UK politics

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) attends a ceremonial welcome for the President of Singapore Tony Tan, and his wife, at Horse Guards Parade in London. The President and his wife will be guests of Queen Elizabeth during the first state visit of a Singapore President to Britain.

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Prime Minister David Cameron (L) attends a ceremonial welcome for the president of Singapore Tony Tan, and his wife, at Horse Guards Parade in London. The president and his wife will be guests of Queen Elizabeth during the first state visit of a Singapore president to Britain.

NHS workers hold placards during a strike, outside St Pancras Hospital in London. Thousands of health workers in Britain went on strike on Monday to protest against a pay freeze, the first walk out over pay in the country's state-run National Health Service (NHS) for over thirty years.

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NHS workers hold placards during a strike, outside St Pancras Hospital in London. Thousands of health workers in Britain went on strike on Monday to protest against a pay freeze, the first walk out over pay in the country’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) for over thirty years.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage looks out of the window of the UKIP campaign headquarters in Clacton, after last night's by-election victory.

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Ukip leader Nigel Farage looks out of the window of the Ukip campaign headquarters in Clacton on Friday, after the night before’s by-election victory

Clacton-On-Sea Parliamentary By-Election...CLACTON-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09:  United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) candidate Douglas Carswell (L) stands with party leader Nigel Farage on October 9, 2014 in Clacton-on-Sea, England.  Polls have opened in the by-election which is being held after the sitting Conservative party Member of Parliament Douglas Carswell defected to UKIP.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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United Kingdom Independence Party candidate Douglas Carswell stands with party leader Nigel Farage in Clacton-on-Sea, England. Polls have opened in the by-election which is being held after the sitting Conservative party Member of Parliament Douglas Carswell defected to UKIP. 

 Three generations on the military, Chelsea Pensioner Albert Willis, Yeoman Warder Paul Cunilffe and Captain of the Grenadier Guard Joe Robinson plant poppies at the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red evolving art installation at the Tower of London on October 9, 2014 in London, England. 888,246 poppies will be planted in the moat by volunteers with the last poppy being planted on the 11th November 2014. Each poppy represents a British or Colonial fatality in the First World War. The poppies are for sale with 10% plus all net proceeds going to six service charities.

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Three generations on the military, Chelsea Pensioner Albert Willis, Yeoman Warder Paul Cunilffe and Captain of the Grenadier Guard Joe Robinson plant poppies at the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red evolving art installation at the Tower of London on Thursday in London, England

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, says farewell to the Democrat conference in Glasgow.

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Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, says farewell to the conference in Glasgow.

Outgoing party president, Tim Farron MP, speaks at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.

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Outgoing party president, Tim Farron MP, speaks at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg with Business Secretary, Vince Cable in the audience prior to Vince  Cable making his keynote speech at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Glasgow.

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Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg with Business Secretary, Vince Cable in the audience prior to Vince Cable making his keynote speech at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Glasgow.

Delegates browse the Liberal Democrat merchandise stand at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow this morning.

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Liberal Democrat merchandise on sale at the Lib Dem conference in Glasgow on Monday 

British Prime Minster, David Cameron, with his wife Samantha, following his closing speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.

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British Prime Minster, David Cameron, with his wife Samantha, following his closing speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.