The removal of Britain’s nuclear arsenal from Scotland if the country splits from the rest of the U.K. would be the focus of a “long and protracted negotiation,” according to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.
Andy Coulson, the former editor of News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid, said he never discussed stories and investigations with Rebekah Brooks, who then ran the company’s Sun daily newspaper, during an affair more than a decade ago.
The U.K. Independence Party, which wants Britain to leave the European Union, hit a polling high as analysis suggested David Cameron’s Conservative Party is headed for third place in European Parliament elections in May.
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne renewed his commitment to fiscal austerity by rebutting warnings that governments must spend more if their economies are to avoid a period of “secular stagnation.”
Prime Minister David Cameron, whose day began with the resignation of Culture Secretary Maria Miller, finished it with his eyes shut, leaning against a pillar in his London residence as a soprano sang for his Easter reception.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron promoted a Treasury minister, Sajid Javid, to the cabinet after Culture Secretary Maria Miller resigned over an expenses probe. It leaves Cameron with just three female cabinet members.
U.K. Culture Secretary Maria Miller resigned from the cabinet after six days of pressure from the media, the opposition and members of her own Conservative Party over her handling of an expenses probe.
Canada’s federal government isn’t doing enough to build support for Enbridge Inc.’s proposed pipeline to ship crude from the oil sands to the nation’s Pacific coast, said Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner.
From a corner conference room overlooking the Thames, Michael Sherwood, a vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., has the guts to voice publicly what many in London’s centuries-old financial district are increasingly worried about behind closed doors: that threats to Britain’s membership in the European Union are threats to British business.