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Mar 27, 2015

Cameron wins first TV encounter of close election – poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron won the first TV encounter of a close national election in Britain, an opinion poll showed, but opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband leveraged a rare opportunity to promote himself on a national stage.

With Cameron’s Conservatives neck-and-neck in the opinion polls with Labour, both are trying to grab an elusive lead over the other before the May 7 ballot to avoid another possible coalition or even a minority government.

Mar 27, 2015

Britain’s Cameron wins first TV encounter of close election: poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron won the first TV encounter of a close national election in Britain, an opinion poll showed, but opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband leveraged a rare opportunity to promote himself on a national stage.

With Cameron’s Conservatives neck-and-neck in the opinion polls with Labour, both are trying to grab an elusive lead over the other before the May 7 ballot to avoid another possible coalition or even a minority government.

Mar 26, 2015

In first UK election TV encounter, Miliband shrugs off ‘geek’ accusations

LONDON (Reuters) – Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband rejected criticism that his image as “a geek” made him an electoral liability for his party, saying he didn’t care what the country’s mostly right-leaning press said about him.

Opinion polls indicate neither Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives nor Labour will win an overall majority on May 7 as millions of voters turn to Nigel Farage’s anti-EU UKIP party and the separatist Scottish National Party (SNP).

Mar 26, 2015

In first UK election TV encounter, Labour’s Miliband shrugs off ‘geek’ accusations

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband rejected criticism that his image as “a geek” made him an electoral liability for his party, saying he didn’t care what the country’s mostly right-leaning press said about him.

Opinion polls indicate neither Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives nor Labour will win an overall majority on May 7 as millions of voters turn to Nigel Farage’s anti-EU UKIP party and the separatist Scottish National Party (SNP).

Mar 25, 2015

UK’s Cameron rejects charge he’s become lame duck by nixing third term

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron denied he had become a lame duck leader during his final debate in parliament before a tight national election as he sought to leverage his economic record to give his party an elusive lead in stagnant opinion polls.

Contesting the closest and most unpredictable British election since the 1970s, Cameron’s Conservative Party is neck-and-neck in opinion polls with the opposition Labour Party with neither on course to win an outright majority.

Mar 24, 2015

Britain says to boost defense of disputed Falkland Islands

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will reinforce its military presence on the disputed Falkland Islands to ensure they are properly protected, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday, a move rejected as unnecessary by Argentina which lays claim to the archipelago.

Tensions over the Falklands still crackle more than 30 years after Argentine forces seized the islands in 1982 and Britain sent a task force to retake them in a brief war which saw more than 600 Argentine and 255 British servicemen killed.

Mar 24, 2015

British defence plans fail to meet new threats – MPs

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s defence plans are inadequate to address a dramatic rise in global security threats and a challenge from Russia on Europe’s doorstep, a committee of lawmakers said on Tuesday, warning the country risked retreating into isolation.

Under plans set out by the Conservative-led coalition government shortly after it took office in 2010, Britain has cut defence spending by around 8 percent in real terms and shrunk the size of the armed forces by around one sixth.

Mar 24, 2015

British defense plans fail to meet new threats: lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s defense plans are inadequate to address a dramatic rise in global security threats and a challenge from Russia on Europe’s doorstep, a committee of lawmakers said on Tuesday, warning the country risked retreating into isolation.

Under plans set out by the Conservative-led coalition government shortly after it took office in 2010, Britain has cut defense spending by around 8 percent in real terms and shrunk the size of the armed forces by around one sixth.

Mar 20, 2015

UK lawmakers warn government over arms sales to authoritarian regimes

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government should be “significantly more cautious” about approving licenses for arms exports to authoritarian regimes that may use those weapons for internal repression, a group of lawmakers said on Friday.

A report compiled by four of parliament’s select committees found Britain had more than 5 billion pounds ($7.4 billion) worth of outstanding arms export licenses for countries on the government’s human rights concern list.

Mar 20, 2015

MPs warn government over arms sales to authoritarian regimes

LONDON (Reuters) – The government should be “significantly more cautious” about approving licences for arms exports to authoritarian regimes that may use those weapons for internal repression, a group of MPs said on Friday.

A report compiled by four of parliament’s select committees found Britain had more than 5 billion pounds worth of outstanding arms export licences for countries on the government’s human rights concern list.

    • 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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