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Cameron optimistic on EU referendum

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is confident a referendum on the UK's membership in the EU can be conducted in 2017.
In the Media by Alex Veeneman - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Sunday Herald first newspaper to back an independent Scotland

Glasgow - The Sunday Herald, published in Glasgow, Scotland, last weekend became the first newspaper circulating in Scotland to openly back a “yes” vote in the referendum on Scottish independence scheduled for Sept. 18, 2014.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

UK's Ministry of Defence to beef up cyberspace capabilities

London - The UK’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced at the weekend the formation of a new Joint Cyber Unit with offensive capabilities.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Op-Ed: Syrian crisis — UK parliament recalled, warplanes sent to Cyprus

London - As Country Joe Fish's anti-Vietnam anthem loops around this bloggers' brain it looks like one, two three once again we could be off to war. This time the target is Syria.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Chris Huhne, disgraced UK MP, and former wife jailed

London - Chris Huhne and Vicky Price were a high-flying British couple, until the old-adage that "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" hit home.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Britain's 'nasty party', the Tories, pushes for secret courts

London - The British coalition government is often referred to as the "condems", for obvious reasons. The UK Conservatives or Tories are often called the "nasty party" and below are yet more reasons why.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 4 comments

British court ruling declares government work schemes unlawful

UK government works and pensions minister, Iain Duncan Smith, introduced a wide range of sweeping welfare reforms. A court of appeal ruling Tuesday has 'blown a big hole' in his return-to-work schemes.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 12 comments

Op-Ed: SNP reveal Scotland’s independence day — too difficult, says UK

The Scottish National Party-controlled Scottish Government today began fleshing out a timetable for Scotland to become an independent nation once again. For opposition parties in Scotland it was a case of, “Hawd on a wee minute."
In the Media by Robert Myles - 6 comments

Op-Ed: April introduction of UK 'bedroom tax'

As part of the British coalition government's austerity measures, welfare reform has taken centre stage. An introduction of a 'bedroom tax', for those in receipt of housing benefit is scheduled for April.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 10 comments

UK: Secret papers show extent of senior royals' veto over bills

The appointment of a UK Information Commissioner, and introduction of the Freedom of Information Act, have resulted in many 'secrets' being made public. The latest revelations relate to Prince Charles and the Queen, with regard to the royal veto.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

UK: Millions face tax hike under new pension plans

Government proposals, in the UK, to reform pensions will see winners and losers. It is estimated that higher national insurance contributions will mean, in effect, a tax rise of 1.4p in the pound, for more than 6 million workers.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 7 comments

Aberdeen woman cleared of nominating shop dummy for election

Aberdeen - Early in 2012, “Helena Torry” was nominated to stand in local elections to Aberdeen City Council in Scotland but it transpired that Helena Torry was a dummy, not a political dummy in a pejorative sense, but a real...err... live, shop mannequin!
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Britain's National Health Service reform

The NHS used to be called the "Pride of Britain". In recent years it has faced reform after reform and news of its failings have shocked the nation. Can the NHS endure the coalition's planned reforms and become a better service?
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 2 comments

British Health Secretary claims failing NHS bosses will go

As a report into failing standards, at one UK hospital trust, is about to be published, UK Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, claims that failing bosses in the NHS will go.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

British PM David Cameron wants seven more years

As politicians in the UK begin to set their sights on the 2015 general election, David Cameron has announced that he wants seven more years in office.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Labour MP Diane Abbott forced to apologise for racist tweet

London - Diane Abbott, the UK Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington and Shadow Cabinet Minister for Public Health, issued a hasty apology for tweeting a comment many consider to be racist in the wake of the Lawrence murder trial.
In the Media by Elaine Findlay - 7 comments

Op-Ed: UK Labour leader Miliband should learn to embrace 'Red Ed'

UK Labour leader Ed Miliband publically rejected the label "Red Ed". But as questions continue to mount about his leadership and he struggles to find a power base in his party, he desperately needs a political identity.
In the Media by Duncan Hall - 3 comments

Op-Ed: The referendum in UK, taking a back seat

With current world events, such as Japan and the Middle East, the upcoming referendum in the UK on the subject of the "Alternative Vote" seems to have slipped out of the news completely.
In the Media by Donna Murphy - 3 comments

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