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.

  • These polls leave the Tories laughing

    Polls show collapsing Lib Dem support

    Two polls released today showed the Liberal Democrats slipping back to just 16%, seven points worse than their general election result.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cabin crew will consider BA's offer

    Summer holidays relief as union postpones strike ballot

    The Unite union has postponed its planned ballot of cabin crew staff as members are given the chance to consider an offer by British Airways.

  • David Cameron at yesterday's G8 summit

    US advice clashes with Britain's Budget

    US treasury secretary Tim Geithner's advice to Europe and Japan to keep spending appeared to signal disapproval of Britain's emergency Budget cuts, as violence erupted at the G20 summit in Canada.

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