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  • Lammy calls for BME shortlists

    A Labour former minister has called on political parties to "look seriously" at introducing shortlists of black or minority ethnic (BME) candidates after research found the House of Commons is decisively failing to reflect the ethnic diversity of the general population. Tottenham MP David Lammy said "bold measures" were nee...

Conservative Party

Ken Livingstone: Crosby is the most successful propogandist since Joseph Goebbels

Ken Livingstone said Lynton Crosby was a propogandist who specialised in fear. "He's one of the most successful propogandists since Dr Joseph Goebbels, I'm not re...

Gossip & Rumour

ITV: Harriet Harman speaks to Lorraine about juggling work and family and wanting to throw in the towel

ITV press release HARRIET HARMAN SPEAKS TO LORRAINE ABOUT JUGGLING WORK AND FAMILY AND WANTING TO THROW IN THE TOWEL Shadow Deputy Prime Minister Harriet Harman ...

Green Party

Natalie Bennett: Greens are the party of real change

Natalie Bennett said that the Greens were the only party that represented “real change” in the forthcoming elections. “I’m very happy with the trend direction and...

Labour Party

Labour: Emma Reynolds speech - The Choice on housing

Thank you for that introduction. It's great to be here in Nottingham. I am proud of the work that the Labour council, under the leadership of Jon Collins, is doi...

Liberal Democrats

Look, no hands!

Look, no hands!

  Zac Goldsmith has been banned from driving after being caught speeding three times in three months. But although relations between the Conservatives and the ...

Opinion Polls

Better Together: Even Panelbase poll shows momentum with campaign to keep Scotland in the UK

Better Together press release The campaign to keep Scotland in the UK has all the momentum, a new poll published today confirmed. A new Panelbase poll for toda...

Parliament

Michael Fallon: Govt committed to 2% GDP spending on defence until 2015

Michael Fallon said the Government was committed to spending 2% of GDP on defence, but refused to be drawn on the Conservatives' spending plans after 2015. "We’ve...

Plaid Cymru

Leanne Wood: We’re taking a different route to get to the same point as Scotland

Leanne Wood insisted Welsh independence was Plaid Cymru's long-term aim, but admitted her party was not actively pursuing this goal at the present time. “We do wa...

Political & Constitutional reform

Graham Allen MP: Holding government to account

Graham Allen MP press release Parliament is a democratic institution elected by the British electorate, it is not the plaything of party leaders or the media. ...

Political System

Labour: Vote on decision to downgrade the role in Cabinet of the Leader of the House of Lords "a deep humiliation" for David Cameron - Baroness Royall

Labour press release Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, Shadow Leader of the Lords, responding to last night's vote on David Cameron's decision to downgrade the role in...

Public Administration

Committee of Public Accounts: Report on Whistleblowing

PAC Press Release The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts, today said: "Whistleblowing is a crucial source of intelligence to hel...

SNP

SNP: Only a Yes vote offers 'a far day's pay for a fair day's work'

SNP press release An estimated 150,000 people could see a pay increase in an independent Scotland, new figures reveal. In an independent Scotland the SNP will ...

UKIP

Nick Clegg: We have rescued the British economy

Nick Clegg said the news that economic growth was back to pre-recession levels showed that the Coalition Government had “rescued the British economy”.    "I think...

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