United Kingdom

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
After jumping ship to join the UK's Conservative party, former Obama campaign manager told MSNBC he's now "all Hillary all the time." (Screenshot: MSNBC)
After the surprise win of the United Kingdom's Conservative Party in Thursday's national election, the spotlight has now fallen on American political operative Jim Messina, who led the pro-austerity party to victory. Prior to working the British political machine, Messina served as campaign manager—or self-described "mastermind"—of U.S. President...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Oxford University alumni refused to vacate an administration building after the school council voted to postpone a decision to divest from fossil fuels. (Photo: Oxford University Fossil Free Divestment Campaign)
Alumni and students of Britain's Oxford University are up in arms over the...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Privacy and civil liberties advocates are slamming the findings of a U.K...


A supermarket giant in the U.K. has removed metal spikes outside stores to deter rough sleepers and other "anti-social" elements after people protested that the latest in "defensive urban architecture" treats the homeless as pigeons, rats or other unwashed, unwanted, shoo-go-away vermin. Left Unity argues there are 700,000 empty homes in the country, and no good reasons for anyone to be homeless.