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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
Sir Menzies Campbell said that if Britain was to aid the United States with its response to the chaos in Iraq, the political objectives would have to be made clear. “Before we could give any response to a request, we’d have to be reassu... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said the Liberal Democrats needed to rebuild after their mauling in the recent local and European elections. “When you’ve had disappointing results as we have, then what you have to do, as someone else said in that p... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said the situation in Iraq was very complex and it would be "facile" to assume it was a direct result of Britain's intervention in 2003. "Although there were threats of 300 people coming back to this country having l... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said it was "facile" for Tony Blair to suggest that the 2003 invasion of Iraq had no impact on the current situation in Iraq. “The old cliché is ‘we are where we are’ but Chilcott has still got to come and that is b... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said Lord Oakeshott split with the Liberal Democrats was “inevitable”. “It was inevitable, wasn’t it? As soon as it became clear that the opinion polls had been commissioned in secret and that they had been leaked – ... Continue to article
Ming Campbell declared his support for Nick Clegg following disappointing EU election results for the Liberal Democrats. “There’s no doubt whatsoever in my mind that Nick Clegg is the person with the courage and the resilience to take t... 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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