Razors. Deodorant. Car insurance. These are just some of the products which are often cited as costing more for women than men, and British lawmakers are now considering legislation that would do away with this so-called “pink tax.”
Kevin is a long time American resident of the British city. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he has reported for New York Newsday and a number of Midwestern newspapers.
April 17, 2019, 2:01 AM EDT
March 28, 2019, 2:20 AM EDT
British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street after a cabinet meeting on March 25. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) London (CNSNews.com) – Amid a day of yet more Brexit drama, political parties here are quietly preparing for European elections that they were never meant to contest.
February 28, 2019, 6:11 PM EST
Despite concerns over civil rights, Britain’s parliament recently approved a law that will potentially make it easier for the government to access data held in American computer servers.
February 7, 2019, 11:38 PM EST
In a recent survey by Opinium, 22 percent of young Labour voter respondents indicated they could move away from the party on the grounds it hasn’t done enough to stop the planned exit.
December 20, 2018, 3:00 AM EST
The British government has declined to commit to the mandatory reporting of suspected sexual abuse of children, saying that the evidence isn't conclusive about how effective it is."
December 6, 2018, 9:24 PM EST
It sounds like the stuff of eschatological literature, but the idea of companies forcibly implanting their employees with microchips is making waves in Britain – although the government says it doubts the practice would be legal.
28 Years After Margaret Thatcher Stepped Down, Many Younger British Voters Share Some of Her Key Positions
November 28, 2018, 12:06 AM EST
A study has found that young voters in Britain are more likely than their older counterparts to hold positions in line with those held by the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who left Downing Street for the last time 28 years ago today.
November 15, 2018, 9:08 PM EST
Despite the “gender revolution,” young men in Britain are still not taking jobs traditionally dominated by women, according to a new academic paper.
September 28, 2018, 1:59 AM EDT
A new transatlantic study suggests that Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, at least in part, because Republican voters were more unified and viewed him as embodying their values more than their Democratic counterparts did of their nominee.
August 31, 2018, 2:29 AM EDT
Freedom of conscience in the health care sector in Britain is so poorly protected that it “needs a microscope to be visible,” according to a new study, which says parliament is failing in its job to provide guidance to the courts.
August 9, 2018, 10:49 PM EDT
The British government has quietly increased funding for legal and other services for Palestinian minors detained by the Israeli military for carrying out attacks, but its prioritizing of the issue has raised questions from lawmakers arguing that Israel is being singled out.
July 12, 2018, 1:19 AM EDT
Protestors have pledged to make the capital a showpiece of their anti-Trump “carnival of resistance” planned across the country. Organizers hope 50,000 participants will turn up for a march through central London on Friday, and police forces have transferred offers to cover expected protest hotspots.
June 18, 2018, 4:09 AM EDT
As Britain’s major political parties embrace minimum wage increases, a new study has found that raising the wage levels of unskilled employees may speed up the process of workers being replaced by machines.
May 30, 2018, 2:51 AM EDT
In what seems to be becoming an annual tradition here, the British Parliament is once again turning its attention to the problem of bat-infested churches.
April 23, 2018, 12:20 AM EDT
As Britain becomes increasingly secular, the government has announced a step towards helping preserve hundreds of historic churches for the future – and humanists are unimpressed.
March 22, 2018, 4:10 AM EDT
Scrutinizing business mergers on national security grounds will become much more common in Britain, if proposals officially finalized last week are approved by parliament.
March 14, 2018, 1:36 AM EDT
The British government moved closer this week to a possible widespread tax on plastic, as part of an environmental strategy that could even see a ban on plastic drinking straws.
February 20, 2018, 10:29 PM EST
As the scandal around the Oxfam aid agency dominates headlines in the United Kingdom, the British government continues to quietly push ahead with other reforms of the way charities are regulated.
December 18, 2017, 3:46 AM EST
A new report warns that secularism is under threat across the globe, with persecution of the non-religious on the increase – and Islamic countries dominate the list of the most egregious offenders.
December 1, 2017, 1:17 AM EST
The question of whether Europeans in Britain will retain the right to vote after the country leaves the European Union remains unresolved – a decision that could meaningfully impact the country’s future political direction.