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Despite majority, UK's Cameron faces Conservative rebellion

...of Scotland and membership in the EU. The Conservatives now have a tiny majority - holding just over half of the House of Commons' 650 seats - meaning that a dozen defiant Tories could potentially derail important policies.Rebellion has long...
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Conservatives surprisingly strong in UK election

...coalition that has governed since 2010. The poll put the two parties' total at 326 - just over half the 650 seats in the House of Commons.Cameron could also seek support from the right-of-center Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland, who had...
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Britain's UKIP drops candidate for saying he'd shoot rival

...election that polls suggest is too close to call. Neither the Conservatives nor Labour look likely to win a majority of House of Commons seats, and their poll ratings have barely shifted during the monthlong campaign, with each supported by about a...
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Today in History for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

...with the Wind," starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, had its world premiere in Atlanta.In 1964, Canada's House of Commons approved dropping the country's "Red Ensign" flag in favor of a new design, the "Maple Leaf" flag.In 1965...
This Day in History of the Virgin Mary. In 1940, in his first speech as prime minister of Britain, Winston Churchill told the House of Commons, "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." In 1958, Vice President Nixon's limousine was...
This Day in History's first ethnic Indian premier. In 2004, two men hurled purple flour at British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the House of Commons. Manmohan Singh, a 71-year-old technocrat, was named India's new prime minister.
Accommodation of lies

...not have evidence of said weapons. Robin Cook, former British foreign secretary, who resigned as leader of the House of Commons to protest the war, told the BBC, "The war was sold on the basis of what was described as a pre-emptive strike...
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...6-1, 6-3, 6-2, in the Wimbledon final to win his second Grand Slam title. In the world In 1969, Canada's House of Commons gave final approval to a measure making the French language equal to English throughout the national government...

Due to a reporter's error, a story in Friday's Empire about a British Columbia mine misstated the titles for members of Canada's House of Commons. They are members, not ministers.
This Day in History

...killed when a Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashed near Madrid's Barajas Airport. In 1985, the British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord giving Dublin a consultative role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland...


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