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Sep 29, 2013

Britain seeks radical reform of EU ties, may leave rights accord-Cameron

LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron
ratcheted up the rhetoric against Europe on Sunday by demanding
a radical change to Britain’s ties with the European Union and
offering the prospect of an exit from the continent’s principal
treaty on human rights.

Europe poses one of the biggest obstacles to Cameron’s
re-election in 2015 and he is under pressure from Conservative
lawmakers to stem the loss of support to the UK Independence
Party (UKIP), which calls for an immediate withdrawal from the
EU.

Sep 26, 2013

Britain’s Labour treads narrow path between populism and prudence

LONDON (Reuters) – An attack by British opposition leader Ed Miliband on energy companies, big corporations and landowners may give him a short-term lift in the polls, but could damage his Labour party’s bid to restore its economic credibility before the 2015 election.

Miliband said a freezing of energy bills for 20 months if he replaces Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron would help curb rising prices after years of cuts, stagnation and weak wage growth. It would compensate the public for high prices resulting from a lack of effective market competition.

Sep 26, 2013

Labour treads narrow path between populism and prudence

LONDON (Reuters) – An attack by British opposition leader Ed Miliband on energy companies, big corporations and landowners may give him a short-term lift in the polls, but could damage his Labour party’s bid to restore its economic credibility before the 2015 election.

Miliband said a freezing of energy bills for 20 months if he replaces Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron would help curb rising prices after years of cuts, stagnation and weak wage growth. It would compensate the public for high prices resulting from a lack of effective market competition.

Sep 24, 2013

Britain’s Labour rules out EU membership vote for now

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Labour Party said on Tuesday it won’t match Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise of a vote on its European Union membership for now, ending high-level debate over changing its stance to wrong-foot the Conservatives before the election.

The decision leaves Cameron’s Conservatives, who trail Labour in the polls, as the only big party currently committed to an in/out vote, provided they are returned to power in 2015.

Sep 24, 2013

Labour rules out EU membership vote for now

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Labour Party said on Tuesday it won’t match Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise of a vote on its European Union membership for now, ending high-level debate over changing its stance to wrong-foot the Conservatives before the election.

The decision leaves Cameron’s Conservatives, who trail Labour in the polls, as the only big party currently committed to an in/out vote, provided they are returned to power in 2015.

Sep 24, 2013

UK’s Labour draws 2015 election battle lines against ‘privileged few’

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband pledged on Tuesday to end a cost of living crisis by tapping energy firms and big companies for billions of pounds, seeking to win over skeptical voters before the 2015 election.

Saddled with bleak personal ratings and doubt within his own party that he can lead Britain, Miliband said Labour would help squeezed families by freezing energy bills for two years and cutting taxes for small firms if it wins in two years’ time.

Sep 24, 2013

Labour leader Miliband woos voters before 2015 poll

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Labour leader Ed Miliband will stake his claim to replace Prime Minister David Cameron at the 2015 election on Tuesday with an attack on government cuts that he blames for the longest fall in living standards in more than a century.

Miliband will try to improve his disastrous personal poll ratings and convince voters they can trust his opposition party with the economy, accusing Cameron of delaying the recovery from its worst crisis since World War Two.

Sep 24, 2013

Britain’s Labour leader woos voters before 2015 poll

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Labour leader Ed Miliband will stake his claim to replace Prime Minister David Cameron at the 2015 election on Tuesday with an attack on government cuts that he blames for the longest fall in living standards in more than a century.

Miliband will try to improve his disastrous personal poll ratings and convince voters they can trust his opposition party with the economy, accusing Cameron of delaying the recovery from its worst crisis since World War Two.

Sep 23, 2013

Britain’s Labour leader woos squeezed voters before 2015 poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Labour leader Ed Miliband will stake his claim to replace Prime Minister David Cameron at the 2015 election on Tuesday with an attack on government cuts that he blames for the longest fall in living standards in more than a century.

Miliband will try to improve his disastrous ratings and convince voters they can trust his opposition party with the economy, accusing Cameron of prolonging the recovery from its worst crisis since World War Two.

Sep 23, 2013

Labour leader woos squeezed voters before 2015 poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Labour leader Ed Miliband will stake his claim to replace Prime Minister David Cameron at the 2015 election on Tuesday with an attack on government cuts that he blames for the longest fall in living standards in more than a century.

Miliband will try to improve his disastrous ratings and convince voters they can trust his opposition party with the economy, accusing Cameron of prolonging the recovery from its worst crisis since World War Two.