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Chancellor Pledges Tax Avoidance Crackdown, Welfare Cuts In Budget

Chancellor Pledges Tax Avoidance Crackdown, Welfare Cuts In Budget

BRITAIN’S Treasury chief George Osborne pledged to crack down on tax avoidance and evasion last month in the first budget put forward by an all-Conservative government in nearly two decades. Freed from the constraints from past Liberal Democrat coalition partners in government, Osborne also announced major cuts on welfare spending in a budget in which […]

UK Bill For An In-Out EU Referendum Passes First Hurdle

UK Bill For An In-Out EU Referendum Passes First Hurdle

LAWMAKERS overwhelmingly voted a bill setting up a referendum on European Union membership over its first big hurdle in Parliament June 10, with Prime Minister David Cameron gaining support from the Labour opposition but facing unrest within Conservative ranks. Legislators voted by 544 to 53 to back the EU Referendum Bill. The bill, which faces […]

Britain To Send 125 More Troops To Iraq In Fight Against IS

Britain To Send 125 More Troops To Iraq In Fight Against IS

PRIME MINISTER David Cameron says Britain will send 125 more troops to Iraq to train local forces fighting the Islamic State group. The deployment brings to 275 the number of UK personnel helping the Baghdad government and Kurdish authorities battle the militants. Cameron made the announcement last month at a meeting of G-7 leaders in […]

Former Liberal Democrat Leader Charles Kennedy Dies, 55

Former Liberal Democrat Leader Charles Kennedy Dies, 55

CHARLES KENNEDY was a rare thing – a genuinely popular British politician – and brought his Liberal Democrat party record success before his leadership was cut short by alcoholism. His death at 55 brought tributes from across politics and beyond for a man whose wit and warmth made him stand out from the pack. Former Liberal […]

An Exploration Of The Trade Relationship Between The UK & The US

An Exploration Of The Trade Relationship Between The UK & The US

This map, facts and figures are from the ukustrade.com website Hover over each state to see the statistics.

UKIP Says It Rejects Party Leader’s Resignation

UKIP Says It Rejects Party Leader’s Resignation

NIGEL FARAGE, the vocal opponent of British European Union membership and unchecked immigration, will remain as leader of the UK Independence Party after the party rejected his post-election resignation, it said May 11. UKIP chairman Steve Crowther said the party’s National Executive Committee had unanimously turned down Farage’s resignation, which was tendered three days ago […]

Who Is David Cameron? Elusive Leader At Heart Of UK Election

Who Is David Cameron? Elusive Leader At Heart Of UK Election

DAVID CAMERON, just before the general election this month, was fighting for his political life in Britain’s election. But never showed it. For much of the month-long campaign, Cameron has appeared relaxed – even disengaged. Critics said Cameron didn’t seem as hungry to win as Labour rival Ed Miliband. Yet polls put Cameron’s Conservatives and […]

UK: Impact Of Miliband Brothers Split Still Felt By Labour

UK: Impact Of Miliband Brothers Split Still Felt By Labour

THEY WERE two very talented brothers with so much potential. The older one was poised to become the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, with a chance to become prime minister, while the younger was expected to rise with his brother to the highest ranks of the country’s political arena. But things didn’t go that way […]

Cameron’s Conservatives Win In Surprise UK Election

Cameron’s Conservatives Win In Surprise UK Election

AFTER YEARS of sharing power, David Cameron pulled off an unexpected election triumph that gave the Conservative prime minister a second term with an outright majority Friday and dealt a stinging defeat to his three main rivals. Standing before the glistening black door of 10 Downing Street, Cameron pledged to govern as the party of […]

Apocalypse Soon? – John Polley

Apocalypse Soon? – John Polley

IT IS just days now to the General Election and there is still no clear sign of an emerging winner. Politics in the past five years has been very confusing and the end-game is no less so. The deal done in 2010 between David Cameron for the Conservative majority and Nick Clegg for the Liberal […]

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The Union Jack has been published monthly since April 1982. Our readership now exceeds 220,000 throughout the USA. We serve a devoted readership comprised primarily of British expatriates, ranging from recent immigrants to war brides who relocated to the States a half-century ago, as well as a growing number of American Anglophiles. All of our readers, whether aged 25 or 75, share a common desire to maintain strong ties to Britain and the British community in America.

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