Martin Wheatley, who leads London’s top markets watchdog, says he wishes he could bike to and from his home in Greenwich, a borough along the Thames. He can’t because he’s lugging too much paperwork around.
Prime Minister David Cameron moved to ease tensions between politicians and the Environment Agency over the response to floods across southern England, saying all involved must focus on helping those affected.
The last time U.K. mortgage approvals were this high, lender Northern Rock Plc hadn’t yet collapsed, Gordon Brown was prime minister, and U.S. investment banks Bear Stearns Cos. and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. were still in business.
Scotland’s nationalists failed to gain a Parliament seat from their pro-U.K. opponents in a special election less than eight months before the country votes on whether to create Europe’s newest independent state.
Gordon Brown said he is willing to resign as British prime minister and leader of the Labour Party, clearing the way for talks with the Liberal Democrats on forming a government. Here are some of the key events of Labour’s time in office.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown called himself a “penitent sinner” after being caught on a microphone calling a voter he’d just met “a bigoted woman,” a potential setback as his Labour Party struggles to win support for the May 6 election.
Former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown feared he’d have to use troops to quell panic as the 2008 financial crisis worsened, according to a Daily Mail report, citing extracts from a book written by one of his advisers.