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Apr 17, 2015

UK’s Labour courts youth with pledge to end unpaid internships

LINCOLN, England, April 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition
Labour leader Ed Miliband on Friday pledged to stop companies
using long-term unpaid internships as a source of cheap labour,
seeking to woo young voters in a bid to win an unusually close
May 7 national election.

Polls show the Labour Party is neck and neck with Prime
Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives. As neither party is
forecast to win an outright majority, Miliband is trying to win
over swing voters by promising to create a ‘fairer society’.

Apr 15, 2015

Eyeing kingmaker role, Lib Dems pitch manifesto at centre

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Liberal Democrats will on Wednesday make their bid for a seat at the top table after May’s national election, launching a centrist manifesto designed to win over swing voters and lay the ground for coalition talks.

Neither the centre-left Labour Party nor Prime Minister David Cameron’s centre-right Conservatives is likely to win an outright majority on May 7, in what is forecast to be one of the country’s closest elections since the 1970s.

Apr 14, 2015

Eyeing kingmaker role, UK Liberal Democrats pitch manifesto at center

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Liberal Democrats will on Wednesday make their bid for a seat at the top table after May’s national election, launching a centrist manifesto designed to win over swing voters and lay the ground for coalition talks.

Neither the center-left Labour Party nor Prime Minister David Cameron’s center-right Conservatives is likely to win an outright majority on May 7, in what is forecast to be one of the country’s closest elections since the 1970s.

Apr 13, 2015

Labour’s Miliband tells British voters: Trust me on the economy

MANCHESTER/LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Opposition Labour
leader Ed Miliband tried to overturn a damaging perception his
party cannot be trusted on the economy, unveiling a manifesto he
said showed it had the most responsible plan to manage Britain’s
finances.

In a speech tackling what experts say is one of Labour’s
greatest electoral weaknesses, Miliband sought to reverse his
party’s low ratings for economic credibility, an area where
Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives have long led.

Apr 12, 2015

Miliband seeks to bolster economic credentials in bid to win power

LONDON (Reuters) – Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband will seek to allay concerns about his party’s economic competence by unveiling a manifesto on Monday that pledges to protect the national finances and end tax avoidance by the rich.

In a bid to edge ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives in what polls indicate is the closest British election of recent times, Miliband will pledge to build a fairer society if he is elected prime minister on May 7.

Apr 12, 2015

Britain’s Miliband seeks to bolster economic credentials in bid to win power

LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour
leader Ed Miliband will seek to allay concerns about his party’s
economic competence by unveiling a manifesto on Monday that
pledges to protect the national finances and end tax avoidance
by the rich.

In a bid to edge ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron’s
Conservatives in what polls indicate is the closest British
election of recent times, Miliband will pledge to build a fairer
society if he is elected prime minister on May 7.

Apr 12, 2015

PM Cameron’s inheritance tax cut will help only a few – Labour

LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David
Cameron’s promise to cut an inheritance tax will help only a few
people, his Labour rivals said, with both parties competing on
tax and spending plans to win over voters in a May 7 election.

The future of Britain’s $2.8 trillion economy lies at the
heart of what is expected to be the closest election in decades.
Cameron’s Conservatives and Labour, led by Ed Miliband, hold
starkly different views on how to cut the country’s deficit and
spend the proceeds of its steady economic recovery.

Apr 12, 2015

Labour pledge 7.5 billion pound tax avoidance clampdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Sunday pledged a clampdown on tax avoidance which it says would raise 7.5 billion pounds ($10.97 billion) per year, seeking to tap voter anger over perceived unfair tax rules to help win a close May 7 election.

Labour announced the plan a day before it launches its election manifesto, setting out the policies which party leader Ed Miliband hopes will win over enough voters to oust Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron in what is expected to be the closest national ballot in decades.

Apr 10, 2015

In British election, nationalists may seize nearly all Scottish seats

LONDON (Reuters) – A forecast on Friday showed Scottish nationalists could take nearly all the parliamentary seats in Scotland in the British election on May 7, potentially giving a party that wants to leave the United Kingdom huge influence at the heart of power.

Less than seven months since they lost a referendum on independence, the nationalists hope the likely failure of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party to win an overall majority will put them in a kingmaker position.

Apr 10, 2015

In UK election, Scottish nationalists may win 53 out of 59 Scottish seats

LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) – Scottish nationalists could win
53 out of 59 seats in Scotland in the May 7 election, a
poll-based forecast showed on Friday, potentially giving a party
that wants to break apart the United Kingdom unprecedented
influence at the heart of British power.

Less than seven months since losing a Sept. 18 independence
referendum, nationalists hope the likely failure of David
Cameron’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour party to win
an overall majority will give them a kingmaker position.