6:31 PM, Apr 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The British Labour party announced David Axelrod will be working to help Ed Miliband become the next prime minister.
"David Axelrod will play a key role in Labour’s general election campaign as a Senior Strategic Adviser, the Party can announce today," reads a press release.
The strategist who masterminded Barack Obama’s back-to-back presidential victories in 2008 and 2012 has agreed to work with Labour to get Ed Miliband elected as Prime Minister in 2015.
His new role is the culmination of several months’ effort led by Douglas Alexander, Labour’s Chair of General Election Strategy, to secure the services of Mr Axelrod and the firm, AKPD, until the general election in May next year.
Mr Axelrod will become an integral part of Labour’s team, working closely with Mr Alexander, Spencer Livermore, the Campaign Director, and Stan Greenberg, the Party’s senior pollster. He will also participate in regular strategic discussions with Mr Miliband and the Labour campaign team.
The former Senior Adviser in President Obama’s White House will arrive on May 14 in London for two days of strategy meetings with Mr Miliband, Harriet Harman, and other senior Shadow Cabinet members.
Senior figures in AKPD, including veterans from the Obama for America campaign Larry Grisolano and Mike Donilon, will further strengthen Labour’s campaign with their expertise.
They will join Mr Axelrod for the strategy meetings in London next month and AKPD’s work for Labour is expected to increase in the first months of next year as the general election approaches.
There's no word on how much Axelrod is expected to be paid for his counsel.
4:01 PM, Jul 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Barack Obama's reelection campaign has seized on this blind quotation in today's edition of the British newspaper the Telegraph:
7:25 AM, Jul 24, 2012 • By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Last week, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a report and held hearings on the giant British-based HSBC bank. HSBC Holdings was ranked as the sixth-largest public company in the world by Forbes in 2011, with assets of $2.5 trillion.
12:53 PM, Jun 1, 2012 • By THERESA CIVANTOS
The British government, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, recently introduced a new initiative offering first-time parents relationship counseling, childcare classes, and advice via email and text message – all subsidized by the National Health Service, Department of Health, and Department for Education.
11:44 AM, Dec 14, 2011 • By ZACK MUNSON
With still about a month until its American release, controversy is beginning to swirl around the new Harvey Weinstein produced Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady. That a Hollywood film about the life of one of the 20th Century’s great conservatives might play fast and loose with the facts should certainly come as no surprise.
4:04 PM, Nov 29, 2011 • By ELLIOTT ABRAMS
The attack on the British embassy in Tehran came just days after the Iranian “parliament” voted to expel the British ambassador, and therefore reeks of official complicity. The attack—complete with an invasion of the grounds, looting, and a brief hostage-taking—is an always useful reminder of the nature of the regime in Tehran. These are thugs, whatever their religious titles.
The American Civil War from the vantage point of London.Oct 17, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 05 • By JONATHAN LEAF
Mark Twain once said that it was more interesting to talk to Civil War veterans about battles than to chat with poets about the moon as the versifiers had not ordinarily been to the moon.
11:00 AM, Sep 22, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
New York, New York—"Until we have a resolution to see, Daniel, the United Kingdom is not answering that question and you will not evoke another answer, I know, from another authoritative source from the United Kingdom delegation,” Alistair Burt, a member of Parliament and a member of the UK delegation to the U.N., tells me in response to a question about whether his nation will support the Palestinian bid for statehood this week.
6:00 PM, Apr 24, 2011 • By EMILY SCHULTHEIS
With all of the hubbub leading up to the royal wedding this week, it is hard not to get excited about the nuptials of the future queen! Check out Samantha Sault’s take on Kate Middleton’s effect on British Fashion Week, from our March 28th issue:
1:07 PM, Apr 20, 2011 • By CHARLOTTE HAYS
Jerry Seinfeld’s snide remarks on the upcoming royal nuptials have offended the Brits—and me.
The mortal implications of man’s place in nature.Apr 4, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 28 • By LAWRENCE KLEPP
The Immortalization Commission Science and the Strange Quest
to Cheat Death
by John Gray
The British government is reportedly set to make one of KSM’s operatives a wealthy man.11:45 AM, Nov 17, 2010 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
Is the British government preparing to make one of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s alleged co-conspirators a millionaire? The Washington Post reports on the British payouts to former Gitmo detainees as part of an out-of-court lawsuit settlement: