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As "Brexit" from the EU approaches, Europe's left is divided

On June 23, the European Union will be put to the test when Britain - its second-largest economy - votes on whether to stay in or bail out.

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UK: Corbyn’s Labour Party wilts in local races; London elects first Muslim mayor

Sadiq Khan beat back a Conservative campaign of Islamophobia to win London's mayoralty.

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British postal unions slam privatization plan

There's a big bus trundling around London this week, manned by British postal workers - and they're not doing it for fun or to show sights to tourists

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Britain to pay out to Mau Mau victims

Britain is negotiating compensation for thousands of Kenyans who were severely mistreated by their colonial rulers during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising.

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Welcome to the London lockdown

Parliament is moving center-stage as crises of private-sector greed and incompetence are laid before select committees.

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Britain's crimes of empire revealed

The government belatedly released secret files dating back to British colonial rule in Kenya, Malaya and elsewhere that were once claimed to have been lost.

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UK fracking firms face surge of protests

News that a gas extraction process which triggered two earthquakes is likely to resume brought a surge of protest bubbling to the surface on Tuesday.

Britain's Morning Star feels no joy on queen's anniversary

Defenders of the status quo assert that the monarchy is largely symbolic or even little more than a tourist attraction, but its residual powers are real, extensive and undemocratic.

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Dickens "more relevant than ever" in Britain

On the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth, his biographer Claire Tomalin warned that the great novelist's depiction of injustice in society was still "amazingly relevant."

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UK: 2 million strike to save their pensions

Tory attempts to belittle public-sector industrial action rang pathetically hollow.

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