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The future belongs to whichever party can make English devolution work

For all the talk of powerhouses, local government is being bled dry. Labour can seize the nettle or be outflanked by George Osborne<p>All politics is local. That truism was burned into candidates’ minds during the general election campaign. “People said that they would vote for whoever fixed the …

United Kingdom

EU Referendum: Government wins thumping Commons majority amid Tory rumblings of discontent

Parliament passed a second reading of the EU Referendum Bill on 9 June by a huge majority. However, Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, who …

UK parliament passes EU referendum bill | DW | 09.06.2015

British lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted in favor of setting up a referendum on the country's continuing membership in the European Union, with …

United Kingdom

EU referendum: David Cameron clarifies his clarification

Prime minister says comments on collective responsibility of ministers to support government were misinterpreted<p>David Cameron’s approach to the EU referendum was in danger of slipping from confusion to farce when he clarified his position by saying he had not yet decided if ministers will be free …

United Kingdom

Conservatives will stand up for Britain if the EU lets us down

Our new group, Conservatives for Britain, will prepare the ground for a campaign to leave the European Union, if Brussels refuses to give us the radical new terms that Britain needs, says Steve Baker MP<p>Conservatives for Britain has been formed among Tory parliamentarians to discuss the criteria by …

British PM Cameron tells ministers: Back me on EU referendum or quit

KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to quell fresh signs of rebellion in his Conservative Party over Europe, warning ministers they will have to back his European Union strategy or leave his government.<p>Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting in Germany of the Group …

United Kingdom

The Independent Guide to the UK Constitution: What everyone should know about the most explosive political issue of our time

A furious political row over human rights is on the boil. It is not about what those rights should be but over who makes the decision, whether the …

Human Rights

It’s high noon in Britain over Europe. Make no assumptions

The EU referendum battle is shaping up but politicians can’t take the public mood for granted<p>On Tuesday the European Union referendum bill has its second reading in the Commons, and the moment of decision draws a little closer. At this stage, it is an argument about the rules of the game. Should …

Downing Street

David Cameron tells Barack Obama: I cannot guarantee spending 2pc of GDP on military

The Prime Minister used a meeting with the American President at the G7 summit in Germany to make clear that no decisions will be taken on Britain’s funding of the Armed Forces ahead of the spending review in the Autumn<p>David Cameron has refused to meet demands by Barack Obama that Britain commits …

Barack Obama

Nigel Farage's 'Factional' Supporters Will Lose Us The EU Referendum, Warns Tory Eurosceptic

Nigel Farage will lose the EU referendum if his supporters keep fighting with others in the ‘out’ campaign, a leading Tory Eurosceptic has …

Jean-Claude Juncker: David Cameron wants Britain 'permanently docked' with the EU

The president of the European Commission claims that there is no chance of Britain voting to leave the union and suggested that the Prime Minister is using the vote to ensure Britain remains a member of the EU "permanently".<p>David Cameron is using an in-out referendum on Britain’s membership of the …

United Kingdom

SNP will not share a platform with Tories during EU referendum campaign

Speaking on Sky News's Murnaghan programme, Ms Sturgeon said: "Well I've got no plans to share platforms with David Cameron or George Osborne or …

United Kingdom

EU referendum: David Cameron boosted by support from European politicians for a 'two-speed Europe'

Two senior European politicians have sketched the outline of a possible pre-referendum deal with David Cameron that would allow Britain to become a …

Europe

The Europhiles need to act soon — or lose momentum to the sceptics

Who will speak up for Britain’s relationship with Europe? Even those abroad have noticed that the recent talk from the government and pressure groups has all been tinged with Euroscepticism. During David Cameron’s visit to France yesterday, the French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said he was …

France

Nicola Sturgeon: I won't share platform with David Cameron to stay in EU

SNP leader says she does not plan to campaign alongside David Cameron for a 'yes' vote in the EU referendum<p>Nicola Sturgeon has said she will not share a platform with David Cameron or other Conservatives to help secure a "yes" vote in the EU referendum.<p>The SNP leader is strongly in favour of …

Britain will not vote to leave EU, says Juncker

European Commission president claims Brexit "not desired by British" and David Cameron is using referendum to tie Britain to Europe permanently<p>Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, has said he is confident Britain will not vote to leave the EU.<p>David Cameron’s motive in holding a …

Europe

The Queen’s Speech: what to expect (maybe)

Nine-day weeks? Hunting with Shih Tzus? Our sketchwriter Michael Deacon imagines what lies in store at the State Opening of Parliament<p><i>Tomorrow, at the State Opening of Parliament, the Queen will deliver her speech outlining the Government’s planned legislation. In a world exclusive, this sketch</i> …

United Kingdom

France and Germany plot closer ties for EU in blow to Cameron

Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande have reached an agreement to create a closer union within the bounds of existing EU treaties<p>Germany and France have agreed a pact to bring the Eurozone closer together without the need for treaty change in a potential blow to Britain's plans for EU reform.<p>Angela …

Britain lagging behind France and Germany on innovation

The UK filed just 6,619 patents in 2014, compared to 56,492 in Germany and 11,595 in France<p>Britain is lagging behind European rivals on innovation, with both France and Germany filing significantly more patents in 2014 than the UK, according to a new study by Thomson Reuters.<p>The study found that, …

David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree to work together to stop Islamic State

The Russian president congratulates the Prime Minister and the two men agree a solution to the Syrian civil war must be found<p>David Cameron has agreed with Vladimir Putin to re-open talks over how to end the civil war in Syria and help stop the rise of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isil).<p>The …

MPs gather to be sworn into Commons

<b>David Cameron was among the first MPs to take the oath - and retake his seat - in the House of Commons at the start of the new Parliament.</b><p>First to swear in was Commons Speaker John Bercow, followed by the new Father of the House, Sir Gerald Kaufman. followed by the prime minister.<p>MPs have to swear …

Ed Miliband

How the Lords could cause trouble for David Cameron

<b>When David Cameron heads to the House of Lords for the Queen's Speech later this month he might want to cast his eye along the red benches.</b><p>Sitting there will be scores of peers who - when the ermine robes are off and Parliament gets back to business - could start causing a bit of trouble for the …

Liberal Democrats

Back to work boss expects backlash from welfare cuts

Chief executive of Staffline said he expects a backlash from welfare groups as he tries to find jobs for those claiming incapacity benefits<p>The boss of UKs biggest back to work provider expects a fierce backlash from welfare groups as the government seeks to tackle more than 2.5m people claiming …

Recruitment

Freed from coalition, UK's Cameron swings to the right | Europe | DW.DE | 18.05.2015

For months, analysts hailed the end of two-party politics in the UK. But the general election on May 7 delivered a result that no one was expecting: …

Human Rights

Tories may axe 100,000 civil servants over the next half decade, union warns

The head of the FDA expects the Conservatives to continue primarily targeting staffing levels as it makes yet more swingeing cuts to public spending<p>Whitehall is facing the prospect of having to shed as many as 100,000 jobs over the next five years, the union representing senior civil servants has …

Employment

Caution on both sides at first meeting of Cameron and Sturgeon

<b>David Cameron has long since learned, like other prime ministers before him, to tread warily in dealing with the miasma of constitutional, electoral and strategic issues which comprise the body politic in Scotland.</b><p>So it was again today when he met Nicola Sturgeon in Bute House. And yet there is …

Nicola Sturgeon

The UK government's plan to scrap the Human Rights Act is falling apart

On Thursday David Davis became the latest Conservative MP to express doubts over the plan telling his local paper, the Hull Daily Mail, that pulling out of the Act could for Britain "into conflict with the European court".<p>He said: "I'm afraid we will come into conflict with the European court and I …

United Kingdom

What happens if Britain votes to leave Europe?

LONDON—Political pundits think there’s a one in five chance of Britain deciding to quit the European Union in the next two years. The bookmakers put …

United Kingdom

David Cameron: Nicola Sturgeon must 'respect' my role as Prime Minister

The Prime Minister will be conciliatory in his first major post-election meeting with the SNP leader, but will promise only to hand over powers to Scotland agreed last year by the Smith Commission<p>David Cameron will today warn Nicola Sturgeon that she must “respect” his role as Prime Minister as he …

Vince Cable among four senior Lib Dems to turn down Lords offer from Clegg

Danny Alexander, David Laws and Simon Hughes understood to make up rest of the foursome of unseated party figures who have rejected peerages<p>Four senior Liberal Democrat politicians defeated in the general election, including former business secretary Vince Cable, have turned down offers of a …

Vince Cable