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Britain’s Cameron Promises Reforms, EU Referendum After Election Win

Cameron earlier hailed the “sweetest victory” of his political career, with the win giving the Conservatives around 330 seats and a clear mandate for another five years in office.

May 8, 2015

3 Rivals Quit Party Posts After Cameron Victory

A day after an ostensibly close United Kingdom election saw the Tories decisively defeat Labour by a margin of 331 to 232 seats, Cameron sought a positive spin on what had been a prickly campaign.

May 8, 2015

Endorse This: The Uncommon House

Watch a highlight reel of last night’s election in the United Kingdom — and you also might want to hold on to your hat.

May 8, 2015
US President Barck Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House in Washington on January 15, 2015 prior to a working dinner (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)

Surprise Lead For Conservatives In UK Election Exit Poll

Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives are on course to be the biggest party in the next British parliament, according to an exit poll from the general election on Thursday showing them winning far more seats than had been expected.

May 7, 2015

Scottish Nationalists Set For Historic Victory

The pro-independence Scottish National Party was set for a historic victory in Britain’s general election, according to an exit poll on Thursday that showed them winning 58 out of 59 seats in Scotland.

May 7, 2015

Is Democracy Unraveling?

There is a decline of trust in traditional political parties but also a rise in partisanship. Is this what democracy unraveling looks like?

April 27, 2015

Scotland Rejects Independence In Historic Referendum

Why Scots decided to remain part of the United Kingdom

September 19, 2014

Another Scotch Verdict

September 12, 2014

British Party Leaders Head To Scotland As Vote Tightens

London (AFP) — The leaders of Britain’s three main political parties announced a last-minute trip to Scotland on Tuesday to boost the campaign against independence after a surge in separatist support ahead of next week’s referendum. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband agreed to skip their weekly debate in the […]

September 9, 2014

Scandal-Hit Barclays Bank Axes Jobs, Raises Bonuses

London (AFP) – Barclays will axe thousands of jobs and raise bonuses for its investment bankers this year, the under-fire British lender announced on Tuesday after posting a return to annual profits. Chief executive Antony Jenkins, who has himself declined a huge bonus as Barclays is probed along with other banks over possible manipulation of […]

February 11, 2014