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David Lidington said that British businesses were behind the Conservative agenda of reforming Britain’s relationship with the EU before offering an in/out referendum. “What we need is what British business wants, which is a programme to ... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: International development questions (topical questions at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Ten minute rule motion: Agricultural Accidents (Records) Bill (Bill Wiggin, Con, North Herefordshire) M... Continue to article
The row over Gibraltar is a “running sore” in the UK's relationship with Spain, Foreign Office Minister David Lidington has warned. Mr Lidington told MPs on the Foreign Affairs Committee that the UK was pressing the European Commission t... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 9.30am: Energy and climate change questions (topicals at 10.15am) 10.30am: Business statement Select committee statement on the publication of the fourth report from the Work and Pensions Committee, on support for ho... Continue to article
David Lidington said there were proposals on the table for a peace deal in Ukraine, but stressed that the terms had not yet been agreed by all parties. "I can’t go into too much detail, but there clearly are proposals on the table. Thos... Continue to article
David Lidington said he had conveyed the Government’s “shock” at the renewed bloodshed in Kiev today when he summoned the Ukrainian ambassador today. “I’ve just come from seeing the Ukrainian ambassador. I made it very clear to him that ... Continue to article
#Ukraine ambassador summoned to Foreign Office to meet Minister for Europe David Lidington MP
Europe minister David Lidington has said the foreign office is convinced of the veracity of an international report accusing North Korea sinking a South Korean warship earlier this year. He said North Korea was responsible for a "cruel, wanton act of aggression".
A group of European Union members - including the UK, Germany and France - have banded together to limit any rise in next year's EU budget. Eleven countries have signed a statement telling the chairman of the European Council they "cannot accept" more than a 2.91% rise in the budget. David Cameron earlier vowed to halt an “unacceptable” 6% rise in the EU budget, after arriving in Brussels for a meeting of the European Council. A rise of 2.91% will still see the UK's contribution to the EU rise by £400m next year.
David Cameron has approved the appointment of a raft of new parliamentary private secretaries for government ministers.
Europe minister David Lidington has urged England to "beat the stuffing" out of Germany, ahead of their World Cup clash on Sunday.
The European Parliament's call for a nearly 6% rise in European Union spending next year is "outrageous" when member states are tightening their belts, Britain's Europe minister said on Monday. Europe minister David Lidington told and interview with Reuters "I think the European Parliament's demand is outrageous. I do not think it can be in the slightest bit justified".
A Franco-German plan to rewrite parts of the Lisbon treaty has come under fire from the EU justice commissioner. Luxembourg's Viviane Reding described the idea of changing the treaty to tighten rules on national debt as "irresponsible". French minister for Europe Pierre Lellouche in turn called Ms Reding's comments "unacceptable". Europe minister David Lidington said the UK government would scrutinise any changes "very carefully".
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