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U.K. Labor Party accused of 'dirty tricks'

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Britain's Labor Party has been accused of abusing the Freedom of Information Act to plan a pre-election "smear campaign" against Conservative Michael Howard.

Blair: Re-elect Labor on economic success

CHATHAM, England, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Britain under Labor is experiencing the greatest economic growth and stability in generations, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday.

Blair missing from Labor's campaign ads

LONDON, June 8 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair is missing in action in his Labor party's run-up to this week's local and European elections, The Sun reported Tuesday.

England defends immigrant health checks

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A British opposition party is warning London has become the tuberculosis capital of the western world, a report said Monday.

Analysis: Better get sick in Germany

SKOPJE, Macedonia, May 10 (UPI) -- The German national health insurance system is inordinately comprehensive. It even reimburses its clients for a few prophylactic weeks at a health spa, or Kurort. But not all is wunderbar.
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent
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Dr Liam Fox, MP (born 22 September 1961) is a British Conservative Party politician who currently serves as the Secretary of State for Defence in the British cabinet and has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the North Somerset constituency (previously Woodspring) since 1992.

Fox was born in East Kilbride, Scotland and studied medicine at the University of Glasgow. Fox worked as an NHS general practitioner (GP) in Nailsea, Somerset and served as a Civilian Army Medical Officer, which enabled him to see army life first-hand. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Woodspring at the 1992 general election. After holding several ministerial roles in John Major's Conservative government, Fox entered the shadow cabinet in 1999, holding the positions of Shadow Health Secretary (1999-2003), Conservative Party chairman (2003-05), Shadow Foreign Secretary (2005) and Shadow Defence Secretary (2005-10).

He stood in the 2005 Conservative leadership election, but was eliminated in the second round of voting. When the Conservatives entered government in 2010, Fox was appointed the Secretary of State for Defence

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