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Tessa Jowell has reacted to the news that Boris Johnson is planning to run as an MP – and dropped a massive hint that she’ll be standing for London Mayor. Continue to article
Tessa Jowell said she feared Londoners would lose out because of Boris Johnson's decision to stand for Parliament in 2015. “At last there’s certainty because there’s been speculation about whether Boris Johnson would keep the promise he ... Continue to article
Alex Salmond is still incapable of formulating a decent plan for what Scotland would do without the pound. Continue to article
Hundreds of Radical Independence Campaign supporters plan mass canvass to show that the movement is bigger than SNP leader One of Scotland's largest pro-independence groups is staging a mass canvass i... Continue to article
Alistair Darling accused advocates of Scottish independence of relying on “guesswork” about the future of an independent Scotland after his debate with Alex Salmond last night. “The most fundamental question of all is: what currency will... Continue to article
GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - The leader of the campaign for Scottish independence failed to turn a U.S.-style television debate into a victory for his cause, six weeks before Scotland votes on whether... Continue to article
On the day after the Scottish parliament opening ceremony in July 1999, Alex Salmond faced Labour's Donald Dewar across the chamber in the new parliament's old home... Continue to article
How about those twin imposters, triumph and defeat? The reaction to last night’s debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling reveals as much as anything that happened in the debate… Continue to article
The First Minister's razzle-dazzle was overtaken by the steady pace of the Better Together leader. Continue to article
Thanks to a couple of technical problems, some subscribers haven't received this morning's Waugh Room Memo. Here it is in full: Paul Waugh is away. Today’s memo is written by Josh May. A huge day looms as David Cameron fina... Continue to article
With just under 10 weeks till the referendum the Scottish Government still can't answer basic economic questions about its plan for a separate Scotland. Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Health questions (topicals at 12.15pm) 12.30pm: Presentation of bills: Protective Headgear for Cyclists Aged Fourteen and Under (Research) Bill; Amenity Land (Adoption by Local Authorities) Bill; Sugar in Food ... Continue to article
Danny Alexander questioned the validity of claims made by the Scottish National Party about the levels of revenue that would be collected from North Sea oil by an independent Scotland. “If you want to look at those numbers, you can loo... Continue to article
Johann Lamont, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, said she was “far from complacent” about securing a ‘No’ vote in the independence referendum. "I don’t think it’s scaremongering, I think it's important that we put out there what the c... Continue to article
Treasury press release Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP First Minister St Andrew's House Regent Road Edinburgh EH1 3DG 10 July 2014 Dear Alex, Nicola Sturgeon has said that you and your colleagues will ensure Scotland is "the most prep... Continue to article
All nationalists are patriots but not all patriots are nationalists and Yes campaign would do well to remember it. Continue to article
People will get the power to own and run local services including council housing and SureStart centres, under Labour's "mutual manifesto" plans to be outlined today.
A survey of 758 leaflets produced by the three main parties has shown that Gordon Brown was only featured on 12% of Labour posters, and notably has been excluded by Yvette Cooper, Tessa Jowell, and Sadiq Khan.
Former ministers and key aides have criticised Gordon Brown's time as prime minister, saying it was frustrating and decisions were not made quickly enough, in the Radio 4 series The Brown Years. Alan Johnson has admitted that at times "there were big problems over at Number 10" and the former head of the Number 10 Policy Unit has said "there was a year which was frankly awful".
Unforeseen problems mean the London Olympics budget is "worryingly tight", according to the Commons public accounts committee.
Labour leadership frontrunner David Miliband and former Olympics minister Tessa Jowell have called for the BBC to be made into a mutual in order to give licence payers more say in how the corporation is run.
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28/04/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
26/02/2014 on Daybreak, ITV
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