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Politics David Cameron

  • *Election due on June 8, followed by formal Brexit talks. LONDON, June 3- British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble on a June 8 snap election was thrust into doubt after a Survation poll showed her Conservative Party's lead had dropped to a new low of just one percentage point. Some of the polls indicate the election could be on a knife edge that would throw Britain...

  • *Election due on June 8, followed by formal Brexit talks. LONDON, June 3- British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble on a June 8 snap election was thrust further into doubt on Saturday after a Survation poll showed her Conservative Party's lead had dropped to a new low of just one percentage point. "Prime Minister May's overall majority now hangs in the balance...

  • LONDON, June 3- British Prime Minister Theresa May is on course to win Thursday's election by a much smaller margin than previously predicted, opinion polls showed on Saturday, as her campaign stumbled again, this time over taxation for the wealthy. Comres found the Conservative Party's lead stood at 12 percentage points, unchanged from a week ago but far below...

  • LONDON, June 3- British Prime Minister Theresa May is on course to win Thursday's election by a much smaller margin than previously predicted, opinion polls showed on Saturday, as her campaign stumbled again, this time over taxation for the wealthy. An Opinium poll for the Observer newspaper suggested May was set for a substantial parliamentary majority on June...

  • *Comment contrasts with tax plans of opposition Labour Party. Polls suggest the Conservatives are still set to win but are no longer likely to get the kind of landslide victory that would have boosted May ahead of the launch of complicated negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union. Fallon told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that the Conservative...

  • *Comment contrasts with tax plans of opposition Labour Party. Polls suggest the Conservatives are set to win but are no longer likely to get the kind of landslide victory that would have boosted May ahead of the launch of complicated negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union. Fallon told the Daily Telegraph that the Conservative Party would not...

  • LONDON, June 3- An ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May has said income tax will not rise for higher earners, making a new promise to voters less than a week before a national election with opinion polls showing a narrowing of May's lead. The comments from Defence Minister Michael Fallon in an interview with the Daily Telegraph suggested that the ruling...

  • LONDON, June 2- British Prime Minister Theresa May has declined to confirm that she will keep Philip Hammond as her finance minister if she wins the June 8 national election, leading to speculation about who from her Conservative Party might replace him. Whoever occupies Number 11 Downing Street after the election will play a key role in negotiations to leave...

  • The crowd listen to leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn as he delivers a speech at a campaign rally in Beaumont Park on May 16, 2017 in Huddersfield, England.

    CNBC takes a look at how the race for Downing Street has evolved and whether there really could be a shock in store.

  • LONDON, May 30- British Prime Minister Theresa May's ability to deliver a landslide majority in the June 8 election was in doubt on Tuesday after two more opinion polls showed the vote could be much tighter than previously thought. A total of seven polls carried out since the May 22 Manchester attack have shown May's lead over the opposition Labour Party...

  • LONDON, May 30- British Prime Minister Theresa May's narrowing lead in opinion polls ahead of the June 8 election has weakened sterling and raised questions over whether she will win the landslide predicted just a month ago. The vote will decide whether May or her Labour Party rival Jeremy Corbyn takes control of Britain's exit from the European Union- a...

  • LONDON, May 30- British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead dropped to six percentage points in a poll published on Tuesday, the latest major poll since the Manchester bombing to indicate the June 8 election could be much tighter than previously thought. May called the snap election in a bid to strengthen her hand in negotiations on Britain's exit from the...

  • Previous EU negotiating positions have stressed Brussels' aim of protecting the rights of 3 million citizens of the other 27 current member states now living in Britain once it quits the bloc in March 2019, though they have said this should be reciprocated by the EU for over a million British expatriates. The paper, to be discussed by diplomats next week, goes into...

  • *In election platform, May vows more control of markets and firms. HALIFAX, England, May 18- Prime Minister Theresa May rejected "untrammelled free markets" and promised to rein in corporate excesses in pre-election pledges on Thursday designed to woo not only her core supporters but also those of her left-wing rivals. With surveys suggesting she is on course on...

  • **WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau speak at World Bank- 2030 GMT. *WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is a panelist at the discussion "Creating Markets, Creating Opportunities" in Washington 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON- Governor of Bank of England Mark Carney speaks before an Institute of International...

  • **WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau speak at World Bank- 2030 GMT. *WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is a panelist at the discussion "Creating Markets, Creating Opportunities" in Washington 1800 GMT. WASHINGTON- Governor of Bank of England Mark Carney speaks before an Institute of International...

  • LONDON, April 18- British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early parliamentary election on June 8. Under the legislation, a motion for an election ahead of schedule must be backed by two thirds of the 650 seat lower House of Commons, including vacant seats. Accounting for public holidays, this means May 3 if the election is held on June 8.

  • LONDON, April 18- British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early parliamentary election on June 8. Under the legislation, a motion for an election ahead of schedule must be backed by two thirds of the 650 seat lower House of Commons, including vacant seats. Accounting for public holidays, this means May 3 if the election is held on June 8.

  • LONDON, April 18- British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early parliamentary election on June 8. Under the legislation, a motion for an election ahead of schedule must be backed by two thirds of the 650 seat lower House of Commons, including vacant seats. Accounting for public holidays, this means May 3 if the election is held on June 8.

  • LONDON, April 18- British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early parliamentary election on June 8. Under the legislation, a motion for an election ahead of schedule must be backed by two thirds of the 650 seat lower House of Commons, including vacant seats. Accounting for public holidays, this means May 3 if the election is held on June 8.