Interview with Hilary Mantel: 'What's Happening in Britain at the Moment Is Really Ugly'

Interview with Hilary Mantel: 'What's Happening in Britain at the Moment Is Really Ugly'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 12, 2014

Hilary Mantel's historical novels are celebrated in Britain, but her critiques of the establishment are widely feared. In a SPIEGEL interview, she says her country is retreating into insularity and to attitudes prevalent in Victorian times. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Approaching Brexit? Merkel Fears Britain Crossing a Red Line on Immigration

Approaching Brexit? Merkel Fears Britain Crossing a Red Line on Immigration

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 03, 2014

David Cameron is furious about the EU Commission's demand that the UK make a back payment of 2.1 billion. But it is the British prime minister's stance on immigration that has German Chancellor Merkel more worried. She fears he may be crossing a red line. By Nikolaus Blome, Christoph Scheuermann and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

King Alex: The Man Behind Scotland's Independence Movement

King Alex: The Man Behind Scotland's Independence Movement

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2014

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is the architect of the independence referendum. This week could mark his biggest political triumph to date. Yet many Scots are wary of Salmond, believing him to be self-satisfied and arrogant. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is 'Partner and Target' for the NSA

A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is 'Partner and Target' for the NSA

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2014

Documents from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal wide-scale spying against Turkey by America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ. They also show the US worked closely with Ankara to battle Kurdish separatists. By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Michael Sontheimer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

'Yes' or 'No'? A Divided Scotland Confronts Independence Vote

'Yes' or 'No'? A Divided Scotland Confronts Independence Vote

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 27, 2014

Traveling through Scotland, you might think the result of September's independence referendum is a foregone conclusion. "Yes" signs are everywhere. But surveys tell a different story and many who are wary of the hype. By Christoph Scheuermann more...

Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2014

The appointment of the next leaders of the EU Commission has divided Europe, raising the specter that Britain could leave the bloc. London is an important ally to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and it is likely she will seek to broker a deal. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Cameron's Empty Threat: Britain Risks Losing an Ally in EU Feud

Cameron's Empty Threat: Britain Risks Losing an Ally in EU Feud

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2014

It appears David Cameron's strategy has backfired. His campaign to derail Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment as the next EU Commission president is failing and the British prime minister may soon suffer a loss of face. Angela Merkel is his only possible savior. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

Ex-Premier Blair: 'British Understand the Folly of Leaving the EU'

Ex-Premier Blair: 'British Understand the Folly of Leaving the EU'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2014

Not much has been heard from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair lately. But in recent days, he has waded into the debate surrounding the next EU Commission president. In an interview, he also predicts that the British will vote to stay in the European Union. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

Decision Time: Britain Must Choose Now If It Will Stay in Europe

Decision Time: Britain Must Choose Now If It Will Stay in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2014

For years Britain has blackmailed and made a fool out of the EU. The United Kingdom must finally make a choice: It can play by the rules or it can leave the European Union. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial more... Comment ]

Lurching Right: UKIP Win Creates Pressure for Cameron and Europe

Lurching Right: UKIP Win Creates Pressure for Cameron and Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2014

With its clear election victory in Britain on Sunday, anti-EU UKIP and its leader Nigel Farage scored a historic triumph. The win could soon spell trouble for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his partners across the European Union. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]