The appeal of the royal family remains potent. Its adaptability to changing times is a hereditary trait.
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Even if Boris Johnson survives the current round of resignations and scandals, he faces a perilous, friendless few months ahead.
The U.K. prime minister is accused of whooping it up in a garden party at his No. 10 Downing St. office while the rest of the country was locked down.
"Long live the Queen” was the proclamation made following her accession to the throne. But ever since her husband’s death her subjects are beginning to grasp that her life has a terminus.
The threat of an independent Scotland hasn’t gone away, but the U.K. government still has many cards to play to preserve the most durable union in democratic history.
The gulf between the top 5% and the rest has never looked so wide, nor been so apparent in everything from vacation choices to home decorations.
The clashes followed a decision by authorities not to prosecute 24 Sinn Fein politicians who last year attended a funeral for an IRA man, in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions.
Britain’s prime minister has centralized power, but he doesn’t seem to want to use it.