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Apr 24, 2014

UK’s Labour mulls moving loan from Co-op Bank -sources

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Labour Party is
considering moving a 1.2 million pound ($2 million) loan with
the troubled Co-operative Bank to Unity Trust Bank,
which is controlled by the country’s trade unions, sources
familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

The sources said discussions were at an early stage and
emphasised Labour would continue to bank with the Co-op, a major
lender to Britain’s main opposition party.

Apr 24, 2014

Spooked by immigration, disgruntled voters turn to UKIP

GRIMSBY, England (Reuters) – Like many in the once thriving fishing town of Grimsby, Dave thinks an influx of east European migrants has made it harder to find work and he plans to register his anxiety by voting in an election for the first time in 18 years.

But the 36-year-old docker will not be voting for Labour party, traditionally the dominant force in the area’s local politics. In the run-up to next month’s elections for the European Parliament, Dave says he intends to back the anti-EU UKIP.

Apr 23, 2014

Spooked by immigration, disgruntled UK voters turn to anti-EU party

GRIMSBY, England, April 23 (Reuters) – Like many in the once
thriving fishing town of Grimsby, Dave thinks an influx of east
European migrants has made it harder to find work and he plans
to register his anxiety by voting in an election for the first
time in 18 years.

But the 36-year-old docker will not be voting for Britain’s
main opposition Labour party, traditionally the dominant force
in the area’s local politics. In the run-up to next month’s
elections for the European Parliament, Dave says he intends to
back Britain’s anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP).

Apr 16, 2014

British lawmakers blame complacency for Taliban attack on base

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – British army commanders were
partly to blame for the inadequate defences and complacency that
allowed the Taliban to attack a base in Afghanistan, killing two
U.S. marines, a parliamentary committee said on Wednesday.

The September 2012 attack on Camp Bastion in Helmand
province saw 15 heavily-armed Taliban fighters dressed in U.S.
army uniforms cut the perimeter wire before destroying six U.S.
harrier jets and damaging many other aircraft and vehicles.

Apr 10, 2014

UK’s Cameron says rivals’ views on Europe ‘extremist’

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron described rival parties’ views on the European Union as “extremist” on Thursday as he launched his bid to ward off a threat from an anti-EU party ahead of European Parliament elections.

Polls show the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which campaigns for tighter immigration rules and to leave the EU, could win the most votes in next month’s European vote, pushing Cameron’s Conservatives into third place behind the opposition Labour Party.

Apr 8, 2014

Britain hosts first state visit of Irish president

LONDON (Reuters) – President Michael Higgins became the first Irish head of state on Tuesday to make a state visit to Britain, crowning a big improvement in historically fraught relations between Dublin and its former colonial master.

Clashes over British-ruled Northern Ireland saw more than 3,600 killed from the 1960s onward until a 1998 peace deal largely ended the conflict between Catholic groups wanting the province to become part of the Irish republic and Protestant groups determined to keep it within the United Kingdom.

Apr 7, 2014

UK ex-minister urges amnesty in Northern Ireland conflict

LONDON (Reuters) – An amnesty should be offered to all those involved in 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland, a former British government minister said, ahead of a state visit by the Irish president that will highlight improved ties between London and Dublin.

More than 3,600 people were killed in the Northern Irish “troubles” from the 1960s onward before a 1998 peace deal largely ended the conflict between Catholic groups wanting the province to become part of the Irish Republic and Protestant groups determined to keep it within the United Kingdom.

Apr 1, 2014

PM Cameron orders review into Muslim Brotherhood’s activities

LONDON (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood’s activities in Britain will be reviewed over concerns about possible links to violence, Prime Minister David Cameron said, widening pressure on a veteran Islamist movement facing an intensifying crackdown in the Arab world.

The Brotherhood and affiliated organisations and parties are part of the political landscape in many Arab and Islamic states where they have placed deep roots in society thanks to their involvement in social and charitable works.

Apr 1, 2014

Britain’s PM orders review into Muslim Brotherhood’s activities

LONDON (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood’s activities in Britain will be reviewed over concerns about possible links to violence, Prime Minister David Cameron said, widening pressure on a veteran Islamist movement facing an intensifying crackdown in the Arab world.

The Brotherhood and affiliated organizations and parties are part of the political landscape in many Arab and Islamic states where they have placed deep roots in society thanks to their involvement in social and charitable works.

Mar 27, 2014

Government announces 0.75 percent cap on annual pension scheme charges

LONDON (Reuters) – Annual charges on British workplace pension schemes that automatically enrol their members will be capped at 0.75 percent from April 2015 in what the UK pensions minister called “an end to rip-off pension charges”.

The charge cap, announced by Pensions Minister Steve Webb in the House of Commons on Thursday, is a further blow to the UK insurance industry following reforms scrapping compulsory annuity purchases announced by Chancellor George Osborne last week.

    • 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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