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.
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.
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.
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.