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Sir Menzies Campbell said that Russia needs to withdraw its military for diplomatic efforts to succeed. “Even deliberate provocation if there are people who are determined to cause an incident then it could easily be inflamed and one cou... Continue to article
Russia has been presented as one of the bad guys in the coverage of the turmoil in Ukraine. But today, Sir Menzies Campbell told the Commons that the one thing… Continue reading The post William Hague... Continue to article
Theresa May has confirmed the Government will accept some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees into the UK. In a statement to the House of Commons, the Home Secretary said the relocation programme would produce a “genuine benefit to s... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said he was “delighted” that the Government had decided to accept a number of vulnerable Syrian refugees into the UK. “I don’t think we were being dictated to. We were being asked by the United Nations, which has spe... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said he hoped the Government would relent and allow some Syrian refugees to enter the UK. "I hope the Government realises there is a compelling case and the Prime Minister should be persuaded. The first, of course, i... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell called for a cross-party plan to prepare for a smooth transition from Coalition to a renewal of adversarial politics between the Tories and Lib Dems at the 2015 general election. “No-one said coalition was going to b... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said Britain should be more generous in accepting refugees affected by the conflict in Syria. “If it were left to me, I think it would be entirely reasonable for the United Kingdom to take its share of responsibility... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell insisted the Intelligence and Security Committee was now much better equipped to inquire into allegations of government involvement in torture and rendition than in the past. "The conclusions reached on previous occa... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said the deal on Iran's nuclear capabilities was not perfect but it was a start. "We've got to see if the sentiment is supported by action, but the fact that there is an agreement at all is in itself enormously signi... 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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