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Oct 2, 2013

Britain’s Cameron casts election as battle over free markets

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday will cast a national election in 2015 as a choice between his “pro-business” ruling Conservative party and what he calls its anti-business socialist rivals.

In a speech to his party’s annual conference in the northern English city of Manchester, Cameron will place Britain’s economic recovery at the heart of his bid for re-election.

Oct 1, 2013

Osborne seeks political capital from recovery before 2015 election

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Chancellor George Osborne on Monday placed the government’s economic record at the heart of his Conservative party’s campaign for re-election in 2015, offering the promise of welfare reform, tax cuts and a new wave of home ownership.

Contrasting his party’s success in delivering a recovery with what he called the Labour party’s “catastrophic failure of economic policy” when in power, Osborne used the Conservatives’ penultimate conference before the election to urge voters to let his party complete its economic plans.

Sep 30, 2013

UK’s Osborne seeks political capital from recovery before 2015 vote

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – British finance minister George Osborne on Monday placed the government’s economic record at the heart of his Conservative party’s campaign for re-election in 2015, offering the promise of welfare reform, tax cuts and a new wave of home ownership.

Contrasting his party’s success in delivering a recovery with what he called the opposition Labour party’s “catastrophic failure of economic policy” when in power, Osborne used the Conservatives’ penultimate conference before the election to urge voters to let his party complete its economic plans.

Sep 30, 2013

UK Cameron’s party pledges budget surplus if it wins election

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Finance minister George Osborne promised he would continue to cut spending to wipe out Britain’s budget deficit if the Conservatives won the 2015 election, but signaled there could be more money for infrastructure investment.

At an annual conference where the Conservatives are setting out policy ideas before the election, Osborne said he would return Britain to a budget surplus during the next parliament, as long as the country’s economy continued to mend.

Sep 30, 2013

Osborne to court voters with ‘tough love’ welfare rules

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Chancellor George Osborne will propose tougher new welfare rules on Monday to try to win over working voters who are grappling with depleted spending power ahead of the 2015 election.

Speaking to Conservative Party activists at the penultimate conference before the election, Osborne will promise he can sustain a recovery of Britain’s economy, but caution there can be no complacency.

Sep 30, 2013

UK finance minister to court voters with ‘tough love’ welfare rules

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – British finance minister George Osborne will propose tougher new welfare rules on Monday to try to win over working voters who are grappling with depleted spending power ahead of the 2015 election.

Speaking to Conservative Party activists at the penultimate conference before the election, Osborne will promise he can sustain a recovery of Britain’s $2.5 trillion economy, but caution there can be no complacency.

Sep 29, 2013

Osbourne to court voters with tough welfare rules

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Chancellor George Osborne will propose tougher new welfare rules and a reduction in taxes on Monday in a bid to win over voters grappling with declining spending power ahead of the 2015 election, while promising to sustain an economic recovery.

Speaking to Conservative Party activists at the penultimate conference before the election, Osborne will argue that though Britain’s $2.5 trillion (1.54 trillion pounds) economy is recovering and he is optimistic about the global economy there can be no complacency.

Sep 29, 2013

UK finance minister to court voters with tough welfare rules

MANCHESTER, England, Sept 30 (Reuters) – British finance
minister George Osborne will propose tougher new welfare rules
and a reduction in taxes on Monday in a bid to win over voters
grappling with declining spending power ahead of the 2015
election, while promising to sustain an economic recovery.

Speaking to Conservative Party activists at the penultimate
conference before the election, Osborne will argue that though
Britain’s $2.5 trillion economy is recovering and he is
optimistic about the global economy there can be no complacency.

Sep 29, 2013

UK’s Cameron touts housing plan and rights accord exit

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron began setting out his stall for the 2015 election on Sunday by talking up a contested plan to boost home ownership and suggesting Britain may ditch Europe’s main human rights treaty, an object of hatred for Euroskeptics.

Seeking to reverse days of gloomy opinion polls before the start of his ruling Conservative party’s annual conference, Cameron said his decision to bring forward the government’s new 12-billion-pound mortgage guarantee scheme would be a shot in the arm for would-be home owners.

Sep 3, 2013

City of London: UK exit from EU would risk bank exodus

LONDON (Reuters) – A British exit from the European Union could prompt an exodus of leading foreign banks and undermine London’s dominance of the foreign exchange markets, the head of the City of London financial district said in an interview on Tuesday.

Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s EU membership and hold an “in-out” referendum if re-elected in 2015, prompting fears that the world’s sixth largest economy could drop out of the club it joined in 1973.