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Prime minister David Cameron meets with Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi in London Children and families minister Edward Timpson (09.45) and shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt (11.40) speak at a NSPCC conference in London on chi... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves said Labour would vote in favour of a cap on welfare spending, but criticised the Government for failing to tackle the “root causes” of the problem. “We’ll be voting for the cap in welfare expenditure. In fact, it was Ed Mi... Continue to article
Chris Leslie confirmed that there had not been a Shadow Cabinet meeting in advance of Rachel Reeves’ decision to say Labour supported the principle of the Government’s pensions shake-up, but he downplayed any split on the issue. “We have... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves said the Government was not going far enough with its pension reforms. "First of all, Ed Miliband said in a speech in January 2012 that the pension market isn’t working for ordinary people – the fees and charges are far too... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron visits Yorkshire and the Humber this afternoon after returning from the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude delivers the Oakeshott memorial lecture at an ICAEW event in ... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves said Labour's jobs guarantee would allow young people to gain valuable experience. “At the moment, we’ve got 56,000 young people – some of them have got degrees, most of them haven’t – who’ve been out of work for a year, an... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves responded to today's unemployment figures and said more needed to be done to close the gap between wages and inflation. "Most people, this month, last month, the month before that are getting worse off, not better off. Ever... Continue to article
Rachel Reeves said Labour would keep all the Government's welfare cuts except the Bedroom Tax. "We’ve said that we support that benefits cap, that individual benefits cap, and we do support that principle that no one should be better off... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron visits flood stricken areas in the South West Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg delivers a speech at Mansion House this evening on the Liberal Democrats' business credentials Labour Party leader Ed Miliband... Continue to article
Labour party press release The full text of Ed Balls' speech to the Fabian Society's Annual Conference Thanks to all of you for giving up your Saturday to be here today. The title of today’s conference is ‘Can Labour Change Britain... Continue to article
Labour has hit out at the Government's borrowing record, with Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves saying the Coalition is set to borrow a "staggering £158bn more than planned".
The Government received a boost today by better-than-expected figures on public sector borrowing. Public sector net borrowing was £18.1bn in November, a decrease from £20.4bn 12 months ago, while the UK’s net debt was estimated at £977.1bn.
Nick Clegg has been accused of deliberately misleading parliament over the reasons the government cancelled the Sheffield Forgesmasters loan. Labour MPs Barry Gardiner and Rachel Reeves have written to the parliamentary standards watchdog on the subject.
Ken Clarke sparked a fresh row today after declaring that 'a prolonged recession' will lead to a new crime wave. Shadow Chief Secretary Rachel Reeves seized on the Justice Secretary's remarks to MPs as proof that the Coalition was 'planning for a recession rather than preventing it'.
Ms Reeves said that Cabinet members “should be taking urgent action to get our economy growing again, not wringing their hands” about an inevitable recession.
Speaking at Justice questions in the House of Commons today, Mr Clarke had said: “It is possible, with the prolonged recession, with the long period of youth unemployment, there’ll be an increase in acquisitive crime, that is the experience we have in this country. What we’re doing is responding to that and the prison service is responding very well.”
The Labour party has announced in full the new appointments to the shadow front benches. Newly elected MPs Rachel Reeves, Johnny Reynolds, Tom Greatrex, Luciana Berger and Gloria De Piero have been given junior positions. Longer serving MPs including failed Labour leadership contender Diane Abbott, Wayne David, Andy Slaughter, Karen Buck and Alison Sebeck have also been given roles. Chuka Umunna and Anne McGuire have been appointed as private parliamentary secretaries (PPS) to new Labour leader Ed Miliband. Some notable omissions from the list include Ben Bradshaw, David Lammy, Tom Harris and Pat McFadden who all stood for shadow cabinet positions.
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