State Department Spokesman Tries Very Hard to Take Boris Johnson Seriously

Ashley Feinberg · 07/13/16 08:12PM

Boris Johnson, a man who once compared our likely future President to “a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital” and noted that Obama’s “ancestral dislike of the British empire” stems from his Kenyan heritage, is the U.K.’s new foreign secretary. And if you want some insight into how the State Department is taking the news, look no further than its own spokesman’s terrified, shit-eating grin.

Nigel Farage Exits UKIP Leadership Role 

Hannah Gold · 07/04/16 10:16AM

Nigel Farage, the man who lead the charge for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, has resigned as leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), the country’s far-right political faction

Man Politely Scolds Boris Johnson for Fucking Over Britain

Ashley Feinberg · 07/01/16 03:25PM

As major Brexit proponent and former mayor of London Boris Johnson left his home in London today, he was greeted by the people he’d so proudly led to victory just last week. Those people proceeded to tell Johnson to ever so politely fuck off.

Who Was Our Man Boris Johnson? 

Andy Cush · 07/01/16 01:35PM

This week, British Conservative Party politician and Brexit cheerleader Boris Johnson saw his chances of becoming the UK prime minister torpedoed when his ally Michael Gove announced he would also run for the seat. Boris quickly ducked out of the campaign, possibly ending his political career forever. But what a political career it was.

How's Britain?

Alex Pareene · 06/30/16 10:10AM

Short answer: Not great. Bit of a mess. Long answer:

Populism, Look Left

Hamilton Nolan · 06/27/16 11:15AM

For years, people have been warning that inequality is growing. Now we are beginning to see tangible political consequences. There is no reason that populist anger must devolve into right wing nationalism. The opportunity now is so much greater than that.

Sarah Palin Congratulates "Smart" Brexit Voters on Fighting the New World Order

Ashley Feinberg · 06/26/16 01:19AM

If there’s one thing noted Facebook user Sarah Palin hates, it’s logic. If there are two things Sarah Palin hates, though, the second is almost definitely the Democrats’ secret apocalyptic globalist agenda. Which is why Sarah Palin would like to take a moment to congratulate all those Brits who voted to leave the EU and effectively cripple their country. You really showed the Illuminati this time.

Hours After Brexit Vote, Leader of "Leave" Movement Admits One Major Promise Was a Sham

Andy Cush · 06/24/16 01:09PM

One of the central claims made by supporters of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union was that £350 million per week that the nation was sending to the EU would instead be put toward the National Health Service. On Good Morning Britain today, UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage said that claim is untrue.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/24/16 11:30AM

So far the best thing anyone’s been able to say about the Brexit fallout is that it probably(?) will not be as bad as the collapse of Lehman Bros, which sent the U.S. into a once-in-a-lifetime recession. So... green shoots.

Here's a UK Explainer for Anyone—Anyone at All—Who's Confused About What Brexit Means

Andy Cush · 06/24/16 11:15AM

Let’s say you’re an American who woke this morning to the news that the people of the United Kingdom voted in favor of their nation leaving the European Union, and you’re unsure about what that means. Let’s say, hypothetically speaking, that you happened to be abroad, in a country within the UK, when the news came in. All the Britons around you seemed to understand what was going on perfectly, and you felt like the odd man out. You wondered: What does England have to do with Wales? Why no Southern Ireland? Is that a boy wearing a skirt?

Donald Trump Is Stoked About Brexit—On An Unrelated Note, What Is Brexit?

Ashley Feinberg · 06/24/16 09:40AM

As Donald Trump’s plane landed in Scotland early this morning, the world had just begun to grapple with a vote that has thrown Europe into chaos, and many in the U.S. are seeing as an omen of Trump’s imminent success. And in keeping with tradition, Donald Trump seems to have no idea what any of it means.