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Nov 8, 2012

UK paedophile scandal risks becoming gay witch-hunt -PM

LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Speculation about the identity of
a senior Conservative party member accused of child sex abuse
could descend into a “witch-hunt” of homosexuals, British Prime
Minister David Cameron said on Thursday.

Cameron ordered an investigation this week after a child
abuse victim said a prominent member of the prime minister’s
party had abused him during the 1970s, prompting Internet
speculation over who the politician might be.

Nov 5, 2012

Cameron studying Conservative child abuse claim

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron is looking at an allegation by a paedophile victim who told the BBC that an unidentified Conservative Party figure had abused children in social care during the 1970s, the premier’s spokesman said on Monday.

The unmasking of late BBC star presenter Jimmy Savile as one of Britain’s most prolific sex offenders has prompted concern that some powerful paedophiles from the 1970s and 1980s may have used their influence to shield them from punishment.

Nov 5, 2012

UK PM studying Conservative child abuse claim

LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David
Cameron is looking at an allegation by a paedophile victim who
told the BBC that an unidentified Conservative Party figure had
abused children in social care during the 1970s, the premier’s
spokesman said on Monday.

The unmasking of late BBC star presenter Jimmy Savile as one
of Britain’s most prolific sex offenders has prompted concern
that some powerful paedophiles from the 1970s and 1980s may have
used their influence to shield them from punishment.

Nov 1, 2012

Comic Starr arrested in Savile abuse case – TV

LONDON (Reuters) – British police arrested comedian Freddie Starr on Thursday as part of an investigation triggered by allegations that the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused hundreds of children, media reported.

Police said in a statement they had arrested a man in his 60s on suspicion of sex offences. The man was identified by Sky News and ITV News as Starr, who earlier had offered to talk to police.

Nov 1, 2012

British comic Starr arrested in Savile abuse case: TV

LONDON (Reuters) – British police arrested comedian Freddie Starr on Thursday as part of an investigation triggered by allegations that the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused hundreds of children, media reported.

Police said in a statement they had arrested a man in his 60s on suspicion of sex offences. The man was identified by Sky News and ITV News as Starr, who earlier had offered to talk to police.

Oct 25, 2012

Cameron demands EU budget restraint in Van Rompuy talks

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday warned European Council President Herman Van Rompuy that Britain would not accept any above-inflation rise in the European Union budget.

EU leaders face tough negotiations next month to agree the group’s next seven-year budget, with Britain threatening to veto any deal if too much money is involved.

Oct 16, 2012

UK pushing for curbs on ECB in banking union

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and other European countries have deep concerns about a banking union in the euro zone, although there are signs of a compromise to limit the powers of the European Central Bank in countries outside the euro, a UK minister told Reuters.

Financial services minister Greg Clark said in an interview on Tuesday that efforts to help the 17-nation euro zone and its banks recover from economic crisis must not come at the expense of the wider European Union market, which includes countries like Britain and Sweden that do not use the euro.

Oct 16, 2012

Government says FCA must promote banking competition

LONDON (Reuters) – The top priority of Britain’s new financial conduct watchdog must be to promote competition in banking to give consumers more choice, financial services minister Greg Clark said on Tuesday.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which will be formally launched in early 2013 as part of sweeping changes to Britain’s banking industry after the credit crisis, should help customers switch accounts and lift barriers for firms to enter the market.

Oct 16, 2012

UK says new watchdog must promote banking competition

LONDON (Reuters) – The top priority of Britain’s new financial conduct watchdog must be to promote competition in banking to give consumers more choice, UK financial services minister Greg Clark said on Tuesday.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which will be formally launched in early 2013 as part of sweeping changes to Britain’s banking industry after the credit crisis, should help customers switch accounts and lift barriers for firms to enter the market.

Oct 16, 2012

Goevrnment says new watchdog must promote banking competition

LONDON (Reuters) – The top priority of Britain’s new financial conduct watchdog must be to promote competition in banking to give consumers more choice, financial services minister Greg Clark said on Tuesday.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which will be formally launched in early 2013 as part of sweeping changes to Britain’s banking industry after the credit crisis, should help customers switch accounts and lift barriers for firms to enter the market.

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