The political rift between the UK Prime Minister David Cameron (Conservative) and the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Cleg (Liberal Democrat) widened into a public feud over Cameron's refusal to sign the Merkozy accord.
The Deputy Prime Minister says U.K. Coalition Breakup Over EU Would Cause Economic ‘Disaster’
A British minister who was the first Muslim to sit in the cabinet resigned on Tuesday over the government's policy on Gaza. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a minister at the Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, wrote on Twitter: "With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza."
Prime Minister David Cameron will on Wednesday promise holding a referendum giving British people the choice of staying in or leaving the European Union if his party wins the next general election. Cameron will say in a long-awaited speech in London that he wants to renegotiate the terms of Britain's membership because "public disillusionment with the EU is at an all-time high".