England http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19408/all en Saif Gaddafi's London home taken by squatters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110309/saif-gaddafis-london-house-taken-squatters <p> The apparent London home of Saif Gaddafi, the son of defiant Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been taken over by a protest group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110309/saif-gaddafis-london-house-taken-squatters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa England Libya Muammar Gaddafi Thu, 10 Mar 2011 03:55:00 +0000 News Desk 5629666 at http://www.globalpost.com Scottish independence: Cameron steps in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/scottish-independence-cameron-steps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British Prime Minister raises the stakes by demanding Scots hold independence referendum within 18 months. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> In the first stage of a game of call my bluff, David Cameron announced yesterday that a referendum on Scottish independence should be held within 18 months.</p> <p> The Scottish National Party took over Scotland&#39;s devolved parliament after winning a sizeable majority in the elections of May 2010. The main plank in the party&#39;s platform was its pledge to offer Scots a referendum on whether to remain in the United Kingdom.&nbsp;</p> <p> SNP leader Alex Salmond wanted to hold that referendum in 2014 on the 700th anniversary of Robert the Bruce&#39;s victory over the English at the Battle of Bannockburn - they are obsessed by history everywhere on this island.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/scottish-independence-cameron-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bannockburn David Cameron England Home Regions Robert the Bruce Scotland Scottish independence United Kingdom Europe United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:55:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5686494 at http://www.globalpost.com Scottish Independence, pt. 3 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/scottish-independence-pt-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> War of words between London and Edinburgh over Scotland's future heats up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> As I&#39;ve mentioned previously, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/break-united-kingdom-real-possibility">Scottish independence</a> is both a possibility and increasingly an opportunity for <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/scottish-independence-cameron-steps">political game playing</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/scottish-independence-pt-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Britain Czechoslovakia David Cameron England Home Regions Scotland Scottish independence United Kingdom Europe United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:31:09 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5686911 at http://www.globalpost.com Eight million people in England won't be able to afford fuel by 2016 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120315/eight-million-people-england-wont-be-able-afford-fuel <p> &quot;Fuel poverty is a serious national problem.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120315/eight-million-people-england-wont-be-able-afford-fuel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> England United Kingdom Business Debt Crisis Europe Global Economy United Kingdom Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:24:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5696259 at http://www.globalpost.com Euro 2012’s England vs. Ukraine match is freighted with past disappointments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120620/euro-2012-england-ukraine-football-soccer <p>When England plays in a major tournament, the country comes to a standstill. Hope with an asterisk triumphs over experience. People fill the pubs, supermarkets are denuded of cans of lager as those with family responsibility sit down in front of the telly and fervently try to believe that this time will be different.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120620/euro-2012-england-ukraine-football-soccer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> England English football Soccer Europe United Kingdom Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:47:20 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5708650 at http://www.globalpost.com The Iron Lady: In memoriam (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5805509 <p>Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died following a stroke, her spokesman announced on Monday. She was 87.</p> England Margaret Thatcher World Leaders Europe Politics United Kingdom Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:52:00 +0000 Katrine Dermody and Jessica Phelan 5805509 at http://www.globalpost.com