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Global drive on corruption should start at home

In June, British Prime Minister David Cameron was quick to cast the first stone following the b…

Clamp Down On 'Dirty Money' In UK Property

Clamp Down On 'Dirty Money' In UK Property

There should be a global crackdown on the "cancer of corruption", David Cameron has said, amid …

  • Britain seeks to stop foreign 'dirty money' hiding in UK property m …
    Britain seeks to stop foreign 'dirty money' hiding in UK property m … 15 hours ago

    By Edgar Su SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday said it would clamp down on the use of "dirty money" to buy up expensive properties, promising to expose the owners of anonymous foreign shell companies hiding cash in London's buoyant housing market. Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking in Singapore on a regional trade visit, said the promise was part of anti-corruption efforts to ensure that Britain did not become a "safe haven for corrupt money from around the world". "We know that some high-value properties - particularly in London - are being bought by people overseas through anonymous shell companies, some of them with plundered or laundered cash," Cameron said. More »

  • Drug Shame Peer Steps Down From House Of Lords
    Drug Shame Peer Steps Down From House Of Lords 16 hours ago

    Lord Sewel has stepped down from the House of Lords after being filmed allegedly taking drugs with two prostitutes but will get to retain his title. Footage showed Lord Sewel, who in his role as chairman of the Privileges and Standards Committee is responsible for setting behaviour standards for peers, in an orange bra and leather jacket smoking and drinking with the women. In other scenes he attacked some of the country's most high-profile politicians, including Tony Blair and David Cameron, whom he called "facile". More »

  • Cameron's EU reform plans a 'recipe for confusion - Peers
    Cameron's EU reform plans a 'recipe for confusion - Peers 17 hours ago

    By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - David Cameron has cooked up a "recipe for confusion" with his plans to reform Britain's relationship with the European Union, a committee of Peers said on Tuesday, criticising the prime minister for failing to make clear what changes he is seeking. Cameron plans to renegotiate Britain's EU ties ahead of a membership referendum by the end of 2017. In a report published on Tuesday, a committee of Peers from Britain's upper house of parliament said there was too much uncertainty surrounding the plans and the government must rethink the process if it is to be accountable to the public. More »

  • Cameron warns no place for dirty money in London property
    Cameron warns no place for dirty money in London property 18 hours ago

    Britain will seek more transparency from foreign firms investing in the property market in a bid to stop ill-gotten funds being laundered in the sector, Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday. More »

  • David Cameron warns fraudsters: Britain no place for dirty money
    David Cameron warns fraudsters: Britain no place for dirty money 21 hours ago

    Foreign fraudsters and corrupt officials have been warned by David Cameron that London is "not a place to stash your dodgy cash". More »

  • Britain can easily double Indonesia investment - Cameron
    Britain can easily double Indonesia investment - Cameron Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    By Gayatri Suroyo JAKARTA (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to forge closer business ties with Indonesia on Tuesday, saying British investment could easily double if deals can be clinched on infrastructure projects. Indonesia is Cameron's first stop on a four-day trade mission to Southeast Asia to spur lucrative business deals and encourage new political alliances to counter Islamist militancy. Britain, Indonesia's fifth largest foreign investor, is particularly interested in investing in Indonesia's infrastructure, insurance and Internet services industries. More »

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  • Labour Party 'frightened of its own shadow', says Andy Burnham
    Labour Party 'frightened of its own shadow', says Andy Burnham Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - The Labour Party lacks the courage and big ideas to win back lost voters, MP Andy Burnham, a frontrunner to become the party's new leader, will say on Tuesday as Labour battles to define its political identity after a painful election defeat. Labour is searching for a new leader after Ed Miliband resigned in May in the wake of the centre-left party's heaviest election loss since 1987, at the hands of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. Burnham, bookmakers' favourite to win the four-person race, will seek on Tuesday to turn the in-fighting to his advantage, framing himself as the reform candidate in a speech entitled 'Recapturing the spirit of '45' - a reference to Labour's Clement Attlee who won a surprise election victory in 1945. More »

  • Britain's Cameron warns of dirty money in London property
    Britain's Cameron warns of dirty money in London property Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    British Prime Minister David Cameron is to announce a consultation on increasing transparency on property ownership, amid concerns rising property prices are fuelled by corrupt cash More »

  • Labour Party 'frightened of its own shadow', says leadership frontr …
    Labour Party 'frightened of its own shadow', says leadership frontr … Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - The Labour Party lacks the courage and big ideas to win back lost voters, lawmaker Andy Burnham, a frontrunner to become the party's new leader, will say on Tuesday as Labour battles to define its political identity after a painful election defeat. Labour is searching for a new leader after Ed Miliband resigned in May in the wake of the centre-left party's heaviest election loss since 1987, at the hands of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. The leadership contest, which will be decided on Sept. 12, has sparked an acrimonious debate about the political direction of the party. More »

  • British PM visits Southeast Asia with trade, IS on agenda
    British PM visits Southeast Asia with trade, IS on agenda Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    British Prime Minister David Cameron began a visit to Southeast Asia on Monday, looking to seal $1.2 billion in trade deals and push for greater cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group. More »

  • Leaving EU would harm status of British universities - lobby group
    Leaving EU would harm status of British universities - lobby group Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Britain must remain a member of the European Union if its higher education sector is to maintain its status, quality and research capabilities, a university lobby group said on Monday. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's ties with the EU and then, by the end of 2017, hold a referendum on whether the country should stay in the bloc. A decision to leave the EU, known as "Brexit", would harm international academic collaboration, university chiefs and MPs from both Cameron's Conservatives and the Labour Party said at the launch of a university-led campaign to keep Britain in the bloc. More »

  • Drug-Scandal Peer Should Quit Lords, PM Hints
    Drug-Scandal Peer Should Quit Lords, PM Hints Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    David Cameron has suggested Lord Sewel should have his lifetime peerage removed if the "very serious" drug-taking allegations against him are true. The Prime Minister said there would be "further questions" over whether it was "appropriate" for a peer to continue working in the House of Lords if they had behaved "in this way". Parliamentary authorities have called in Scotland Yard over allegations Lord Sewel, the deputy speaker of the Lords, engaged in drug use with prostitutes. More »

  • Isis: David Cameron says UK will bomb Islamic State in Libya and Syria if a …
    Isis: David Cameron says UK will bomb Islamic State in Libya and Syria if a … Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron has said UK forces will carry out bombing raids over Syria and Libya if a direct plot to attack Britain was discovered. Speaking in Jakarta, on the first day of a trade mission to south-east Asia, Cameron said: "If there is a threat to Britain or to our people on our streets... we are able to stop it by taking immediate action against that threat. The prime minister's statements follow revelations that British pilots have already carried out sorties over Syria despite a House of Commons vote against military action in the country in 2013. More »

  • Britain, France see euro reform as possible 'win-win'
    Britain, France see euro reform as possible 'win-win' Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    By Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - Britain and France agreed on Monday that efforts by euro zone nations to shore up the single currency after the Greek crisis could go hand-in-hand with wider reforms the UK needs to stay in the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron wants assurances that non-euro zone EU members such as Britain will not see their influence wane in the wider 28-country bloc as the euro zone integrates more, before he puts British membership of the EU to a landmark referendum by 2017. With the prospect of near-bankrupt Greece's exit from the zone narrowly averted for now, France and Germany have floated ideas to strengthen the 19-member currency union, for example with its own budget, "government" and parliament. More »

  • UK Could Strike Against IS In Libya And Syria
    UK Could Strike Against IS In Libya And Syria Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    David Cameron has arrived in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim democracy, with a message that "the pressure is growing on ISIL". And he warned that he would be prepared to take military action against Islamic State - also known as ISIL - in Libya and Syria if there was a threat to people on Britain's streets. More »

  • David Cameron and Indonesian president agree measures against IS extremism
    David Cameron and Indonesian president agree measures against IS extremism Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    David Cameron and Indonesian president Joko Widodo have agreed a package of measures to counter the "shared enemy" of Islamic State (IS) extremism. More »

  • Cameron starts Asia trip with big loan offer to Indonesia
    Cameron starts Asia trip with big loan offer to Indonesia Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday his government would make available loans of up to 1 billion pounds to Indonesia to help finance infrastructure projects. Indonesia is Cameron's first stop on a four-day trade mission to Southeast Asia to spur lucrative business deals and to forge new political alliances to counter Islamist extremism. The British government said the financing for Southeast Asia's largest economy could pave the way for 200 million pounds worth of Indonesian exports to Britain. More »

  • Cameron says ready to bomb militants in Libya and Syria if  plot threat see …
    Cameron says ready to bomb militants in Libya and Syria if plot threat see … Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    By Gayatri Suroyo and Andrew Osborn JAKARTA/LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday he was ready to order air strikes on Islamist militant targets in Libya and Syria to prevent attacks on the streets of Britain as he stepped up his rhetoric against Islamic State insurgents. "If there is a threat to Britain or to our people on our streets ... we are able to stop it by taking immediate action against that threat," said Cameron. "As prime minister, I would always want to try and take that action, and that’s the case whether that problem is emanating from Libya or Syria or anywhere else.” Britain raised its domestic terrorism alert to the second-highest level in August last year, saying an attack was "highly likely". More »

  • British PM heads to Southeast Asia with trade, IS on agenda
    British PM heads to Southeast Asia with trade, IS on agenda Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    British Prime Minister David Cameron will discuss what he calls the "common enemy" of IS jihadists with leaders in Southeast Asia More »

  • Cameron in southeast Asia visit to talk trade, Islamist extremism
    Cameron in southeast Asia visit to talk trade, Islamist extremism Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday he wanted to use a four-day trade mission to southeast Asia to spur lucrative business deals and to forge new political alliances to counter Islamist extremism. The trip, which begins in earnest on Monday, is expected to take in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, and will be Cameron's first outside Europe since he won an unexpectedly convincing election victory in May. Cameron, who will travel with a business delegation, has touted the visit as an example of how Britain must expand its trade links with the rest of the world to compensate for its dependence on trade with Europe, parts of which remain mired in an economic funk. More »

  • Surprise contender to lead Labour - Renationalise swaths of economy
    Surprise contender to lead Labour - Renationalise swaths of economy Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - A surprise contender to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Sunday he believed swaths of the economy should be renationalised as a battle for the left-wing party's soul prompted warnings it could split in two. The party, which in May suffered its worst election defeat in almost three decades, is choosing a new leader it hopes can challenge Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives in 2020. Ed Miliband, its previous leader, quit in May. The unexpected success of Jeremy Corbyn, the most left-leaning of four leadership candidates, has dominated the contest, sparking warnings from rivals he would consign the party of triple election winner Tony Blair to "oblivion". More »

  • New Scottish independence vote 'inevitable' says ex-leader
    New Scottish independence vote 'inevitable' says ex-leader Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Former Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond said Sunday that another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom was "inevitable" because of policies pursued by Prime Minister David Cameron's government in London. More »

  • Britain may vote on EU membership in 2016: report
    Britain may vote on EU membership in 2016: report Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron intends to hold a referendum on the country's membership of the European Union around June of 2016, the Independent on Sunday reported. More »

  • Chancellor George Osborne takes EU reform campaign to Paris
    Chancellor George Osborne takes EU reform campaign to Paris Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will take Britain's case for European Union reform to Paris on Sunday, seeking support from his French counterpart for a deal the Conservative government can put before voters in a promised in-out referendum. British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to renegotiate ties with the European Union ahead of a vote on the country's continuing membership by the end of 2017. Osborne's trip to Paris, the first in a series of visits to European capitals, will seek to build on Cameron's meetings with all 27 leaders of the bloc earlier this year, the government said. More »

  • Britain to hold EU referendum within a year - report
    Britain to hold EU referendum within a year - report Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Britain will hold a referendum on its membership of the European Union within the next 12 months, the Independent on Sunday said, as the Prime Minister believes pressing ahead with a vote gives the best chance to win concessions from the rest of Europe. Prime Minister David Cameron plans to announce the timing of the vote at the Conservative Party's conference in October, the newspaper said, with polling day pencilled in for June 2016. Cameron pledged to hold an in-out referendum on Britain staying in the EU by the end of 2017 in the Conservative manifesto for national elections in May. After scoring a decisive win, he embarked on a tour of European capitals to drum up support for his programme. More »

  • Faith School Bans Pupils From Meeting 'Outsiders'
    Faith School Bans Pupils From Meeting 'Outsiders' Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    A Muslim boarding school has been rated "good" by Ofsted, despite threatening to expel students if they mix with other children. The Institute of Islamic Education in Dewsbury was praised by the education watchdog despite its pupils being taught not to speak to the media and being banned from watching TV, listening to the radio or reading newspapers. Last week David Cameron criticised some faith schools in a speech on extremism , saying that improving integration was part of the "the struggle of our generation". More »

  • Sturgeon To PM: Are You Spying On Me?
    Sturgeon To PM: Are You Spying On Me? Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Nicola Sturgeon has asked the Prime Minister if he has been spying on members of the Scottish Parliament. Her request for confirmation comes after it emerged there had been a rule change allowing the Government’s listening post GCHQ to monitor MSP's communications. The Scottish First Minister has written to David Cameron asking him whether any communications from MSPs have been intercepted. More »

  • Nicola Sturgeon presses PM on reports GCHQ is spying on MSPs
    Nicola Sturgeon presses PM on reports GCHQ is spying on MSPs Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Nicola Sturgeon is seeking urgent assurances from David Cameron after reports of a rule change allowing the UK Government's electronic surveillance agency to monitor the communications of MSPs and other devolved representatives. More »

  • David Cameron urges trade with 'far-flung lands' ahead of Asia trade …
    David Cameron urges trade with 'far-flung lands' ahead of Asia trade … Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Britain must grab opportunities to trade with "far-flung lands" David Cameron has said, as he warned against an over-reliance on doing business within Europe. More »

  • David Cameron and George Osborne in Downing Street flats Treasury tax blund …
    David Cameron and George Osborne in Downing Street flats Treasury tax blund … Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    A Treasury blunder meant David Cameron and George Osborne were told to pay less tax than they should have for the use of their Downing Street flats. More »

  • Obama urges Britain to stay in EU in BBC interview
    Obama urges Britain to stay in EU in BBC interview Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    U.S. President Barack Obama told the BBC in an interview excerpt that aired on Thursday that Britain must remain in the European Union to maintain its global influence. Britain's EU membership "gives us much greater confidence about the strength of the transatlantic union," Obama said, adding the EU had "made the world safer and more prosperous." British Prime Minister David Cameron, seeking to end a decades-old rift within his Conservative Party over Britain's place in Europe, has promised to negotiate a new settlement with Brussels and hold a referendum on EU membership by the end of 2017. More »

  • Tories the greenest government ever, insists PM
    Tories the greenest government ever, insists PM Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron insists the Conservatives have been the greenest government ever. More »

  • Child Abuse: PM Tells Police - No Limits
    Child Abuse: PM Tells Police - No Limits Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Police should be able to investigate child abuse allegations against high-profile politicians "without fear or uncertainty" of how high up in Government they can go. David Cameron said police should be able to take action on any new information and urged anyone who knew anything about "these terrible crimes against children and young people" to come forward. He spoke after it was disclosed that the former head of MI5 urged the Government to keep quiet about allegations of child sex abuse made against a senior MP in the 1980s. More »

  • £390m armoured vehicle maintenance deal will create 250 new jobs - David Ca …
    £390m armoured vehicle maintenance deal will create 250 new jobs - David Ca … Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    A £390 million deal to provide armoured vehicle support will create 250 new jobs in Wales, David Cameron has announced. More »