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May 8, 2015

Cameron sweeps to unexpected triumph in British election

LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron won a
stunning election victory in Britain, confounding poll
predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to
sweep into office for another five years with a clear majority
and his Labour opponents in tatters.

The sterling currency, bonds and shares surged on a result
that reversed near-universal expectations of an inconclusive
“hung parliament”, in which Cameron would have had to jockey for
power with Labour rival Ed Miliband.

May 8, 2015

British election upset puts big beasts to the slaughter

LONDON (Reuters) – Victory by David Cameron’s Conservatives on Friday in one of the most unexpected upsets in British political history has been accompanied by an almost unprecedented electoral bloodbath of dozens of high-profile figures.

Within hours of Cameron securing a majority in defiance of all forecasts, the leaders of three of the other major parties all quit after voters decisively rejected their policies at the polls.

May 8, 2015

UK’s Cameron returning to power, Labour routed in Scotland

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives are set to govern Britain for another five years after an unexpectedly strong showing, but may have to grapple with renewed calls for Scottish independence after nationalists surged.

Ed Miliband, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, all but conceded defeat on Friday morning, saying he was “deeply sorry” for a “very disappointing and difficult night”.

May 8, 2015

UK’s Cameron poised to return to power, Labour routed in Scotland

LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s
Conservatives are set to govern Britain for another five years
but fall just short of an outright majority, an exit poll
showed, a result likely to trigger an in-out EU membership
referendum.

The poll forecast the Conservatives would win 316 of 650
seats in the lower house of parliament and the main opposition
Labour Party 239.

May 8, 2015

UK’s Cameron on track to return to power as PM: exit poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives are on track to govern Britain for another five years even though they are likely to fall just short of an outright majority at Thursday’s election, an exit poll showed.

The poll gave the Conservatives 316 of 650 seats in the lower house of parliament and the main opposition Labour Party 239. If accurate, that would be one of centre-left Labour’s worst ever results.

May 7, 2015

UK’s Cameron close to majority after election: exit poll

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives are on course to win the most seats in parliament but will be just shy of an outright majority, an exit poll showed on Thursday after voting closed in a national election.

The poll put the Conservatives on 316 seats and the main opposition Labour Party on 239. The Scottish National Party (SNP) is set to win 58 seats, all but wiping Labour out in its former Scottish stronghold.

May 7, 2015

Cameron close to majority after election – exit poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives are on course to win the most seats in parliament but will be just shy of an outright majority, an exit poll showed on Thursday after voting closed in a national election.

The poll put the Conservatives on 316 seats and the main opposition Labour Party on 239. The Scottish National Party (SNP) is set to win 58 seats, all but wiping Labour out in its former Scottish stronghold.

May 4, 2015

Whoever triumphs in UK election, it won’t be the press “wot won it”

LONDON, May 4 (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid
famously crowed “It was the Sun wot won it” in 1992, claiming
its support had swayed 10 million readers to back John Major’s
Conservatives to an unexpected election victory.

In the three elections that followed, the rightwing paper
backed the other side, helping to deliver victories for Tony
Blair’s newly pro-business Labour Party.

Apr 30, 2015

Conservatives lead Labour by five points in new pre-election poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s ruling Conservatives took a five point lead over Labour in an Ipsos-MORI survey on Thursday, the latest poll to show David Cameron’s party gaining an edge just seven days before a knife-edge election.

The Conservatives and Ed Miliband’s opposition Labour Party have been neck-and-neck in most polls since the start of the year, but by Thursday seven of the 10 pollsters covering the May 7 election had Cameron’s Conservatives ahead.

Apr 21, 2015

Sky see potential for further price rises as loyalty stays strong

LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) – Pay-TV group Sky
believes its customers will accept higher prices, it said on
Tuesday after reporting a 20 percent jump in nine-month profit,
sending its shares to a 14-year high.

Sky, which formed from the combination of Britain’s BSkyB,
Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia to serve 20 million customers
across Europe, reported results showing strong demand in Britain
and record growth in Germany.

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