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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... privilege Prince Charles faces a Westminster campaign to strip him and his estate of special privileges including tax exemptions, a power of veto over new laws and immunity from legislation covering everything from squatting to planning. A radical bill is to be put before the House of Lords proposing to remove special treatment of the prince and the Duchy of Cornwall, his inherited £800 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1461866/bill-house-lords-threatens-prince-charles-duchy-cornwall
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    British lawmakers demand review of Prince Charles’s tax affairs

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 11:17am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Influential parliamentary committee recommends greater scrutiny of heir to the British throne's tax liability Britain’s heir to the royal throne Prince Charles ... to 4.4 million pounds. Labour lawmaker Austin Mitchell, one of the cross-party committee’s members, described the estate as a “medieval anomaly” during a session reviewing evidence in July. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1348128/british-lawmakers-demand-review-prince-charless-tax-affairs
  3. 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 ... Party- which is opposed to the European Union- has seized upon the issue and is expected to do well in next month's European parliamentary elections. Idriz Shaba, an Albanian-speaker, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1483020/britain-must-build-one-million-homes-meet-shortfall-says-new
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    British PM David Cameron faces Euro poll backlash from expenses storm

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

    ... faces Euro poll backlash British Prime Minister David Cameron was yesterday due to launch his Conservative Party's European election campaign, hoping that this week's resignation of Culture Secretary Maria Miller will not help push his party into third place. Cameron's authority appeared weakened in parliament on Wednesday as backbench lawmakers questioned his ability ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1474157/british-pm-david-cameron-faces-euro-poll-backlash-expenses-storm
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    British culture minister Maria Miller forced out for overstating expenses

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

    ... expenses claims disrupted efforts by Cameron and his ruling Conservative Party to woo voters ahead of European Parliament elections next month. "Entire Maria Miller affair shambolic for Tories and shames British politics," Michael Heaver, a spokesman for the anti-establishment UK Independence party, wrote on Twitter. "Cameron and top table Tories dangerously out of touch." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1472182/british-pm-david-cameron-hit-scandal-plagued-minister-miller-quits
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    British politician Nigel Evans ‘sexually abused young men’, court is told

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 09:04pm by AFP

    ... and at a Conservative party conference, a court heard. Nigel Evans, 56, had the "ability to make or break" the careers of those who wished to work in Westminster and he used his "powerful" ... He was often drunk when he acted, Preston Crown Court in northwest England was told. Prosecutor Mark Heywood said Evans assaulted the men despite a series of warnings from his colleagues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446512/british-politician-nigel-evans-sexually-abused-young-men-court-told
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Privately educated British cabinet minister slams concentration of privilege in government

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

    ... Conservative party who himself attended a private school in Scotland, said the situation was unique among developed nations. Cameron was educated at Eton, as were his chief of staff Ed Llewellyn, ... each of the individuals concerned, but it’s ridiculous,” said Gove, a member of Cameron’s Conservative party, in an interview with the Financial Times. “I don’t know where you can find some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1449323/privately-educated-british-cabinet-minister-slams-concentration-privilege
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Geldof family 'beyond pain' after mystery death of Peaches, 25

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:45pm by GDN

    ... Peaches never seemed quite able to resist its allure. Although she had built a stable family unit of her own in recent years, she was long a tabloid-friendly "wild child", her party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1469575/geldof-family-beyond-pain-after-mystery-death-peaches-25
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464343/british-premier-david-cameron-rejects-call-fire-minister-expenses-row
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Midnight marriages for gay couples as same-sex unions become legal in UK

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:01am by AP

    ... introduced anti-gay laws. In Britain, some argue that true equality won't have been reached until a gay couple can be married by a priest in Westminster Abbey, as Prince William and Kate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1460130/midnight-hour-uk-holds-first-same-sex-weddings

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