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Sep 26, 2014

British anti-EU party targets opposition Labour voters before 2015 vote

LONDON (Reuters) – The anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) said on Friday it would target working class voters in the north of England who traditionally back the opposition Labour party as it seeks to broaden support ahead of next May’s national election.

UKIP, which wants Britain to quit the European Union and to sharply curb immigration, has in the past been seen as more of an electoral threat to Prime Minister David Cameron’s ruling Conservatives. Many Conservatives fear UKIP could split the center-right vote and prevent them being re-elected.

Sep 26, 2014

UKIP targets opposition Labour voters before 2015 vote

LONDON (Reuters) – The anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) said on Friday it would target working class voters in the north of England who traditionally back the opposition Labour party as it seeks to broaden support ahead of next May’s national election.

UKIP, which wants Britain to quit the European Union and to sharply curb immigration, has in the past been seen as more of an electoral threat to Prime Minister David Cameron’s ruling Conservatives. Many Conservatives fear UKIP could split the centre-right vote and prevent them being re-elected.

Sep 21, 2014

Nationalist leader says Scots tricked out of independence

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) – Defeated Scottish nationalist chief Alex Salmond accused Britain’s political leaders on Sunday of tricking Scots out of independence after a dispute about how and when to give them more powers.

Salmond, who is stepping down as leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) after failing to persuade Scots to leave the United Kingdom, accused Britain’s three main political parties of winning last Thursday’s referendum by 55-45 percent by making a false promise of new powers.

Sep 21, 2014

Salmond says Scots tricked out of independence

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) – Defeated Scottish nationalist chief Alex Salmond accused Britain’s political leaders on Sunday of tricking Scots out of independence after a dispute about how and when to give them more powers.

Salmond, who is stepping down as leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) after failing to persuade Scots to leave the United Kingdom, accused Britain’s three main political parties of winning last Thursday’s referendum by 55-45 percent by making a false promise of new powers.

Sep 21, 2014

Eyeing 2015 election, UK’s Labour pledges rise in minimum wage

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour party promised on Sunday to raise the national minimum wage by more than 25 percent within five years if it wins next year’s national election, a pledge designed to win over voters hit by rising living costs.

Earnings in Britain have lagged behind inflation since the 2008 financial crisis. The rising cost of everything from gas to train tickets has shot up the political agenda since the return of economic growth forced Labour to shift its line of attack on the Conservative-led government ahead of the May 2015 vote.

Sep 12, 2014

Boris Johnson selected to run for British parliament in 2015

LONDON (Reuters) – The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who seen as a potential successor to Prime Minister David Cameron, was on Friday selected by the Conservative party to run for parliament in 2015.

Winning a parliamentary seat may be the first step in any bid to succeed Cameron as leader of the Conservative Party – a job that Johnson has coyly denied interest in for years while at the same time fuelling constant media speculation.

Sep 12, 2014

London’s Boris Johnson selected to run for British parliament in 2015

LONDON (Reuters) – The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who seen as a potential successor to Prime Minister David Cameron, was on Friday selected by the Conservative party to run for parliament in 2015.

Winning a parliamentary seat may be the first step in any bid to succeed Cameron as leader of the Conservative Party – a job that Johnson has coyly denied interest in for years while at the same time fuelling constant media speculation.

Sep 11, 2014

New sanctions against Russia to take effect on Friday

BRUSSELS/LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – European Union
governments agreed on Thursday that new economic sanctions on
Russia will take effect on Friday but held out the prospect of
cancelling some or all of them next month if they believe a
peace plan is working.

EU ambassadors agreed in principle to the new sanctions last
Friday but implementation was held up by a dispute over whether
they should take effect now or whether the EU should give more
time for a ceasefire in Ukraine to take hold.

Sep 10, 2014

British PM Cameron’s job at risk if Scotland breaks away

LONDON (Reuters) – If Scots vote for independence next week, Prime Minister David Cameron could face fierce pressure to resign less than eight months before a national election, lawmakers in his party say.

A vote to break up the United Kingdom would throw British politics into turmoil and while Cameron has repeatedly insisted he will not quit, secession might well mark the beginning of the end for his leadership.

Sep 10, 2014

Cameron’s job at risk if Scotland breaks away

LONDON (Reuters) – If Scots vote for independence next week, Prime Minister David Cameron could face fierce pressure to resign less than eight months before a national election, MPs in his party say.

A vote to break up the United Kingdom would throw British politics into turmoil and while Cameron has repeatedly insisted he will not quit, secession might well mark the beginning of the end for his leadership.

    • About Kylie

      "Kylie MacLellan covers equity capital markets for Europe, Middle East and Africa, with a particular focus on initial public offerings. She previously spent a year working in the UK politics and general news team, specialising in industrial relations and other employment related issues such as welfare."
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      2008
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