Prime Minister David Cameron’s government argued that alternatives to its High Speed 2 rail plan would mean 14 years of closing train routes on weekends, as the opposition Labour Party suggested it could withdraw support for the plan.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s High Speed 2 rail plan for the U.K. drew further unease over costs from the opposition Labour Party, as a minister pledged the bill for the infrastructure project won’t increase.
Britain’s government asked for bids from operators seeking to run the East Coast rail line, a move that could see Richard Branson’s Virgin Rail Group vie with Eurostar Group Ltd. for control of the London-to-Scotland route.
Trades Union Congress General Secretary Brendan Barber said Bank of England Governor Mervyn King ’s speech this week will attract “a lot of interest” from his members after one union leader pledged to boycott it.
News Corp. was asked to reveal who at its News of the World tabloid hired an ex-policeman to follow the leader of Britain’s transportation union after surveillance practices were analyzed at a judge-led inquiry into the press.
Bank of England Governor Mervyn King will face questions on bonuses and tax policy from a “stony” audience at the Trades Union Congress today, according to the leader of Britain’s fifth-biggest labor union.
Sienna Miller’s phone-hacking claims against Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid threaten to tarnish News Corp. ’s reputation just as it seeks government approval for the purchase of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc .