Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg attacked the Labour opposition’s “paucity of credibility on the economy” before the release of new U.K. data which may show a five-year squeeze on living standards coming to an end.
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.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron promoted a Treasury minister, Sajid Javid, to the cabinet after Culture Secretary Maria Miller resigned over an expenses probe. It leaves Cameron with just three female cabinet members.
U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage won a second debate on European Union membership with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, according to snap polls, raising pressure on the larger parties that are committed to keeping Britain in the bloc.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg faces U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage tonight in the first of two debates on Britain’s membership of the European Union. It’s a clash from which they may both emerge winners.