Politics

Queen Elizabeth to unveil EU referendum plans as parliament opens

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LONDON - Queen Elizabeth will set out the government's plans for a European Union membership referendum on Wednesday as Prime Minister David Cameron faces pressure to explain when it will be held and what changes to the EU he wants before then.

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Queen Elizabeth to unveil EU referendum plans as parliament opens 12:06am BST

LONDON - The Queen will set out the government's plans for a European Union membership referendum on Wednesday as Prime Minister David Cameron faces pressure to explain when it will be held and what changes to the EU he wants before then.

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Scottish nationalists pledge to resist planned UK spending cuts 26 May 2015

LONDON - Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday her party would seek to resist UK-wide public spending cuts planned by Britain's newly-elected Conservative government, saying they would harm the economic recovery.

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Cameron tells EC president that Europe must change 26 May 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron told the president of the European Commission that the country needed a new deal on Europe, before he presses his case for reforms to the bloc with other national leaders this week.

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Cameron tells EC president that Europe must change 26 May 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron told the president of the European Commission that the country needed a new deal on Europe, before he presses his case for reforms to the bloc with other national leaders this week.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party backs Cameron's EU referendum plan 24 May 2015

LONDON - Britain's opposition Labour Party will back Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to hold a referendum on the country's European Union membership by the end of 2017, its acting leader said on Sunday.

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Cameron says to freeze government ministers' pay for five years 24 May 2015

LONDON - British government ministers will have their pay frozen for another five years as the government tries to reduce the budget deficit, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday.

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Cameron launches EU reform drive, admits will not be easy 22 May 2015

RIGA - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday he was confident of winning concessions from European Union leaders before he asks voters whether Britain should stay in the bloc.

Factbox - Britain's EU demands, and how they might be handled 22 May 2015

RIGA - David Cameron met his EU counterparts on Friday for the first time since his re-election two weeks ago ensured that Britain will have a referendum in the next couple of years on quitting the bloc.

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UK public finances improve more than expected in boost for Osborne 22 May 2015

LONDON - Britain's public sector budget deficit narrowed more than expected in April, giving Chancellor George Osborne a boost as he renews his push to fix the country's public finances.