The U.K. Independence Party recorded its highest-ever poll rating, pushing the governing coalition partner Liberal Democrats into fourth place, according to a ComRes survey for the Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror.
Boris Johnson’s quest to win a second term as London mayor on May 3 is complicated by his need to court voters battered by the government’s austerity measures and his desire to champion the city’s unloved bankers.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will attempt today to stop the News of the World phone-hacking scandal inflicting further damage on his government as he faces the biggest crisis since he came to office last year.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown called himself a “penitent sinner” after being caught on a microphone calling a voter he’d just met “a bigoted woman,” a potential setback as his Labour Party struggles to win support for the May 6 election.
Conservative David Cameron will be looking for an opening to attack Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg in tonight’s second U.K. campaign debate. Prime Minister Gordon Brown stands to profit should the assault fail.
Prime Minister David Cameron called the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton “unadulterated good news.” As Britain prepares for a second consecutive four- day weekend, business groups and economists beg to differ.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown trailed in five opinion polls, while a limited rise in support for the main opposition Conservative Party put the U.K. on course for a hung Parliament after May 6 elections.