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Rishi Sunak’s D-Day departure is just the latest in a long line of gaffes in UK election campaigns

Rishi Sunak’s D-Day departure is just the latest in a long line of gaffes in UK election campaigns

LONDON (AP) — The decision by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to leave D-Day commemorations in northern France early has caused a political storm that threatens to derail his Conservative Party’s general election campaign. Though Sunak apologized for not attending Thursday’s final commemoration on Omaha Beach in Normandy, his critics said the decision showed disrespect...

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UK Labour’s Keir Starmer arrives on the world stage

UK Labour’s Keir Starmer arrives on the world stage

Starmer has tried to wrap himself in the flag and embrace the U.K.’s armed forces — and in doing so, draw a sharp contrast with the leadership of his predecessor, the socialist, NATO-sceptic Jeremy Corbyn. Starmer certainly looks the part. Square jaw, quaffed hair, pressed suit, stern stare. Squint a bit and you can imagine him...

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UK election: The great battle for Labour Party jobs

UK election: The great battle for Labour Party jobs

On this, and other hires, a fourth Labour official said: “A lot of it is in Sue [Gray’s] head. I would doubt anyone knows for certain.” | Charles McQuillan/Getty Images There remains speculation among staff about how Labour will run the “cross-cutting mission boards” it intends to oversee Starmer’s “five missions” of economic growth, green...