The U.K. Independence Party, which wants Britain to leave the European Union, hit a polling high as analysis suggested David Cameron’s Conservative Party is headed for third place in European Parliament elections in May.
When Queen Victoria unveiled the Italian marble staircases, mosaic tile flooring and gold leaf ceiling in Glasgow’s City Chambers in 1888, Scotland’s industrial hub was at the heart of the British Empire she ruled.
The U.K. Liberal Democrat party held the seat of Eastleigh in a special election, adding to the woes of Prime Minister David Cameron, whose Conservative Party was pushed into third place behind the U.K. Independence Party.
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will tell his Liberal Democrat party today that there’s no alternative to spending and welfare cuts, rejecting accusations he “sold out” by joining a coalition with the Conservatives.
First Minister Alex Salmond ’s pro- independence party won an unprecedented majority in elections to the Scottish Parliament, handing him a second term and a mandate to push for greater autonomy for Scotland.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond says North Sea oil and gas is a boon for Scotland’s economy, helping it outperform the rest of Britain and making the case for independence. Official U.K. economic data suggest otherwise.
David Cameron’s Conservatives are criticizing former Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling’s running of the campaign against Scottish independence and fear the vote may yet be lost, according to a senior Tory party figure.