LONDON/BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought on Saturday to temper pressure from Paris, Brussels and her own government to force Britain into negotiating a quick divorce from the EU, despite warnings that hesitation will let populism take hold. Eurosceptics in other member states applauded Britons' decision to leave the European Union in a referendum that sent shockwaves around the world, with far-right demands for a similar vote in Slovakia underlining the risk of a domino effect.
BRUSSELS: The European Union reacted to David Cameron's re-election on Friday by offering early talks on reform of the bloc and saying it was open to changes that would produce a "fair deal" for Britain. But while few in Brussels or other European capitals would relish a British exit after a referendum he has promised by 2017, the EU executive was quick to warn the prime minister not to push his luck and seek to revise treaties on free migration.
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’
Prime Minister David Cameron is set to unveil a new counter-terrorism bill on Wednesday that is expected to place major restrictions on organisations and individuals who authorities believe could pose a "threat to the functioning of democracy,” according to a statement from the Conservative party.
London (AFP) - Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday promised tough curbs on welfare for EU migrants to counter a surge in arrivals and warned failure to get his way could be a deal-breaker for Britain staying in Europe.