LONDON (Reuters) – Britain faces a crisis that could end with the world’s sixth largest economy leaving the European Union, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warned ahead of a showdown over budget spending with other states in the 27-member bloc.
A day after Prime Minister David Cameron was defeated in parliament for not demanding a cut to the EU budget, Clegg said on Thursday that the behavior of the rebel lawmakers could leave Britain isolated in the EU or outside it altogether.
BRUSSELS/LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister
David Cameron came under pressure to act tough on the European
Union budget and France threatened to use its veto, signalling a
divisive start to bargaining over the 1 trillion euro ($1.3
trillion) long-term spending plan.
Wednesday’s warning from Paris echoed similar threats from
Denmark and Britain, where Cameron suffered a humiliating defeat
in parliament after Conservatives rebelled over Europe, an issue
that has long divided his party.
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a humiliating defeat in parliament on Wednesday after Conservatives rebelled over Europe, an issue that has divided his party for decades and helped bring down previous leaders.
Although the result carried no legal weight, the setback raised questions about Cameron’s authority after months of missteps by his coalition government and it revived painful memories of Conservative infighting over Europe.
LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David
Cameron faced a revolt in parliament on Wednesday from members
of his Conservative Party demanding in a parliamentary vote that
he push for a cut in the European Union’s budget next month.
Although the vote’s result will be non-binding, defeat would
damage Cameron by exposing enduring Conservative rifts over
Europe and further undermining his authority after a punishing
period for his coalition government.
LONDON (Reuters) – A secretive group choosing the next Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the world’s 80 million Anglicans, is under pressure to break a deadlock in their talks and reach a decision, nearly a month after an announcement was expected.
The choice of the next head of the worldwide Anglican Communion comes at critical time for a church threatened by a rise in secularism and long-running divisions over senior women clergy and homosexuality.
LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Britain rebounded strongly from
recession in the third quarter, posting its strongest quarterly
GDP growth in five years, boosted at least in part by robust
Olympics spending, official data showed on Thursday.
The jump in growth was subject to a number of temporary
factors, including the Olympics, which may mask a weaker
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain rebounded strongly from recession in the third quarter, posting its strongest quarterly GDP growth in five years, boosted at least in part by robust Olympics spending, official data showed on Thursday.
The jump in growth was subject to a number of temporary factors, including the Olympics, which may mask a weaker underlying picture.
LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – British factory orders posted a
surprise fall in October, the CBI’s industrial trends survey
showed on Wednesday, fuelling fears that a recent timid economic
recovery may not last.
Britain probably came out of recession between July and
September. Third-quarter gross domestic product figures due on
Thursday are expected to show solid growth, boosted by a one-off
rebound after an extra public holiday hit output in June.
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron will seek to draw a line under a torrid period for his Conservative Party on Monday, promising a “tough but intelligent” approach to crime that supporters hope will steady the government after a series of blunders.
In his first major speech on crime since his coalition took power in 2010, Cameron will call for long sentences for the worst criminals and rehabilitation and education for others to cut reoffending, according to advance extracts. Agencies helping to rehabilitate offenders should be paid by results, he will say.
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to reassert his authority over a Conservative Party reeling after a week which saw the resignation of a senior minister and claims of incompetence and elitism at the heart of his government.
After one of the most bruising weeks for the centre-right party since it took power in a coalition in 2010, the Conservatives have slipped further behind their Labour rivals, two polls showed on Sunday. The next election is due in 2015.