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Cameron Cancels Mideast Visit Over Floods

Cameron Cancels Mideast Visit Over Floods

BRITISH PRIME Minister David Cameron insisted Tuesday that money is no object in the battle against the widespread flooding that has engulfed parts of England. Canceling a visit to the Middle East to oversee flood-fighting efforts, he told journalists that “whatever money is needed for this relief effort will be spent” as Britain deals with […]

Government Demand Royals Cut Costs And Improve Building Upkeep

Government Demand Royals Cut Costs And Improve Building Upkeep

THE QUEEN was given strict Government guidance last month through the household accountants, saying they must cut their costs and tackle a huge backlog of repairs to the monarch’s crumbling palaces. Palace officials must also do more to boost the royal family’s income as they are dipping into reserve funds alarmingly often, parliament’s public accounts […]

Who’s At The Door? Oh, It’s Gorbachev

Who’s At The Door? Oh, It’s Gorbachev

IN THE SCRIPTED world of high-profile diplomacy, every move is planned weeks in advance, with seating charts, menus and toasts subject to careful scrutiny. So imagine Britain’s surprise when Mikhail Gorbachev made an unannounced, spontaneous visit to the prime minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street in London. This happened in December 1984, when the future […]

Queen Approves New UK Press Regulation Rules

Queen Approves New UK Press Regulation Rules

THE QUEEN last month signed off on new press regulation rules developed in the wake of Britain’s phone hacking scandal, after a court rejected last-ditch attempts by the country’s publishers to block the measures. But the approval of the new charter by the queen and all three of Britain’s major political parties does not resolve […]

Study: Hefty Tax On Soda Would Reduce UK Obesity

Study: Hefty Tax On Soda Would Reduce UK Obesity

SLAPPING a 20 percent tax on soda in Britain could cut the number of obese adults by about 180,000, according to a new study. Though the number works out to a modest drop of 1.3 percent in obesity, scientists say that reduction would still be worthwhile in the UK, which has a population of about […]

Demand For Food Aid Spikes In Britain

Demand For Food Aid Spikes In Britain

DEMAND for emergency food aid has spiked this year in Britain, a leading charity said this month, suggesting low-income households’ living standards are still sliding despite the end of the recession. The Trussell Trust, a Christian charity that operates food banks throughout the country, said in a report that just under 356,000 people received three […]

Ministers Plan World War I Centenary In Paris

Ministers Plan World War I Centenary In Paris

FOR THE 100TH anniversary of World War I, officials from about 30 countries are meeting in Paris to plan four years of commemorative events. At least 8.5 million soldiers are believed to have perished in the 1914-18 war. France, where the majority of Western Front fighting took place, is taking a leading role in the […]

Powerful Daily Mail Faces A Political Storm

Powerful Daily Mail Faces A Political Storm

THE DAILY MAIL newspaper will tell you that many things you eat can give you cancer, global warming is probably bunk and the British way of life is under threat from pernicious Eurocrats in Brussels. The Mail is Britain’s most polarizing paper, and one of the most powerful. To fans, it’s the voice of old-fashioned […]

Prime Minister Cameron Loses Syria War Vote

Prime Minister Cameron Loses Syria War Vote

PRIME MINISTER David Cameron lost a vote endorsing military action against Syria by 13 votes last month, a stunning defeat that will almost guarantee that Britain plays no direct role in any US attack on Bashar Assad’s government. A grim-faced Cameron conceded after the vote that “the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British […]

UK Lawmakers Told Not To Rub Statues’ Toes

UK Lawmakers Told Not To Rub Statues’ Toes

PARLIAMENTARY officials in Britain want lawmakers to keep their hands off Margaret Thatcher’s toes. Authorities are considering roping off statues of former prime ministers, including Thatcher and Winston Churchill, because they are suffering wear and tear from legislators rubbing their toes for luck. Members of Parliament traditionally touch the statues in the House of Commons […]

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