BASILDON, England, May 8 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister
David Cameron rallied behind his coalition with the Liberal
Democrats on Tuesday, hoping to revive its fortunes after big
losses in local elections, but tempting the wrath of an unruly
Cameron and Lib Dem Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg renewed
their coalition vows in a rare joint appearance at a tractor
factory, pledging to see through an unpopular austerity plan and
to get a shrinking economy back on track.
LONDON (Reuters) – British voters showed their anger against the government’s failure to revive the economy in local elections that saw Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives outflanked on the left by Labour and on the right by anti-European fringe party UKIP.
Cameron blamed the defeat on the “difficult times” facing Britain after it slipped back into a recession last week, while Labour said the results were a wake-up call for the government to soften its flagship deficit-cutting agenda.
LONDON, May 4 (Reuters) – British voters punished Prime
Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives in local elections that
exposed deep public anger two years into an austerity government
that has brought plenty of pain but little gain, results showed
Cameron hopes a likely win for his party’s larger-than-life
London mayoral candidate, incumbent Boris Johnson, will deliver
some positive headlines. But the bigger story was the damage to
his own broader electoral prospects.
LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David
Cameron defended his embattled culture minister on Monday,
saying he had seen no evidence he had acted improperly in a
scandal over News Corp’s failed attempt to take over British pay
television operator BSkyB.
Cameron has resisted opposition demands for an immediate
inquiry into the conduct of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt after
allegations emerged of his close contacts with Rupert Murdoch’s
News Corp media empire.
LONDON (Reuters) – The British minister accused of giving Rupert Murdoch special access during the media tycoon’s bid to increase his hold on Britain’s television industry labeled accusations against him as “laughable” on Wednesday.
Jeremy Hunt, the culture minister who was last year tasked with reviewing Murdoch’s $12 billion plan to boost his stake in British pay TV operator BSkyB, is under immense pressure to resign after allegations emerged of his close contacts with Murdoch’s News Corp media empire.
LONDON (Reuters) – The minister accused of giving Rupert Murdoch special access during the media tycoon’s bid to increase his hold on Britain’s television industry labelled accusations against him as “laughable” on Wednesday.
Jeremy Hunt, the culture minister who was last year tasked with reviewing Murdoch’s $12 billion (7 billion pounds) plan to boost his stake in British pay TV operator BSkyB, is under immense pressure to resign after allegations emerged of his close contacts with Murdoch’s News Corp media empire.
LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) – Derided as an “arrogant posh
boy” by a member of his own party to cap a terrible month of
headlines, British Prime Minister David Cameron is in danger of
slipping past a point of no return as blunders pile up and
friends turn to foes.
Powerful newspapers and allies who once fell over each other
to sing his praises now accuse the expensively educated
Conservative Party leader of “speaking for the few” and of
“vanity globe-trotting” as the economy sputters and Britons
suffer the harshest state spending cuts for a generation.
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that his government must improve its performance after opponents branded ministers shambolic for a series of blunders that crowned the worst month yet of his two-year premiership.
Lampooned by the media as a government that cannot cope with the detail of running Britain, Cameron’s approval rating fell this month to the lowest level since his coalition government came to power in May 2010.
Indonesia’s respect for democracy and minority religious groups should serve as an example for other Muslim nations, British Prime Minister David Cameron said in a speech in Jakarta, capital of the world’s most populous Muslim country.
YANGON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi gave powerful backing on Friday for the suspension of sanctions on the country, a sharp change in stance that could trigger a flood of investment in the resource-rich state.
Cameron, the first Western leader to visit Myanmar in decades, and Nobel laureate Suu Kyi said during a joint news conference in Yangon that sanctions should be suspended, but not lifted altogether, to pressure the civilian government to continue its reform drive.