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Tory leader outlines plans before election

Tory leader outlines plans before election

LONDON, May 3 (UPI) -- Just three days before elections in Britain, Tory leader David Cameron unveiled his first acts in government if he becomes prime minister.

Great Depression 2?

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Britain's election this week seems almost certain to deliver an inconclusive result, which means delays as the parties negotiate for a coalition deal, and an instant financial crisis just as the euro is tottering.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Cameron wins debate -- poll

Cameron wins debate -- poll

LONDON, April 29 (UPI) -- Conservative Party leader David Cameron won the third and final debate of the 2010 U.K. general election campaign, an Angus Reid Public Opinion poll indicates.
British PM debate draws large TV audience

British PM debate draws large TV audience

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- Fewer Britons tuned in to watch the second debate by the three men who want to lead their country than viewed the first, unofficial overnight results show.

British leaders face off in TV debate

LONDON, April 22 (UPI) -- Britons Thursday braced for a key televised election debate that will see candidates facing off over foreign policy and security issues.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Cameron hit by first thrown egg of 2010 … Japan's oldest man turns 113 … Time capsule eludes students … Rescuers search water for napping man … The world as we know it from UPI.

Clegg aide leaves debate book in cab

LONDON, April 21 (UPI) -- An aide to Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, apparently left debate notes and instructions in the back of a London taxi.
Cameron hit by first thrown egg of 2010

Cameron hit by first thrown egg of 2010

SALTASH, England, April 21 (UPI) -- British Conservative Party leader David Cameron joked after a student threw an egg at him during a campaign stop Wednesday at a school in Cornwall.

A Liberal Britain?

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- The impressive performance of Nick Clegg, leader of the third-party Liberal-Democrats, in Britain's first televised election debate, has electrified the political scene in Britain, with just 17 days remaining before the vote.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

U.K. debate

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- A third-party candidate upstaged the expected front-runners, including U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in a debate ahead of next month's British elections.
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Polls: Clegg tops Cameron, Brown in debate

Polls: Clegg tops Cameron, Brown in debate

MANCHESTER, England, April 16 (UPI) -- Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg's debate performance altered the landscape for the British elections, several polls indicated.

Cameron pledges 'Big Society' for Britain

LONDON, April 13 (UPI) -- David Cameron, the Conservative prime minister-in-waiting, kicked off his election campaign Tuesday in London with the promise of a "Big Society."
U.K. now and U.S. then

U.K. now and U.S. then

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Because for the first time the party leaders will be facing off in televised debates next month’s British general election has been compared to an American-style Presidential election. But the similarities don’t stop there.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
British general elections set for May 6

British general elections set for May 6

LONDON, April 6 (UPI) -- Conservative leader David Cameron muted British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's thunder when he rallied for a May 6 election before Brown could announce a date.
Probe sought into alleged Brown bullying

Probe sought into alleged Brown bullying

LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- British opposition leaders are calling for an inquiry into whether Prime Minister Gordon Brown bullied members of his staff, authorities said.

Labor slips in U.K. poll

LONDON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Labor Party has lost ground with British voters but a majority also expressed doubts about Conservative leader David Cameron, a poll indicated Saturday.

Poll: Conservatives might fall short

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Conservative lead over Labor slipped to 9 points in a poll released Sunday, suggesting neither party will have a majority after the British election.

Governing matters

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- One of the many dilemmas in politics is finding the balance between winning elections and providing good governance. In the United States, obsessive focus on the former has turned politics into continuous campaigns whether for office or for advancing or stopping the opposition. Health care is Exhibit A. The result is bad or an absence of governance.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

London's Cameron calls for the end of spin

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- London should embrace a foreign policy that ends "the culture of spin," conservative leaders said in the wake of claims on Saddam Hussein's weapons.

Cameron promises 'safer, greener' Britain

OXFORD, England, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- David Cameron described himself as a "progressive Conservative" in a speech Saturday that kicked off his party's campaign for the next British election.

Brit gov't launches fox hunt ban petition

LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The British government is urging citizens to support its fox hunting ban by signing an online petition.

Cameron: U.K troops to stay in Afghanistan

LONDON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- David Cameron, head of Britain's Conservative Party, said the number of British troops in Afghanistan likely will not decrease in 2010.

British Conservative Party lead dwindling

LONDON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The British Conservative Party's lead over Labor has dwindled to 6 percentage points, a poll released Sunday said.
France says it can work with Britain on EU

France says it can work with Britain on EU

PARIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- French minister Pierre Lellouche said he isn't concerned about Britain's European policy, adding he could work with Conservative leader David Cameron.

Labor plans bill to set NHS waiting limits

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Patients should have the right to free private care if they have to wait too long to see a National Health Service doctor, the British government says.
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