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COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Northern Ireland questions 12 noon: Prime minister questions 12.30pm: Ministerial statement on the special measures regime and next steps Presentation of bill: Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation... Continue to article
David Lidington said the Prime Minister was right to publically oppose the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as the new European Commission president. “It’s not about, the narrative, constructing a narrative. This is about an issue of p... Continue to article
Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks in Leeds at the launch of Lord Adonis’ report on economic growth, innovation and job creation Communities secretary Eric Pickles speaks at the opening day of the Recovery Festival in London (10.00) Def... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron hosts a private reception to celebrate the best of British creative industries at Downing Street Employment relations and consumer affairs minister, and women and equalities minister, Jo Swinson returns to he... Continue to article
David Lidington stressed that David Cameron's bid to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next head of the European Commission was based on a point of principle. "For us, it’s not about the personality of Mr Juncker or anybody else, it’... Continue to article
LORDS CHAMBER 2.30pm: Oral questions, to ask the government: - What assessment they have made of the impact of independent schools on the British economy, in the light of the report the impact of independent schools on the British econ... Continue to article
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".
29/06/2014 on Pienaar's Politics, BBC Radio 5Live
26/06/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
07/04/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
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25/07/2014 on BBC News
25/07/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
25/07/2014 on Sky News