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Britain will bring in lobbyists' register, says deputy PM after scandal

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will introduce a statutory register of political lobbyists, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said after three members of the upper house of parliament were suspended from their parties at the weekend in a "cash for access" scandal.Full story

UK warns Sri Lanka on abuses before Commonwealth summit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday there would be "consequences" for Sri Lanka if its leaders did not address international concerns over human rights abuses, ahead of a Commonwealth summit scheduled to be held in Colombo in November. Full story

UK's Clegg on defensive as sexual harassment claims batter party

LONDON (Reuters) - British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Sunday denied covering up allegations of sexual misconduct by a former senior member of his Liberal Democrat party, already floundering in opinion polls. Full story

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Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, answers question during a question and answer session at the party's spring conference in Brighton
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, answers question during a question and answer session at the party's spring conference in Brighton

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, answers question during a question and answer session at the party's spring conference in Brighton, southern England March 9, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, arrives to deliver his keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, arrives to deliver his keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, arrives to deliver his keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton, southern England March 10, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, delivers his keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, delivers his keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, delivers his keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton, southern England March 10, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, and new Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton, wave at the close Clegg's keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, and new Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton, wave at the close Clegg's keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg , and new Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton, wave at the close Clegg's keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton, southern England March 10, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)