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Dec 2, 2013

British energy firms to limit price rises after tax pledge

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest energy companies
agreed on Monday to limit increases to household bills, giving
some relief to Prime Minister David Cameron on an issue that has
angered voters and given opponents a potent line of attack
before a 2015 election.

Soaring energy costs have become a big political issue in
Britain since Labour leader Ed Miliband said in September he
would freeze consumer bills for 20 months if he wins power.

Dec 2, 2013

Cameron hits back at Labour with energy bill promise

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Sunday to cut rising energy costs, seeking to regain the initiative from a Labour Party that has pledged to freeze bills if it wins the next election in 2015.

Cameron said his government would set out measures to cut bills by an average of 50 pounds a year in an economic update on Thursday which Chancellor George Osborne said he would use to carry on reducing Britain’s budget deficit, even as the economy recovers.

Dec 1, 2013

Cameron hits back at opposition with energy bill promise

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Sunday to take steps to cut rising energy costs, seeking to regain the initiative from the Labour Party that has pledged to freeze bills if it wins the next election in 2015.

Cameron said his coalition government would set out measures to cut bills by an average of 50 pounds ($81.90) a year in its latest economic update to parliament on Thursday.

Dec 1, 2013

Britain’s PM hits back at opposition with energy bill promise

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David
Cameron promised on Sunday to take steps to cut rising energy
costs, seeking to regain the initiative from an opposition
Labour Party that has pledged to freeze bills if it wins the
next election in 2015.

Cameron said his coalition government would set out measures
to cut bills by an average of 50 pounds ($81.90) a year in its
latest economic update to parliament on Thursday.

Nov 29, 2013

Britain should scrap plan to ban khat drug – MPs

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s plan to ban khat, a leafy plant chewed as a stimulant in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula, should be dropped because it could alienate immigrants and damage counter-terrorism operations, MPs said on Friday.

Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee, a panel with influence but no legal power, said the ban was not based on any evidence of medical or social harm.

Nov 29, 2013

Britain should scrap plan to ban khat drug – lawmakers

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Britain’s plan to ban khat, a
leafy plant chewed as a stimulant in the Horn of Africa and the
Arabian peninsula, should be dropped because it could alienate
immigrants and damage counter-terrorism operations, lawmakers
said on Friday.

Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee, a panel with influence
but no legal power, said the ban was not based on any evidence
of medical or social harm.

Nov 28, 2013

Cameron urged to seek “red card” to scrap EU laws

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron should push for new powers for European Union member states to repeal existing laws across the bloc as part of his EU reform drive, an influential group of lawmakers in his Conservative Party said on Thursday.

Fresh Start, which is backed by more than 100 Conservative members of parliament and has close links to senior ministers, said the EU must return some powers to national governments as part of wider changes or risk “terminal decline”.

Nov 28, 2013

Britain’s Cameron urged to seek ‘red card’ to scrap EU laws

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron should push for new powers for European Union member states to repeal existing laws across the bloc as part of his EU reform drive, an influential group of lawmakers in his Conservative Party said on Thursday.

Fresh Start, which is backed by more than 100 Conservative members of parliament and has close links to senior ministers, said the EU must return some powers to national governments as part of wider changes or risk “terminal decline”.

Nov 27, 2013

Cameron dismisses Scotland’s independence plans

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday dismissed the Scottish government’s vision of how the country would look if it votes for independence next year, accusing nationalists of ducking the biggest policy questions.

Speaking in the UK parliament in London, Cameron said the 670-page blueprint for independence lacked credibility and failed to give detailed answers about an independent Scotland’s future currency or its role in the European Union and NATO.

Nov 27, 2013

Britain’s Cameron dismisses Scotland’s independence plans

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday dismissed the Scottish government’s vision of how the country would look if it votes for independence next year, accusing nationalists of ducking the biggest policy questions.

Speaking in the UK parliament in London, Cameron said the 670-page blueprint for independence lacked credibility and failed to give detailed answers about an independent Scotland’s future currency or its role in the European Union and NATO.