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Day: May 24, 2015

Labour Party In U-Turn Over EU Referendum
London

Labour Party In U-Turn Over EU Referendum

    Labour has dropped its opposition to a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Before his General Election defeat, Ed Miliband, as party leader, had refused to hold an in/out vote amid concerns it would damage the UK economy because of the uncertainty it would create. But the party's acting leader, Harriet Harman, and shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn, now say Labour believes people want to have a say on Britain's relationship with Brussels. It means the opposition will give the green light to the Conservatives' planned referendum bill for a nationwide vote before the end of 2017. In an article for The Sunday Times, the pair wrote: "We have now had a general election and reflected on the conversations we had on doorsteps throughout the country. "...
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
London

The day that Britain resigned as a global power

    The day that Britain resigned as a global power On Monday, the Right Honorable David Cameron, Prime Minister of Great Britain, gave his first major speech after being reelected to his high office — once held by Pitt, Gladstone, Disraeli, Lloyd George, Churchill and Thatcher. Confronting a world of challenges — including Greece’s possible exit from the euro, a massive migration crisis on Europe’s shores, Ukraine’s perilous state, Russia’s continued intransigence, the advance of the Islamic State and the continuing chaos in the Middle East — Cameron chose to talk about . . . a plan to ensure that hospitals in the United Kingdom will be better staffed on weekends. Okay, that’s a bit unfair. Leaders everywhere, including in the United States, understand that “all politics ...