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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    British government vows conscience vote on assisted-suicide law

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

    ... the law. But a ministry spokesman said: "The government believes that any change to the law in this emotive and contentious area is an issue of individual conscience and a matter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1444345/british-government-vows-conscience-vote-assisted-suicide-law
  2. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Mainland buyers of British property unfazed by new taxes

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:37am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Mainlanders, who spent about £3.5b on British property last year, are unfazed by new tax laws New taxes won't dampen Chinese interest in UK Property-related taxes imposed and proposed by the British government will not deter mainland Chinese intent on buying property in Britain, lawyers and industry insiders say. "The new tax laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1486708/mainland-buyers-british-property-unfazed-new-taxes
  3. 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 ... (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 ...

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

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

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

    ... Associated Press in London Same-sex couples can't wait to take advantage of being allowed to wed in Britain, where the change in law has wide popular support Gays celebrate legal ... and Sinclair Treadway were among the first to tie the knot when Britain's new marriage law came into effect yesterday. The two men wed in front of about 100 guests at their local town hall ...

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

    British PM David Cameron faces Euro poll backlash from expenses storm

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

    ... Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, rushed to Miller's constituency in Basingstoke, Hampshire, yesterday to demand a proper law allowing voters to recall lawmakers found guilty of serious ...

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

    Aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron held in child porn case

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... dealt with under the law." Rock, who helped draw up guidelines on internet porn filters, has been an adviser to the Conservative party for 30 years. A friend of Cameron told the Daily Mail, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1440383/aide-british-prime-minister-david-cameron-held-child-porn-case
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain's Ukip eyes more seats in European Parliament ahead of poll

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:21am by AP

    ... and health care will be harder to get if the proposals become law. Some EU officials said some of the proposed new rules would be discriminatory and violate EU law. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1438747/britains-ukip-eyes-more-seats-european-parliament-ahead-poll
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    British court dismisses challenge to Snowden-linked detention

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London David Miranda loses High Court claim that his detention at London’s Heathrow airport under anti-terror laws was unlawful British High Court judges on Wednesday dismissed a claim by David Miranda, the partner of ex- Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, that his detention at London’s Heathrow airport under anti-terror laws last year was unlawful. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431202/british-court-dismisses-challenge-snowden-linked-detention
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    British judges defy EU by ruling in favour of whole-life jail terms

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:14am by BLOOM

    ... to keep imposing whole-life sentences when appropriate. "In our judgment, the law of England and Wales... does provide to an offender 'hope' or the 'possibility' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1430723/british-judges-defy-eu-ruling-favour-whole-life-jail-terms
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Immigration minister quits over illegal helper

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:48am by AFP

    ... immigrant, adding that the woman had given him false papers. Harper had been overseeing the passage of new immigration laws, a key issue for Cameron's Conservative party ahead of elections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424376/immigration-minister-quits-over-illegal-helper

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