The Great Debate UK

from The Great Debate:

Britain’s Liberals flex their muscles, a little

By Nicholas Wapshott
June 13, 2012

Every marriage goes through its bumpy patches. Just ask British Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and his Liberal Democratic coalition partner, Nick Clegg. They have just gone through the most serious spat since they cobbled together their civil union two years ago, when British voters removed Gordon Brown’s Labour government but didn’t give the Tories a clear mandate. The coalition is a marriage of convenience, a dynastic coupling where neither side is under any illusion that love or affection is involved.

UK high-flyers should brace for bad news

May 14, 2010

– Neil Collins is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

New UK coalition deserves 7 out of 10

By Hugo Dixon
May 13, 2010

– Hugo Dixon is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Cameron tasked with changing Brits’ expectations

May 12, 2010

– Mark Kobayashi-Hillary is the author of several books, including ‘Who Moved my Job?’ and ‘Global Services: Moving to a Level Playing Field’. The opinions expressed are his own –

Full-time results: they all lost the election

May 8, 2010

Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from UK News:

Will a hung parliament create a serious hangover for British business?

April 26, 2010

parliamentElection day is fast approaching and with the poll gap narrowing between the Conservatives and Labour, there is a very real probability that the UK will end up with a hung parliament. For the first time since 1974, the UK may be left without clear political leadership.

Subject of Europe set to trip Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg

April 22, 2010

Jane Foley- Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own. -

UK political parties take mixed approach to social media

By Rachel Gibson
April 22, 2010

RachelGibson- Rachel Gibson is a professor at the Institute for Social Change in the University of Manchester. The opinions expressed are her own. -

Leaders’ debate could play out in favour of Libdems

April 21, 2010

MarkHillary- Mark Kobayashi-Hillary is the author of several books, including ‘Who Moved my Job?’ and ‘Global Services: Moving to a Level Playing Field’. He is participating in the Reuters Election 2010 politics live blog during the leaders’ debates and on election night. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Tight UK election is bad news for bankers

April 21, 2010

– Peter Thal Larsen is aBRITAIN/ Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –