MANCHESTER, England, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Prime Minister David
Cameron said on Wednesday he would fight hard in his talks to
change Britain’s relationship with the European Union, calling
the 28-member bloc “too big, too bossy and too interfering”.
In a speech aimed at calming Eurosceptic members of his
ruling Conservative Party, Cameron also tried to shape his
vision for his second term – to tackle poverty, inequality and
offer security to build a “greater Britain”.
MANCHESTER, England, Oct 6 (Reuters) – In between jokes,
mocking asides at rivals and a running rugby metaphor, London’s
mayor, Boris Johnson, sent a more serious message to the ruling
Conservative party on Tuesday — he is still a contender for the
At the party’s annual conference in the northern city of
Manchester, speeches and comments by several leading members
have all but brought into the open the jostling for position to
take over from David Cameron when he steps down by 2020.
MANCHESTER, England, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The Bank of Labour -
print money, spend money, repeat.
At the annual conference of Britain’s ruling Conservative
Party, derision over the election of far-left lawmaker Jeremy
Corbyn as leader of the main opposition Labour Party is never
far from the surface.
MANCHESTER, England, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Finance Minister
George Osborne will launch a plan on Monday to spur
infrastructure investment in Britain, seeking to counter a push
by the left-wing opposition and stake the government’s claim to
the centre ground.
His adoption of a policy promoted by his Labour Party
opponents fuels expectations that Osborne is moving towards the
centre to buttress his credentials to succeed Prime Minister
David Cameron, who has said he will step down by 2020.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Chancellor George Osborne will launch a programme on Monday to spur infrastructure investment in Britain, poaching the policy from the Labour Party to stake the government’s claim to the centre ground.
At the Conservative Party conference, Osborne will say the government will invest 5 billion pounds by 2020 and pool local government pension pots into six wealth funds worth 25 billion pounds each to invest in vital infrastructure.
MANCHESTER, England, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Finance minister
George Osborne will launch a programme on Monday to spur
infrastructure investment in Britain, poaching the policy from
the left-wing opposition to stake the government’s claim to the
At the Conservative Party conference, Osborne will say the
government will invest 5 billion pounds ($7.6 billion) by 2020
and pool local government pension pots into six wealth funds
worth 25 billion pounds each to invest in vital infrastructure.
HULL, England (Reuters) – Multi-millionaire businessman Assem Allam fled Cairo for England 46 years ago after being arrested several times because he would not stop “talking” about military leader Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Almost half a century later, the 76-year-old Briton says he still cannot hold his tongue, this time not about an autocrat but about a “shy communist” – Britain’s new opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn whose hard-left views have scared business.
KIEV (Reuters) – From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine’s government fight rebels in the east. A burly man with a long, Cossack-style moustache, Korchynsky has several hundred armed men at his disposal. The exact number, he said, is “classified.”
In the eyes of many Ukrainians, he and other volunteer fighters are heroes for helping the weak regular army resist pro-Russian separatists. In the view of the government, however, some of the volunteers have become a problem, even a law unto themselves.
KIEV (Reuters) – President Petro Poroshenko ordered Ukraine’s security services and police on Monday to disarm “illegal groups”, saying they threatened to further destabilize a country fighting separatists in its east.
Poroshenko said a weekend standoff between members of a far-right group and police in the western town of Mukacheve, close to the border with Hungary, Slovakia and Romania, was simply a turf war over smuggling routes.
KIEV (Reuters) – A Ukrainian far right group demanded the resignation of the interior minister and said it would block roads around Kiev on Sunday in a standoff over a fatal gun battle that challenges the authority of the government.
Kiev has called on Right Sector, which played a prominent role in protests that toppled Moscow-backed President Viktor Yanukovich a year ago, to lay down their weapons after a shootout on Saturday in the town of Mukacheve killed at least two people.