U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage won a second debate on European Union membership with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, according to snap polls, raising pressure on the larger parties that are committed to keeping Britain in the bloc.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg faces U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage tonight in the first of two debates on Britain’s membership of the European Union. It’s a clash from which they may both emerge winners.
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg talked up support for immigration and the European Union in a bid to sharpen his Liberal Democrat Party’s profile as the counterweight to David Cameron’s Conservatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.