Prime Minister Gordon Brown dissolved parliament today and set the country on course for a raucous and unusual campaign ahead of the Britain general election on May 6. As candidates jockey, signs of political Americanization abound.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked Queen Elizabeth to dissolve parliament today, setting the stage for a general election in Britain in which the rival Tories are the front-runners.
Gordon Brown's government cut deficit forecasts today, which could give him a boost. While he was trailing badly, recent polls show a public nearly equally divided between Labour and Tory ahead of the British election.
Britain's Kim Howells, who chairs Parliament's security and intelligence committee, called Wednesday for the withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan. Public discontent has been rising.
House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin caught in public anger over expense scandal
Some 35,000 members of the legendary brigade have been denied the right to retire in the country they served.
An outcry arises despite already heavy use of surveillance. Wednesday, Prime Minister Brown announced plans to admit some wiretap material in court.