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May 15, 2013

Cameron faces parliamentary revolt over Europe

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron faces a humiliating challenge to his authority on Wednesday when scores of rebels in his ruling party will attack him in parliament over his stance on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

In a further blow to Cameron’s leadership, up to 100 Conservative MPs will take the highly unusual step of voting to criticise his government’s legislative plans, a week after they were first put before parliament.

May 15, 2013

Britain’s Cameron faces parliamentary revolt over Europe

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron faces a humiliating challenge to his authority on Wednesday when scores of rebels in his ruling party will attack him in parliament over his stance on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

In a further blow to Cameron’s leadership, up to 100 Conservative lawmakers will take the highly unusual step of voting to criticize his government’s legislative plans, a week after they were first put before parliament.

May 7, 2013

Britain should quit European Union: former finance minister

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain should leave the European Union because Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan to claw back powers from Brussels is doomed, former finance minister Nigel Lawson said on Monday.

Lawson’s intervention piles pressure on Cameron just days after his Conservative Party was shaken in local elections by the surging anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP).

May 7, 2013

Britain should quit European Union – Nigel Lawson

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain should leave the European Union because Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan to claw back powers from Brussels is doomed, former chancellor Nigel Lawson said on Monday.

Lawson’s intervention piles pressure on Cameron just days after his Conservative Party was shaken in local elections by the surging anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP).

Apr 22, 2013

British businesses back Cameron over “better deal” from EU

LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron
won the support of 500 business leaders on Monday in his
campaign to renegotiate Britain’s ties with the European Union,
a political gamble that has infuriated some of the bloc’s
biggest members.

Business for Britain, a new lobby group, said it backed
Cameron’s plan to repatriate powers from Brussels and hold a
referendum on Britain’s EU membership, provided his Conservative
Party wins the next election.

Apr 17, 2013

Britain stages grand funeral for “Iron Lady” Thatcher

LONDON (Reuters) – London stages its biggest political funeral in almost half a century on Wednesday when Britain’s governing elite join the Queen and global leaders to bid farewell to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, known as the “Iron Lady”.

In an event comparable to that of Winston Churchill’s funeral in 1965, Thatcher’s coffin will be carried atop a horse-drawn gun carriage through streets lined with admirers, and some detractors, from parliament to the city’s most famous cathedral.

Apr 15, 2013

BBC criticised over “reckless” secret filming in North Korea

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) – The new head of Britain’s BBC
stumbled into a new threat to its journalistic reputation on
Monday after its decision to use university students as a cover
to film secretly in North Korea was branded “reckless and
irresponsible”.

Less than two weeks after taking up his post at an
institution in turmoil after a sexual abuse scandal, BBC
Director General Tony Hall faced accusations that his flagship
news programme had used British students as “human shields”.

Apr 11, 2013

British shops ration baby milk as Chinese demand surges

LONDON, April 11 (Reuters) – British shops are rationing
sales of baby milk after Chinese visitors and bulk buyers
cleared their shelves to send it to China, where many parents
fear the local versions are dangerous.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), whose members account
for 80 percent of the sector, said many stores had imposed a
two-box limit on each customer to deter the “unofficial exports”
to China.

Apr 11, 2013

Cameron says Thatcher made Britain great, others snub her

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered an emotional tribute to Margaret Thatcher in parliament on Wednesday, but political opponents boycotted the debate on her legacy, underlining how divisive a figure she remains even in death.

MPs were recalled from their holidays for the first time for the death of a public figure since the Queen’s mother died in 2002, reflecting the “Iron Lady’s” place in history.

Apr 10, 2013

“Iron Lady” Thatcher made Britain great again – Cameron

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes to Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday, remembering a divisive and combative leader who transformed the country and set a political course still followed today.

In a special session of parliament, Cameron said his fellow Conservative “defined and overcame the great challenges of her age” after a remarkable journey from the family grocer’s shop to the highest office in the land.