U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said he’ll seek to avoid stoking division in his Conservative Party after arguments over Europe and gay marriage, as his Liberal Democrat deputy called on the Tories to cease their bickering.
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, sought to shore up his Tory coalition partner, David Cameron, saying their government would continue until the last possible moment in 2015.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s bill to introduce gay marriage in England and Wales moved to its final stage in the House of Commons after an attempt by opponents in his Tory party to amend the proposal failed.
Lawmakers in David Cameron’s U.K. Conservative Party, who voted against him last week over his policy toward the European Union, were on course to oppose him again, over plans to introduce gay marriage.
Visiting the U.K. over the past week, I realized for the first time that Britain might actually leave the European Union. Of course, it has talked about this eventuality, on and off, almost since it joined -- but for years the constant whining could be dismissed as so much background noise. Things have changed. Attitudes are hardening, and by promising an “in or out” referendum on EU membership after the next election, Prime Minister David Cameron may have put the country on a course that will force it to choose.
Prime Minister David Cameron said other political parties have their heads in the sand over the European Union as his Conservative lawmakers pushed him to bring forward a referendum on Britain’s continued membership.
British Prime Minister David Cameron’s bid to defuse a rebellion in his Conservative Party faltered as Tory lawmakers and his Liberal Democrat coalition partners criticized his proposal to support a bill authorizing a referendum on U.K. membership in the European Union.
British Prime Minister David Cameron rejected the suggestion that his proposal to support a bill authorizing a referendum on European Union membership reflected panic over a rebellion in his Conservative Party.