The “suspicionless” mass surveillance of people by programs in the U.S. and other parts of the world must be stopped or nations run the risk of having their policy dictated by spies, former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told European Union lawmakers.
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who has pledged to use his March 19 budget to help the poorest, is under pressure from his Conservative lawmakers to help “squeezed” middle-income voters instead.
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will call for reforms to the European Union today in a speech designed to press his Liberal Democrat party’s pro-EU agenda in the runup to May’s European Parliament elections.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced an increase in Britain’s minimum wage before it was formally agreed by his government, in a bid to stop his Liberal Democrat coalition partners taking the credit, according to a government official.
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said new rules for spy agencies “fit for the Internet age” need to be developed following months of leaks from former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc posted the biggest full-year loss since its bailout in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer Ross McEwan outlined plans to return what he called the industry’s least-trusted lender to profit.
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.