UK politics

Anti-foxhunting protesters let off flares outside the Houses of Parliament, London, as a vote to relax the fox-hunting ban in England and Wales has been postponed after the Scottish National Party's decision to take part in the division made defeat almost certain. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 14, 2015. The controversial vote, scheduled for Wednesday, would have brought the law south of the border in line with that in Scotland, where an unlimited number of dogs can be used to "flush out" a fox to be shot, compared to just two in England and Wales.

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Anti-foxhunting protesters let off flares outside the Houses of Parliament, London, as a vote to relax the fox-hunting ban in England and Wales has been postponed after the Scottish National Party’s decision to take part in the division made defeat almost certain on Tuesday

Chancellor, George Osborne, leaves Downing street to deliver the Budget on Wednesday. The first Budget after the Conservative party won the General Election in May B

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Chancellor, George Osborne, leaves Downing street to deliver the Budget on Wednesday. The first Budget after the Conservative party won the General Election in May

Luisa Avietti puts the finishing touches to a mural of Ed Sheeran made out of 13,000 ticket stubs, which has been created by StubHub to celebrate the British singer being revealed as the hottest act appearing in the UK this summer, in London's Russell Square. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 22, 2015. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire

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Luisa Avietti puts the finishing touches to a mural of Ed Sheeran made out of 13,000 ticket stubs, which has been created by StubHub to celebrate the British singer being revealed as the hottest act appearing in the UK this summer, in London’s Russell Square 

UKIP's leader, Nigel Farage, enjoys a pint of masterbrew in a pub in Westminster as UKIP launched their Euro referendum campaign.

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UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage, in a pub in Westminster as UKIP launched their Euro referendum campaign 

Campaigners calling for the introduction of a Robin Hood Tax dressed as Chancellor George Osborne and city bankers take part in a demonstration outside Mansion House, in the City of London, ahead of Lord Mayor of the City of London's annual Bankers and Merchants Dinner, attended by Chancellor George Osborne and Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney

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Campaigners calling for the introduction of a Robin Hood Tax dressed as Chancellor George Osborne and city bankers take part in a demonstration outside Mansion House, in the City of London, ahead of Lord Mayor of the City of London’s annual Bankers and Merchants Dinner, attended by Chancellor George Osborne and Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney on Wednesday

***BESTPIX*** Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Visits New York City School

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sits with students while visiting a school in New York City. Since taking over from Alex Salmond as the first minister from Scotland, this is the first time Sturgeon has represented Scotland in the United States.

VE Day 70th Anniversary Day One...LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08:  (L-R) Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Prime Minister David Cameron prepare to place a wreath during a tribute at the Cenotaph to begin three days of national commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day on May 8, 2015 in London, England. Leaders of the United Kingdom are gathering together after the country went to the polls yesterday and voted to keep Conservative party leader David Cameron as Prime Minister. Great Britain now starts three days of national commemorations of street parties, concerts and other events across the country to remember the end of World War II in Europe.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Prime Minister David Cameron prepare to place a wreath during a tribute at the Cenotaph to begin three days of national commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day in London, England. Leaders of the United Kingdom are gathering together after the country went to the polls yesterday and voted to keep Conservative party leader David Cameron as Prime Minister. Great Britain now starts three days of national commemorations of street parties, concerts and other events across the country to remember the end of World War II in Europe.

Opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband speaks during a press conference at which he announced his resignation as head of the party.

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Opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband speaks during a press conference at which he announced his resignation as head of the party.

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A supporter holds a card for Ed Miliband, who has resigned as leader of the Labour party after an unexpectedly heavy defeat in the UK general election

Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon reacts to results at the Glasgow election count

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Leader of the Scottish National party, Nicola Sturgeon reacts to results at the Glasgow election count at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow after the polls closed in the UK general election.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha return to 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, May 8, 2015.  The Conservative Party surged to a surprisingly commanding lead in Britain's parliamentary election, with returns Friday backing an exit poll's prediction that Prime Minister David Cameron would remain in 10 Downing Street. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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David Cameron and his wife Samantha return to 10 Downing Street in London after the Conservative party surged to a commanding lead in Britain’s parliamentary election. 

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Larry the cat waits outside 10 Downing Street, London

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Nuns leave a polling station after voting in London as Britain holds a general election. Polls opened today in Britain’s closest general election for decades with voters deciding between the Conservative party, headed by prime minister David Cameron; the Labour party, headed by Ed Miliband and a host of smaller parties.

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne drinks a mug of tea during a visit to the DPD parcels depot in Raunds...Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne drinks a mug of tea during a visit to the DPD parcels depot in Raunds, Britain May 6, 2015. Britain will go to the polls in a national election on May 7. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne drinks a mug of tea during a visit to the DPD parcels depot in Raunds, Britain. Britain will go to the polls in a national election on Thursday. 

General Election 2015 campaign - May 5th...PizzaExpress undated handout photo of pizzas they have created to show portraits of the leaders of the main political parties (left to right David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg) to celebrate this year's General Election campaign.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday May 5, 2015. The Prime Minister's portrait uses 89 olives to illustrate his customary dark suit and three stems of asparagus for his tie with the Deputy PM uses a variety of peppers in all his party colours. The leader of the opposition's pizza portrait features LabourĂ­s party colour using chillies, red peppers, cherry tomatoes and pepperoni. Photo credit should read: PizzaExpress/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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Pizza Express has created pizzas showing portraits of the leaders of the main political parties (left to right David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg) to celebrate this year’s General Election campaign. The prime minister’s portrait uses 89 olives to illustrate his customary dark suit and three stems of asparagus for his tie, while the deputy PM’s image uses a variety of peppers in his party colours. The leader of the opposition’s pizza portrait features Labour’s party colour using chillies, red peppers, cherry tomatoes and pepperoni 

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron walks back onto his Conservative Party campaign bus after a factory visit whilst campaigning in Pendle in northern England, Britain...Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron walks back onto his Conservative Party campaign bus after a factory visit whilst campaigning in Pendle in northern England, Britain, May 1, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron walks back onto his Conservative Party campaign bus after a factory visit whilst campaigning in Pendle in northern England 

Conservative Party supporters wear Nicola Sturgeon masks during a photocall in Victoria Tower Gardens on Friday in London, England. The stunt was to warn of the risk of any possible coalition between the Labour Party and the SNP

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Conservative Party supporters wear Nicola Sturgeon masks during a photocall in Victoria Tower Gardens on Friday in London, England. The stunt was to warn of the risk of any possible coalition between the Labour Party and the SNP

ut On The Campaign Trail With Ian Paisley Junior...BALLYMONEY, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 29:  Democratic Unionist Party Westminster candidate Ian Paisley Jr jumps over a roundabout sign whilst out canvassing on April 29, 2015 in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. Son of the late Ian Paisley, founder of the DUP and former Northern Ireland First Minister, Paisley Jr successfully ran to succeed his father as the Westminster MP for North Antrim in the 2010 UK general election, winning 46.4% of the vote share. Political observers have suggested that the DUP, with a probable 8-10 Westminster seats could have an influential role to play if the General Election results in a hung parliment. The DUP has said that they are open to working with either the Conservatives or the Labour party.  (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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Democratic Unionist Party Westminster candidate Ian Paisley Jr jumps over a roundabout sign whilst out canvassing in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. Son of the late Ian Paisley 

Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, launches her party's final poster at a campaign event in Leith Walk Edinburgh, Scotland...Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, launches her party's final poster at a campaign event in Leith Walk Edinburgh, Scotland, April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, launches her party’s final poster at a campaign event in Leith Walk Edinburgh, Scotland 

in London prior to delivering a speech on the economy.

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Labour leader, Ed Miliband, arrives at the Royal Institute of British Architects prior to delivering a speech on the economy .