The Liberal Democrats, the junior party in U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s government, start their annual conference tomorrow seeking to rebuild support as tensions with their coalition partners rise.
Leaders of the U.K.’s three-week-old coalition government sought to limit political damage from their first crisis and preserve their deficit-cutting plans after Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Laws resigned over revelations about his parliamentary expenses.
David Cameron asserted his Tory credentials halfway through his term with Cabinet changes designed to appeal to his party’s core support, even at the risk of damaging coalition ties with the Liberal Democrats.
Bankers in London, home to Europe’s biggest stock exchange, derivatives market and asset-management business, have a message for European leaders looking for greater integration: We’re happy to go it alone.
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will try to persuade his Liberal Democrat lawmakers this week to back a policy they oppose, seeking to assuage concerns that they’re the fall guys for unpopular measures by David Cameron ’s Conservative-led coalition.
British Prime Minister David Cameron hosted his top aides for a Sunday lunch at his country retreat as they ended 23 weeks of infighting that resulted in the deepest budget reductions the U.K. has ever seen.