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Austerity’s Legacy: British Election Focused On UK Economy

Austerity’s Legacy: British Election Focused On UK Economy

PRIME MINISTER David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain’s May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy. The question is whether the patient is recovering or is still on life support after the global financial crisis. After five years of budget […]

Farage Fights For Seat As UKIP Tries To Build On Gains

Farage Fights For Seat As UKIP Tries To Build On Gains

SAUL WEBSTER enjoys a good tipple, and nobody begrudges him one. But that doesn’t make it good politics for the retired schoolteacher to pose for a campaign event with Nigel Farage, the UK Independence Party leader, while carrying a bottle of hard cider and a half-drained glass. He looks crestfallen as a UKIP functionary discretely […]

In UK Election, Party Promises Range From Nukes To Bees

In UK Election, Party Promises Range From Nukes To Bees

IT’S A COMMON refrain: Politicians are all the same. The party platforms released this week for Britain’s May 7 election tell a more diverse story, revealing, amid their hundreds of pages, which party wants to bring an NBA team to Britain and which has pledged to help bees. British political manifestos lay out in detail […]

SHORT SURVEY FOR BRITS

SHORT SURVEY FOR BRITS

British Student In US Interested In Your Views BRITISH JOURNALISM student David Hodari contacted us at UJ recently to help with his project as a USC Annenberg MS Journalism Candidate. David is seeking information about Brit expats in the US and their views on British politics and the upcoming General Election in the UK – […]

Chancellor’s Budget Maintains Austerity, Includes Giveaways

Chancellor’s Budget Maintains Austerity, Includes Giveaways

WITHOUT DITCHING its austerity prescription for the UK economy, the Conservative-led government announced a series of mini-giveaways March 18 that it hopes will bear dividends at what is expected to be the tightest general election in decades. In his final budget statement ahead of the May 7 election, Treasury chief George Osborne focused his largesse […]

UK Prime Minister, Opposition Leader In Live TV Interviews

UK Prime Minister, Opposition Leader In Live TV Interviews

LONDON (AP) — It wasn’t quite a debate, but back-to-back live televised interviews of Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband were billed Thursday as the unofficial campaign kickoff six weeks before Britain’s general election. The two did not share a stage or confront each other directly, but each made vigorous bids for […]

Unmasking Of ‘Jihadi John’ As A London Lad Shocks Britain

Unmasking Of ‘Jihadi John’ As A London Lad Shocks Britain

THE UNMASKING of Islamic State militant “Jihadi John” as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain last month, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft. Cameron tried to defuse criticism of Britain’s intelligence community, which had “Jihadi John” on its list of […]

Think Pink? Campaign Bus To Draw Women Voters Backfires For Labour

Think Pink? Campaign Bus To Draw Women Voters Backfires For Labour

BRITAIN’S Labour Party has launched an election campaign targeting women voters but its chosen vehicle, a bright pink bus, has backfired even before it hit the road. The bus’s color has drawn scorn and ridicule, with some calling it patronizing and sexist. Critics on Twitter compared it to a Barbie van or a bachelorette party […]

Daily Telegraph Commentator Resigns Over HSBC Coverage

Daily Telegraph Commentator Resigns Over HSBC Coverage

THE CHIEF POLITICAL commentator for The Daily Telegraph has resigned over the British newspaper’s coverage of the HSBC scandal, alleging last month it was part of an effort to downplay critical coverage of the bank to preserve lucrative advertising contracts. Peter Oborne accused the newspaper of carrying out a form of “fraud on its readers” […]

UK Expats May Be Able To Vote In The General Election

UK Expats May Be Able To Vote In The General Election

LAST MONTH the UK Electoral Commission launched a dedicated overseas voter registration campaign. The campaign aims to encourage British citizens living overseas to register to vote ahead of the UK Parliamentary General Election, due to take place on Thursday, May 7, 2015. This is the first UK General Election where people can register to vote […]

Introduction

The Union Jack has been published monthly since April 1982. Our readership now exceeds 220,000 throughout the USA. We serve a devoted readership comprised primarily of British expatriates, ranging from recent immigrants to war brides who relocated to the States a half-century ago, as well as a growing number of American Anglophiles. All of our readers, whether aged 25 or 75, share a common desire to maintain strong ties to Britain and the British community in America.

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