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Lib Dems side with Labor on redistricting

LONDON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A move to cut the size of the British Parliament and redraw district lines failed Tuesday when the Liberal Democrats abandoned their Conservative partners.

Expert: 'Right face' = success, leadership

CANTERBURY, England, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A British facial mapping expert says some may be born leaders because most agree leadership and success is equated with certain facial features.

Cameron's EU choice

ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- British Premier David Cameron set himself an almost impossible task when he sought to explain his policy on the European Union.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Clegg: Catholic royal spouses no problem

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The ban on Catholic spouses for British monarchs and their heirs is an 18th-century anachronism, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Tuesday.

A mega trade pact?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The European Union and the United States have revived the venerable scheme of a free trade pact between the two giants of the global economy.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Britain struggles with Web snooping bill

LONDON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says he remains committed to granting police and security services new powers to monitor Internet activity.

Cameron vows veto of press regulator bill

LONDON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A faction of Britain's coalition government is drafting legislation to prove that a recommended media watchdog is a bad idea, the culture secretary said.

7 peers back in Lords after prison terms

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Several members of the British House of Lords who were imprisoned for expenses fraud are back in the upper house, a list released Wednesday showed.

Poll: Half of Britons want Osborne out

LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is the least popular British Cabinet minister, a poll released Monday indicated.
Cameron: Politicians need holidays, too

Cameron: Politicians need holidays, too

LONDON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Prime Minister David Cameron is defending his decision and that of other British leaders to take vacations so soon after the end of the Olympics.

Clegg: Gov't 'committed' to renewables

LONDON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says renewable energy will remain a key part of the country's energy policy despite reports of government infighting.
Romney Olympics dig annoys British PM

Romney Olympics dig annoys British PM

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney came in for stern criticism for suggesting Thursday London is not ready for the Olympics but said the day "has been marvelous for us."

Conservatives rebel on Lords reform

LONDON, July 11 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron backed off a plan to turn the House of Lords into an elected body when 91 members of his party turned against him Tuesday.

Disappointed EU cites Rio+20 bright spots

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 25 (UPI) -- The European Union tempered its general disappointment over this weekend's Rio+20 U.N. climate summit by praising its endorsement of a "green economy."
U.K. deputy PM: Gay marriage inevitable

U.K. deputy PM: Gay marriage inevitable

LONDON, June 20 (UPI) -- Britain's deputy prime minister said it is inevitable that homosexuals will be allowed to get married and the government supports the idea.
Brown says Murdoch hurt war effort

Brown says Murdoch hurt war effort

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at the inquiry into the Murdoch media empire, Monday accused The Sun newspaper of harming Britain's war effort.

Olympic torch begins trek across U.K.

CORNWALL, England, May 19 (UPI) -- British Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie Saturday led off the 8,000-mile journey of the Olympic torch in the runup to the Summer Games in London.

Tory, Lib Dem leaders to defend coalition

LONDON, May 8 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, under pressure from their own parties, plan a push-back Tuesday.

Cameron cautious on Lords reform

LONDON, April 24 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says he would consider holding a referendum on converting the House of Lords to a largely elected body.

Brit energy firms must reveal best rates

LONDON, April 13 (UPI) -- British energy suppliers will now be required to tell consumers how to shop for the best rates available, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced this week.
Poll: Half in U.K. do not trust Cameron

Poll: Half in U.K. do not trust Cameron

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- More than half of Britons do not trust Prime Minister David Cameron to lead the country out of its economic woes, a poll released Friday indicated.

Riots report: The young need more chances

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- Britain needs "communities that work" to provide education and opportunities for young people to avoid a repeat of last year's riots, a report Tuesday said.
Osborne budget cuts top tax rate

Osborne budget cuts top tax rate

LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- The highest British tax rate would be cut from 50 percent to 45 percent while some old-age allowances would be frozen in the budget introduced Wednesday.

British chancellor may propose tax cut

LONDON, March 16 (UPI) -- The British chancellor of the exchequer is negotiating a cut in the top tax rate while closing loopholes to satisfy Liberal Democrats, Financial Times reports.

London eyes rising Asian powers

LONDON, March 9 (UPI) -- London and its European partners need to address the dual challenges of a financial crisis and the rise of Asian powers, a British official said.
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