Politics of the United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25127/all en 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 Rival EU camps turn up pressure on UK's Cameron http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/rival-eu-camps-turn-pressure-uks-cameron <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 set to deliver major speech on UK's EU future</p> <p>* Poll puts Cameron's party behind anti-EU party</p> <p>* Eurosceptics want "in or out" referendum on EU</p> <p>* Pro-Europeans warn of investment risk</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/rival-eu-camps-turn-pressure-uks-cameron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Europe European Union Politics of Europe Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:30:54 +0000 5733764 at http://www.globalpost.com Welfare cuts pose an image problem for British PM Cameron http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/welfare-cuts-pose-image-problem-british-pm-cameron <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 hails from unusually privileged background</p> <p>* Critics say he is biased in favour of the rich</p> <p>* He denies the charge, says he wants to spread privilege</p> <p>* Drive to cut welfare benefits has fuelled image problem</p> <p>By Andrew Osborn</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/welfare-cuts-pose-image-problem-british-pm-cameron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Colleges of the University of Oxford David Cameron Government Politics of the United Kingdom Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:30:17 +0000 5734063 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-U.S. trade pact offers Cameron a way to sell Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/analysis-us-trade-pact-offers-cameron-way-sell-europe <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>* Washington, Brussels expected to launch trade talks in 2013</p> <p>* Trade deal would bring together half the world economy</p> <p>* British EU exit could deprive London of big economic benefits</p> <p>By Robin Emmott and Peter Griffiths</p> <p>BRUSSELS/LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Momentum for a trade deal between the United States and European Union is a challenge to Britons who say London is better off without Brussels and hands Prime Minister David Cameron a strong argument to resist their pressure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/analysis-us-trade-pact-offers-cameron-way-sell-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe European Commissioner for Trade Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:16:02 +0000 5735642 at http://www.globalpost.com UK's Cameron taps trusted advisers for critical EU speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/uks-cameron-taps-trusted-advisers-critical-eu-speech <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 to deliver speech 0900 GMT on Friday in Amsterdam</p> <p>* Is expected to say which powers he wants to claw back from EU</p> <p>* His own party is split on the issue</p> <p>* Other EU member states are anxious about his plans</p> <p>By Andrew Osborn</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - When British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers an eagerly awaited speech in Amsterdam on Friday that could determine Britain's future in Europe, the message will be his own, but the text a collective effort.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/uks-cameron-taps-trusted-advisers-critical-eu-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business David Cameron Government of the United Kingdom Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:15:37 +0000 5735670 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.S. trade pact offers UK's Cameron a way to sell Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-us-trade-pact-offers-uks-cameron-way-sell-europe <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>* Washington, Brussels expected to launch trade talks in 2013</p> <p>* Trade deal would bring together half the world economy</p> <p>* British EU exit could deprive London of big economic benefits (Updates with Cameron postponing speech due to hostage crisis)</p> <p>By Robin Emmott and Peter Griffiths</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-us-trade-pact-offers-uks-cameron-way-sell-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Politics Politics of Europe Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:45:24 +0000 5735868 at http://www.globalpost.com UK's Cameron to deliver long-awaited EU speech this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/uks-cameron-deliver-long-awaited-eu-speech-week <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 20 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will deliver his long-awaited speech about relations with the European Union in the coming week, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Sunday.</p> <p>After months of speculation, Cameron had been scheduled to deliver the speech on Friday in the Netherlands, but it was postponed because of a hostage crisis involving Britons at a gas plant in Algeria.</p> <p>"It will happen in the coming week. We will make an announcement about exactly when and where tomorrow," Hague told the BBC.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/uks-cameron-deliver-long-awaited-eu-speech-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of the United Kingdom Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:00:21 +0000 5736818 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UK's Cameron to deliver long-awaited EU speech this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-uks-cameron-deliver-long-awaited-eu-speech-week <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 20 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to deliver his hotly anticipated speech about his plans for Britain's membership of the European Union this week, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Sunday.</p> <p>After months of speculation, Cameron had been scheduled to deliver the speech on Friday in the Netherlands, but it was postponed because of a hostage crisis involving Britons at a gas plant in Algeria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-uks-cameron-deliver-long-awaited-eu-speech-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business David Cameron European Union Politics Politics of Europe Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:45:17 +0000 5736828 at http://www.globalpost.com UK's Cameron to give delayed EU speech on Wednesday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/blank-headline-received-3 <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 21 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will give his delayed and long-awaited speech on the European Union in London on Wednesday, Jan. 23, his office said on Monday.</p> <p>Cameron postponed the speech last Friday because of the Algeria hostage crisis. He had originally been due to speak in Amsterdam.</p> <p>"Wednesday morning in London fits best with the prime minister's schedule," Cameron's spokesman said.</p> David Cameron Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:00:04 +0000 5737177 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Britain's Cameron to give delayed EU speech Wednesday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-uk-pm-cameron-deliver-delayed-eu-speech-wednesday <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>* Policy speech has been repeatedly delayed</p> <p>* Address seen as fateful for British prime minister</p> <p>* Politicians think it could also redefine UK's global role</p> <p>* Advance excerpts reflect serious British worries about EU</p> <p>By Andrew Osborn</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-uk-pm-cameron-deliver-delayed-eu-speech-wednesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people David Cameron David Cameron Government Government of the United Kingdom Politics of Europe Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:30:42 +0000 5737201 at http://www.globalpost.com Cameron lets 'genie out of bottle' on EU exit-UKIP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/cameron-lets-genie-out-bottle-eu-exit-ukip <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 23 (Reuters) - The leader of a British anti-European Union party on Wednesday said Prime Minister David Cameron's promise to give Britons a vote on leaving the European Union was letting "the genie out of the bottle."</p> <p>Cameron is due to announce plans to give Britons a straight choice on whether to stay in the EU in a referendum to be held between 2015 and 2018.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/cameron-lets-genie-out-bottle-eu-exit-ukip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Euroscepticism Politics of Europe Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:15:26 +0000 5738186 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Cameron promises Britons vote on EU exit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-cameron-promises-britons-straight-choice-eu-exit <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 leader gives long-delayed speech on Europe</p> <p>* Says wants a new settlement with the bloc</p> <p>* Risks upsetting the U.S. and European neighbours</p> <p>* Business leaders says uncertainty could hurt economy</p> <p>* Speech deepens rifts within ruling coalition</p> <p>By Andrew Osborn and Peter Griffiths</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-cameron-promises-britons-straight-choice-eu-exit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business David Cameron David Cameron Entertainment Environment Europe European Union Government Health Law Politics Politics of Europe Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:30:37 +0000 5738205 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's Clegg: Cameron EU pledge will damage UK economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/britains-clegg-cameron-eu-pledge-will-damage-uk-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, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge to reform Britain's role in the European Union and seek voters' backing in a referendum before the end of 2017 will undermine the fragile UK economic recovery, his pro-EU deputy Nick Clegg said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"Years and years of uncertainty because of a protracted, ill-defined renegotiation of our place in Europe is not in the national interest because it hits growth and jobs," the deputy prime minister told BBC television after Cameron gave a long-awaited speech on EU policy in London.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/britains-clegg-cameron-eu-pledge-will-damage-uk-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people David Cameron Government of the United Kingdom Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:15:27 +0000 5738233 at http://www.globalpost.com Cameron taking "huge gamble" with economy on EU - opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/cameron-taking-huge-gamble-economy-eu-opposition <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 23 (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron is taking a "huge gamble" with the UK economy by pledging to renegotiate Britain's role in the European Union and then call a referendum on any changes, the leader of the main opposition Labour Party said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"He is going to put Britain through years of uncertainty and take a huge gamble with our economy," Labour leader Ed Miliband told parliament. "He is running scared of UKIP (the anti-EU UK Independence Party), he has given in to his party and he can't deliver for Britain."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/cameron-taking-huge-gamble-economy-eu-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron David Cameron Politics of Europe Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:45:19 +0000 5738260 at http://www.globalpost.com UK's Clegg risks coalition rift with attack on cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/uks-clegg-risks-coalition-rift-attack-cuts <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 Deputy Prime Minister Clegg criticises spending cuts</p> <p>* Coalition government put austerity drive at heart of agenda</p> <p>* Data expected to show UK economy shrank at end of 2012</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron risked harming the economic recovery early in his premiership because his flagship austerity policy cut spending too deeply, his deputy said on Thursday, in comments that could deepen rifts in the coalition government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/uks-clegg-risks-coalition-rift-attack-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Nick Clegg Nick Clegg Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:30:03 +0000 5739138 at http://www.globalpost.com