Politics

Cameron scores own goal with pre-election football gaffe

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LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to forget which football team he supported on Saturday, drawing ridicule on social media just days ahead of an election in a country known for its love of sport.

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Lib Dems rule out Scottish deal, potentially shunning Labour 1:47pm BST

LONDON - The leader of the Lib Dems ruled out joining a government that relied on support from Scotland's nationalists, raising a potential obstacle to a coalition deal with the Labour Party after a national election on May 7.

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Farage dismisses health rumours ahead of election 10:11am BST

LONDON - Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party, on Saturday dismissed rumours he was seriously unwell but said he had been dogged by chronic back pain that has hampered his ability to campaign for the May 7 election.

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Cameron courts English voters with tax plans 24 Apr 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron courted English voters on Friday ahead of a tight UK-wide election, promising to create a separate rate of income tax for England and to give English lawmakers greater powers. | Video

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Cameron shifts tack as election campaign fails to shift dial 24 Apr 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron's advisers thought his economic record would have delivered a solid poll lead by now. Instead, as the May 7 election approaches, the polls are largely static and a new strategy is being tested.

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Ahead of election, Miliband says PM Cameron has squandered Britain's global clout 24 Apr 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron has squandered Britain's global influence by forging an inward-looking approach to international affairs that has left the world's fifth-largest economy isolated, opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband said on Friday.

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Ahead of election, Miliband says Cameron has squandered Britain's global clout 24 Apr 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron has squandered Britain's influence by forging an inward-looking approach to international affairs that has left the world's fifth largest economy isolated, opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband will say on Friday.

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Osborne avoids deficit slip-up, retail sales unexpectedly fall 23 Apr 2015

LONDON - Chancellor George Osborne met his latest deficit reduction target, avoiding embarrassment two weeks before the election, but weak retail sales figures raise the risk that growth has slowed.

Bringing home the bacon? Political pig race seeks to predict UK vote 23 Apr 2015

LONDON - At Pennywell Farm in Devon, workers have come up with a novel way of predicting the outcome of a British election too close for any but the boldest pundits and politicians to call -- political pig racing. | Video

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Special Report - British voters heading for a Disunited Kingdom 23 Apr 2015

GLOUCESTER, England - Like millions of other British voters, Karl Wakeman supported Margaret Thatcher’s Conservatives in the 1980s and then Tony Blair’s New Labour in the late 1990s. But now, as Britain heads towards a general election on May 7, the 49-year-old from Gloucester has no time for either of the two parties that have dominated British politics for decades.