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Sep 22, 2013

Labour leader stakes future on cost of living election fight

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition leader Ed Miliband accused Prime Minister David Cameron of stoking a cost of living crisis on Sunday, attempting to overcome dire poll ratings and convince sceptical voters that Labour can be trusted to run the economy.

Three years into his leadership, Miliband is under pressure from party activists to assert his authority and give a clearer idea of what he stands for after Labour’s lead over Cameron’s Conservatives narrowed.

Sep 22, 2013

Britain’s Labour leader stakes future on cost of living election fight

BRIGHTON, England, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition
leader Ed Miliband accused Prime Minister David Cameron of
stoking a cost of living crisis on Sunday, attempting to
overcome dire poll ratings and convince sceptical voters that
Labour can be trusted to run the economy.

Three years into his leadership, Miliband is under pressure
from party activists to assert his authority and give a clearer
idea of what he stands for after Labour’s lead over Cameron’s
Conservatives narrowed.

Sep 20, 2013

Britain’s surging anti-EU party promises ‘earthquake’ at polls

LONDON (Reuters) – The leader of Britain’s rising right-wing anti-EU party on Friday promised a political “earthquake” with victory in next year’s European elections, a challenge that could threaten David Cameron’s hopes of a second term as prime minister.

Nigel Farage, head of the anti-mass immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP), said it would overturn decades of dominance by Britain’s main three parties, the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

Sep 18, 2013

EU’s Van Rompuy warns Britain over European exit

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain would damage its standing in the world and miss out on lucrative trade deals if it turns its back on the European Union and votes to leave the 28-nation bloc, one of Europe’s most senior figures said on Wednesday.

In a speech in London, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said large countries such as Britain, the world’s sixth biggest economy, had the most to lose if they decided to go it alone in the world.

Sep 18, 2013

British liberals aim to keep hold in govt at 2015 poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, flagging in opinion polls less than two years before an election, vowed on Wednesday to break the hold of Britain’s two main parties and keep his Liberal Democrats’ place in a coalition government.

Clegg’s popularity has slumped and his centrist party has bled support since taking power in 2010 with Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives in Britain’s first formal coalition since World War Two.

Sep 18, 2013

Liberals aim to keep hold in government at 2015 poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, flagging in opinion polls less than two years before an election, vowed on Wednesday to break the hold of Britain’s two main parties and keep his Liberal Democrats’ place in a coalition government.

Clegg’s popularity has slumped and his centrist party has bled support since taking power in 2010 with Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives in Britain’s first formal coalition since World War Two.

Sep 17, 2013

Britain’s coalition might not survive to next election: minister

LONDON (Reuters) – British Business Secretary Vince Cable has said it is “possible” that the coalition between his Liberal Democrats and Prime Minister David Cameron’s center-right Conservatives could break up before the next election in 2015.

There has been no hint that Lib Dem party leader Nick Clegg shares Cable’s view, and Cable said there was no discussion yet within the party about the issue.

Sep 12, 2013

Cameron retaliates in Barroso eurosceptic row

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron struck back at European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Thursday for suggesting Britain’s ruling Conservatives had copied a right-wing rival’s eurosceptic policies and would be punished at the polls.

Responding to Barroso’s criticism in a European Parliament debate on Wednesday, Cameron said the president had “got it wrong” and should avoid lecturing his centre-right party.

Sep 12, 2013

Britain’s Cameron retaliates in Barroso eurosceptic row

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron struck back at European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Thursday for suggesting Britain’s ruling Conservatives had copied a right-wing rival’s eurosceptic policies and would be punished at the polls.

Responding to Barroso’s criticism in a European Parliament debate on Wednesday, Cameron said the president had “got it wrong” and should avoid lecturing his center-right party.

Sep 11, 2013

UK Labour leader sees rating shrink as record questioned

LONDON (Reuters) – British Labour leader Ed Miliband, the main challenger to Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015 elections, has suffered a sharp slide in his personal ratings and his party’s lead has been cut to a thin margin, a poll found on Wednesday.

Miliband has faced criticism from inside and outside his party over his leadership style, his reform of Labour’s historic links with trade unions and the tactics he used to effectively block Britain’s involvement in possible strikes against Syria.