Conservative Party http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24490/all en UPDATE 3-Czech coalition party withdraws threat to quit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-3-czech-coalition-party-withdraws-threat-quit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Releads, adds LIDEM chief quote, background)</p> <p>By Robert Muller</p> <p>PRAGUE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A junior party in the Czech Republic's governing coalition on Tuesday withdrew its threat to quit, averting a crisis that could have brought down Prime Minister Petr Necas's administration.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-3-czech-coalition-party-withdraws-threat-quit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coalition Coalition government Conservative Party Human Interest Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:45:12 +0000 5731791 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S., a major ally, says wants Britain to stay in the EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/us-major-ally-says-wants-britain-stay-the-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it wanted to see Britain stay in the European Union and have a strong voice in it, warning that a possible referendum on the country's membership of the 27-nation bloc could turn it "inwards".</p> <p>The comments come as British Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to deliver a long-awaited speech on Britain's ties with the EU amid mounting calls for a referendum on whether to withdraw from the bloc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/us-major-ally-says-wants-britain-stay-the-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:15:07 +0000 5732225 at http://www.globalpost.com British PM says U.S. backs his bid to alter EU membership terms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/british-pm-says-us-backs-his-bid-alter-eu-membership-terms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cameron seeks to quash perception of disagreement with US</p> <p>* Says US backs UK bid to stay in EU but change relationship</p> <p>By Andrew Osborn</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Britain on Friday sought to counter perceptions of discord with the United States over the European Union, saying U.S. President Barack Obama had told Prime Minister David Cameron that he supported his drive to renegotiate Britain's EU membership.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/british-pm-says-us-backs-his-bid-alter-eu-membership-terms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party David Cameron European Union Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:15:12 +0000 5733153 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-British PM Cameron to give Europe speech on Jan.18 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-british-pm-cameron-give-europe-speech-jan18 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will deliver a major speech on Jan. 18 in the Netherlands spelling out how he wants to renegotiate his country's relationship with the European Union, his official spokesman said on Monday.</p> <p>"He sees it as important to set out his view about it being in the British national interest to remain in the European Union, though (with) a changed relationship," the spokesman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-british-pm-cameron-give-europe-speech-jan18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party David Cameron David Cameron Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:30:26 +0000 5734229 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain mulls ways to curb immigration before EU relaxes rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/britain-mulls-ways-curb-immigration-eu-relaxes-rules <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* EU immigration rules on Bulgarians, Romanians set to ease</p> <p>* Britain mulls ways to prevent new immigrant surge</p> <p>* Interior minister toughens citizenship test</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday it was looking at ways of curbing immigration before the European Union eases work and travel rules for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/britain-mulls-ways-curb-immigration-eu-relaxes-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party Europe Immigration to the United Kingdom since Technology United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:46:02 +0000 5740573 at http://www.globalpost.com Benefits time bomb ticking for UK Conservatives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/benefits-time-bomb-ticking-uk-conservatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Conservative voters hit by benefit cut</p> <p>* Many continue to claim, money to be recouped via taxes</p> <p>* Extra tax may be due around time of May 2015 election</p> <p>By Patrick Graham</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The last thing a British Conservative government wants in an election year is a rise in taxes for the middle class, yet that appears to be what Finance Minister George Osborne will deliver in his drive to cut costs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/benefits-time-bomb-ticking-uk-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservative Party Entertainment George Osborne Human Interest Social Issues Tax Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 07:45:03 +0000 5741383 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UK PM Cameron urged to delay gay marriage vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-uk-pm-cameron-urged-delay-gay-marriage-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Deep divisions in Conservative party</p> <p>* Key vote due in parliament on Tuesday</p> <p>* Local activists warn of danger to PM's re-election chances (Adds YouGov's Kellner, letter handed in)</p> <p>By Stephen Addison</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Members of British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party urged him on Sunday to delay a parliamentary vote this week on gay marriage, warning the issue could weaken the party and harm his chances of re-election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-uk-pm-cameron-urged-delay-gay-marriage-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party David Cameron David Cameron Same-sex marriage Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:09:43 +0000 5744571 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's PM Cameron faces gay marriage revolt as plots swirl http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/britains-pm-cameron-faces-gay-marriage-revolt-plots-swirl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* British PM Cameron backs legalising gay marriage</p> <p>* Lower house of parliament to vote on issue on Tuesday</p> <p>* Law likely to get initial approval in face of rebellion</p> <p>* Revolt comes amid talk of leadership challenge against PM</p> <p>By Andrew Osborn</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/britains-pm-cameron-faces-gay-marriage-revolt-plots-swirl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party David Cameron David Cameron Human Interest Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:45:21 +0000 5745887 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-British PM's party split as first gay marriage vote passes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-britains-pm-faces-gay-marriage-revolt-plots-swirl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* PM Cameron's party split over legalising gay marriage</p> <p>* Lower house of parliament backs draft law in initial vote</p> <p>* Revolt comes amid talk of leadership challenge against PM (Recasts, updates with vote result, Cameron and other quotes)</p> <p>By Andrew Osborn</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-britains-pm-faces-gay-marriage-revolt-plots-swirl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party Conservative Party of Canada David Cameron David Cameron Entertainment Human Interest Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Religion Same-sex marriage Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:15:43 +0000 5746294 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's parliament backs gay marriage in initial vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/britains-parliament-backs-gay-marriage-initial-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - British lawmakers on Tuesday backed legalising gay marriage in the first of several votes on the issue after a debate which split Prime Minister David Cameron's ruling Conservative party in two.</p> <p>The draft law, which proposes legalising same-sex marriage in 2014, was carried by 400 votes to 175 votes. The legislation is several stages away from becoming law, but has already exposed rifts within Cameron's party at a time when he is facing growing talk of a possible leadership challenge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/britains-parliament-backs-gay-marriage-initial-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:30:16 +0000 5746790 at http://www.globalpost.com Labour party calls for tax cuts to boost economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/labour-party-calls-tax-cuts-boost-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor George Osborne should cut payroll taxes in a budget next week to boost a stagnant economy teetering on the edge of its third recession in four years, the Labour party said on Saturday.</p> <p>An emergency tax cut would pay for itself as it would stimulate economic growth, Labour finance spokesman Ed Balls said in a newspaper interview.</p> <p>"Something must be done now ... you need some fiscal action," he told the Daily Telegraph.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/labour-party-calls-tax-cuts-boost-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservative Party George Osborne Labour Party Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:15:15 +0000 5785282 at http://www.globalpost.com British PM restricts welfare rights for migrants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/british-pm-restricts-welfare-rights-migrants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prime Minister David Cameron announced a fresh clampdown on immigration to Britain on Monday with plans to restrict migrants' rights to unemployment, health and housing benefits.</p> <p>Cameron acknowledged the contribution made by generations of hard-working immigrants, but warned Britain had for too long been regarded as a "soft touch".</p> <p>Under the plans, migrants will have their unemployment benefits stopped after six months if they have no prospect of finding work and non-Europeans may face charges for healthcare.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/british-pm-restricts-welfare-rights-migrants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party David Cameron Health Labor Social Issues Unemployment AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:01:07 +0000 5793346 at http://www.globalpost.com Cameron to meet EU leaders to push reform plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130407/cameron-meet-eu-leaders-push-reform-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Peter Griffiths</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to overcome opposition to his plan to claw back power from Brussels when he meets the leaders of Germany, France and Spain this week for talks on Britain's future in the European Union.</p> <p>Cameron infuriated European allies in January when he said he would try to renegotiate terms of Britain's EU membership and ask voters in a referendum if they wanted to stay in the bloc.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130407/cameron-meet-eu-leaders-push-reform-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservative Party David Cameron David Cameron European Union Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:44:26 +0000 5805168 at http://www.globalpost.com British businesses back Cameron over "better deal" from EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/british-businesses-back-cameron-over-better-deal-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Peter Griffiths</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron won the support of 500 business leaders on Monday in his campaign to renegotiate Britain's ties with the European Union, a political gamble that has infuriated some of the bloc's biggest members.</p> <p>Business for Britain, a new lobby group, said it backed Cameron's plan to repatriate powers from Brussels and hold a referendum on Britain's EU membership, provided his Conservative Party wins the next election.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/british-businesses-back-cameron-over-better-deal-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party Europe Member states of the European Union Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:00:20 +0000 5822233 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's Tories to propose EU referendum law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/britains-tories-propose-eu-referendum-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Conservative Party will on Tuesday propose laws to force an in-out referendum on the country's membership of the European Union to be held by the end of 2017, the party confirmed.</p> <p>Prime Minister David Cameron is hoping to head off growing pressure from the eurosceptic wing of his party after 70 rebel MPs threatened to defy him in a parliamentary vote scheduled for later this week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/britains-tories-propose-eu-referendum-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservative Party Environment Government Health Politics AFP Mon, 13 May 2013 23:30:05 +0000 5837191 at http://www.globalpost.com