Lawmakers in David Cameron’s U.K. Conservative Party, who voted against him last week over his policy toward the European Union, were on course to oppose him again, over plans to introduce gay marriage.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron starts a visit to the U.S. overshadowed by his Tory lawmakers planning a rebellion over Britain’s membership in the European Union and a call from a Cabinet minister to exit the bloc.
Britain’s Education Secretary Michael Gove, a key ally of Prime Minister David Cameron, became the latest Tory to urge the country to consider leaving the European Union, saying the U.K. would benefit from an exit.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said prisoners in England and Wales will be forced to wear uniforms and lose automatic rights to watch television unless they can show they are engaging in rehabilitation programs.
The opposition Labour Party called for greater limits on benefit payments to European migrants to Britain to make the system “fairer,” as it sought to capitalize on anti-immigration sentiment among voters.
Prime Minister David Cameron won a vote to legalize gay marriage in England and Wales, aiming to fall into line with countries such as Spain and South Africa yet splitting his Tory party in the process.