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.
U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is ready to enter into coalition negotiations following the 2015 election with any party that offers a speedy referendum on the nation’s membership of the European Union.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will call for a stronger European Union in a speech in London that may disappoint Prime Minister David Cameron, according to a German government official with direct knowledge of her preparations.
U.K. opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband will say parents should be able to demand intervention in state-run schools, in a speech setting out how he’d aim to improve public services with less money.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg challenged U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage to a public head-to-head debate over whether Britain should stay in the European Union before May’s European Parliament elections.
British insurance companies told a meeting with government ministers today they are prepared to act quickly to help victims of record floods that have so far caused an estimated 600 million pounds ($1 billion) in damage.