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.
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.
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.
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.