David Cameron’s plan for strikes against Syria was defeated as he became the first British prime minister in at least 150 years to lose a parliamentary vote on military action, once again demonstrating his weakness in the face of his own Conservative Party.
More than two decades after she left office, Margaret Thatcher’s death this month provided a reminder of the difficulties she continues to create for those who succeeded her as leader of Britain’s Conservative Party.
David Cameron faces battles with his own Tory lawmakers over plans to legalize gay marriage and with his coalition partner, Nick Clegg, over changes to child care designed to cut costs for working parents.
Conservative lawmakers have set out red lines to David Cameron that make it less likely he’ll be able to repeat his current coalition deal with the Liberal Democrats, according to a person involved in the talks.
Prime Minister David Cameron stressed the urgency of resolving the euro region’s debt crisis as he tried to maintain discipline in his Conservative Party before U.K. lawmakers vote on the European Union today.
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will try to persuade his Liberal Democrat lawmakers this week to back a policy they oppose, seeking to assuage concerns that they’re the fall guys for unpopular measures by David Cameron ’s Conservative-led coalition.