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Jul 25, 2014

Rival to Cameron in 2015 vote says can win despite poor image

LONDON (Reuters) – The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party said on Friday he could win a national election next May, despite his perceived image problem, by focusing on big policy ideas rather than photo opportunities.

Opinion polls put left-leaning Labour ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron’s governing Conservatives by around four percentage points but they also show few voters see Ed Miliband as a future prime minister, with many regarding him as being too socially awkward for the top job.

Jul 25, 2014

Rival to UK PM Cameron in 2015 vote says can win despite poor image

LONDON (Reuters) – The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party said on Friday he could win a national election next May, despite his perceived image problem, by focusing on big policy ideas rather than photo opportunities.

Opinion polls put left-leaning Labour ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron’s governing Conservatives by around four percentage points but they also show few voters see Ed Miliband as a future prime minister, with many regarding him as being too socially awkward for the top job.

Jul 22, 2014

MPs criticise UK arms sales to Russia as Cameron pledges no new exports

LONDON (Reuters) – MPs on Wednesday queried why Britain had granted licences to sell tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to Russia, embarrassing Prime Minister David Cameron, who has called for a Europe-wide ban on such sales because of the Ukraine crisis.

The criticism, in a report compiled by four of parliament’s select committees, comes two days after the British leader said France’s sale of two helicopter carriers to Russia would be “unthinkable” in Britain.

Jul 22, 2014

Lawmakers criticize UK arms sales to Russia as Cameron pledges no new exports

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers on Wednesday queried why Britain had granted licenses to sell tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to Russia, embarrassing Prime Minister David Cameron, who has called for a Europe-wide ban on such sales because of the Ukraine crisis.

The criticism, in a report compiled by four of parliament’s select committees, comes two days after the British leader said France’s sale of two helicopter carriers to Russia would be “unthinkable” in Britain.

Jul 22, 2014

Britain plans new laws to prevent female genital mutilation

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will introduce new laws to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) including making it compulsory for teachers and health workers to report cases, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday.

The government, hosting a one-day London summit on FGM and forced marriage, also announced 1.4 million pounds ($2.4 million) of funding for an prevention program and said it would enact legislation that would see parents prosecuted if they fail to prevent their daughter undergoing such a practice.

Jul 21, 2014

UK’s Cameron wants tougher EU Russia sanctions, defense sale ban

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union should impose harder-hitting sanctions on Russia after the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday, advocating an EU ban on future sales of military equipment to Moscow.

The 28-nation EU has been under pressure from the United States and Ukraine to take a harder line on Russia, but some EU governments are wary of potential retaliation from Moscow, the bloc’s biggest energy supplier.

Jul 21, 2014

Cameron wants tougher EU Russia sanctions, defence sale ban

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union should impose harder-hitting sanctions on Russia after the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday, advocating an EU ban on future sales of military equipment to Moscow.

The 28-nation EU has been under pressure from the United States and Ukraine to take a harder line on Russia, but some EU governments are wary of potential retaliation from Moscow, the bloc’s biggest energy supplier.

Jul 17, 2014

UK coalition strained as Deputy PM likens Cameron’s policies to Putin’s

LONDON (Reuters) – Strains in Britain’s two-party coalition surfaced on Thursday as David Cameron’s governing partner likened the prime minister’s policies to those of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other “tyrants”.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, leader of the junior coalition partner the Liberal Democrats, made the comparison when criticising plans by Cameron’s Conservatives to limit the power of the European Convention on Human Rights in Britain if re-elected next year.

Jul 15, 2014

Britain chooses low-profile lawmaker for EU Commission job

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday nominated Jonathan Hill, a relatively unknown lawmaker who backs his leader’s European renegotiation strategy, to become Britain’s next European commissioner.

Cameron has promised to try to renegotiate Britain’s ties with the European Union and hold a membership referendum in 2017 if he wins a national election next year. Hill, a 53-year-old lord, is expected to play an important role in that process.

Jul 8, 2014

Top British civil servant unable to explain missing child abuse files

LONDON (Reuters) – One of Britain’s most senior civil servants said on Tuesday he did not know who, if anyone, had authorised the removal of over 100 missing government files that could shed light on allegations that well-known politicians abused children in the 1980s.

The disclosure, by Mark Sedwill, the top civil servant in Britain’s Home Office (interior ministry), is likely to fuel a media furore in Britain over the allegations, which have not yet been substantiated.

    • 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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