Latest Parliament of the United Kingdom Stories

2005-07-17 17:22:30

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, who took Britain into the forerunner of the European Union during his term in office in the early 1970s, died at home on Sunday, his party said. He was 89. Heath ruled Britain from 1970 to 1974 but after losing power was ousted as Conservative Party leader by Margaret Thatcher, who went on to serve three terms. As prime minister, he successfully negotiated Britain's entry into the European Economic...

2005-07-10 04:54:30

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair has emerged stronger after a week in which he has experienced the sweetest highs and darkest lows, politicians and insiders say. The prime minister punched the air after helping London win the 2012 Olympics but a day later the capital's transport network was struck by four bombs, killing more than 50. Somber but unbowed, he secured from fellow Group of Eight leaders a doubling of aid to Africa and promises of freer trade in the...

2005-06-28 22:22:30

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's plans to launch the world'smost ambitious biometric identity cards cleared their firsthurdle on Tuesday, despite the first revolt against PrimeMinister Tony Blair since his re-election. His government's 66-seat majority in the lower house wascut to 31 when lawmakers voted to in favor of the cards,designed to counter terrorism, crime and illegal immigration. Despite the setback for Blair, who was returned to officewith a reduced majority on May...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).