David Cameron missed prime minister's questions to be with his dying father Wednesday, depriving lawmakers of their first chance to grill him in public since the revival of a scandal involving his top public relations aide.
Within hours of his appointment, Britain's new prime minister, David Cameron, immediately began forming his coalition government overnight, appointing several Liberal Democrat leaders to Cabinet posts along with members of his own Conservative Party.
British premier Gordon Brown's offer to step down as part of a deal to entice the Liberal Democrats into a coalition government with Labour rather than David Cameron's Conservatives provoked a mixed reaction in the UK press Tuesday.
For years his party has been an also-ran in British elections, but a scandal and a debate have put Nick Clegg in a position no Liberal Democrat party leader has held in recent memory: potential kingmaker.
Elections, the American commentator H.L. Mencken once insisted, are the process in which all the parties rush around the country insisting that the others are unfit to govern, and in the end they are all proved right.
The tightening race to the May 6 general elections has increased the likelihood of a hung parliament in the United Kingdom, but Conservative Party leader David Cameron isn't ready to talk about striking deals yet.
Gordon Brown looked like a mouldy cheese, David Cameron a fleshy buttock and Nick Clegg a scrambled egg. Britain's newspapers pulled no punches as they summed up the last of the country's pre-election leadership debates in typically ribald fashion.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown fought to hold on to his job Thursday in a debate against the two men who hope to replace him, David Cameron of the Conservative Party and Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats.