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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Anti-European Union party makes gains in UK local elections after early results

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:17pm by Reuters in London

    ... year and to give Britons an in-out EU membership referendum by the end of 2017. Ukip wants an immediate referendum. Local elections decide the fate of 4,216 local council seats.   ... elections Britain’s anti-European Union UK Independence Party (Ukip) has made strong gains in local elections, taking seats from both Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and the opposition ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain’s anti-immigration party UKIP surges in local elections

    Posted May 24th 2014, 09:17am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain’s UK Independence Party surged to its best ever performance in local council elections on Friday, boosting the hopes of Nigel Farage’s anti-EU ... ahead of general elections in May next year. Elections for some local councils in England and Northern Ireland were held on Thursday alongside the European parliament vote, the results of which ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    London Mayor Boris Johnson confirms his bid for parliament

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:54am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Johnson confirms he will make bid for parliament London Mayor Boris Johnson said yesterday that he would stand for election to parliament next year, a move ... election. "In all probability I will try to find somewhere to stand in 2015," Johnson said in a speech. But the 50-year-old added that he intended to serve out his full term ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Cameron's star player, London Mayor Boris Johnson, could be a liability

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by Bloomberg, Reuters, MCT

    ... with rewards and risks London Mayor Boris Johnson's decision to run in next year's general election presents UK Prime Minister David Cameron with a gift-wrapped electoral asset that could ... though it is likely to reignite speculation about his future as leader. "Great news that Boris plans to stand at next year's general election. I've always said I want my star ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain’s Tory party by-election win puts UKIP in its place

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... Reuters in London Tories' by-election win puts UKIP in its place British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party has won a vote for a parliamentary seat, fending off a challenge from a Eurosceptic party that beat it into third place in last month's European elections. Cameron and his party are likely to seize on the victory in Newark, Nottinghamshire, ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain’s Ukip rides anti-EU wave to open up lead in European elections

    Posted May 26th 2014, 01:03pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Eurosceptic party set to make history by becoming the first non-mainstream party in over a century to win a British national election The anti-EU mood in Europe swept Britain on Monday as the UK Independence Party (Ukip) appeared to be heading for victory in the European parliament elections.     Ukip leader Nigel Farage hailed the results as “the ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    William Hague steps aside as David Cameron reshuffles team ahead of 2015 poll

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:12pm by Reuters

    ... yesterday pushed through his biggest government shake-up since coming to power in 2010, promoting women and Eurosceptics to senior roles ahead of a national election in May next year. In one ... Eurosceptic flavour to please a vociferous wing of his own party and to counter an electoral threat from the anti-EU UK Independence Party, which won European elections in Britain in May. The choice ...

  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Labour's rent control election pledge may curb new UK investment

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:00am by Reuters

    ... month he would bring in rent controls and longer tenancy agreements if he wins next year's election, which he said would help the rising number of Britons who don't own their homes. ... Noel, chief executive of Land Securities Group, Britain's largest listed property firm, also said the upcoming election was causing uncertainty. "It would absolutely put the brakes ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour pounces on 'thin' legislative programme in Queen's speech

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Queen unveils mostly minor legislation from fractious coalition in run-up to general election Labour attacks 'zombie' government over new laws Queen Elizabeth unveiled yesterday Britain's last legislative programme before the next national election, citing mostly minor new laws and fuelling criticism that the coalition was out of ideas. ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Clinton backs Scotland to stay in UK as part of European Union

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:01am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... with a referendum promised if the Conservative Party wins next year’s general election. “Europe needs Britain, in my opinion,” she said. “I think Britain brings a perspective and an experience that is very ...




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