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Sir Menzies Campbell said he was now 'rather more sympathetic' to the case for military intervention in Iraq and Syria to confront IS militants. “You’ve got regional instability. You’ve got regional support from those countries that have... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said Alex Salmond had made an “enormous contribution” to Scottish politics. “There’s no doubt that the fact that we had a referendum yesterday – it seems a long time ago now – and the fact that 45% of the people were... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said it was not possible for the UK to rule concerted military action against the so-called Islamic State. “I don’t think you can rule it out. You have to ensure, as I say, you’ve got a clear set of both political an... Continue to article
Former Olympian athlete, one-time party leader, Companion of Honour: Sir Menzies Campbell is many things. But here's an exchange from yesterday's debate on the Middle East that threw up an unusual gem: Stephen Barclay: Is the right hon....
Sir Menzies Campbell warned against the SNP's independence plans for the military. "What would happen would be we would withdraw from a set of military arrangements which place the United Kingdom very much at the top table. And it's perf... Continue to article
Lord Carlile said that taking away the passports from Britons when they were outside of the country, making them stateless, would be unlawful. "I agree with Dominic Grieve and Sir Menzies Campbell who said the same, the day before yester... Continue to article
David Cameron has called for new measures to be debated in Parliament to tackle threats of extremism in the UK. The Prime Minister called for more police powers to stop suspects at the border. "Passports are not an automatic right. W... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell urged the Government to exercise caution in pushing for new powers to strip citizenship from UK nationals who joined the Islamic State. “I think it’s rather difficult and it might well constitute illegality because o... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell urged the Prime Minister to recall Parliament to debate Iraq and said it would be in the Government’s interest as it has “got a good story to tell” on their response to the crisis so far. “I think when you are puttin... Continue to article
Sir Ming Campbell has said that it would be “in the interests of the Government to have Parliament recalled” and that while he was not convinced that the UK should join the US in airstrikes, the Government needs to keep an “open mind” on th... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said he supported Warsi's line on the Israel-Gaza conflict. "I thought it was particularly unpleasant and some of the newspaper have added to it. In a way, one could almost argue that motive doesn't matter - the ques... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell endorsed Nick Clegg’s call for Russia to be stripped of the 2018 World Cup. “You can test it this way: if we were deciding where the World Cup was going to go in 2018 this evening, would we say that Russia was a suit... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said it was “very difficult” to argue that Israeli action in Gaza had been proportionate. “The two-state solution has been on the table for as long as I’ve been in the House of Commons but it doesn’t seem to get any ... Continue to article
Alex Salmond has admitted the ‘Yes’ campaign for Scottish independence has got “ground to make up” as the September referendum nears. With opinion polls continuing to show the ‘No’ campaign has the edge, Mr Salmond told 5 Live’s Pienaar’... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron attends a European Council meeting in Brussels (18.00) Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to deliver a statement to the House of Commons on the progress of hospitals in special measures (12.30) Cabin... Continue to article
The Paralympics will "inspire a whole generation" and change people's views about disability, David Cameron has claimed.
The Prime Minister said Britain should be "incredibly proud" about hosting the Games - which will begin tonight with an opening ceremony at the Olympic stadium.
"We can be very proud that more Paralympians are taking part in more sports, in more stadia, watched by more people, than at any time in the past," he said.
"I think the Paralympics will really demonstrate to people some things about disability, some things about what these incredible people can achieve, that will change their views and inspire a whole generation of new people."
Speaking at the official pre-ceremony reception at the Guildhall earlier, Nick Clegg said the UK was on the “brink of making history”.
“We want to go further, faster in London 2012: hitting fast forward to help deliver a big and lasting elevation of disability sport," he said.
"If 1948 was the birth of the Paralympic movement, let 2012 be a milestone in its journey.”
Writing for PoliticsHome today, former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell said: "Make no mistake, those competing are not the disabled who happened to be athletes, these are athletes who happen to be disabled."
Armed Forces minister Nick Harvey hinted that a decision on Trident could be delayed until after the next election, as Liberal Democrat pass a motion supporting putting the nuclear weapons system in the strategic defence review. Party whip Tessa Munt has threatened to resign her post over the issue.
Former Liberal Democrat leader Menzies Campbell has said that the strategic defence and security review will be "skewed" if it excludes consideration of the Trident nuclear missile system. He also blasted Tory backbenchers for their "obsession" with the issue.
The head of US intelligence has warned of the growing likelihood Iran will carry out attacks against America or its allies.
Director of Intelligence James Clapper used his annual worldwide threat assessment to suggest Iran was "more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived US actions that threaten the regime".
Writing exclusively for PoliticsHome, Sir Menzies Campbell warned that there was "no single action" that could be taken against Iran that would be "without risk".
Nick Clegg has written to Lib Dem MPs describing the decision to endorse a rise in student tuition fees as "one of the most difficult decisions" he has had to make. Mr Clegg also said he would understand if MPs voted against the reforms.
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