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Amber Rudd predicted the International Monetary Fund would give a positive assessment of the UK’s economy when it publishes its ‘health-check’. “We’ve had a good week, this week, we’ve got some good news, the exiting governor of the Bank... Continue to article
BY PAUL WAUGH AND SAM MACRORY "I still write prescriptions for people here and I can still treat people in an emergency…It’s a very convertible currency.” Sitting in his Commons office, Dr Liam Fox has a characteri... Continue to article
Andrew Mitchell said Nigel Evans should continue in his role as deputy speaker despite the allegations of sexual assault against him. “Let me first of all make clear that Nigel Evans has been a friend and colleague of mine for more than ... Continue to article
George Osborne was hailed by his Tory colleagues today, with one MP praising his “cost of living Budget”. Tory backbencher Robert Halfon celebrated the Chancellor’s freeze on a fuel duty rise. "This was a cost of living Budget," he to... Continue to article
Prime minster David Cameron attends the European Council meeting in Brussels Foreign secretary William Hague (10.30), business secretary Vince Cable (13.00), financial secretary to the Treasury Greg Clark (14.45), transport secretary Pa... Continue to article
Today's newspapers are full of stories that Andrew Mitchell is to be compensated for being traduced over plebgate (or "gategate", as I prefer to think of it) by being appointed as Britain's next European commissioner. Continue to article
Andrew Mitchell claimed there was a "very important job to be done in Europe", after it was reported that David Cameron offered him the chance to become the UK's next European Commissioner. "There’s a very important job to be done i... Continue to article
It sounds like Boris Johnson had a bit of a ‘plebgate’ moment earlier today. Addressing reports that he had sworn at a group of builders after getting lost in Southwark, the Mayor turned to the ‘Andrew Mitchell defence’ of admitting he s...
Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell will meet representatives from the Police Federation to discuss his Downing Street outburst, it has been confirmed.
Mr Mitchell was widely criticised last month after a confrontation with officers at the gates of Downing Street. He is expected to hold a private meeting with the Police Federation on 12 October.
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has admitted the European Union must change its aid programme to “refocus on the poorest countries” after MPs warned more than half was going to “relatively rich” countries. A report from the International Development Committee said it was “unacceptable” that just 46% of the EU’s aid budget, to which Britain contributed £1.23bn in 2010, goes to low-income states.
Andrew Mitchell has stepped in to fight his corner in the growing row over aid to India. The International Development Secretary has faced growing calls to end the aid relationship after India preferred a French supplier for fighter jets over the UK-backed proposal. The Indian finance minister was also widely reported as calling British aid "peanuts", but Mr Mitchell has said he will not back down.
Managers at a private equity fund investing in developing countries are to buy the Government’s 40% stake in the company for an advanced payment of $13m (£8m). Andrew Mitchell, the international development secretary, was keen to make cash from the sale of Actis, even though the company has generated little profit in the past few years, the Financial Times reports.
Andrew Mitchell has been accused of investing in a company that has avoided paying millions of pounds in tax. The International Development Secretary allegedly put cash into a network of property firms, which used a tax loophole to avoid paying £2.6m in stamp duty. The revelation comes a week after George Osborne said in his Budget that "aggressive tax avoidance" was "morally repugnant", and vowed to "come down like a ton of bricks" on those who avoided stamp duty.
Britain's increasing foreign aid budget can do as much for national security as the armed forces, Andrew Mitchell has said.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph whilst visiting Nepal, the International Development Secretary said that spending money on projects such as getting more Somali girls into school "contributes directly to our security" and should be a source of national pride.
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