U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne supported Business Secretary Vince Cable after the Daily Telegraph newspaper quoted him as giving details of Cabinet infighting.
The arrest of Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s head of communications until January, risks tainting the prime minister’s government, already facing mounting opposition over the deepest budget cuts since World War II.
In the annals of the United Kingdom, no one can remember the last time the Prime Minister, his Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Home Secretary and Mayor of London were on vacation abroad when the nation was convulsed in riots.
As a child, London Mayor Boris Johnson wanted to be “world king.” After an Olympic fortnight that had crowds chanting his name, Conservative lawmakers are floating the idea that he could yet be prime minister.
Britain voted today in an election that polls show may produce no parliamentary majority for the first time since 1974, leaving the fate of Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Conservative David Cameron with the Liberal Democrats.
The Liberal Democrats, the junior partner in U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron ’s coalition, suffered losses in local elections as the party took the blame for budget cuts being pushed through by the government.
Tony Blair, the U.K. prime minister for a decade until 2007, told an ethics inquiry he never made “implied deals” on press regulation with News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch in exchange for support from his newspapers.