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Sinn Fein's leaders have delivered a scathing verdict on the British Government's handling of cross-party talks intended to resolve a series of disputes in Northern Ireland. David Cameron this morning conceded that a deal over flags, p... Continue to article
Cabinet ministers underwent training as 'Dementia Friends' at this morning's meeting, Downing Street has said. David Cameron this morning described the condition as “one of the greatest enemies of humanity”, and confirmed £15m of Governm... Continue to article
Allegations of sex crimes by IRA members are “shocking”, the Northern Ireland Secretary has said, as she called on Sinn Fein to respond to the reports. Mairia Cahill claims to have been raped by an IRA member when she was 16-years-old a... Continue to article
The Government has been accused of losing 1,400 jobs by awarding a £1.4bn rail carriage contract to German firm Siemens over Britain's Bombardier, which has since been delayed through lack of funding. The Thameslink deal has been held up as Siemens has been unable to reach 'core project agreements' with Cross London Trains. Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle said last night; “Ministers must now accept that its choice of a failed funding model not only cost British jobs but is now delaying the entire project.”
The Conservative party are keeping up the pressure on Labour over their connections to the union Unite this evening after it emerged that the union is to meet US transport union the Teamsters in a bid to get support for a major strike of British Airways cabin crew. Shadow transport secretary Theresa Villiers claimed "Labour's union paymasters" were attempting to prevent BA flights from landing during the period of the strike by "internationalising" the dispute.
Rail companies have called for a "rigorous" review of £8bn of planned investment in the rail network ahead of possible cuts, in order to ensure value for money for passengers and taxpayers.
Labour is planning a new "spy in the sky" road tax system which, according to reports, could cost car owners £645 a year.
Transport minister Theresa Villiers today assured the Commons that no decisions had been taken to "change the scope" of the Crossrail project. Her statement comes following claims that £5bn could be cut from the project, possibly leading to cuts in the number of train carriages or stations.
19/12/2014 on Pool clip
17/07/2014 on Boulton and Co, Sky News
04/07/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
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19/12/2014 on Pool clip
19/12/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
19/12/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
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