U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is ready to enter into coalition negotiations following the 2015 election with any party that offers a speedy referendum on the nation’s membership of the European Union.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc’s decision to award employees 576 million pounds ($957 million) of bonuses after its largest loss since its bailout risks derailing Chief Executive Officer Ross McEwan’s bid to mend its reputation.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will call for a stronger European Union in a speech in London that may disappoint Prime Minister David Cameron, according to a German government official with direct knowledge of her preparations.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg challenged U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage to a public head-to-head debate over whether Britain should stay in the European Union before May’s European Parliament elections.
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said Scotland must relinquish the pound if voters back independence in a referendum this year, raising the stakes for nationalists as they gain in the polls.