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.
From a corner conference room overlooking the Thames, Michael Sherwood, a vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., has the guts to voice publicly what many in London’s centuries-old financial district are increasingly worried about behind closed doors: that threats to Britain’s membership in the European Union are threats to British business.
Ed Miliband, the leader of the U.K.’s opposition Labour Party, will pledge to double the amount of central-government money controlled by regional bodies in an effort to help cities outside London grow.
Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond increased pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to share a public platform to debate the U.K.’s future as a poll showed more people are warming to independence for Scotland.
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.