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Russell Brand Wonders if Anything Meaningful Will Come From the G-20 Summit (Video)

The “Trews” host (left) deconstructs President Trump’s speech to the international summit in Germany and discusses the meeting’s possible global outcomes. (At right, the U.K.’s Theresa May.)

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
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Russell Brand: London’s Grenfell Tower Fire Is ‘Terrorism’ of a Different Kind (Video)

Referring to the politics involved in the fiery destruction, the “Trews” host says, “Austerity is not frugality, it is brutality. It is violence.”

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Vehicle Hits Pedestrians Near London Mosque; One Arrest Is Made


Eyewitnesses say a van appeared to veer and strike people intentionally. (Update: Authorities are now treating the incident as an act of terrorism against Muslims. One person is dead, and at least 10 are injured.)

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Prime Minister Theresa May Is Rushed Away as Londoners Protest Deadly Fire


In the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze, hundreds take to the streets to demand swift action from the British government.

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Take Heart, Progressives: Theresa May Is Putting a Nail in the Coffin of the U.K. Right Wing


As Bernie Sanders framed it in his congratulatory message to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after Thursday’s snap election, the war against “austerity and inequality” is only beginning.

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John Oliver: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Is ‘Maddeningly Evasive’ on Brexit Negotiations (Video)

As Britain prepares for official talks on its divorce from the European Union, the “Last Week Tonight” host outlines what a mess his native country is in at the moment.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

What the U.S. Can Learn from the U.K. Election and Jeremy Corbyn


The Labour Party leader teaches that we should embrace the radical change needed to inspire people to take action and shift the realm of the possible.

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Jeremy Corbyn Changes the Face of British Politics, Shows Socialism Is Appealing to Voters


This week’s Larry’s List is dedicated to the U.K. Labour Party leader and his achievement in the recent general election, which dismantled the establishment trope that the left is unelectable.

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U.K. Election Results in Hung Parliament: Is Trumpism Pushing Europe Left?


The Labour Party’s good showing involved several major components, including Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity in the United Kingdom.

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Corbyn Calls on May to Resign as British Election Results Show Losses for Conservatives


The outcome immediately raised questions about whether May could maintain her hold on Downing Street. It also threw into doubt the country’s plans for leaving the European Union.

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Russell Brand: Jeremy Corbyn Has Been in Politics for Decades With His Integrity Intact (Video)

This election “could be a chance for ordinary people to take back our country,” “The Trews” host says. (Pictured, Corbyn in the 1980s.)

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

London Mayor Urges Britain to Disinvite Trump


The president’s shameful and out-of-context attacks on London Mayor Sadiq Khan (pictured) have reminded us of how boorish Donald Trump can be. Britain agrees.

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Jeremy Corbyn Calls for Theresa May to Resign Over Police Cuts (Video)


Three days before an election that could change the course of British history, the Labour Party leader questions the prime minister’s record.

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How Trump Should Have Responded to the London Attacks


Here is an imaginary letter from our president to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

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Donald Trump’s Boorish Behavior With NATO Could Have Unintended Benefits


By demanding nations put more money into the military alliance, the president may cause some Europeans to rethink anti-Russian propaganda.

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What Did Theresa May Know About the Manchester Bomber?


Critical questions remain unanswered, deflected by promises of an internal review.

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Jeremy Corbyn Is Praised for Denouncing Failed ‘Global War on Terror’


The British Labour Party leader’s speech comes as general election campaigning resumes in the U.K. after Monday’s deadly bombing in Manchester.

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U.K. Labour Party’s ‘Most Left-Wing Program’ in 30 Years Would Be Paid For by Taxing the Rich


Under Jeremy Corbyn, the British opposition party plans to raise taxes only on the wealthy and corporations to finance a progressive plan that includes eliminating university tuition.

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U.K. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn Shocks Critics With a Rousing Speech Against the Establishment (Video)

“They do not want us to win,” Corbyn says, kicking off his 2017 election campaign. “Because when we win it is the people, not the powerful, who win.”

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Theresa May Will Have Her Way: British Parliament Votes to Allow June 8 Election (Update)


On Tuesday, the British prime minister suddenly called for a snap general election. On Wednesday, Parliament approved the early election.

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Brexit Has Begun Officially, but No One Seems to Know How Long It Will Take


As Britain’s prime minister triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the formal process for the U.K. to leave the European Union, EU officials essentially say, “Not so fast.”

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Erdogan Hurls ‘Nazi’ Epithets as He Campaigns to Bolster His Power


Turkey’s president rips Germany and the Netherlands for blocking rallies among Turkish expats. Those rallies would support a referendum that could vastly increase Erdogan’s authority.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE

Prime Minister Says London Attacker Was ‘British Born’; Eight People Arrested in Raids (Updated)


Theresa May makes a statement before Parliament about the attack that left five dead and 40 injured in London. (Updated)

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Trump’s Wiretapping Charge Could Contain Some Explosive Truth


The mere existence of a transcript of a phone conversation involving Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser (pictured), carries the potential for a Watergate-size scandal that would land on the Democrats. 

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A Second Scottish Independence Referendum Looms as Formal Brexit Negotiations Appear Imminent


Just after the U.K. Parliament’s vote to start the formal process to leave the European Union, Scotland’s government throws a wrench in the works.

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House of Commons Speaker Says He Won’t Invite Trump to Address U.K. Parliament (Video)

Prime Minister Theresa May faces stark resistance from the British public and her fellow parliamentarians for asking the president to visit. (Pictured, Speaker John Bercow.)

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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U.K. Violence After the Brexit Vote Might Hold Lessons for America


A divisive vote, with jobs and immigrants the most combustible issues, leaving many anxious about intolerance and the violence that can stem from it. Sound familiar?

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Russell Brand Sees ‘Snoopers Charter’ as Proof the ‘State Sees Us as Its Enemy’ (Video)

The “Trews” host explains why whistleblower Edward Snowden describes the British Investigatory Powers Act as a legalization of “the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy.”

Posted on Dec 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

United Kingdom Passes ‘Snooper’s Charter,’ Giving Tremendous Surveillance Power to Agencies


The law also requires internet and phone companies to hold on to user data for at least a year and to make it easily searchable by law enforcement.

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Jeremy Corbyn Wins Another Battle as the War Against His Labour Party Leadership Continues (Video)


It’s dizzying to try to keep up with the drama of British politics in the post-Brexit era as resignations and elections seem to never-endingly roll in. Through it all, however, one man has continued to weather the storm of betrayals and right-wing plots.

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Future British Prime Minister Theresa May Is Not More Feminist Than Jeremy Corbyn by a Long Shot


The country that lived through Margaret Thatcher’s premiership should know better than to believe a female leader will protect women’s rights purely on the basis of her gender.

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David Cameron Names Britain’s Next Prime Minister (Video)


British Home Secretary Theresa May will succeed Cameron as soon as Wednesday, the outgoing leader of the Conservative Party said in a public statement.

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 READ MORE

U.K. Police ‘to Be Given Powers to View Everyone’s Entire Internet History’


The power will reportedly be included in the British government’s new surveillance bill, to be published next week.

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