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London Elects its First Muslim Mayor

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Sadiq Khan has been officially declared the winner of London’s mayoral elections. The Labor MP of British-Pakistani origin gained 57 percent of the vote, beating his Conservative Party opponent, Zac Goldsmith, who received 43 percent. “I promise to always be a mayor for all Londoners, for every Londoner, regardless of your background,” said the newly-elected mayor in a victory speech. He also... 

Salmond slams Labour-Tories campaigning against Yes vote

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Scottish First Minister Scotland’s outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond has lashed out at the Labour Party over campaigning with Conservatives against Scottish independence. Salmond said Labour in Scotland “will pay the price for a generation”. The comments came as opinion polls suggested that Labour was already facing a downfall in Scotland following the referendum. The Scottish Nationalist... 

UKIP cruising towards 2nd parliamentary seat

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Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party is being forced to adjust its political sails to the success of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which is campaigning for Britain to end its relationship with the European Union. Opinion polls in the lead-up to next month’s by-elections indicate UKIP, with its pledge to tame immigration and exit the EU, winning the support of some 25 percent... 

Third of Tory voters favour UKIP coalition

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Nearly a third of Conservative voters would prefer their party to enter into coalition with Ukip if it fails to win next year’s general election outright, a new survey reveals. The 30 percent figure is only a fraction below the 31 percent of potential voters who would favour continuing the current Liberal Democrats partnership should there be another hung parliament in 2015. Ukip voters, however,... 

EU membership referendum unlikely: UK Labour

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Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband. Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader has pledged to hold a vote on the country’s membership of the European Union only if more powers are transferred to Brussels. On Tuesday, Ed Miliband said he would announce his strategy regarding the vote in detail during a speech on Wednesday. “I am announcing that the next Labour... 

US worried about UK's EU exit

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US officials have repeatedly valued Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU), saying they do not want the UK to leave the 27-nation bloc. Last month, British Prime Minster David Cameron set a deadline to hold a national in-out referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union by the end of 2017. In his long-awaited speech on Europe in the City of London on January 23, Cameron... 

Conservative MPs urge Cameron to delay gay marriage vote

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Members of UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party urged him to delay a parliamentary vote on gay marriage, warning it could harm his re-election bid. Conservative MPs are also preparing to defy Cameron’s plan to legalize gay marriage. Opponents of the gay marriage bill have warned the issue could weaken the party and harm Cameron’s chances of re-election in 2015. Conservative association... 

Polish government asks Vatican to censure outspoken priest

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Poland's ambassador to the Vatican delivered a message to the Holy See urging it 'to take action to stop Father Rydzyk harming Poland's reputation abroad'. Poland’s government has asked the Vatican to censure a radical and influential Polish priest after he described Poland as uncivilised and governed by a “totalitarian” regime during a meeting at the European Parliament. The... 

Cameron to declare the Big Society does exist

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David Cameron will relaunch his big idea, the Big Society, in a keynote speech on Monday amid growing fears in the Conservative Party that it has started to backfire on the Government. As local authorities and voluntary groups feel the impact of the spending cuts, some ministers are worried that the Big Society will be seen by the public as an attempt to mask the cuts and hand state-financed services... 

London Tuition Hike Protests Turn Violent

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Fourteen people were injured and 35 were arrested outside the Conservative Party's headquarters. Other demonstrators massed near Parliament. A demonstration against government proposals to cut education spending and steeply increase tuition for university students turned violent on Wednesday as protesters attempted to storm the building that houses the Conservative Party. The protesters scuffled... 

Tory drive to raise ethnic MP quota if Cameron wins election

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David Cameron has vowed to boost the number of ethnic MPs if he wins the election David Cameron hopes to more than treble the number of female Tory MPs and boast up to 15 ethnic minority members if he wins the general election. Inisiders say his candidate selection policy will have the ‘Obama effect’ and change the face of the white, male-dominated party. Currently the Tories have 18 women... 

Secret Labour plan to increase immigration for social reasons dismissed public's opposition as 'racist'

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Labour 'wanted social change', according to the new document Labour encouraged mass immigration even though it knew that voters opposed it, Whitehall documents confirmed yesterday. The Government said the public disagreed with immigration because of ‘racism’ and ministers were told to try to alter public attitudes. The thinking on immigration among Labour leaders was set down in... 

Tories Commit to Islamification of Britain

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The Conservative Party has openly committed itself to the further Islamification of Britain with the launch of its “Local Muslim Forum” programme which is designed to entrench followers of that religion into the Tory party. The latest such local forum was launched over the weekend in Manchester, where guest speakers were Shadow Secretary of State for Communities Caroline Spelman, Sajjad Karim... 
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