Politics & Society DispatchesDavid StewartSeptember 25, 2019
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 & Society Dispatches
Scottish court throws down another obstacle to no-deal Brexit, setting up possible constitutional crisisDavid StewartSeptember 12, 2019
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.”
Politics & Society News AnalysisDavid StewartSeptember 03, 2019
Boris Johnson is trying to run out the clock and force a no-deal Brexit, writes David Stewart in his analysis of British politics. But suspending Parliament may be pushing things too far.
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.