Archive of 27 June 2010

George Osborne's emergency Budget raises VAT to 20%

Lib Dems squirm over VAT opposition

Liberal Democrat opposition to an increase in value added tax was political point-scoring, business secretary Vince Cable has claimed.

  • Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands

    UK unmoving on Falklands

    David Cameron was set to defy Argentina's demands for the renewal of talks over the fate of the Falkland Islands as talks on the fringe of the G8 and G20 summits in Canada continued.

  • How would Pope Benedict XVI cope with Ann Widdecombe?

    Widdecombe linked to Vatican role

    Former shadow home secretary Ann Widdecombe could be appointed Britain's ambassador to the Vatican, according to a report.

  • Non-EU immigrants face Tory cap

    Temporary immigration cap expected

    A temporary limit on the number of migrant workers from outside the EU allowed into Britain is expected to be announced tomorrow.

  • David Cameron meets with Manmohan Singh

    UK courts India and China

    David Cameron used close historic ties with India and the lure of prosperous future trade with China as he advanced the coalition's agenda to rebalance Britain's diplomatic stance towards Asia.

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