Scottish Independence

Cameron meets Queen, starts knife-edge election campaign


LONDON - Campaigning in Britain's closest election in decades began on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her parliament had been dissolved, teeing up a fraught battle to govern a $2.8 trillion (1.88 trillion pounds) economy. | Video


Cameron to meet queen, formally call knife-edge election 30 Mar 2015

LONDON - Campaigning in Britain's closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Queen Elizabeth dissolves parliament at Prime Minister David Cameron's behest, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8 trillion (1.9 trillion pound) economy.


Labour wins pre-election poll bounce after TV encounter 29 Mar 2015

LONDON - Britain's opposition Labour Party has taken a four point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives after the first TV encounter of an unusually close-fought national election, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.


Conservatives pledge 'seven-day NHS' services by 2020 28 Mar 2015

LONDON - Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, heading into what is set to be the tightest election in a generation, is expected to lay out plans to extend services available under the National Health Service to seven days a week by 2020.


Labour kicks off election campaign with focus on healthcare 27 Mar 2015

LONDON - Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband launched his bid to become Britain's next prime minister on Friday with a plan to protect the treasured but expensive National Health Service and a swipe at private businesses that profit from the state-funded system.


George Hay

Scots 'No' still leaves UK in limbo

The vote against secession in a landmark referendum reduces many risks: financial instability, a UK exit from Europe and a sharp fall in trade. But the bribe to 'No' voters of more devolved powers creates other dangers – including a weakening of the union.  Full Article