Politics

UK lawmaker tells PM Cameron - Ignore 'daft' anti-Europeans

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LONDON - A senior Conservative lawmaker on Tuesday said Prime Minister David Cameron should ignore those "daft" enough to propose anti-immigration proposals that could hurt the British economy and pave the way for an exit from the European Union.

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UK public finances worsen in first half of tax year 9:38am BST

LONDON, Oct 21 - British government borrowing over the last six months was over 10 percent higher than in 2013, official data showed on Tuesday, giving Chancellor George Osborne a tough task to meet his full-year borrowing goals.

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EU's Barroso warns Britain against 'historic mistake' on immigration 20 Oct 2014

LONDON - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday he risked upsetting allies and losing international clout if he pursued an anti-immigration agenda designed to placate domestic voters.

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Deputy PM Clegg warns Sheff United about selecting rapist 17 Oct 2014

LONDON - Sheffield United should "think really long and hard" before they decide whether to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to play for them again, Britain's deputy prime minister and Sheffield MP Nick Clegg said on Thursday.

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UKIP cries foul as Latvian defection weakens hand in EU parliament 16 Oct 2014

BRUSSELS - The UK Independence Party accused the European Parliament of blackmail and bias on Thursday after it wound up a voting bloc forged by British and Italian Eurosceptics, depriving them of funding and influence.

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Deputy PM Clegg warns Sheff United about selecting rapist 16 Oct 2014

LONDON - Sheffield United should "think really long and hard" before they decide whether to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to play for them again, Britain's deputy prime minister and Sheffield MP Nick Clegg said on Thursday.

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UK should have 'one last go' at reshaping EU ties - Cameron 16 Oct 2014

ROCHESTER England - British Prime Minister David Cameron said his plan to try to reshape ties with the European Union would be the last such renegotiation, saying on Thursday he wanted a 1970s-style Common Market arrangement with the bloc.

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Cameron says Britain should stand up for Hong Kong rights 16 Oct 2014

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday Britain should stand up for the rights of people in Hong Kong, a former British colony, after more than two weeks of protests over Chinese restrictions on how the island chooses its next leader in 2017.

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Scottish nationalists pick Sturgeon to lead fight for independence 15 Oct 2014

LONDON - Scottish nationalists cleared the way on Wednesday for Nicola Sturgeon, a prominent figure in the failed campaign for independence in last month's referendum, to become the country's next first minister.

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Tata in talks to sell UK steel plants to Swiss group Klesch 15 Oct 2014

MUMBAI/LONDON - India's Tata Steel Ltd is in talks to sell loss-making European operations including mills in northern England and Scotland to Geneva-based Klesch Group, as it battles weak prices and tentative economic recovery.