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Political info with less wide-eyed panic, please

Since the UK elections last week, I've realized that I only really know the surface of British politics. It seems like a worthwhile thing to get deeper into, but recent events have rendered non-party sources rather...breathless, and official sources never actually talk about what they do or plan on doing directly. So, I turn to you all - where can I read good, in-depth information on the agenda of the major UK political parties?
posted by Punkey on May 10, 2015 - 3 answers

How can my fiancee translate her work in human rights law from UK->US?

My fiancee is planning to move to Chicago at some point later this year--if all goes well with our engagement, of course ;). She has a GDL (law conversion) degree (in addition to non-law undergrad and postgrad degrees) from the UK and is looking for advice, first and foremost, on the "lay of the land" and things to keep in mind in transferring environments. [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Feb 17, 2015 - 5 answers

UK Print shops

Is there a UK equivalent to Kinkos/FedEx Office? [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Jan 5, 2015 - 3 answers

Is 'illegal downloading' an actual crime in the UK?

I live in the US and have followed the RIAA/MPAA suits closely. Over the years I have heard British news agencies report such-and-such as being charged with illegal downloading and wondered if that were even possible. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jun 27, 2014 - 4 answers

Planning trip to possible ancestral town in SW England, but what to do?

My extremely-uncommon and forever-mispelled last name—Huxham—happens to also be the name of a tiny village right outside of Exeter in SW England. My ancestors left Britain from the port of Plymouth on the other side of Devonshire, so I feel fairly confident this might be where my last name comes from. However, even though I have the means and the desire to visit this hamlet…what do I do there? Just start knocking on doors? Should I contact the parish priest and/or tourism board? [more inside]
posted by huxham on Jan 21, 2014 - 11 answers

What's the best way for a UK company to pay American worker bees?

About a month ago, a British company hired me to work 25+ hours a week for three months, with the possibility to go full-time after that if my coworker and I land a certain number of clients. (We're opening its New York office.) Payment is a clusterfuck. [more inside]
posted by jessca84 on Oct 20, 2013 - 3 answers

What kind of visa do I need to study and telecommute in the U.K. for three months?

American going to UK for 3 months, in need some immigration help. Any specialists here? Special snowflake details follow. [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Dec 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Why are all the cars in the UK new?

Why aren't there any (or many) older cars on the road in the UK? [more inside]
posted by something something on Oct 5, 2011 - 26 answers

Looking for quality British "reality" programming

Looking for quality British "reality" programming.... [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Feb 18, 2011 - 34 answers

No True Scotsman punches an American in the face.

A few years back, my friend Russell (mid-twenties, American, white, male) was in Scotland, at a bus stop. It was late at night, he'd been drinking, and some guy (mid-twenties, British, white, male) came up and angrily asked him "Are you of Scottish descent?" Russell raised his hands and eyebrows in a confused "Whoa, no idea what you're on about" gesture and said, "Buddy, you got the wrong guy." The man then punched Russell in the face. WHY? [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Mar 31, 2010 - 48 answers

UK Fringe Resources Wanted

What are some great resources, preferably online, of fringe arts (burlesque, cabaret, circus, improv, street theatre, etc) in the United Kingdom? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Help us find a Labrador Breeder

Looking for a good Labrador breeder near London. [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Jun 2, 2009 - 9 answers

London calling; can I answer?

The documents that the UK wants from me for a visit are extensive and horrifying. Will I be able to get into the country? [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Dec 11, 2008 - 26 answers

Will I be allowed back into the UK?

Can I leave (or rather re-enter) the UK before I've gotten my Residence Permit? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Aug 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Does being a citizen of a Commonwealth country make it easier to get citizenship or legal resident status in the UK?

Can Canadian citizens become permanent residents or citizens of the UK more easily than, say, a U.S. citizen? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Oct 16, 2007 - 8 answers

Is there anywhere to look at Pella replacement windows in or around London?

Is there anywhere to look at Pella replacement windows in or around London? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Sep 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Oxford: Parking for myself and a car?

Oxford UK: Want to know where I can park myself at an inexpensive B&B and my car. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Jul 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Why is the United Kingdom still a united kingdom?

Why is the United Kingdom still a united kingdom? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on May 14, 2007 - 25 answers

U.K. Christmas

As a child, I was an American expat, growing up in Scotland. This time of year I have many fond memories of Christmas Pantomines, Christmas Pudding, Paper Crowns & Crackers, 'Cadbury's Christmas Selection Boxes,' etc.' I also remember getting copies of year-end "annuals," particularly the 'Beano Annual' and the 'Blue Peter Annual.' There were many others, but I am at a loss for remembering their titles. What are/were some of the others published at Christmastime?
posted by ericb on Dec 16, 2006 - 14 answers

No surrender?

If Blair called for a referendum in Northern Ireland on joining Eire, which side would win? Has the higher birth-rate of Catholics made a difference? Is the increasing paramilitary disarmament indicative of a political climate in which a democratic handover could take place with an acceptably low level of violence?
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 9, 2005 - 18 answers

Radiator Help

RadiatorFilter. I live in a student flat in the UK built in the last two years, that has a radiator with a large turning knob and a small dial on the end of the knob. How am I supposed to set it? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Dec 2, 2004 - 11 answers

Getting tickets to a football match in the UK?

UK Mefiers - Need advice on how to procure tickets to a proper football match. [more inside]
posted by Wolfie on Nov 14, 2004 - 11 answers

Ways for an American to become a permanent resident or citizen of the UK?

UK immigration: My cousin (an American) is investigating ways that she can become a permanent resident or citizen of the United Kingdom. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Oct 26, 2004 - 13 answers

UKFilter: Where can I find a list of Olympic qualifiers for the UK track team (womens)?

UKFilter: Where can I find a list of Olympic qualifiers for the UK track team (womens)? I found plenty of information online -- but no comprehensive list.
posted by RavinDave on Aug 5, 2004 - 2 answers

Fabric orders

How i would go about getting fabric (for clothing) straight from the manufacturer, in bulk quantities, rather than having to pay retail prices? I'm in the UK.
posted by armoured-ant on Jan 10, 2004 - 3 answers

Looking for the 2004 Beano Annual

Could someone in the UK send me the 2004 Beano Annual before Christmas? It's for my 5 year old. If someone knows how to get it in the US that works too. I'd pay via Paypal or whatever.
posted by putzface_dickman on Dec 17, 2003 - 3 answers

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