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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    British referendum on EU unlikely before 2020 if Labour wins power, says Ed Miliband

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:37am

    ... A future Labour government would hold a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) before 2020 only if more powers were transferred to Brussels, party leader Ed Miliband has ... But Miliband’s calibrated referendum pledge means that if the opposition Labour wins power, or if it has to share power with the Liberal Democrats, there would be little prospect of a vote on Britain’s ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain's Labour Party votes to change relationship with trade unions

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Labour Party changes its relationship with unions Britain's opposition Labour Party has voted to change its century-old relationship with trade unions to try ... a third, and unions controlling the final third. The shift also ends automatic enrolment of union members in the Labour Party. They will now have to choose to opt in when joining unions, which ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    British culture minister Maria Miller forced out for overstating expenses

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:43pm by AFP

    ... The opposition Labour Party strongly criticised Cameron during fiery exchanges in parliament over his refusal to sack Miller. How, it asked, could he have justified leaving her in place when a report had ... Labour's leader, said of Cameron. "The reason the public were so appalled was if it had happened in any other business there would have been no question about them staying in their job. Why ...

  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain must build one million homes to meet shortfall, says new report

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... political level, there is broad agreement that more housing is needed. Britain's main opposition, the Labour Party, has said it will make sure 200,000 homes are built each year if it wins ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Media frenzy as Britain's Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 02:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Britain's Prince William’s wife Kate was in labour at a London hospital on Monday as public anticipation over the birth of their first child, who will be third ... and entered through a back door to avoid media camped outside the main entrance. Kate is due to give birth to the child at the private Lindo wing of the hospital, where her husband was born ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    British PM David Cameron faces Euro poll backlash from expenses storm

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 08:52pm by GDN

    ... Conservatives, including the Education Secretary Michael Gove, acknowledged that public anger with the political class over the expenses issue remained more raw than his party had recognised. Labour also ... misconduct and hold a by-election. The Labour Party opposition leader Ed Miliband accused Cameron of "a terrible error of judgment" in trying to keep Miller and of not understanding ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    British premier David Cameron rejects call to fire minister in expenses row

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:24am by Reuters

    ... is awkward for Cameron, up for re-election next year, since the opposition Labour Party has criticised him for having just four women, including Miller, in his cabinet of 22. Regularly accused by his critics of running a government of white, privately educated men, he is under pressure to at least maintain if not increase the number of woman ministers. John Mann, a Labour lawmaker who made ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Bill before House of Lords threatens Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 08:45pm by GDN

    ... (HK$10.3 billion) estate that provides him with a £19 million-a-year private income. The move, by the old-Etonian Labour peer Lord Berkeley, also exposes little-known exemptions from laws enforced ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Privately educated British cabinet minister slams concentration of privilege in government

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of his cabinet are millionaires. And the opposition Labour party was quick to seize on Gove’s comments. “It’s up to David Cameron who he puts into top jobs, and the fact is that the prime minister has chosen to surround himself with people just like himself,” said Labour lawmaker Jon Ashworth. “He’s leading a government that’s completely out of touch.” Eton, which counts Princes ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    British government vows conscience vote on assisted-suicide law

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... for parliament … rather than government policy." Lord Charles Falconer of the opposition Labour Party is bringing his Assisted Dying Bill before parliament's upper House of Lords in the coming ...




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