Politics

Unite! A woman holds a flag during a protest against the global financial system outside St Paul's Cathedral

Protesters inspired by the growing 'Occupy Wall Street' movement in the U.S have today taken over the City of London.Thousands have descended on the area known as the Square Mile - under the banner 'Occupy the Stock Exchange' - for a 'peaceful pro...

Statue of Reagan Is Unveiled in London

RAVI SOMAIYA The New York Times 05.07.2011
Statue of Reagan Is Unveiled in London

Passers-by at the American Embassy, in the heart of London’s upscale Mayfair district, were greeted Monday morning by the disembodied voice of Ronald Reagan drifting through the air from large speakers — a prelude to the unveiling of a $1 million ...


David Cameron's local Tory chairman found dead in Glastonbury toilet

David Cameron said he was "devastated" to hear of the death of Christopher Shale, his constituency chairman, who was found dead in a portable toilet at Glastonbury Festival.

Britain Bars Syrian Envoy From Royal Wedding

ALAN COWELL The New York Times 29.04.2011
Britain Bars Syrian Envoy From Royal Wedding

Just 24 hours before the event, Britain said Thursday that it had revoked the Syrian ambassador’s invitation to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, turning the ceremony into an unlikely focus of protest against violent repression in ...


Exclusive: Brown asks Scotland Yard to investigate if he was hacked

James Hanning and Matt Chorley The Independent 24.01.2011
Exclusive: Brown asks Scotland Yard to investigate if he was hacked

Gordon Brown has asked the police to investigate whether he was the victim of phone hacking, The Independent on Sunday has learnt. Mr Brown has written at least one letter to the Metropolitan Police over concerns that his phone was targeted when h...

London mayor tells Obama: Stop bashing Britain

Nicholas Cecil This is London 11.06.2010
London mayor tells Obama: Stop bashing Britain

Senior Tories today warned Barack Obama to back off as billions of pounds were wiped off BP shares in the row over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


David Cameron Is UK's New Prime Minister

Kate Sullivan SKY News 12.05.2010
David Cameron Is UK's New Prime Minister

Tory leader David Cameron has entered Number 10 Downing Street as Prime Minister for the first time - and said: "This is going to be hard and difficult work."

UK's Gordon Brown to quit as Labour Party leader

GORDON Brown has sensationally revealed he will quit as Labour leader. In a speech outside 10 Downing Street, the PM said his party will elect a new leader by the time of its next conference in September. But, he said, he will not stand or back an...


Britain on hold as coalition talks continue

Roland Watson, Sam Coates and Francis Elliott The Times 10.05.2010
Britain on hold as coalition talks continue

Nick Clegg is making David Cameron sweat as the pair edge towards a deal that would put the Conservative leader in Downing Street.

UK Election 2010: Conservatives set to be largest party

The Conservatives are on course to be the largest party in a hung parliament, after more than 400 election results.


Final Polls Point To Hung UK Parliament

Britain is heading for a hung parliament according to the final opinion polls before the General Election.

Simon Cowell’s vision for a New Britain

TOM NEWTON DUNN The Sun 05.05.2010
Simon Cowell’s vision for a New Britain

TV mogul Simon Cowell says tomorrow's General Election MUST bring change to Britain. Writing for The Sun, he signals that the country he deeply loves needs a new government to pull it out of crisis.


British parties too close to call in election week

Opinion polls indicated on Monday Britain remained on course for a parliament with no outright majority, raising the rare prospect of a minority or coalition government after Thursday's election.

Open season on Gordon Brown as heckler is thrown out of glass factory for shouting at beleaguered British PM

Gordon Brown's s election campaign was plunged into fresh disarray yesterday as a protester was dragged from a Labour Party event for heckling the Prime Minister over his ‘bigoted’ jibe against Gillian Duffy.


British PM says sorry over "bigot woman" gaffe

VINCE SOODIN and NEIL MILLARD The Sun 29.04.2010
British PM says sorry over "bigot woman" gaffe

Embarrased Gordon Brown holds his head in his hand after he was caught calling a Labour voter a "bigot". The PM made a grovelling apology on radio as he was challenged over his comments.

Gordon Brown faces plot by Labour MPs amid double blow in polls

Andrew Porter, Robert Winnett and Jon Swaine 28.07.2008
The Conservatives are privately growing concerned that Mr Brown may be removed from office and a stronger candidate installed  Photo: PA

Dozens of senior Labour MPs, including several former ministers, are set to write to the Cabinet urging them to force a leadership contest that could topple Gordon Brown.


Wills the Apprentice

Robert Jobson News of the World 27.07.2008
Wills the Apprentice

PRINCE William is to be given an astonishing apprenticeship in how to be king, the News of the World can reveal.

Gordon Brown. A new ICM poll claims the confidence of the electorate has gone. Photograph: Thierry Roge/Reuters

Gordon Brown faces a damning verdict from voters ahead of his first anniversary in power, according to a new Guardian/ICM poll. It suggests that his prime ministership has been a disappointment: 74% of those questioned say that he has been a chang...


Clashes take place between police and anti-war protesters in Parliament Square, London. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA

Downing Street yesterday rejected any suggestion of a rift between Gordon Brown and George Bush over troop withdrawals from Iraq, as the US president arrived in the UK for what is expected to be his final visit to the country before he leaves office.

Gordon Brown is attempting to win over 42 day rebels EPA

Gordon Brown is embarking on a round of last-minute lobbying to win round rebel Labour MPs who are threatening to block Government proposals to increase the period terror suspects can be held without charge to 42 days.