David Cameron http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19405/all en The British Bust: The pain of austerity measures has yet to reach the public http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110309/manchester-austerity-budget-cuts <p> The Conservative-led coalition government&#39;s insistence on draconian cuts to eliminate the country&#39;s structural deficit in four years is unprecedented.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110309/manchester-austerity-budget-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Global Economic Crisis Manchester Europe Global Economy United Kingdom Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:58:03 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5629553 at http://www.globalpost.com The British Bust: How will Manchester renew itself after austerity sets in? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110309/manchester-austerity-economy <p> The last time Manchester faced recession, two Olympic bids resurrected it. What will save the city after the current wave of budget cuts hits?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110309/manchester-austerity-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Global Economic Crisis Manchester Europe Global Economy United Kingdom Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:09:20 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5629629 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's deputy PM under pressure to resign after election fiasco http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110506/britains-deputy-pm-under-pressure-resign-after-el <p> Britain&rsquo;s deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, is under pressure to quit as leader of the junior coalition partner after his Liberal Democrats party bombed in local elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110506/britains-deputy-pm-under-pressure-resign-after-el" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Elections Politics United Kingdom Fri, 06 May 2011 09:55:26 +0000 News Desk 5642943 at http://www.globalpost.com What the Scottish National Party's victory might mean http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110513/scottish-national-party-scotland-secession <p> EDINBURGH &mdash; It is difficult to overstate the impact Scottish secession could have on the UK.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110513/scottish-national-party-scotland-secession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Royal Wedding 2011 David Cameron Ed Miliband Scotland Elections Europe Politics United Kingdom Fri, 13 May 2011 22:19:00 +0000 Robert Taylor 5644588 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's London speech: Will he disappoint like Dylan or bring it like The Boss? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110523/barack-obama-london-speech-westminster-hall <p> LONDON &mdash; It is a measure of how the world has changed in recent years that Obama&#39;s imminent arrival has produced so little interest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110523/barack-obama-london-speech-westminster-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Obama World Leaders Europe Politics United Kingdom Tue, 24 May 2011 10:00:43 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5646777 at http://www.globalpost.com Tabloid's former editor arrested over hacking scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110708/andy-coulson-arrest-news-world-rupert-murdoch <p> The BBC reported that &ldquo;a number of suited men&rdquo; understood to be police, entered Coulson&#39;s South London home &ldquo;with large plastic crates&rdquo; at about midday local time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110708/andy-coulson-arrest-news-world-rupert-murdoch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron United Kingdom Europe Politics United Kingdom Fri, 08 Jul 2011 12:57:00 +0000 News Desk 5669820 at http://www.globalpost.com U.K. riots spread to Manchester and other cities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110809/london-riots-manchester-police-rubber-bullets <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110809/london-riots-manchester-police-rubber-bullets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Manchester United Kingdom Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:51:00 +0000 News Desk 5672805 at http://www.globalpost.com As British GDP is revised down, Cameron looks to rosy future http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/british-gdp-revised-down-cameron-looks-rosy-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Growth on the horizon, British Prime Minister tells his party conference, as official statistics show British economy has not grown in 9 months </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> <strong>Afternoon Edition:</strong></p> <p> <strong>Part 1:</strong> British Prime Minister David Cameron is doing his Sunny Jim thing, as I write. The PM is naturally youthful looking but when set against his party he looks like a teen-ager and speaks with the fervent optimism of a 16 year old spending a weekend with the old folks. He is giving the closing speech of his party&#39;s annual conference now and telling them the future is rosy and Britain will grow and grow.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/british-gdp-revised-down-cameron-looks-rosy-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Bert Jansch David Cameron folk-rock recession Entertainment Europe Germany Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Europa Wed, 05 Oct 2011 20:11:12 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5676917 at http://www.globalpost.com UK unemployment figures up sharply http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/uk-unemployment-figures-sharply <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A jump of almost half a percent in three months brings the unemployment rate to 8.1 percent, the highest total in 17 years </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> There are now 2.5 million people counted as unemployed in Britain. Almost a quarter of the working age population (16 -64) were inactive between June and August, the period during which today&#39;s figures were compiled.</p> <p> The sharp jump in the jobless rate is both the least surprising and most shocking economic news the UK has seen since Prime Minister David Cameron&#39;s coalition government took office in May 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/uk-unemployment-figures-sharply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> austerity David Cameron George Osborne Home UK unemployment Europe United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:50:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5677661 at http://www.globalpost.com EU: Sarkozy, Cameron row at eurozone crisis talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/111024/eu-sarkozy-cameron-row-at-eurozone-crisis-talks <p> French President Sarkozy told Britain&#39;s Prime Minister Cameron to &quot;shut up&quot; after he insisted that the UK should have a say in talks to decide a response to Europe&#39;s debt crisis, despite not using the euro single currency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/111024/eu-sarkozy-cameron-row-at-eurozone-crisis-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron euro zone crisis Great Britain Nicolas Sarkozy United Kingdom World Leaders Debt Crisis Diplomacy France Europe Politics United Kingdom Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:16:00 +0000 News Desk 5678978 at http://www.globalpost.com Infighting dogs Europe's leader as they search for a way out of euro crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/infighting-dogs-europes-leader-they-search-way-out-euro-crisis Sarkkozy and Merkel gang up on Berlusconi at EU summit<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/infighting-dogs-europes-leader-they-search-way-out-euro-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel David Cameron euro zone crisis Home Nicolas Sarkozy Silvio Berlusconi France Europe Germany Italy United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:49:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5678989 at http://www.globalpost.com British PM stands by feline aide despite calls for his resignation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/british-pm-stands-feline-aide-despite-calls-his-resignati <p> His critics say he&#39;s lazy, eats too much, sleeps on the job and would rather spend time with a &quot;female acquaintance&quot; than carry out his official duties.</p> <p> The civil servant in question is no expenses-fiddling MP, but a four-year-old rescue cat named Larry.</p> <p> Downing Street was forced to defend its feline resident after rumors of mouse sightings at the prime minister&#39;s official dinners.</p> <p> Larry was nowhere to be seen when a mouse appeared at a recent dinner between David Cameron and his cabinet ministers, <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jlyih3xhBoFQwGwbMpUqhWSTF47A?docId=CNG.cb1bbd63a499aba14f4911eb18b21e8e.161">Agence France Presse said</a>, leaving the PM to throw a fork at the intruder.</p> <p> Chief mouse-catcher Larry has been neglecting his hunting duties in favor of sleeping or hanging out with a furry female neighbor, according to unnamed aides <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2061198/Downing-Street-cat-David-Cameron-forced-throw-cutlery-mice.html">cited by the Daily Mail</a>.</p> <p> The slurs prompted speculation that Larry might be relieved of his duties - a possibility which a Downing Street spokesperson ruled out Monday, saying:</p> <blockquote> <p> &quot;Larry brings a lot of pleasure to a lot of people.&quot;</p> </blockquote> <p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/british-pm-stands-feline-aide-despite-calls-his-resignati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron United Kingdom Weird Wide Web Mon, 14 Nov 2011 18:45:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5681265 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel and Cameron meet: wonder what they will say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/merkel-and-cameron-meet-wonder-what-they-will-say Cameron and Merkel meet to discuss euro zone crisis <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/merkel-and-cameron-meet-wonder-what-they-will-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel David Cameron euro zone crisis Home Mariano rajoy Spain Europe Germany Spain United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 18 Nov 2011 09:59:52 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5681739 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain expels Iranian diplomats over 'outrageous' embassy attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/111130/britain-pulls-diplomats-out-iran-over-outrageous-embassy-attack <p> &quot;The Iranian Government must recognise that there will be serious consequences for failing to protect our staff,&quot; warned British Prime Minister David Cameron.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/111130/britain-pulls-diplomats-out-iran-over-outrageous-embassy-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Great Britain Iran World Leaders Diplomacy Middle East United Kingdom Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:58:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5682930 at http://www.globalpost.com Euro zone crisis summit: the spinning begins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/euro-zone-crisis-summit-the-spinning-begins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leaked reports, anonymous quotes and threats from Tory backbenchers fill the time while waiting for the leaders to make their decisions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> <br /> At the press conference following their meeting Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were deliberately vague about their agreed plan for saving the single currency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/euro-zone-crisis-summit-the-spinning-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> budget deficit David Cameron debt EU summit euro zone crisis Home Merkel Sarkozy Von Rompuy France Europe Germany United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 07 Dec 2011 14:15:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5683559 at http://www.globalpost.com