Britain Goes for Austerity, Cutting 490,000 Public-Sector Jobs

By: Wednesday October 20, 2010 8:35 am

The Conservatives in Britain have announced their new budget, and it consists of massive spending cuts totaling $130 billion dollars, costing nearly half a million public-sector workers their jobs. Seeking to free itself of crushing debt, the British government unveiled the country’s steepest public spending cuts in decades on Wednesday, sharply reducing welfare benefits, raising [...]

Looks Like Con-Lib Dem Coalition For Britain, David Cameron As PM

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 9:23 am

Gordon Brown threw a Hail Mary Pass by offering to resign as the head of the Labour Party in an effort to entice the Liberal Democrats into a governing coalition. But those talks have apparently run aground, with Labour MPs strongly opposed to any deal. In contrast to that squabbling, the Conservatives are very close [...]

Hung Parliament in UK Elections

By: Friday May 7, 2010 7:36 am

If you’re like me, you became obsessed with the British elections last night, even with the guy whose entire job was to walk around badly animated virtual environments and visualize the numbers in Parliament. And the final numbers show a hung Parliament. The Conservatives, under David Cameron, failed to achieve a majority, though they received [...]

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