David Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU

2015-05-25 14:50

Britain's prime minister has outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether or not the country should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the 28-nation bloc who live in the UK.

Immigration: UK to tighten borders

2015-05-21 14:49

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to crack down on illegal immigration and tighten Britain’s borders as new official figures showed a significant rise in the number of long-term migrants.

New UK govt 'won't compensate evicted Zim white farmers'

2015-05-18 13:15

Britain has reportedly maintained its position that it won’t compensate white farmers who were evicted from their farms during Zimbabwe’s controversial land reform programme in 2000.

Britain's battered Labour struggles for new direction

2015-05-11 17:38

Britain's Labour opposition is facing a battle for its future direction after a bruising general election defeat, with surviving lawmakers gathering for the first time to assess the damage.

Cameron gives Boris Johnson a political role

2015-05-11 13:16

Prime Minister David Cameron gave London Mayor Boris Johnson, a popular figure widely seen as his possible successor, a political role in government but stopped short of giving him a ministerial portfolio.

Blair: UK's Labour must reclaim centre ground

2015-05-10 14:18

Britain's Labour Party must return to the political centre ground if it is to rebuild support after suffering a crushing defeat, says former Labour prime minister Tony Blair.

A look at the winners, losers in UK election

2015-05-08 20:18

The UK election winners include Prime Minister David Cameron, the Scottish National Party and a 20-year-old; the losers are Cameron's three main political rivals

David Cameron now faces nationalist surge, pressure on Europe

2015-05-08 12:37

Prime Minister David Cameron's expected new five-year term could prove less stable than the outgoing one and will put Britain on a rocky course to an EU membership referendum, analysts say.


In today's headlines: Gauteng's premier says e-tolls are essential, Wits VC Adam Habib loses his cool & Cameron faces a likely victory in the UK polls.

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Conservatives winning election, Cameron expected to form government

2015-05-08 08:03

British Prime Minister David Cameron has appeared to be heading for a second term in office as an exit poll and early results suggested his Conservative Party would win enough seats to form a minority government.


Merkel sets tough line at EU summit with eastern partners

2015-05-22 09:54

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told the EU’s eastern partners not to expect too much of the block and warned Russia to mend its ways over Ukraine if it wants to rejoin the G7 club of top nations.

Cameron outlines new laws to tackle immigration

2015-05-21 13:20

British Prime Minister David Cameron will propose new laws to control immigration in a speech, including giving police the power to seize wages earned by illegal immigrants.

Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon meet for Scotland talks

2015-05-15 10:07

Prime Minister David Cameron is meeting Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party, for their talks since Britain’s election.

Cameron better placed to get EU deal - ex EC head

2015-05-11 16:24

Prime Minister David Cameron is in a stronger position to reshape Britain's ties with the EU after being re-elected and the bloc will give him some of what he wants says a former EC head.

Cameron rules out another Scottish independence vote

2015-05-11 05:51

British Prime Minister David Cameron has ruled out giving Scotland another independence referendum despite spectacular gains by Scottish nationalists in the UK elections.

UK adjusts to new era after Cameron's victory

2015-05-10 07:26

Britain is adjusting to a new political landscape after a shock election victory for Prime Minister David Cameron.

Cameron promises EU vote, more powers for Scotland

2015-05-08 14:48

British Prime Minister David Cameron says he would press ahead with a planned referendum on the country's membership of the EU and he promised Scotland the most devolution 'anywhere in the world'.

David Cameron is all set to meet the Queen

2015-05-08 10:02

Prime Minister David Cameron will leave Downing Street to meet Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace at 11:30 where she is expected to formally invite him to form a new government, officials say.

Cameron hopes to form a government in coming days

2015-05-08 08:50

British Prime Minister David Cameron says he hoped to form a government in the coming days after his Conservative Party enjoyed what he described as a 'very strong night'.

David Cameron to remain in office after a surprise UK election

2015-05-08 07:27

The Conservative Party has surged to a surprisingly commanding lead in Britain's parliamentary election, with early returns backing an exit poll's prediction that Prime Minister David Cameron would remain in his office.

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