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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    England hints at more autonomy for Scotland as poll puts pro-independence camp ahead

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by Reuters

    ... today." Osborne said it was "clear" that Scots wanted greater autonomy and the three main United Kingdom-wide parties- the Conservatives, their Liberal Democrat junior partners ...

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    Cameron's star player, London Mayor Boris Johnson, could be a liability

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by Bloomberg, Reuters, MCT

    ... support in the latest regular YouGov poll, compared with 38 per cent for Labour. The UK Independence Party, which has no seats in parliament, had 12 per cent support. The Liberal Democrats, Cameron's junior coalition partners, had 8 per cent. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, a Liberal Democrat, said Johnson's decision to stand shows that there's a calculating political mind ...

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    Under-fire Clegg insists he won’t quit as Liberal Democrat leader

    Posted May 28th 2014, 08:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Under-fire Clegg insists he won't quit as leader British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has insisted he will not step down as leader of the Liberal Democrat coalition partners despite a terrible performance in the European elections. Pressure has been building on Clegg since the Lib Dems lost 11 of their 12 European Parliament seats, which ...

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    More than 32,000 British soldiers failed basic fitness test

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Thousands of soldiers 'overweight' The British Army has a global reputation for efficiency and performance, but new figures published yesterday ... to be overweight and at risk of health problems, according to Ministry of Defence figures. All soldiers in the British Army are required to complete a personal fitness assessment twice a year, and those ...

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    Child sex abuse conspiracy claims rattle Britain’s political elite

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:33am

    ... will expose it and we will learn from it,” the home secretary told lawmakers. The claims include allegations of abuse against the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith and allegations of paedophile activity ...

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    Britain’s Ukip rides anti-EU wave to open up lead in European elections

    Posted May 26th 2014, 01:03pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... very hard into the old Labour vote … we’re going to make a breakthrough in Scotland and our people’s army will go from here.     “I promise you this; you haven’t heard the last of us.” ... by either of the mainstream Conservative or Labour parties. The big losers were the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, coalition partners in the national government, who managed only one seat. The Green ...

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    Britain’s Tory party by-election win puts UKIP in its place

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... while the Liberal Democrats, the junior partner in a coalition government with Cameron's Conservatives, picked up just 2.6 per cent of the vote and came in sixth place. The Conservatives ...

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    Labour pounces on 'thin' legislative programme in Queen's speech

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... a sometimes fractious tie-up of his right-leaning Conservative Party and the centre-left Liberal Democrat Party, cannot agree on how to tackle many of the bigger policy issues such as European ...

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    Anti-European Union party makes gains in UK local elections after early results

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:17pm by Reuters in London

    ... of councils. Labour won 94 new seats, the Conservatives lost 101 and the Liberal Democrats lost 84, according to early results. Ukip leader Nigel Farage has siphoned support from all three main parties ... of those people, is just a big sort of two fingers stuck up [an offensive gesture] at what they feel is a sort of hectoring, out-of-touch elite,” Jeremy Browne, a Liberal Democrat lawmaker from ...

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    Britain’s anti-immigration party UKIP surges in local elections

    Posted May 24th 2014, 09:17am by Agence France-Presse

    ... The centrist Liberal Democrats of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg took a pounding, down a massive 284 seats to 404, as a result of the party’s coalition with the Conservatives, unpopular with many ... and the Liberal Democrats on 13 per cent. Farage will be hoping to win his party’s first seat in the British parliament next year. “We are serious players,” Farage said on Friday. “Over the course ...




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