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May 12, 2015 6:35 am gmt |
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Ex-Foreign Secretary David Miliband has criticized his brother Ed’s leadership of the Labour Party, saying voters “did not want what was being offered”. He told that the leadership had allowed itself to be portrayed as “moving backwards”. There was “absolutely no p...
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May 12, 2015 5:01 am gmt |
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The Conservatives won a 12-seat majority in the House of Commons in Thursday’s election, taking 331 of the 650 seats. Following the victory, David Cameron chairs the first all-Tory cabinet meeting for 18 years. The prime minister has assembled his new team following the Conservatives’ gen...
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May 11, 2015 6:58 am gmt |
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Prince Harry visited Half Moon Bay School on Stewart Island today (Monday), the third day of his official visit to New Zealand. The Prince’s his first lesson with some of the 24 students attending the school, was listening into a German lesson via Skype, explaining to the teacher how he had lea...
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May 11, 2015 6:46 am gmt |
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, in London, yesterday (Sunday), to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, which marks the end of the second world war. Members of the royal family including the Queen’s husband, Prince Ph...
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May 11, 2015 5:45 am gmt |
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The SNP’s new intake of 56 MPs are making their way to Westminster for the first time since the party’s huge success in the general election. Nicola Sturgeon will greet them outside the House of Commons where the SNP leader says they will make Scotland’s voice heard like never befor...
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May 11, 2015 5:10 am gmt |
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David Cameron is due to address Conservative back-benchers for the first time since winning a majority, as he continues to appoint his new cabinet. He retains Iain Duncan Smith as Work and Pensions Secretary, while Baroness Stowell remains leader of the Lords. The PM revealed he has already spoken to...
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May 10, 2015 10:25 am gmt |
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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for new tax and welfare powers to be devolved to Scotland as a “priority”. Ms Sturgeon told the BBC such powers would allow the Scottish government to grow the economy. She added that she had spoken “briefly” to Prime Minister...
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May 10, 2015 7:50 am gmt |
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British voters have elected their first MP of ethnic Chinese origin, after Alan Mak won the seat of Havant in southern England for the Conservatives. He replaces David Willetts as MP for the safe Conservative seat, securing a majority of 13,920 over UKIP. The 31-year-old was born in Britain and grew ...
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May 10, 2015 5:06 am gmt |
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The Queen is to attend a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey on the final day of 70th anniversary commemorations of VE Day – the end of World War Two in Europe. The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Prime Minister David Cameron will also attend, along with about 1,000 veterans an...
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May 9, 2015 10:18 am gmt |
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David Cameron is spending the weekend finalizing his first all-Conservative cabinet after his party won a majority in Thursday’s election. The PM has already reappointed Chancellor George Osborne, who has also been made first secretary of state. Theresa May, Philip Hammond and Michael Fallon re...
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May 9, 2015 9:31 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron said he would press ahead with a planned referendum on the country’s membership of the European Union and he promised Scotland the most devolution “anywhere in the world” after his resounding election victory on Friday (May 8). “Yes, we wil...
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May 9, 2015 7:17 am gmt |
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Ranil Jayawardena of Sri Lanka origin romped to victory in North East Hampshire constituency, taking a near-30,000 vote majority over the Liberal Democrats. The ruling Conservative party has won in British parliamentary election with 11,269,356 votes and 328 seats out of 647 seats. Conservative candi...
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May 9, 2015 3:46 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron returned triumphantly to 10 Downing Street Friday after a general election win that dumbfounded both political experts and pollsters. He will lead a majority government in the House of Commons after heading a coalition with the Liberal Democrats for five years. Ca...
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May 8, 2015 1:30 pm gmt |
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The leader of the Conservatives, David Cameron, has left Downing Street to visit the Queen. His party has more seats than any other party, so the Queen will ask David Cameron to form a government. At the moment the Conservatives have won 325 seats, so at the moment they do not have more seats than [&...
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May 8, 2015 12:47 pm gmt |
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David Cameron has said he will lead a government for “one nation” and will make “Great Britain greater”. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street after visiting Buckingham Palace, he said he believed the country was “on the brink of something special”. The Conservatives ...