Prime Minister David Cameron has overplayed the threat appointing Jean-Claude Juncker to lead the European Commission would pose to the U.K.’s European Union membership and his bluff is about to be called, said the head of Germany’s foreign affairs committee.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron named Transport Secretary Philip Hammond to head the Defense Ministry after Liam Fox quit. The premier also promoted Justine Greening to become the fifth woman Cabinet member.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is at risk of being outmaneuvered over European Union budget negotiations after his Labour opponents and a lawmaker in his own party called for spending to be lowered in real terms.
Defense Secretary Liam Fox said the U.K. will press ahead with building two aircraft carriers, though he declined to say which type of plane they will carry, amid the biggest government spending squeeze since World War II.
U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague said there would be no ground invasion of Libya to take on Muammar Qaddafi ’s forces “at the moment,” holding open the possibility of deploying troops in some capacity in the future.