Nov 14, 2014

'Real possibility' of Britain's EU exit, Major warns

Former Prime Minister John Major on Thursday warned there was a “real possibility” that Britain will leave the European Union in a referendum and called for more immigration controls. Britain “may be poised to leave the European Union,” Major said in a speech in ...

Sep 26, 2014

Japan, Britain tourism bodies sign cooperation accord

The Japan National Tourism Organization and its British counterpart, VisitBritain, concluded an agreement Friday to promote exchanges between the two countries, the JNTO said. At the signing ceremony in Tokyo, VisitBritain head Christopher Rodrigues said his organization plans to share Britain’s successful experience in ...

Backlash fears after Scottish vote

Sep 20, 2014

Backlash fears after Scottish vote

Scotland’s “no” to independence may have saved British Prime Minister David Cameron his job, but sweeping pledges of a constitutional shake-up could undermine his re-election drive and trigger more political instability. Responding to what he called a “clear” rejection of Scottish independence on Friday, ...

Poor politics led to Scot vote

Sep 16, 2014

Poor politics led to Scot vote

by Kevin Rafferty

The very fact that a referendum is being held at all on Scottish independence is an indictment of the quality of British politicians going back particularly to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who triggered Scots' simmering resentment against Westminster with her infamous poll tax.

Sep 15, 2014

Cameron holds fire on IS, pursues cautious strategy

The murder of British aid worker David Haines has upped the pressure on London to take the fight to the Islamic State, but Prime Minister David Cameron is proceeding with caution — and some confusion. Cameron said Sunday he was ready to “take whatever ...