & Society DispatchesDavid StewartJune 19, 2018
Tens of thousands—including children—may be trapped in illegal employment in U.K. construction, hospitality and agriculture sectors, in domestic service, and, sadly, in prostitution.