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  1. Business - Economy - BRITAIN

    Drop in jobless rate points to rebound in Britain

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Drop in jobless rate points to UK revival British unemployment fell to the lowest in six years, indicating continued strength in the labour market that Bank of England governor Mark Carney says will eventually boost earnings. The jobless rate based on International Labour Organisation methods dropped to 6.2 per cent in the three months to July from 6.4 per cent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1595010/drop-jobless-rate-points-rebound-britain
  2. 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 ... integration and immigration. Angela Eagle, an opposition lawmaker and Labour spokeswoman, said the paucity of new legislation showed the government was struggling to function. "This is a zombie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525608/labour-pounces-thin-legislative-programme-queens-speech
  3. Property - International - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... Reuters in London Labour's promise worries pension funds and insurers that have bought up rental homes Rent control poll pledge may curb new investment A pledge to introduce rent controls by Britain's opposition Labour party could dissuade companies from investing in the construction of homes for rent, two big landlords have warned. Labour leader Ed Milliband said last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1516280/labours-rent-control-election-pledge-may-curb-new-uk
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... base is in England and who have been all but wiped out in Scotland. But it is tricky for the opposition Labour Party, which relies on Scottish support in Westminster and whose last UK prime minister, Gordon Brown, was a Scot. It is hard to see a quick consensus emerging within months among major parties about a reform that could cost a future Labour government the power to pass laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595853/early-count-points-record-turnout-scotland-vote
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour's Ed Miliband calls for inquiry into Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:43am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Labour wants inquiry on Pfizer takeover bid Britain's opposition Labour party called yesterday for an inquiry into a potential takeover of British firm AstraZeneca ... before the UK government allows itself to be seen to be supporting it," Labour leader Ed Miliband said in a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron. While the government has talked with both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1504636/labours-ed-miliband-calls-inquiry-pfizer-bid-astrazeneca
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Obama strategist David Axelrod to advise British Labour

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:58pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Axelrod likely to reinforce, not radically change, party's existing strategy for next year's election Labour turns to Obama strategist for poll position Barack Obama's most influential adviser during two presidential victories has been hired to advise the British Labour Party on its 2015 election campaign. David Axelrod has been given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1487192/barack-obama-strategist-david-axelrod-advise-british-labour
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

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

    ... said Louise Roberts, an unemployed 27-year-old who voted for independence. "I can't believe that everybody has given the chance for freedom away." Former Labour prime minister ... in a wider package that would also give England new powers. But the opposition Labour party worries the changes could blunt the influence of their 40 Scottish lawmakers. "They must deliver. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597137/fears-over-new-powers-promised-scotland-may-not-be-delivered
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tired Alex Salmond steps down after the fight of his life

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

    ... Salmond and former prime minister Tony Blair, who is also of Scottish origin and like Salmond steered his Labour Party to the political centre, were similar in that they were more pragmatic than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596395/tired-alex-salmond-steps-down-after-fight-his-life
  9. 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

    ... coalition partners the Liberal Democrats and the main opposition Labour Party on what extra powers to give the Scottish Parliament, which was set up in 1999 and already controls areas like health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596412/scotland-votes-stay-vote-will-unleash-radical-change-whole-uk
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tories pick London Mayor Boris Johnson to run for British parliament

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:38pm by AFP

    ... as a whole in turning the economy around," he said. Shadow minister for London Sadiq Khan, of the Labour Party, responded: "Rather than tackling the rising cost of living, the Tories ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591704/tories-pick-london-mayor-boris-johnson-run-british-parliament

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