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 Prospects for the UK Economy and Financial Markets
Prospects for the UK Economy and Financial Markets /carbs/econ/matthewsk/imb/imb03/sld043.htm

 The Music Factory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
TMF (The Music Factory) is a pop music television channel that operates in the Netherlands (TMF NL), Belgium (TMF Vlaanderen) and the United Kingdom (and Ireland) (TMF UK).
TMF UK is also available in some cable packages in Ireland; in Dublin it was on a shared channel with Nickelodeon, before being replaced on the basic cable service by the Paramount Comedy Channel.
TMF UK started in 2002 as a counter against Emap's The Hits request music channel on Freeview. /wiki/TMF   (390 words)

 Birmingham UK on Wikipedia for the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom
Birmingham is a multi-cultural city, with a large population from the Indian sub-continent and Carribean, according to the 2001 census 29.7% of the population of Birmingham is non-white.
Birmingham is connected to London and the south, and the north-east of England and to Scotland by the M6 motorway.
Birmingham's skilled workforce, and the fact that Birmingham was located near the coalfields of Staffordshire, meant that the town grew rapidly during the Industrial revolution. /wikipedia/index.html   (390 words)

 Marvel UK - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marvel UK had begun to weaken in this time and it was on a visit to the UK that Stan Lee headhunted Dez Skinn to revamp the ailing company.
Marvel UK had began publishing a weekly Star Wars title after the film was released in the UK in early 1978.
By 1982 Marvel UK had almost completely stopped publishing weekly titles and moved mainly to monthly titles such as The Daredevils (featuring Moore and Davis's Captain Britain) and The Mighty World Of Marvel, which by now was firmly established as a monthly title. /wiki/Marvel_UK   (1812 words)

 UK Horizons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UK Horizons was a British television channel operated by UKTV showing mainly BBC documentaries.
It was launched on 1 November 1997 along with UK Arena and UK Style.
It took its name from the BBC series Horizon, which formed a staple of its output in the early years. /wiki/UK_Horizons   (127 words)

 Safeway (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Safeway was a chain of 479 supermarkets and convenience stores in the UK that is now part of Wm Morrison Supermarkets.
The chain was founded in the UK in 1962 as a subsidiary of the US retailer Safeway Inc. The parent company was acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, or KKR in 1986, and in the following year, the UK business was sold to Argyll Stores, which then changed its name to Safeway plc in 1996.
The last of the 219 Safeway stores to be converted re-opened on 24 November 2005, while any remaining stores not suitable for conversion or sale were closed by 26 November 2005. /wiki/Safeway_(UK)   (1153 words)

 UK rebate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rebate was negotiated by UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1984.
The UK rebate is a rebate on the UK's contribution to the EU budget paid back to the UK government by the European Union.
[1] In comparison, the UK budget rebate for 2005 is scheduled to be approx €5.5bn. /wiki/UK_rebate   (866 words)

 Whig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Whigs were those who supported the exclusion of James II and VII from the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland (the "Petitioners") and the Tories were those who opposed it (the Abhorrers).
The Whig view led to serious distortions in later views of 17th century history, as Macaulay and his followers attempted to fit the complex factional politics of the Restoration into the neat categories of early 19th century political divisions.
It was around this time that the great Whig historian Thomas Babington Macaulay began to promulgate what would later be coined the Whig view of history, in which all of English history was seen as leading up to the culminating moment of the passage of Lord Grey's reform bill. /wiki/Whig_Party_(UK)   (866 words)

 Stonewall (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although Stonewall was set up to be a professional lobbying organisation rather than a membership organisation, it has diversified into areas such as policy development for the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people since Labour came into power.
Stonewall Scotland has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow and Stonewall Cymru is based in both Cardiff and Bangor in North Wales.
Former Stonewall campaigner Chris Morris left the organisation in 1999 after becoming frustrated with the way the organisation was changing. /wiki/Stonewall_(UK)   (693 words)

 Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For example, in the Constitution of Australia, most of its fundamental political principles and regulations concerning the relationship between branches of government, and concerning the government and the individual are codified in a single document, the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia.
A "constitutional violation" is an action or legislative act that is judged by a constitutional court to be contary to the constitution, that is, "unconstitutional".
The United States Constitution of 1787 (ratified 1789) which was heavily influenced by the (considerably modified) Magna Carta, plus the writings of Polybius, Locke, Montesquieu, and others, is often considered the oldest codified national constitution in the modern sense, and in any case remains the oldest such document still in effect. /wiki/Constitution   (693 words)

 Metropolitan Police Service - History
The archive collection includes items reflecting the life of London, often as seen through the eyes of the Police Service dealing with social change in the city streets and ordinary lives of people at times of crisis.
This definitive encyclopedia covers 170 years of Scotland Yard's policing history, illustrated with over 250 images from the Metropolitan Police archives.
As a tribute to the many members of the Metropolitan Police Service who have given their lives in the course of policing London, the names contained in the Roll of Honour are set out here /history   (693 words)

 Hotel Jobs and Seasonal Employment for Backpackers in the UK
Hotel Jobs and Seasonal Employment for Backpackers in the UK Live-in Jobs for Backpackers in the UK!
Dee Cooper has been finding travellers and backpackers seasonal and summer employment across the UK since 1996.
Or if you are looking for a London Pub Job visit   (693 words)

 Parliament of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Factortame case, the European Court of Justice ruled that UK courts could have powers to overturn legislation contravening EU law.
Parliament controls the executive by passing or rejecting its Bills and by forcing Ministers of the Crown to answer for their actions, either at "Question Time" or during meetings of the parliamentary committees.
Under the Parliament Act, if the House of Commons passes a public bill in two successive sessions, and the House of Lords rejects them both times, then the Commons may direct that the bill be presented to the Sovereign for his or her Assent, disregarding the rejection of the Bill in the House of Lords. /wiki/UK_Parliament   (6947 words)

 Encyclopedia article: UK rebate
One of the main reasons why a rebate was demanded is because a high proportion of the EU budget is spent on the Common Agricultural Policy (additional info and facts about Common Agricultural Policy) (or CAP), which the UK benefits little from due to a small and efficient farming sector.
If the rebate was scraped the UK would be the largest net contributer to the EU budget, which would be unpopular with the largely eurosceptic British public.
There has been growing pressure in recent years for the rebate to be scrapped by various EU member states, including France (A republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe). /encyclopedia/u/uk/uk_rebate1.htm   (243 words)

 Iotation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Cyrillic alphabet, some letter forms are iotified, that is, formed as a ligature of Early Cyrillic I(І) and a vowel.
As it is invented for writing of Slavic languages, the Cyrillic alphabet has relatively complex ways for representing iotation, devoting an entire class of letters to deal with the issue; there are letters which represent iotified consonants as well as letters which iotify adjacent consonants or prevent their iotation.
The adjective for a phone which undergoes iotation is iotated and for a letter formed as ligature of the Early Cyrillic I(І) and another letter, which is used to represent iotation, is iotified. /wiki/Iotation   (243 words)

 Cambridge University Press North America
Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce that we will begin publishing the new official journal of the American Political Science Association (APSA) Section on Women and Politics Research, Politics and Gender.
Cambridge is the oldest printing and publishing house in the world, and is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge.
Internationally recognized for the quality and excellence of our products, we publish over 2000 titles and 180 journals every year. /stm/mathematics   (243 words)

 Cabinet of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Politics of the United Kingdom, the Cabinet is a formal body comprised of government officials chosen by the Prime Minister.
Cabinet collective responsibility means that members of the cabinet make decisions collectively, and are therefore responsible for the consequences of these decisions collectively.
In formal constitutional terms, the Cabinet is a committee of the Privy Council; all Cabinet members are Privy Councillors and therefore use the style "The Right Honourable". /wiki/Cabinet_of_the_United_Kingdom   (1801 words)

 Radicalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Radical riots in 1816 and 1817 were followed by the Peterloo massacre of 1819 publicised by Richard Carlile who then continued to fight for press freedom from prison.
However, by the twentieth century at the latest, radicalism, which did not advocate particularly radical economic policies, had been overtaken as the principal ideology of the left by the growing popularity of socialism, and had become an essentially centrist political movement (as far as "radicalism" survived as a distinct political ideology at all).
Radical organisations sprang up, such as the London Corresponding Society of artisans formed in January 1792 under the leadership of the shoemaker Thomas Hardy to call for the vote. /wiki/Radicalism   (2194 words)

 Solidarity (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solidarity was close to council communism in its prescriptions and was known for its emphasis on workers' self-organisation and for its radical anti-Leninism.
Solidarity argued that what it called the "trad revs" -- among whom it included social democrats, trade unionists, communists and Trotskyists-- had failed to understand that in modern capitalist societies (in which it included Soviet-type societies) the key class division was between order-givers and order-takers and that self-management was now the only viable socialism.
Solidarity was coruscating in its criticisms of Leninist organisational practice, of the "lifestyle" left that saw "liberation" in personal terms, and of fellow libertarian socialists who fetishised action for its own sake. /wiki/Solidarity_%28UK%29   (1824 words)

 Sri Lanka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The president is responsible to parliament for the exercise of duties in accordance with the constitution and laws.
English, the link language in the present constitution, is the mother tongue of roughly 10 percent of the population, and is spoken and understood widely.
The other major group on the island is the Tamils, who constitute 18 percent of the population. /wiki/Sri_Lanka   (1824 words)

 Conservative Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name 'Conservative' was suggested by John Wilson Croker in the 1830s and later officially adopted, but the party is still often referred to as the 'Tory Party' (not least because newspaper editors find it a convenient shorthand when space is limited).
Conservative leaders since 1997 have faced difficulties in returning the party to being a serious contender for government.
The Conservatives were the governing party in the United Kingdom on many occasions from 1834 until 1997. /wiki/Conservative_Party_(UK)   (1824 words)

 United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UK was at the forefront of punk rock music in the 1970s with bands such as the Sex Pistols and The Clash, and the subsequent rebirth of heavy metal with bands such as Motörhead and Iron Maiden.
The UK was, with the US, one of the two main contributors in the development of rock and roll, and the UK has provided some of the most famous pop stars, including the Beatles, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, The Who and many others.
The UK is one of the few countries in the world today that does not have a codified constitution, relying instead on customs and separate pieces of constitutional law. /wiki/UK   (4155 words)

 UK (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Uk (Cyrillic) (Ѹ, ѹ), a letter in the early Cyrillic alphabet
UK (paper) (Universiteits Krant), the University of Groningen's weekly paper
UK or Uk may represent any number of things: /wiki/UK_(disambiguation)   (150 words)

 United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UK was at the forefront of punk rock music in the 1970s with bands such as the Sex Pistols and The Clash, and the subsequent rebirth of heavy metal with bands such as Motörhead and Iron Maiden.
At the April 2001 UK Census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
The UK was, with the US, one of the two main contributors in the development of rock and roll, and the UK has provided some of the most famous rock stars, including The Beatles, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and many others. /wiki/UK   (5047 words)

 London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
London's two Anglican bishops are the Bishop of London, whose see is London north of the Thames, and whose throne is in London's grandest church, the baroque St Paul's Cathedral (designed by Sir Christopher Wren), and the Bishop of Southwark, who tends to Anglicans south of the river.
There are other definitions of "London" for special purposes, such as the London postal district; the area covered by the telephone area code 020; the area accessible by public transport using a Transport for London Travelcard; the area delimited by the M25 orbital motorway; the Metropolitan Police district; and the London commuter belt.
The GLA consists of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. /wiki/London   (6822 words)

 London (UK) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about London (UK)
London is the hub of the UK rail network; seven main lines converge on the capital, and their principal termini are within easy reach of any part of the inner London area.
London's long-established Jewish community, the majority of whom arrived in the East End at the end of the 19th century to escape the pogroms (massacres) in Russia, is now mainly concentrated in the northern suburbs of Golders Green and Stamford Hill.
The inner London boroughs of Greater London are Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, and the City of Westminster. /London+(UK)   (6463 words) :: Xbox Live UK
Connecting is easy, just follow our three easy steps and soon you will be playing Xbox Live with gamers from all over the world.
Log in to My Live to access your Friends List, see who is playing what and check your gaming stats.
The new two-month Xbox Live trial offer is here. /uk/live   (6463 words)

 Liverpool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough on Merseyside in north west England, on the north side of the Mersey estuary.
Liverpool once possessed a very integrated transport system, until the deregulation of bus and rail services, and only now have there been plans to build a light rail system, Merseytram, the first since the city's tram system was dismantled in the 1950s.
Liverpool John Moores University is one of the polytechnics given university status in 1992 and is named after the owner of the Littlewoods retail group. /wiki/Liverpool   (6463 words)

 Labour Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Labour Party's origins lie in the late 19th century, when it became apparent that there was an increasing need for a third party in Britain to represent the interests and needs of the large working-class population (for instance, the 1899 Lyons vs. Wilkins judgement that limited certain types of picketing).
The 1960s Labour government, though claiming to be far less radical on economic policy than its 1940s predecessor, introduced several social changes, such as the partial legalisation of homosexuality and the abolition of the death penalty.
One of the first acts of the Labour government was to give the Bank of England operational independence in setting interest rates, a move that had not been foreshadowed in the manifesto or during the election campaign. /wiki/Labour_(UK)   (4637 words)

 Play UK - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Play UK broadcasted all day on the digital platforms but on the Astra 1 (Sky Analogue) satellite system, it broadcasted between 1am and 7am when UK Horizons was not broadcasting.
Play UK, formerly known as UK Play, was part of the UKTV Network.
Play UK also repeated TOTP2, which was originally broadcast on BBC Two. /wiki/Play_UK   (282 words)

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