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British PM Brown: 'I will not walk away'updated: Fri Jun 05 2009 12:08:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown issued a defiant response to calls for his resignation Friday saying he "will not walk away" despite heavy election losses and a raft of high profile resignations that forced a Cabinet reshuffle.

UK minister quits, calls for Brown's resignationupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 05:48:00

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Thursday he was "disappointed" over the resignation of his work and pensions secretary, the third Cabinet minister to step down in as many days.

British MP cut adrift over $24,000 expense claimupdated: Thu May 14 2009 11:03:00

Britain's ruling Labour Party cut ties Thursday with a top member of parliament who admitted guilt in an escalating parliamentary expenses scandal.

Fortune: Stanford scandal sets Antigua on edgeupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 09:34:00

Antigua is usually filled with the sounds of birds chirping and fronds rustling, but the hum of paradise is lately disrupted by more than the latest financial scandal. As the country closes in on a critical national election, bullhorned cars wind down the narrow lanes blaring support for the incumbent United Progressive Party and the once mighty Antigua Labour Party. The name of R. Allen Stanford (Sir Stanford to locals) is heard as well. The knighted businessman isn't running for office, but his close ties to the Labour Party could have a decisive influence on this tight race.

Can Brown keep his job?updated: Mon Sep 22 2008 05:19:00

Britain's governing Labour Party is in dire trouble. CNN's Robin Oakley reports that many want its leader to quit.

Analysis: Can things get any worse for Brown?updated: Mon Sep 22 2008 05:19:00

At the height of the troubles over the near-collapse of the Northern Rock bank a minister walked into the British Treasury and asked "How's it going?"

UK economy 'at 60-year low,' minister warnsupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 08:01:00

The UK is facing the worst economic conditions for 60 years and the current crisis will be "more profound and long-lasting" than expected, British finance minister Alistair Darling warned Saturday. Lost: Labour's Love for Brownupdated: Fri May 23 2008 13:00:00

Just when the party thought the worst was over, it loses a once solid seat in a by-election. Now, the backbenchers are getting restless UK Tories Win in Special Electionupdated: Fri May 23 2008 12:00:00

Britain's Conservatives crushed the governing Labour Party in a special election that underlined the deepening unpopularity of Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government Cherie Blair Pens Autobiographyupdated: Sat May 10 2008 20:00:00

Tony Blair considered not running for a third term as British prime minister but his wife and others persuaded him it would be seen as an admission that he had been wrong about the Iraq war, she says in her newly published autobiography

UK election result nightmareupdated: Fri May 02 2008 18:37:00

UK's Labour Party appears to be taking a drubbing. CNN's Robin Oakley explains. Labour Loses London updated: Fri May 02 2008 18:30:00

Conservative Boris Johnson wins the mayor's office in a rout of Britain's ruling party in local elections

UK PM faces election results nightmare updated: Fri May 02 2008 07:57:00

Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown's leadership is under pressure after his party suffered its worst local election results for a generation.

Eccentric duo battle in London vote updated: Thu May 01 2008 16:51:00

The contest to be London's mayor, running a city of about 13 million people, has come at a crucial moment in British politics. It could help determine the outcome of the next general election.

Johnson arrives to voteupdated: Thu May 01 2008 16:51:00

London mayoral candidate Boris Johnson arrives at a polling station. Money Scandal Adds to Brown's Woes updated: Fri Nov 30 2007 08:00:00

Gordon Brown always wanted to emulate his predecessor Tony Blair. But being investigated wasn't what he had in mind

UK asks: What kind of man is new PM?updated: Tue Jun 26 2007 08:24:00

When Tony Blair strode across a Manchester stage on Sunday June 24 and declared, "the new leader of the Labour Party, Gordon Brown," it was the moment his Downing Street neighbor had been waiting for, with growing impatience, for 13 years.

Blair backs Brown leadership bidupdated: Fri May 11 2007 04:48:00

Gordon Brown has launched his campaign to be Britain's next prime minister, a day after Tony Blair announced he would stand down in June. Earlier, Blair delivered a ringing endorsement of Brown, who has served as his finance minister since 1997.

Blair's modernizing legacy weighed down by warupdated: Thu May 10 2007 08:08:00

On a heady night in May 1997, a boyish Tony Blair -- triumphant and smiling -- greeted his giddy, flag-waving supporters, as the catchy pop tune "Things Can Only Get Better" played in the background.

Blair: My political journey is overupdated: Thu May 10 2007 05:47:00

Tony Blair announced Thursday he would step down as Labour Party leader and British prime minister, defending his record during his decade in power, but adding "my apologies to you for the times I've fallen short."

Facts: Life and times of Tony Blairupdated: Thu May 10 2007 05:18:00

As Tony Blair's time in office draws to a close, here are some key facts about Britain's long-serving prime minister.

Blair set to announce departureupdated: Wed May 09 2007 23:02:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair met with his Cabinet Thursday morning ahead of an expected midday announcement that he will stand down as Labour Party leader and prime minister after a decade in power.

Blair faces final electoral testupdated: Thu May 03 2007 04:58:00

Prime Minister Tony Blair led his beleaguered Labour Party into electoral combat for the final time Thursday in local and regional elections that, amid his unpopularity, could put Scotland on the road toward independence from the rest of Britain.

Funds scandal: Police quiz Blairupdated: Thu Dec 14 2006 08:36:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been questioned by police in connection with a political fundraising scandal, his spokesperson said.

Blair tells Labour Party 'it's right to let go'updated: Tue Sep 26 2006 05:52:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has addressed the Labour Party for the last time as its leader, saying "it's the right time to go" and calling on members to continue the reforms of the past decade in order to win a fourth term in government.

Blair: I will resign within a yearupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 00:10:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he will resign from office within a year, but has refused to set a date for his departure.

Blair deputy in Bush insult stormupdated: Thu Aug 17 2006 04:56:00

Tony Blair's deputy John Prescott denied Thursday a report he called U.S. President George W. Bush "crap" and "a cowboy."

Rumsfeld vindicatedupdated: Thu Jun 22 2006 16:32:00

Awash as we are in the cranky appraisals of our war in Iraq and the congressional projects to end it summarily, we have every reason to conclude that for some Americans a real war is not nearly as amusing as one produced in Hollywood. A real war is a lot more difficult to script than a war headed for the silver screen. Inopportune events take place. Even uncovenanted happenings occur. During World War II more than 14,000 American POWs died in German and Japanese hands. President Franklin Roosevelt had not anticipated such brutal treatment. Other unanticipated enormities took place, for instance, the dithering in the hedgerows of France after the D-Day landings. Still, no congressional investigations were convened to distract our leaders from bringing the war to a diplomatically viable conclusion.

Blair: I will not set leaving dateupdated: Mon May 08 2006 06:20:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair told his monthly news conference that to set a date for his retirement would "paralyze" the working of his government.

Iraq crisis adds to Blair's woesupdated: Sun May 07 2006 08:05:00

Critics of the Iraq war have urged UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to resign after a helicopter crash killed up to five British soldiers in Basra.

UK has first woman foreign secretaryupdated: Fri May 05 2006 07:12:00

Margaret Beckett, who once briefly led the Labour Party -- the first woman to do so -- has become Britain's first woman foreign secretary following a major Cabinet reshuffle.

Embattled Blair axes top ministersupdated: Fri May 05 2006 03:48:00

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair axed his under-fire law and order minister and demoted his foreign secretary in a wide-ranging Cabinet reshuffle after his party was humiliated in regional elections.

Blair suffers local poll defeatupdated: Thu May 04 2006 01:46:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair's embattled Labour Party suffered major losses in local elections in England, which could increase pressure on Blair to announce a date for stepping down as prime minister.

Tyrrell: Why Tony Blair should stayupdated: Thu Mar 23 2006 11:04:00

The Economist, Britain's venerable weekly news magazine, has called on Prime Minister Tony Blair to resign. The magazine's political leaning in the United Kingdom is to the right of the newsweeklies in the United States. In fact, the Economist's political position is right of center, though it is very fastidious about the positions it takes. Reading it is somewhat like reading the official voice of the Vatican, though with none of the puckish humor of L'Osservatore Romano. At any rate, I read the Economist regularly and enjoy it, but calling on Blair to resign strikes me as a publicity stunt, except that the editors of the Economist see themselves as above such opportunism, much as the Pope sees himself as above such opportunism.

Calls for 'Big Brother' MP to quitupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 05:55:00

Controversial British MP George Galloway was facing calls from angry constituents to resign his post after being evicted from the reality TV show "Celebrity Big Brother."

Blair apology to ejected hecklerupdated: Thu Sep 29 2005 08:36:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologized to an 82-year-old man who was thrown out of the Labour Party's annual meeting after heckling Foreign Secretary Jack Straw over the Iraq war.

Labour welcomes back Iraq hecklerupdated: Thu Sep 29 2005 03:46:00

Britain's Labour Party has given a hero's welcome at its annual meeting to an 82-year-old man who was thrown out after heckling Foreign Secretary Jack Straw over the Iraq war.

CNNMoney: Asia-Pacific stocks end mostly higherupdated: Mon Sep 19 2005 05:52:00

Asian markets generally rose Monday as two of the largest exchanges, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng, were closed for holidays.

Blair faces test with legislationupdated: Tue May 17 2005 07:42:00

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has unveiled controversial plans for national identity cards and other anti-terror measures as part of a raft of proposals for his third term in office.

Blair backs referring Iran to U.N.updated: Thu May 12 2005 06:48:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he would support Iran being referred to the U.N. Security Council if Tehran breached its nuclear obligations.

Blair confronts his criticsupdated: Wed May 11 2005 04:10:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has faced down his critics at a packed meeting of Labour MPs at the start of a new session of parliament.

Parties struggle to spin victoryupdated: Mon May 09 2005 06:47:00

Politicians wouldn't be politicians unless they could see a silver lining in every cloud.

Blair 'will defy calls to quit'updated: Mon May 09 2005 03:51:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair was finalizing his third-term ministerial appointments Monday as he moved to face down calls for him to quit.

Labour MPs: Blair must go soonupdated: Sun May 08 2005 07:31:00

Labour MPs have begun to call on Tony Blair to quit Downing Street long before he completes a full third term at Number 10.

Blair shuffles Cabinet after historic victoryupdated: Fri May 06 2005 07:05:00

Tony Blair, elected to a historic third term as Britain's prime minister, announced his Cabinet changes after acknowledging that the Iraq war was "a deeply divisive issue" that hurt his Labour Party.

UK papers: 'Bloody nose' for Blairupdated: Fri May 06 2005 06:38:00

Britain's robust press reacted in predictable fashion to Thursday's re-election of Tony Blair's Labour government, with many saying the prime minister's reduced majority was a backlash to the war in Iraq and predicting his days at No. 10 Downing Street were numbered.

Blair back with reduced majorityupdated: Fri May 06 2005 01:40:00

Prime Minister Tony Blair has won a historic third term for his Labour Party -- but with his authority dented by a reduced majority in parliament.

Shock win for Labour Iraq rebelupdated: Fri May 06 2005 00:55:00

A fiercely anti-war lawmaker expelled from Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party won re-election to parliament as an independent, saying in an angry acceptance speech, "Mr. Blair, this is for Iraq."

PM hears soldier's father attackupdated: Thu May 05 2005 22:12:00

Prime Minister Tony Blair was forced to stand and listen in the background as a father whose son was killed in Iraq criticized his going to war.

Tories right option, says Thatcherupdated: Thu May 05 2005 21:26:00

The Conservative Party is still the right option for Britain, Baroness Thatcher insisted in a rare interview screened on CNN.

Blair's secret weapon: Brown's recordupdated: Wed May 04 2005 11:31:00

In classical mythology, the giant Atlas had the task of bearing the heavens on his shoulders -- a task requiring not only heavy lifting but also a finely tuned sense of balance.

Strain starts to show on Blairupdated: Tue May 03 2005 07:49:00

Who was that ageing figure with his wispy, graying hair and lined face buying an ice cream on the campaign trail for Chancellor Gordon Brown?

Families of soldiers attack Blairupdated: Tue May 03 2005 05:22:00

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is facing renewed criticism over his decision to send troops to Iraq as he heads into the final days of an election campaign.

And the winner is ... Gordon Brownupdated: Mon May 02 2005 09:23:00

Three days to go and already this election campaign has thrown up one sure-fire winner.

Blair keeps healthy lead in pollsupdated: Mon May 02 2005 05:04:00

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party retained a healthy lead in opinion polls published Monday, as the national election campaign entered its final three days.

Vote row over 'Blair lied' remarksupdated: Wed Apr 27 2005 07:49:00

British opposition leader Michael Howard has been defending his personal attacks on Prime Minister Tony Blair, in which he has accused him of lying over the war in Iraq.

Blair plays down 'half-time' leadupdated: Tue Apr 26 2005 11:50:00

Conservative leader Michael Howard says publicly that his party is 2-0 down at half-time in the British election. Is that a "Beware of the Underdog" warning, a plea for sympathy or a shrewd election tactic?

Iraq factor: Blair's 34 wordsupdated: Mon Apr 25 2005 09:36:00

In the run-up to the war in Iraq, British intelligence agents worked to find out what weapons Saddam Hussein may or may not have had.

Does Howard regret dumping the blond?updated: Mon Apr 25 2005 09:20:00

The best thing about banging your head against the wall is when you get to stop doing so. Ten days out from polling day Britain's politicians must know the feeling.

'Black hole' swallows tax pledgesupdated: Fri Apr 22 2005 07:53:00

Home Secretary Charles Clarke likes his food, and it shows, so much so that the tabloid newspapers have taken to calling him "two pizzas" Clarke.

UK top-selling paper backs Blairupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 04:55:00

There was a new boost for Prime Minister Tony Blair when Britain's biggest selling newspaper said it was backing him for re-election.

A-Z of British election issuesupdated: Wed Apr 20 2005 07:28:00

A is for Advertising, which at election times more than ever reminds us of George Orwell's definition of the trade: "The rattling of sticks in swill buckets."

Europe no star as election issueupdated: Tue Apr 19 2005 09:02:00

British insularity, and self-belief, was famously demonstrated by the old 1940s newspaper headline: "Fog in Channel: Continent cut off." But something similar seems to be happening in this election. Europe has been cut off again for the duration of the contest.

Tory leader Howard under pressureupdated: Tue Apr 19 2005 08:26:00

UK Conservative party leader Michael Howard was under pressure Tuesday with his party flagging in opinion polls and being attacked for his tough stand on immigration and asylum seekers.

Polls make election clear as mudupdated: Mon Apr 18 2005 09:45:00

Voters have not yet been shaken or stirred in this so far rather mechanical election. But they must certainly be utterly bemused by the figures thrown at them.

Iraq looms over UK election battleupdated: Mon Apr 18 2005 08:44:00

Iraq is featuring as a major issue in the UK election battle with several candidates from a new anti-war party standing against prominent MPs in Prime Minister Tony Blair's ruling Labour party.

Blair playing the 'team player'updated: Wed Apr 13 2005 12:45:00

Conservative leader Michael Howard has been chiding Tony Blair for being all words and no action. Risky then that Labour's manifesto, launched Wednesday, stretched to 112 pages compared with the 38 pages of Howard's own offering. But they were smaller pages.

Blair unveils election platformupdated: Wed Apr 13 2005 05:41:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has unveiled his party's list of promises for the election he hopes will make history by giving his center-left Labour party a third consecutive term.

Tories slam Blair 'broken pledges'updated: Mon Apr 11 2005 04:38:00

British opposition leader Michael Howard has attacked Prime Minister Tony Blair's "broken promises," saying: "I'm going into battle for Britain."

Day Two: Howard up, up, up?updated: Thu Apr 07 2005 06:58:00

The final prime minister's question time of the 2001-2005 Parliament was a clear points victory for Conservative leader Michael Howard.

Blair moves to calm Brown talkupdated: Wed Apr 06 2005 05:06:00

Prime Minister Tony Blair sought to calm pre-election tensions inside his party with a hint that chief finance minister Gordon Brown would stay in his post if Labour wins the May 5 poll.

Blair head-to-head with opponentupdated: Wed Apr 06 2005 04:33:00

Prime Minister Tony Blair went head to head with Conservative challenger Michael Howard in lively exchanges in parliament with an election campaign in Britain firmly under way.

Polls show Blair lead slashedupdated: Tue Apr 05 2005 04:06:00

Britain's opposition Conservative party has narrowed the gap on Prime Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party, a clutch of opinion polls published Tuesday showed.

Blair calls election for May 5updated: Tue Apr 05 2005 03:19:00

Prime Minister Tony Blair has called Britain's general election for May 5 after seeing the queen to ask for the dissolution of parliament.

Analysis: Can Blair make it three in a row?updated: Sat Apr 02 2005 09:30:00

Tony Blair took Labour back to power after 18 years with a landslide victory in 1997. He did it again in 2001. But can he achieve his ambition of becoming the first leader in his party's history to win it three full terms in a row?

Tory official fired in cuts rowupdated: Fri Mar 25 2005 05:01:00

Britain's Conservative party leader has fired a former deputy chairman as a candidate at the next election for implying the party was concealing its true spending plans from voters.

Nazi row mayor 'to express regret'updated: Sun Feb 20 2005 09:34:00

London Mayor Ken Livingstone is expected to express regret this week for comparing a Jewish newspaper reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard, his deputy said Sunday.

Blair to Nazi row mayor: Say sorryupdated: Wed Feb 16 2005 05:20:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on London Mayor Ken Livingstone to apologize for a tirade in which he accused a Jewish reporter of behaving like a Nazi concentration camp guard.

Blair seeks to crush talk of feudupdated: Mon Jan 10 2005 06:45:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told lawmakers from his ruling Labour Party he will not allow anything to wreck its unity as reports intensify of a rift with chief finance minister Gordon Brown.

Test for Blair-Bush relationship updated: Tue Nov 09 2004 13:39:00

Just how pleased was Tony Blair to see George W. Bush returned for a second U.S. presidential term? And just how much of a payoff will Bush give the British prime minister for his loyal support on Iraq and other issues?

MPs vent Iraq troops fury on Blairupdated: Wed Oct 20 2004 05:12:00

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has forecast more violence in Iraq ahead of planned January elections but says he has not yet decided on a U.S. request for back-up from UK troops.

Blair 'fine' after heart treatmentupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 02:40:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has arrived home saying he felt "absolutely fine" after successfully undergoing treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat.

Profile of Tony Blairupdated: Thu Sep 30 2004 18:04:00

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since May 1, 1997.

Blair: No apology for Iraq warupdated: Tue Sep 28 2004 03:42:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has refused to apologize for the Iraq war but admitted that the intelligence on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction "turned out to be wrong."

Blair under party's Iraq spotlightupdated: Mon Sep 27 2004 04:06:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is once again being dogged by events in Iraq as he faces the last conference of his Labour Party before next spring's expected national elections.

Blair: Labour will win third termupdated: Sat Jul 24 2004 08:53:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair says his Labour Party is poised to win a historic third term in power.

EU comeback for Blair allyupdated: Fri Jul 23 2004 05:11:00

Prime Minister Tony Blair has tapped his old ally and European enthusiast Peter Mandelson -- who twice resigned under a cloud from ministerial posts -- as Britain's new EU commissioner.

Blair: UK won't pull out of EUupdated: Tue Jun 15 2004 07:02:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair, reacting to big election gains by anti-European Union candidates, has pledged to keep the UK within the 25-nation bloc.

Blair punished at British pollsupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 03:56:00

In a stinging backlash to Prime Minister Tony Blair, Britain's ruling Labour Party has suffered heavy losses in local elections.

Blair sorry over poll outcomeupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 01:06:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologized to Labour Party councillors who lost in local elections, acknowledging the shadow cast by Iraq.

Blair's Super Thursday testupdated: Thu Jun 10 2004 04:11:00

For British Prime Minister Tony Blair, it was Super Thursday.

Fortune: The sentence you love to hate, Looney Tunes at Exxon, the case for a martini, and other matters. GREAT MOMENTS IN GENDER EQUITYupdated: Mon Nov 28 1994 00:01:00

Labour Party officials have made an impromptu ruling on whether a man who has a sex change operation is a "woman". . . Last week's confirmation that up to 50 Labour parliamentary candidates in winn...

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