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Tobacco firms in the UK label tax proposal as ‘anti-business’ and ‘unjust’. British tobacco firms are up in arms about Labour party’s tax proposal that intends to escalate cessation in order to support NHS spending. Currently, the average tax paid per cigarette packet is at 86 percent. Imperial Tobacco, one of the...

Voters decide against Scotland’s separation from UK. The nail-biting Scottish referendum resulted in the rejection of independence from the UK by voters across 32 councils on September 19, 2014. The votes tilted towards ‘No’ with the weight of additional 383,937 people who decided against the separation. The poll saw...

As a safety initiative for cyclists, Boris Johnson unveils protected urban cycleways in London. As part of London Mayor Boris Johnson’s decade long £913 million scheme to improve cycling facilities in the city, Europe’s longest urban cycle routes were unveiled in London on September 3, 2014. The ‘Crossrail for cyclists’...

British Prime Minister David Cameron insists on ‘family-friendly’ policies Under the plans to be outlined by David Cameron today, the Prime Minister will pledge to implementing ‘family-friendly’ policies, since families are often overlooked by reforms. According to new government figures, Britain has half a million ‘troubled families’, costing the...

India’s Mahatma Gandhi will now stand tall opposite the British Houses of Parliament. Once referred to as the ‘half naked fakir’ by Britain’s Winston Churchill, India’s most revered freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi’s statue will soon be erected opposite UK’s Houses of Parliament. Gandhi’s statue will join other leaders like...

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron is at risk of causing ‘alienation’ in society following his comments that Britain is a ‘Christian country’. This has been stated by a group of public figures. A letter has been signed by about 50 signatories and one of them was...

Unite – the biggest union in the UK – might take back funding for Labour if the party loses the upcoming election. Len McCluskey – the leader of Unite – said that there are chances of defeat in the polls unless Ed Miliband begins producing more left-wing policies, in addition to...