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.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg faces U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage tonight in the first of two debates on Britain’s membership of the European Union. It’s a clash from which they may both emerge winners.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and his Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne have opened a new front in their austerity strategy, taking up diets in an effort to lose weight before next year’s general election.
David Cameron distanced himself from former Prime Minister Tony Blair, saying he views him as a political opponent, after a U.K. magazine reported that Blair was planning a large donation to the opposition Labour Party.
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.
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.