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The vote for an independent Scotland: How we got here and why

The vote for an independent Scotland: How we got here and why

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 18 (UPI) --As the citizens of Scotland prepare to decide whether or not to remain a part of the United Kingdom, UPI looks back at the events that led to the historic vote.
Matt Bradwell
British pound falls as poll says Scotland favors independence

British pound falls as poll says Scotland favors independence

LONDON , Sept. 8 (UPI) --The British pound fell Monday after a poll indicated that for the first time, backers of Scottish independence in a Sept. 18 referendum have the lead.
Ed Adamczyk
More Scots in favor of independence for first time since referendum polling began

More Scots in favor of independence for first time since referendum polling began

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 7 (UPI) --More people plan to vote in favor of Scottish independence from Britain in Sept. 18 referendum, new poll says.
Danielle Haynes
David Cameron: 'I am extremely sorry' for employing Andy Coulson

David Cameron: 'I am extremely sorry' for employing Andy Coulson

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) --U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron apologized Tuesday for employing Andy Coulson after he was found guilty for conspiracy to hack phones.
Aileen Graef
Royal Mint creates new coin to celebrate Prince George's first birthday

Royal Mint creates new coin to celebrate Prince George's first birthday

LONDON, June 16 (UPI) --The Royal Mint has created a commemorative silver coin to celebrate Prince George's first birthday.
Aileen Graef
U.K. economy grows 0.8 percent for first quarter of 2014

U.K. economy grows 0.8 percent for first quarter of 2014

LONDON, April 29 (UPI) -- Britain's economy picked up pace in the first three months of the year growing 0.8 percent, marking the fifth consecutive GDP growth period for the country.
Ananth Baliga

British treasury chief calls for EU reforms

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- British Treasury Minister George Osborne warned Eurozone colleagues they must reform economic treaties and policies or risk further decline.

British government touts huge shale gas rewards

LONDON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- British Energy Minister Michael Fallon said the potential prize for energy companies taking an early interest in the country's shale potential may be huge.

Friends of Earth chief: Britain shale industry tax breaks ill-advised

LONDON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Friends of Earth Executive Director Andy Atkins said a British government decision to consider tax breaks for shale gas developers was ill-advised.

U.K. won't turn back on shale gas

LONDON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said during an economic address Thursday his government shouldn't turn away from shale natural gas.

British chancellor's family adopts dog

LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- British Chancellor George Osborne announced he gave in to demands from his children and added a dog named Lola to the family.

Former P.M. John Major: State schools failing poor children

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister John Major, in a speech to Conservatives in Norfolk, said bad state schools are keeping poor children from moving ahead.
RBS to isolate $61 billion in toxic loans

RBS to isolate $61 billion in toxic loans

LONDON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Royal Bank of Scotland said Friday it would create an internal "bad bank" to isolate $61 billion in toxic assets.

Advocacy group official criticizes British energy 'handouts'

LONDON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Britain is giving "handouts" to Chinese and French companies to develop nuclear energy but it should focus on renewable energy, an advocacy group official said.

China welcomed to British nuclear sector

TAISHAN, China, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Chinese investment in the British nuclear energy sector is a means to strengthen bilateral ties, the British energy secretary said Thursday.
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Shadow Chancellor George Osborne delivers his keynote speech to Party delegates at the 2009 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on October 6, 2009. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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George Gideon Oliver Osborne, MP (born 23 May 1971 in Paddington, London) is a British Conservative politician. He is the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, a role he was appointed to in May 2010, and has been the Member of Parliament for Tatton since 2001.

Osborne is part of the old Anglo-Irish aristocracy, known in Ireland as the Ascendancy. He is the heir to the Osborne baronetcy (of Ballentaylor, in County Tipperary, and Ballylemon, in County Waterford).

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