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.
David Axelrod, the Chicago political consultant who helped Barack Obama win two terms in the White House, arrived in London to begin advising Ed Miliband’s opposition Labour Party, a party official said.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was forced to rewrite a section of his party-conference speech in which he urged consumers to cut back on spending. It’s not the first time his rhetoric has got ahead of his intent.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said it would be “preposterous” for Gordon Brown to stay as prime minister if his Labour Party comes in third in the popular vote in the May 6 U.K. election, highlighting the obstacles to Brown remaining in power.
Any political bounce for U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy as they head the international drive against Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi may ebb the longer the military campaign lasts.