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Oct 8, 2014

Cameron to chair Ebola meeting as virus reaches Europe

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron will for the first time chair a meeting of the government’s emergency response committee on Wednesday to discuss the threat of Ebola, seeking to assuage growing public concern about the spread of the deadly virus to Europe.

The meeting comes amid fears that the worst Ebola outbreak on record could spread beyond West Africa after a nurse in Spain became the first person known to have caught the virus outside Africa and the World Health Organization warned that Europe was almost certain to see further cases.

Oct 6, 2014

UK retailer’s “France in decline” comment was pure cliché, PM says

LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls
rebuked the head of a major British retailer on Monday for
saying his country was “in decline”, dismissing the comments as
a cliched vision of France that the UK media loved to spread.

In a speech to lawmakers and financiers in London, Valls
rejected comments by John Lewis Managing Director Andy Street
who apologised last week after advising investors, in a
light-hearted after-dinner talk, to pull their money out of
France.

Oct 6, 2014

Poll predicts further losses for Cameron at hands of UKIP

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives are likely to suffer a second embarrassing defeat by the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) at a special election triggered by a defecting lawmaker, a poll showed on Sunday.

Former Conservative lawmaker Mark Reckless stole the headlines on the first day of Cameron’s annual conference last week by defecting to UKIP, which campaigns for a withdrawal from the European Union and tighter immigration controls.

Oct 5, 2014

Poll predicts further losses for UK PM Cameron at hands of UKIP

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives are likely to suffer a second embarrassing defeat by the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) at a special election triggered by a defecting lawmaker, a poll showed on Sunday.

Former Conservative lawmaker Mark Reckless stole the headlines on the first day of Cameron’s annual conference last week by defecting to UKIP, which campaigns for a withdrawal from the European Union and tighter immigration controls.

Oct 3, 2014

Deficit challenge looms before election

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement of tax cuts has exhilarated his Conservative Party, but the sobering question of who can be trusted with Britain’s public finances remains the key to next year’s general election.

    The upbeat message from Cameron on Wednesday has added to questions about the credibility of Chancellor George Osborne’s plan to wipe out the budget deficit by 2020.

Oct 2, 2014

Deficit challenge looms for UK parties before election

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement of tax cuts has exhilarated his Conservative Party, but the sobering question of who can be trusted with Britain’s public finances remains the key to next year’s national election.

The upbeat message from Cameron on Wednesday has added to questions about the credibility of finance minister George Osborne’s plan to wipe out the budget deficit by 2020.

Oct 2, 2014

Analysis – Deficit challenge looms for UK parties before election

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement of tax cuts has exhilarated his Conservative Party, but the sobering question of who can be trusted with Britain’s public finances remains the key to next year’s national election.

The upbeat message from Cameron on Wednesday has added to questions about the credibility of finance minister George Osborne’s plan to wipe out the budget deficit by 2020.

Oct 2, 2014

Eyeing 2015 vote, Cameron pledges 7 billion pounds in tax cuts

BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hand almost half the British population a tax cut if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will win over millions of voters and refocus debate away from a schism inside his party over Europe.

The promise, which will cost over 7 billion pounds to fund, was a calculated gambit to try to shift the narrative from one which has focussed on the damage the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) is doing to Cameron’s re-election hopes by siphoning off voters and lawmakers.

Oct 1, 2014

Eyeing 2015 vote, British PM Cameron pledges 7 billion pounds in tax cuts

BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hand almost half the British population a tax cut if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will win over millions of voters and refocus debate away from a schism inside his party over Europe.

The promise, which will cost over 7 billion pounds (11.35 billion US dollar) to fund, was a calculated gambit to try to shift the narrative from one which has focused on the damage the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) is doing to Cameron’s re-election hopes by siphoning off voters and lawmakers.

Oct 1, 2014

Cameron tries to shrug off Europe schism with tax cut pledge

BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron promised to push through sweeping tax cuts if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will refocus debate away from a schism over Europe inside his party and win over millions of voters.

Addressing his Conservative party conference, the last before a national election in May next year, Cameron said he wanted to secure a majority so his party could govern alone and not in a coalition as is now the case.