U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party lost its traditional backing from the Guardian newspaper, capping a week when polls showed he was beaten in the final televised campaign debate and was forced to apologize for calling a supporter “bigoted.”
When Bill Trautwein offered to buy his daughter a car to drive to college classes, she went for the blue one -- a used 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt that matched the color on the Florida Gators uniform her big brother wore on the way to two national football championships.
Former French Prime Minister Edith Cresson this month called France a “macho country,” where men and women aren’t equal. With 45 days before the presidential election, candidates are doing little to dispel that notion.
U.K. public support for Prime Minister David Cameron ’s coalition government is faltering, with 57 percent of people describing it as disappointing, the Daily Mail reported, citing a Harris Interactive poll of 1,057 people.
U.K. citizens are readier to contribute money to charitable causes than people in the U.S. and elsewhere in Europe, but less willing to give of their time, the Financial Times reported, citing the latest public-opinion poll it commissioned from Harris Interactive.