Could Keir Starmer be U.K. Labour’s knight in dull armor?

World / Politics Apr 5, 2020

Could Keir Starmer be U.K. Labour’s knight in dull armor?

After a decade in the political wasteland, members of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party have chosen a moderate, unflashy lawyer as their new leader. Their hope is that turning the page on the socialist radical Jeremy Corbyn, who was resoundingly rejected by voters last ...

Business Dec 19, 2019

Political coverage row puts BBC funding under threat

Britain's new government is taking aim at the BBC, accusing it of bias in reporting the recently concluded elections that gave Prime Minister Boris Johnson a sweeping mandate. The row over perceived partiality from the corporation and ensuing threats about its license fee funding have ...

U.K.'s Labour accuses BBC of bias over its election coverage

World / Politics Dec 6, 2019

U.K.'s Labour accuses BBC of bias over its election coverage

Britain's opposition Labour Party wrote to the head of the BBC on Thursday to complain about its coverage of campaigning ahead of next week's election, accusing the publicly funded broadcaster of bias. Labour's co-campaign coordinator, Andrew Gwynne, said they had recorded numerous examples where his ...