David Cameron backed down from asking lawmakers for immediate support today for possible U.K. military strikes on Syria after the Labour opposition demanded a delay until United Nations inspectors report on the alleged use of chemical weapons.
U.K. opposition leader Ed Miliband has told Prime Minister David Cameron his Labour Party won’t vote for military action over Syria without United Nations involvement, as a poll showed Britons opposed missile strikes by two to one.
Foreign Secretary William Hague dismissed as “baseless” accusations that British intelligence services tried to circumvent the law by accessing information about U.K. citizens obtained from a U.S. surveillance program.
The U.K. should reject the Norwegian and Swiss models of engaging with the European Union, the Confederation of British Industry said as lawmakers prepared to vote today to set up a referendum on EU membership.
British Prime Minister David Cameron rejected the suggestion that his proposal to support a bill authorizing a referendum on European Union membership reflected panic over a rebellion in his Conservative Party.
British Prime Minister David Cameron’s bid to defuse a rebellion in his Conservative Party faltered as Tory lawmakers and his Liberal Democrat coalition partners criticized his proposal to support a bill authorizing a referendum on U.K. membership in the European Union.