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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Defection and sex scandal hit UK Conservatives ahead of annual meeting

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Birmingham 'Not an ideal start' to annual meeting, British PM admits as he aims to rally his party for election Defection, scandal hit Conservatives British Prime Minister David Cameron is aiming to rally his Conservatives for victory at next year's general election at their annual conference on Sunday, with the party reeling from ...

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    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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain's Conservatives vow to crack down on tax-avoiding tech firms

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... fought election opened on Sunday under the shadow of a defection to the Eurosceptic UK Independence Party and the resignation of minister Brooks Newmark in a sex scandal. Yesterday, in a bid ... of the economy as May's election nears. Corporate tax avoidance has become a hot political topic following critical media coverage and parliamentary investigations into the arrangements many big ...

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    Could 'sensible' home secretary Theresa May succeed Cameron?

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 08:24pm by Bloomberg

    ... at 10/1. "The idea of once again electing a woman as leader- recalling Margaret Thatcher- is appealing," said Wyn Grant, professor of politics at Warwick University. "She offers ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Labour leader Ed Miliband shifts to the left ahead of May poll

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by Reuters

    ... Miliband cast himself as Britain's prime minister-in-waiting eight months before an election, pledging to wring money from wealthy home owners, hedge funds and tobacco firms to fund better health care. Yesterday's speech, the last he will deliver before May's national election, shifted his party further to the left and away from the centre ground, where one of his ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Referendum start of change for UK, say Scotland's 'Yes' and 'No' camps

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 08:41am by Reuters

    ... "No" to independence may have saved British Prime Minister David Cameron his job, but sweeping pledges of a constitutional shake-up could undermine his re-election drive and trigger more political instability. Responding to what he called a "clear" rejection of Scottish independence yesterday, Cameron, who is up for re-election in May, promised to begin a process ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tired Alex Salmond steps down after the fight of his life

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... shall never die." Salmond, who has fought his whole political life for independence, said he would not seek re-election as party leader at the SNP conference in November. Once his successor was chosen, he said he would step down as first minister of the devolved government in Edinburgh, a post he has held since 2007. The new SNP leader would have to be elected by the Scottish parliament, ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... not trust a Westminster elite preoccupied by a general election in May to honour a pledge of accelerated devolution made in the heat of the campaign. Watch: Scotland's 'Yes' voters ... the independence debate is not over. Some 71 per cent of 16- to 17-year-olds, who were allowed to vote for the first time in a British election, voted "Yes", while 73 per cent of people over 65 ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland votes to stay, but vote will unleash radical change for whole UK

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Reuters, AFP

    ... with England while 1,617,989 opted for independence. The 84.5 per cent turnout was a record for an election in Britain. Prime Minister David Cameron said: "It was right to take- not duck- the big ...




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