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  • The Welfare Cuts Explained In Seven Graphs
    The Welfare Cuts Explained In Seven Graphs 18 hours ago

    George Osborne has to find a significant amount of savings and he will be looking to the welfare budget to do it. 1) The Government has said it is going to eliminate the deficit by 2018-19. 2) As the nation's housekeeper-in-chief, David Cameron says the country needs to live within its means. More »

  • 7/7 London bombings: Remembering the deadly terror attack that shocked the  …
    7/7 London bombings: Remembering the deadly terror attack that shocked the  … 20 hours ago

    10 years ago today, on 7 July 2005, four Islamist terrorists carrying bombs in each of their rucksacks went on London's transport network during the morning rush hour. It remains the worst terrorist incident since the 1988 Lockerbie aeroplane bombing and the country's only ever suicide attack. To mark the occasion, prime minister David Cameron and London mayor Boris Johnson will attend a service at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park, before a commemoration service is held at St Paul's Cathedral for families of those killed. More »

  • First Conservative budget in two decades to be unveiled
    First Conservative budget in two decades to be unveiled 21 hours ago

    Prime Minister David Cameron's government will this week unveil the first Conservative budget in almost 20 years, targeting deep welfare cutbacks to honour a campaign pledge to slash spending. More »

  • What To Expect In First Conservative Budget
    What To Expect In First Conservative Budget Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    It is George Osborne's first Budget without the Liberal Democrats and he is expected to prescribe some hard-to-swallow medicine for the country. Remember, Mr Osborne is in the running to lead the Conservatives into the next General Election after David Cameron said he would serve no more than two terms as Prime Minister. 1) Inheritance tax: Mr Osborne will increase the rate at which the 40% tax is paid on family homes to £1m from April 2017. More »

  • Britain remembers 7/7 victims 10 years after London bombings
    Britain remembers 7/7 victims 10 years after London bombings Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will fall silent on Tuesday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of attacks targeting London public transport which killed 56 people, the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe. Relatives of the victims, survivors, royalty and senior politicians will gather to remember those killed in the July 7 2005 bombings with emotions still raw after a massacre in Tunisia last month, Britain's worst loss of life in an incident involving militants since the London attacks. "Today the country comes together to remember the victims of one of the deadliest terrorist atrocities on mainland Britain," Prime Minister David Cameron said in a statement. More »

  • On-the-run David Cameron leaves This Morning hosts in a stew
    On-the-run David Cameron leaves This Morning hosts in a stew Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    This Morning hosts Amanda Holden and Gok Wan were surprised to see Prime Minister David Cameron out for a run while they prepared a superfood salad on London’s South Bank. More »

  • Protecting UK privacy means citizens have to fight back against Snoopers' …
    Protecting UK privacy means citizens have to fight back against Snoopers' … Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Less than a week after winning the general election, David Cameron announced controversial plans to fast-track new powers to tackle radicalisation that were previously blocked by the Liberal Democrats. Now that opposition's gone, there's nothing to stand in the government's way. Firstly, it's going to put a huge brake on the UK technology industry (which is pretty ironic given the support business leaders gave the Tories). More »

  • Britain says Greece and euro zone need a sustainable solution Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Greece and the euro zone need to find a sustainable solution after Greeks voted 'No' to a bailout proposal, British Prime Minister David Cameron's spokeswoman said on Monday. The spokeswoman said it was in Britain's interests for Greece to find a solution. When asked whether Greece should stay in the European Union, Cameron's spokeswoman said Britain supports a 28-member EU. More »

  • Cameron's fight against militancy leads to battle over freedoms
    Cameron's fight against militancy leads to battle over freedoms Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - A decade after four Britons in London carried out the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in Western Europe, Britain is planning new anti-terror laws that critics say are an assault on freedoms and will not work. Prime Minister David Cameron's government wants to ramp up powers this year to ban "extremist" groups, close mosques where radicals thrive, stop extremist broadcasts, and give police and intelligence services broader powers to monitor communications. Ministers say those powers are urgently needed to address threats posed by organisations such as Islamic State and to prevent another attack on the scale of the July 7, 2005 bombings when four Muslims killed 52 people on three trains and a bus. More »

  • Chancellor Osborne says he has found 12 billion of welfare cuts
    Chancellor Osborne says he has found 12 billion of welfare cuts Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne on Sunday said he had found all 12 billion pounds of welfare cuts he needs as part of his plan to balance the current budget by 2017/18, speaking ahead of his budget announcement on Wednesday. The budget is Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives' clearest chance in almost two decades to remould Britain into a low-tax, small-state economy after an unexpectedly decisive election victory handed Osborne a mandate to make deep cuts. To meet his target, Osborne says he needs to cut the annual welfare bill by 12 billion pounds, make 13 billion pounds of departmental spending reductions, and to raise an extra 5 billion pounds by clamping down on tax evasion and avoidance. More »

  • Investment appetite rebounds in post-election Britain - Deloitte
    Investment appetite rebounds in post-election Britain - Deloitte Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    British firms' appetite for risk has increased since a national election in May, a survey of finance directors showed on Monday, with businesses confident that Prime Minister David Cameron will be able to negotiate better ties with the European Union before holding a referendum on whether the UK should stay or leave. Cameron's centre-right Conservative Party was re-elected in May, allaying concerns voiced by a number of firms about the opposition Labour Party's business policies. The survey by audit and consulting group Deloitte showed that concern about the vote had fallen to an average risk rating of 45/100 in the second quarter of 2015 from 56/100 at the start of 2014. More »

  • Unite backs left-wing lawmaker to lead Labour Party
    Unite backs left-wing lawmaker to lead Labour Party Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - The British Labour Party's biggest financial backer, trade union Unite, on Sunday backed left-wing lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn to be the party's new leader. Labour is searching for a new leader after Ed Miliband resigned in May on the back of the party's heaviest election defeat in decades, when voters instead backed Prime Minister David Cameron's centre-right Conservatives. Unite, Britain's biggest trade union, donated around 20 million pounds to the party between the 2010 election and the 2015 vote. More »

  • Osborne says he has found 12 billion pounds of welfare cuts
    Osborne says he has found 12 billion pounds of welfare cuts Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor George Osborne on Sunday said he had found all 12 billion pounds of welfare cuts he needs as part of his plan to balance the current budget by 2017/18, speaking ahead of his budget announcement on Wednesday. The budget is Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives' clearest chance in almost two decades to remould Britain into a low-tax, small-state economy after an unexpectedly decisive election victory. To meet his target, Osborne says he needs to cut the annual welfare bill by 12 billion pounds ($18.69 billion), make 13 billion pounds of departmental spending reductions, and to raise an extra 5 billion pounds by clamping down on tax evasion and avoidance. More »

  • Tunisia Attack: Permanent Memorial For Victims
    Tunisia Attack: Permanent Memorial For Victims Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A permanent memorial for the 30 British victims of the Tunisia terror attack is to be created, David Cameron has announced. The families are being helped by Tobias Ellwood, a Foreign Office minister who has first-hand experience of losing a loved one in an overseas terrorist attack. Mr Ellwood has said the Tunisia attack memorial may be located in the north, which is where most of the victims were from. More »

  • Memorial funded for Tunisia victims
    Memorial funded for Tunisia victims Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    The Government is to fund a permanent memorial dedicated to the victims of the Tunisian beach massacre, David Cameron has announced. More »

  • SNP slams veto plan for English MPs
    SNP slams veto plan for English MPs Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    The SNP is calling on David Cameron to "think again" on proposals to give English MPs a veto over legislation which affects only England. More »

  • UK announces memorial for Tunisia beach attack victims
    UK announces memorial for Tunisia beach attack victims Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    The 30 British victims of last week's Tunisian beach attack are to receive a permanent memorial funded by fines on banks, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Sunday. More »

  • Tories Set To Cut Inheritance Tax In Budget
    Tories Set To Cut Inheritance Tax In Budget Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    A Tory election pledge to remove homes worth up to £1m from inheritance tax is expected to be one of the big announcements in the Budget next week. Sky News has learned that the Chancellor will promise to raise the current threshold, which is currently £325,000 per person, in a move which will delight Conservative MPs and supporters. Signalling the Budget announcement, in a joint article in The Times, David Cameron and George Osborne say: "As we promised in our manifesto, we'll take the family home out of inheritance tax for all but the richest - and it's a promise we will keep. More »

  • Cameron sets out plans to cut inheritance tax on homes
    Cameron sets out plans to cut inheritance tax on homes Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron outlined plans on Saturday to accelerate house-building over the next five years and raise the inheritance tax threshold on family homes to the psychologically important one million pound mark. Cameron and finance minister George Osborne were writing in the Times newspaper ahead of next Wednesday's budget, which will be the first time the newly elected Conservatives have been able to present a financial agenda free of the constraints of their previous, left-leaning Liberal Democrat coalition partners. On Saturday, they confirmed that the threshold at which inheritance tax is levied will rise for couples to one million pounds from 650,000 pounds after April 2017. More »

  • Britain falls silent to remember 30 killed in Tunisian gun attack
    Britain falls silent to remember 30 killed in Tunisian gun attack Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Millions of people across Britain held a minute's silence on Friday on an official day of mourning to pay tribute to 30 Britons killed a week ago by an Islamist gunman in Tunisia, the country's worst loss of life in a militant attack in a decade. The Britons were among 38 killed when Saif Rezgui opened fire on holidaymakers at the resort of Sousse in the North African country. Flags on government buildings, UK embassies around the world and at Buckingham Palace in London flew at half mast while at airports, train stations and across the country, millions of Britons, including Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister David Cameron, fell silent at midday in memory of those killed. More »

  • UK to curb protection for savers, blames EU rules
    UK to curb protection for savers, blames EU rules Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - British savers will have less of their money protected if a bank fails next year, the government said on Friday, blaming European Union rules which one senior lawmaker called "absurd". Relations between Britain and the EU are already tense. Prime Minister David Cameron, who is trying to reshape relations with the 27-member bloc before calling a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether to stay in, wants to ensure that Britain is not disadvantaged by not using the euro. More »

  • Britain falls silent for Tunisia attack victims
    Britain falls silent for Tunisia attack victims Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron led a nationwide minute's silence on Friday, a week after a jihadist gun massacre in Tunisia in which 30 out of the 38 victims were Britons. More »

  • Tunisia: Tributes To Beach Massacre Dead
    Tunisia: Tributes To Beach Massacre Dead Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Britain has paused for a minute's silence to remember the holidaymakers shot dead by a terrorist while they sunbathed on a Tunisian beach last week. The Queen, who was at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and Prime Minister David Cameron, who was in his constituency in Oxfordshire, joined millions of people across Britain as Big Ben chimed midday. Back in Britain, sporting events at Wimbledon and the Henley Regatta were delayed to allow fans, competitors and match officials to pay their respects. More »

  • Conservatives see best chance in 18 years to cut welfare bill
    Conservatives see best chance in 18 years to cut welfare bill Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives have their best chance in almost two decades to remould Britain's economy next week, in their first budget statement after an unexpectedly decisive election victory. Freed from needing the support of their former coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives want to reduce borrowing faster this year and set out plans to cut the annual welfare bill by 12 billion pounds. Since he took office in 2010, deficit reduction has been a central theme for Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who Cameron views as a potential successor. More »

  • UK Mulls Syria Strikes To 'Destroy' IS Threat
    UK Mulls Syria Strikes To 'Destroy' IS Threat Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The Prime Minister has indicated the Government is paving the way for airstrikes on Islamic State terrorists in Syria in the wake of the Tunisian beach massacre. David Cameron has said there is a "strong case for us doing more in Syria" but said there needed to be "clear consensus for such action" among MPs. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon outlined the case for allowing RAF bombers to attack key IS targets ahead of a debate on the issue in the House of Commons. More »

  • UK 'to take anti-IS fight to Syria'
    UK 'to take anti-IS fight to Syria' Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    David Cameron has warned that Islamic State (IS) must be destroyed in its Syrian heartland as Labour signalled it was ready to back further military action in the wake of Tunisia beach attack. More »

  • BBC to cut over 1,000 jobs as Britons trade TVs for tablets
    BBC to cut over 1,000 jobs as Britons trade TVs for tablets Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - The British Broadcasting Corporation will cut more than 1,000 jobs to cover a 150-million-pound gap in licence fee income next financial year as millions of viewers turn off their televisions and watch programmes on tablets and mobile phones. The BBC, the largest broadcaster in the world, is grappling with swiftly changing viewing practices, the fallout from failing to investigate a prolific child abuser in its ranks, and scrutiny from Prime Minister David Cameron's government ahead of a review of BBC funding in 2016. BBC chief Tony Hall told employees he wanted to forge a leaner organisation with fewer layers of management to cope with the expected shortfall from the annual 145.50 pound ($227.17) licence fee that every UK household with a television must pay. More »

  • Cameron asks MPs to mull UK air strikes on IS in Syria
    Cameron asks MPs to mull UK air strikes on IS in Syria Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn and William James LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron asked lawmakers to consider whether Britain should join U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, but his spokeswoman said he hadn't yet decided whether to push for a parliamentary vote on the issue. Britain conducts regular attacks in neighbouring Iraq and flies drones over Syria to gather intelligence on the group. More »

  • UK to give English MPs veto powers in parliament
    UK to give English MPs veto powers in parliament Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - English lawmakers will be given a veto in Britain's parliament over legislation that only impacts England, the government said on Thursday, removing the ability of Scottish lawmakers to have a decisive say on laws that do not affect them. Decades-old grievances over imbalances in the way laws are made in Britain came to the fore last September after a last-ditch promise to hand powers to Scotland's devolved parliament helped swing Scottish opinion in favour of keeping the United Kingdom together in a referendum. Thursday's announcement follows a pre-election promise by Prime Minister David Cameron to address the situation whereby Scottish parliamentarians are allowed to vote on laws affecting only England, while English lawmakers cannot vote on similar Scottish matters handled by Scotland's devolved parliament. More »

  • Political Times: Heathrow row takes off, driving instructors caught out and …
    Political Times: Heathrow row takes off, driving instructors caught out and … Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    This week, the Airports Commission published its final report into London's airport capacity issue. The independent group, chaired by Sir Howard Davies, backed a plan to build a third runway at Heathrow. The issue is a touchy for David Cameron, as London's mayor, Boris Johnson, opposes the move. More »

  • British death toll from Tunisia attack rises to 29
    British death toll from Tunisia attack rises to 29 Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The number of Britons confirmed killed by an Islamist gunman in Tunisia last Friday has risen to 29. British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday the number of dead had risen to 27 from 22. "We do expect it to rise further," Cameron told parliament. More »

  • UK weighs more action against IS in Syria after Tunisia attack
    UK weighs more action against IS in Syria after Tunisia attack Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    By William James and Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is considering whether it could and should do more to help defeat Islamic State militants in Syria after a deadly attack in Tunisia last week killed up to 30 of its nationals, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday. As part of a U.S.-led coalition against IS, Britain conducts regular air strikes in neighbouring Iraq and flies drones over Syria to gather intelligence on the militant group. More »

  • Britain to decide on new Heathrow runway by end of year
    Britain to decide on new Heathrow runway by end of year Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will make a final decision on a 23 billion pound ($36 billion) plan for a third runway at Heathrow Airport by the end of the year, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday, setting the stage for a political battle over the issue. Few disagree that London needs a new runway to remain economically competitive, but its location has been disputed for over 25 years and the proposal to expand Britain's busiest airport has stoked tensions in the ruling Conservative party. Cameron set the deadline after a government-appointed commission selected Heathrow, in densely populated west London, as the preferred location for expansion, following a three-year study. More »

  • July 7 memorial 'must be respected'
    July 7 memorial 'must be respected' Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    David Cameron wants to ensure the memorial to the victims of the July 7 bombings in London is treated with respect, the Prime Minister's spokeswoman has said. More »

  • Cameron says to rule on extra London airport capacity by year-end Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he would take a decision by the end of this year on how London's airport capacity will be expanded and would study a recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow. Cameron was speaking after a government-appointed commission said a third runway should be constructed at London's Heathrow Airport in a report set to create a political headache for the prime minister. "A decision will made before the end of the year," Cameron told parliament. More »