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Dec 16, 2014

Cameron’s plans to shake up lawmaking worry his rivals

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s two main political parties accused each other on Tuesday of putting the future of the nation at risk as they drew battle lines over how to reform the constitution after Scotland’s failed bid for independence.

A last-ditch promise to transfer powers to Scotland’s devolved parliament from London helped swing a close referendum in September in favour of keeping the United Kingdom together, but that has awakened decades-old grievances over imbalances in the way laws are made in England.

Dec 16, 2014

Cameron’s plans to shake up English lawmaking worry his rivals

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s two main political parties accused each other on Tuesday of putting the future of the nation at risk as they drew battle lines over how to reform the constitution after Scotland’s failed bid for independence.

A last-ditch promise to transfer powers to Scotland’s devolved parliament from London helped swing a close referendum in September in favor of keeping the United Kingdom together, but that has awakened decades-old grievances over imbalances in the way laws are made in England.

Dec 15, 2014

Labour takes aim at migrant wage competition ahead of 2015 vote

LONDON (Reuters) – The Labour leader Ed Miliband set out plans on Monday for a new law to prevent British workers’ wages being undercut by the exploitation of foreign workers, part of a strategy to show his party cares about immigration.

Polls show immigration is a top voter concern ahead of a national election in May, and both Labour and Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives have unveiled policies aimed at halting the surge in popularity of the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP), which wants to curb immigration.

Dec 13, 2014

Wanted: Scottish Labour leader to swing 2015 election

LONDON (Reuters) – When the once mighty Scottish Labour party selects a new local boss on Saturday, national party chief Ed Miliband will be holding his breath: The decision could make or break his chances of winning power in wider Britain.

The winner of Scotland’s Labour crown will have to unite the divided party while attempting to tackle Scottish nationalists who have seen support surge since Scots voted not to quit the United Kingdom in a Sept. 18 independence referendum.

Dec 13, 2014

Wanted: Scottish Labour leader to swing Britain’s 2015 election

LONDON (Reuters) – When the once mighty Scottish Labour party selects a new local boss on Saturday, national party chief Ed Miliband will be holding his breath: The decision could make or break his chances of winning power in wider Britain.

The winner of Scotland’s Labour crown will have to unite the divided party while attempting to tackle Scottish nationalists who have seen support surge since Scots voted not to quit the United Kingdom in a Sept. 18 independence referendum.

Dec 10, 2014

Britain calls on NATO allies to help in submarine hunt: media

LONDON (Reuters) – NATO allies sent patrol planes to help Britain scour the waters off its western Scottish coast after a submarine’s periscope was spotted, in a search reminiscent of the Cold War, media reported.

Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) said it had received help from NATO allies in an operation, but declined to go into further details.

Dec 9, 2014

U.S. ambassador to UK defends Facebook over soldier’s murder

LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Facebook is not to blame
for failing to pass on information that might have prevented the
murder of a British soldier last year, US ambassador to Britain
Matthew Barzun said on Tuesday.

Last month, a report by British lawmakers concluded that
while security services could not have prevented the attack, an
unspecified U.S. communications company could have led British
investigators to head off the plot.

Dec 8, 2014

UK governing parties stress economic differences before election

LONDON (Reuters) – The two parties in Britain’s governing coalition clashed on Monday over their plans for the economy as they tried to differentiate themselves in voters’ eyes before a national election due next May.

Prime Minister David Cameron’s right-leaning Conservatives accused the center-left Liberal Democrats of “being all over the place” on the economy, while they accused him of pre-election panic. However, there is no suggestion the two parties, in coalition since 2010, will split before the election.

Dec 7, 2014

Defeated Scottish nationalist leader to run for UK parliament in 2015

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond said on Sunday he would run for a seat in the British parliament at next May’s election in order to help ensure Scotland gets the extra powers it was promised.

Salmond, who stood down as First Minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader last month after spearheading an unsuccessful campaign for Scottish independence, said his party would have an opportunity to wield significant power if the election result is as close as many expect.

Dec 7, 2014

Alex Salmond to run for UK parliament in 2015

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond said on Sunday he would run for a seat in the British parliament at next May’s election in order to help ensure Scotland gets the extra powers it was promised.

Salmond, who stood down as First Minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader last month after spearheading an unsuccessful campaign for Scottish independence, said his party would have an opportunity to wield significant power if the election result is as close as many expect.

    • 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."
      Joined Reuters:
      2008
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