• Friday, March 27, 2015 - 02:35


    LONDON (MNI) - Latest polling data

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    YouGov/Sun 27/03/15 36% 34% 7% 13% 5% n/a YouGov/Sun 26/03/15 34% 35% 8% 12% 6% n/a Survation/Mirror 25/03/15 32% 33% 8% 18% 4% YouGov/Sun 25/03/15 35% 35% 8% 12% 6% n/a ComRes/ Mail ITV 24/03/15 35% 35% 8% 10% 6% n/a YouGov/ Sun 24/03/15 34% 34% 8% 12% 6% n/a ICM Scotland 23/03/15 14% 27% 6% 7% 3% 43% Populus 22/03/15 31% 33% 9% 16% 5% n/a Ashcroft 22/03/15 33% 33% 8% 12% 5% n/a

    The UK Parliament will be dissolved on Monday March 30, triggering a near 6-week campaign ahead of the May

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 03:44


    LONDON (MNI) - Latest polling data

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    YouGov/Sun 26/03/15 34% 35% 8% 12% 6% n/a Survation/Mirror 25/03/15 32% 33% 8% 18% 4% YouGov/Sun 25/03/15 35% 35% 8% 12% 6% n/a ComRes/ Mail ITV 24/03/15 35% 35% 8% 10% 6% n/a YouGov/ Sun 24/03/15 34% 34% 8% 12% 6% n/a ICM Scotland 23/03/15 14% 27% 6% 7% 3% 43% Populus 22/03/15 31% 33% 9% 16% 5% n/a Ashcroft 22/03/15 33% 33% 8% 12% 5% n/a Survation/ Mail on Sunday 21/03/15 30% 34% 10% 17% 3% n/a YouG

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 04:48


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    YouGov/Sun 25/03/15 35% 35% 8% 12% 6% n/a ComRes/Mail ITV 24/03/15 35% 35% 8% 10% 7% n/a YouGov/ Sun 24/03/15 34% 34% 8% 12% 6% n/a Populus 23/03/15 31% 33% 9% 16% 5% n/a Ashcroft 23/03/15 33% 33% 8% 12% 5% n/a ICM Scotland 23/03/15 14% 27% 6% 7% 3% 43% Survation/ Mail on Sunday 21/03/15 30% 34% 10% 17% 3% n/a YouGov/ Sunday Times 20/03/15 33% 35% 8% 14% 5% n/a YouGov/ Sun 19/03/15

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 03:07


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    YouGov/Sun 25/03/15 35% 35% 8% 12% 6% n/a ComRes/Mail ITV 24/03/15 35% 35% 8% 10% 7% n/a YouGov/ Sun 24/03/15 34% 34% 8% 12% 6% n/a Populus 23/03/15 31% 33% 9% 16% 5% n/a Ashcroft 23/03/15 33% 33% 8% 12% 5% n/a ICM Scotland 23/03/15 14% 27% 6% 7% 3% 43% Survation/ Mail on Sunday 21/03/15 30% 34% 10% 17% 3% n/a YouGov/ Sunday Times 20/03/15 33% 35% 8% 14% 5% n/a YouGov/ Sun 19/03/15

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:49


    By David Robinson

    LONDON (MNI) - UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said Tuesday that while he is aiming to get the public finances back into surplus, he believes that it would be unnecessary to add to that surplus once it is achieved.

    Osborne, giving evidence to the Treasury Select Committee for the last time this Parliament, was explaining why the planned surplus for 2019-20 was slashed in the March Budget compared to December's "Autumn Statement".

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:46


    By David Robinson

    LONDON (MNI) - UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said that the chances of a Greek exit from the Eurozone have risen and he warns that if it does happen it will be traumatic.

    Osborne, in evidence to the Treasury Select Committee, said he thought it was a mistake for Greece to ever have joined the euro, but having done so there is now no pain free exit.

    "My view would be Greece shouldn't have joined the euro but now it is in the euro I think it is very difficult for it to leave without there being traumatic impact both on Greece and indeed very considerable impact on the broader Eurozone," Osborne said.

    If Greece were to leave "You would establish that the single currency was really just a currency peg and once you have established the p

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 07:09


    LONDON (MNI) - Latest polling data

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    YouGov/ Sun 24/03/15 34% 34% 8% 12% 6% n/a Populus 23/03/15 31% 33% 9% 16% 5% n/a Ashcroft 23/03/15 33% 33% 8% 12% 5% n/a ICM Scotland 23/03/15 14% 27% 6% 7% 3% 43% Survation/ Mail on Sunday 21/03/15 30% 34% 10% 17% 3% n/a YouGov/ Sunday Times 20/03/15 33% 35% 8% 14% 5% n/a YouGov/ Sun 19/03/15 35% 33% 8% 13% 6% n/a Populus 19/03/15 31% 34% 9% 17% 5% n/a Opinium/Observer 19/03/15

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 05:28


    LONDON (MNI) - The following is a rolling blog detailing recent developments in Britain's upcoming general election:

    LATEST POLLS:

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    YouGov/Sun 24/03/15 34% 34% 12% 8% 6% n/a Populus 23/03/15 31% 33% 16% 9% 5% n/a Ashcroft 23/03/15 33% 33% 12% 8% 5% n/a ICM Scotland 23/03/15 14% 27% 7% 6% 3% 43% 1%

    BACKGROUND:

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    The UK Parliament will be dissolved on Monday March 30, triggering a near 6-week campaign ahead of the May

  • Monday, March 23, 2015 - 10:53


    By Les Commons

    LONDON (MNI) - UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said Monday that he remains committed to an independent central bank.

    When quizzed by a panel on whether the Bank of England should be "more democratic" and be responsive to savers hit by continued record-low interest rates, Osborne said he remained committed to keeping the central bank independent and able to set interest rate policy as it saw fit for the economy.

    Osborne, appearing in a question and answer session on Sky News, also noted that low interest rates remain as a warning that the global economy hasn't fully recovered and there remains work to do.

    "The fact that interest rates are so low is an important reminder that while our economy is recovering it is still a very difficult ec