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Jul 30, 2015

Eurosceptic Farage says pro-EU campaign is stealing a march on ‘No’

LONDON (Reuters) – Eurosceptics who want Britain to quit the European Union are letting pro-EU campaigners get a head start in mobilising opinion ahead of an In/Out referendum that could take place within a year, Britain’s most prominent Eurosceptic said on Thursday.

Prime Minister David Cameron, buoyed by an unexpectedly decisive election win in May, has already begun trying to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU, saying he will campaign for a ‘Yes’ to continued membership if the talks are successful.

Jul 30, 2015

British Eurosceptic Farage says pro-EU campaign is stealing a march on ‘No’

LONDON (Reuters) – Eurosceptics who want Britain to quit the European Union are letting pro-EU campaigners get a head start in mobilizing opinion ahead of an In/Out referendum that could take place within a year, Britain’s most prominent Eurosceptic said on Thursday.

Prime Minister David Cameron, buoyed by an unexpectedly decisive election win in May, has already begun trying to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU, saying he will campaign for a ‘Yes’ to continued membership if the talks are successful.

Jul 28, 2015

UK PM Cameron’s EU reform plans a ‘recipe for confusion’: lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) – David Cameron has cooked up a “recipe for confusion” with his plans to reform Britain’s relationship with the European Union, a committee of lawmakers said on Tuesday, criticizing the prime minister for failing to make clear what changes he is seeking.

Cameron plans to renegotiate Britain’s EU ties ahead of a membership referendum by the end of 2017.

Jul 28, 2015

Cameron’s EU reform plans a ‘recipe for confusion – Peers

LONDON (Reuters) – David Cameron has cooked up a “recipe for confusion” with his plans to reform Britain’s relationship with the European Union, a committee of Peers said on Tuesday, criticising the prime minister for failing to make clear what changes he is seeking.

Cameron plans to renegotiate Britain’s EU ties ahead of a membership referendum by the end of 2017.

Jul 23, 2015

Former MI5 chief warned of political embarrassment risk over child abuse claims

LONDON (Reuters) – A British spy chief warned Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s government in the 1980s that allegations of an MP “having a penchant for small boys” risked causing political embarrassment, according to a review of government documents.

Britain has been rocked by a series of child sex abuse scandals dating back to the 1970s involving celebrities and politicians. Various institutions have been accused of failing to follow up abuse allegations and, in some cases, of actively covering them up.

Jul 23, 2015

Former UK spy chief warned of political embarrassment risk over child abuse claims

LONDON (Reuters) – A British spy chief warned Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s government in the 1980s that allegations of a lawmaker “having a penchant for small boys” risked causing political embarrassment, according to a review of government documents.

Britain has been rocked by a series of child sex abuse scandals dating back to the 1970s involving celebrities and politicians. Various institutions have been accused of failing to follow up abuse allegations and, in some cases, of actively covering them up.

Jul 22, 2015

Blair tells Labour: Forget about power if you tack left

LONDON (Reuters) – Tony Blair, the Labour Party’s most successful election winner, told his party on Wednesday it could not win power in Britain by lurching to the left, urging it to embrace the centre-ground of politics instead.

Labour tacked to the left under Ed Miliband, who quit in May after leading the party to its worst election defeat since 1987. Now, in the midst of a period of soul searching as it picks his successor, the party is split over its future direction.

Jul 22, 2015

UK’s Cameron seeks Syria bombing mandate to renew global image

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron may
have won an unexpectedly decisive election victory in May, but
he has yet to convince Britain’s allies he is a globally engaged
foreign policy player.

Washington watched with alarm as Cameron presided over a
downgrading of Britain’s military and diplomatic muscle during
his first term, culminating two years ago with his loss of a
crunch parliamentary vote to authorise air strikes on Syria.

Jul 20, 2015

British pilots will continue Syria air strikes for allies – Michael Fallon

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will not stop its pilots taking part in air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Monday, after some lawmakers accused the government of ignoring the will of parliament.

Lawmakers voted against military action in Syria’s civil war in 2013, but the government said on Friday some pilots had taken part in Syrian missions on behalf of the United States and Canada against the ultra hardline militants.

Jul 20, 2015

British pilots will continue Syria air strikes for allies – minister

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will not stop its pilots taking part in air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Monday, after some lawmakers accused the government of ignoring the will of parliament.

Lawmakers voted against military action in Syria’s civil war in 2013, but the government said on Friday some pilots had taken part in Syrian missions on behalf of the United States and Canada against the ultra hardline militants.

    • 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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