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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fiery Scotland debate surprisingly won by anti-independence leader

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Poll shows Alistair Darling beat Alex Salmond in TV clash ahead of go-it-alone referendum Unionist wins fiery Scotland debate The leaders in the battle for and against Scottish independence clashed in a heated live television debate, six weeks ahead of a historic referendum on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom. First Minister Alex Salmond, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567677/tempers-flare-heated-tv-debate-ahead-vote-scottish-independence
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Coronation Street ignites euthanasia debate in Britain

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 01:15am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Soap opera ignites euthanasia debate More than 10 million people watched the long-running soap Coronation Street on Monday as Hayley Cropper, sick with incurable ... reflected debates in society on issues ranging from gay relationships to racism. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1410757/coronation-street-ignites-euthanasia-debate-britain
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Probe uncovers 'hardline' plot to Islamise Birmingham schools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... was sparked by the so-called "Trojan Horse" letter, sent to local authorities in November detailing an alleged plot to take over schools. The anonymous claim reignited debate about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557648/probe-uncovers-hardline-plot-islamise-birmingham-schools
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    British leaders reluctantly join debate about wearing of full-face veils

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... veil debate The complex debate over the wearing of full-face veils in public has come to Britain, a country that prides itself on the protection of individual liberty. A judge in London decided ... topic for national debate" and that he is "instinctively uneasy about restricting the freedom of individuals to observe the religion of their choice". "But there is genuine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1311796/british-leaders-reluctantly-join-debate-about-wearing-full-face-veils
  5. Business - Economy - BRITAIN

    Policymaking committee shake-up may help Carney beat rates pressure

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by Reuters

    ... the committee's members on the need to keep rates at a record low 0.5 per cent. But that unanimity is starting to come under strain as Britain's economy picks up. The growing debate at the bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1525518/policymaking-committee-shake-may-help-carney-beat-rates-pressure
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tony Blair criticised in row over letters sent to fugitive IRA suspects

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 01:29am by AFP

    ... suspects. In an emergency debate at the devolved assembly in Belfast, Robinson vented his anger over official letters sent to fugitives assuring them that they would not face prosecution for alleged ... threat after Prime Minister David Cameron announced a judge-led inquiry. During a heated debate yesterday, Robinson said Blair had deliberately omitted to mention the letters scheme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1437672/tony-blair-criticised-row-over-letters-sent-fugitive-ira-suspects
  7. Property - International - BRITAIN

    UK house builders set plans for expansion after government boost

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 07:34am by Reuters

    ... the likes of Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey to unveil plans to pay dividends to shareholders. The extension also illustrates how the debate over Britain's housing shortage has crept right back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1457073/uk-house-builders-set-plans-expansion-after-government-boost
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Salmond clashes with Cameron over North Sea oil cash ahead of Scotland referendum

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Aberdeen Scottish first minister challenges British PM to debate over industry's future after referendum Salmond clashes with Cameron over North Sea oil cash ... debate ahead of a referendum in September. British Prime Minister David Cameron took his ministers from London to Aberdeen on Scotland's northeast coast to announce investment plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434394/salmond-clashes-cameron-over-north-sea-oil-cash-ahead-scotland-referendum
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... but it is intended to add to the debate about some of the more controversial aspects of the prince's status under the law and in general business dealings. It proposes that he should pay income tax ...

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

    Gurkhas ‘cheated’ by British government on pay and pensions, lawmakers told

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... will continue into next month. Campaigners hope for a debate in parliament on the inquiry's recommendations. The Gurkhas, who were based in Hong Kong from the 1970s until the handover, are known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458625/gurkha-soldiers-cheated-british-government-pay-and-pensions-lawmakers

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