The Great Debate UK

from The Great Debate:

Are the U.S. and UK still BFFs? It doesn’t really matter.

May 14, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron during the G8 summit at the Lough Erne golf resort in Enniskillen

President Barack Obama walks with British Prime Minister David Cameron during the G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, June 18, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

from The Great Debate:

‘Yemen has a lot of bad actors': Iran and Saudi Arabia face lesson on limits of power

May 13, 2015

Anti-Houthi fighters of the Southern Popular Resistance stand on a tank in Yemen's southern port city of Aden

Anti-Houthi fighters of the Southern Popular Resistance stand on a tank in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, May 10, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

from The Great Debate:

Why steering clear of the Middle East is a terrible idea

May 12, 2015

Sunni tribesmen attend a ceremony to present them with weapons at camp Habbaniyah, in the eastern city of Ramadi April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Sunni tribesmen attend a ceremony to present them with weapons at camp Habbaniyah, in the eastern city of Ramadi April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

from The Great Debate:

Moscow uses tanks, Berlin words in World War Two commemorations

May 8, 2015

Russian servicemen drive a T-14 Armata tank during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow

Russian servicemen drive a T-14 Armata tank (front) during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Red Square. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Scottish National Party victories real seismic change in UK election

May 8, 2015
Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, makes a speech on the final day of campaigning in Edinburgh Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, makes a speech on the final day of campaigning in Edinburgh Scotland, Britain May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

from Breakingviews:

Cameron has work cut out to sustain relief rally

May 8, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Hugo Dixon:

Tory win in UK election brings increased risk of EU exit

May 8, 2015

The results of exit polls are projected on to the side of Broadcasting House in central London

The results of exit polls are projected on to the side of Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC, after voting closed in Britain's general election, in central London, May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

from The Great Debate:

Ed Miliband’s Obama-inspired rhetoric didn’t play in the UK

May 8, 2015

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband announces his resignation as leader at a news conference in London

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband announces his resignation as leader at a news conference in London, Britain May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall

from The Great Debate:

Last of Saddam Hussein’s lieutenants may have fallen in Iraq, but Baathists fight on

May 6, 2015

The body of a man believed to be Ezzat al-Douri, is seen as it is delivered by fighters of the Shiite militia group Kataib Hezbollah, to the Iraqi government in Baghdad

The body of a man believed to be Ezzat al-Douri, is seen as it is delivered by fighters of the Shiite militia group Kataib Hezbollah, to the Iraqi government in Baghdad, April 20, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

from Breakingviews:

UK politics is failing the trust test

May 4, 2015

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

UK politics is failing the trust test.

In the run-up to the May 7 election, the public has lambasted leaders of the established parties for breaking promises and lack of candour. While the critique is healthy, Britain has yet to give birth to leaders who score highly on integrity. This is needed, not just in the United Kingdom.