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Yvette Cooper has called on the Government to use de-radicalisation programmes for those coming back into the UK who have been involved with terrorism. "We also think that if anyone is returning the country it should be a requirement to ... Continue to article
David Cameron has called for new measures to be debated in Parliament to tackle threats of extremism in the UK. The Prime Minister called for more police powers to stop suspects at the border. "Passports are not an automatic right. W... Continue to article
Tim Loughton defended the Government's decision to replace control orders with TPims and cut funding for the Prevent programme, with David Cameron set to announce new measures to tackle homegrown terrorism. “At the time, [control orders]... Continue to article
David Cameron will present "targeted measures" to prevent British extremists fighting in Syria and Iraq carrying out terrorist attacks in the UK, Downing Street has said. The Prime Minister has held talks with Nick Clegg to finalise the ... Continue to article
What should worry David Cameron more, Douglas Carswell’s defection to Ukip or reports that as many as 100 Tory MPs could go into the general election pledging to leave the European Union? Continue to article
The Coalition parties are gearing up for a week of minding the gaps. Tomorrow, David Cameron plans to tell MPs about measures that he feels are necessary for plugging the… Continue reading The post Co... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron hosts s second day of the meeting of alliance counterparts at the NATO summit Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt speaks at a North Staffs Trade Council and North Staffs Pensioners' Convention meeting on... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron hosts a meeting of alliance counterparts at the NATO summit in Wales. David Cameron, Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones and Welsh secretary Stephen Crabb also attend a world leaders reception at the summit De... Continue to article
David Cameron has promised new measures to stop UK citizens who fight alongside the Islamic State from returning to the United Kingdom, as the terror threat level was raised to 'severe'. The Prime Minister said citizens were "rightly co... Continue to article
Vernon Coaker said he was not aware of any Labour MPs thinking of jumping ship to join Ukip. “I’m not about to jump and you won’t see other Labour MPs jumping. We’re focusing on the divisions within the Conservative Party, the disaster t... Continue to article
George Osborne reacted to the defection of Conservative MP Douglas Carswell to the UK Independence Party. "I think it's regrettable and frankly counter-productive. As Carswell himself says they way to get a referendum on membership of th... Continue to article
Douglas Carswell told reporters in Clacton that he joined Ukip because there is no difference between Britain's two main parties. "I don’t think there’s a difference between either front bench. That’s why I’m doing this. What would be th... Continue to article
UKIP, the right-wing populist outfit that gives David Cameron sleepless nights, has come a long way in a short space of time. Continue to article
In response to events in Ukraine, the Prime Minister David Cameron said: "I'm extremely concerned by mounting evidence that Russian troops have made large-scale incursions into South Eastern Ukraine, completely disregarding the sovereig... Continue to article
David Cameron said Douglas Carswell's resignation was "deeply regrettable" and "counterproductive". "It’s obviously deeply regrettable when things happen like this, when people behave in this way, but it’s also in my view counterproducti... Continue to article
Labour press release Tristram Hunt MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the publication of the report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, said: “David Cameron is failing on social mobility – he and h... Continue to article
Labour press release By Shabana Mahmood MP, Labour's Shadow Treasury Minister While David Cameron and George Osborne complacently claim the economy is now fixed, the truth is most people are worse off under the Tories. And the fi... Continue to article
It says all too much about the narrowing of democracy that those presented as outsiders are the establishment in undiluted form Poor old David Cameron, returning from pointing at fish on his Cornish h... Continue to article
RT @eyespymp David Cameron shows he's a man of the people, just landed at Gatwick from Newquay on a Flybe flight>He's back
RT @NATOWales We cannot wait to welcome the world to #Newport in just over a week. #Wales 3rd largest city & #HostCity to #NATOSummitUK
David Cameron wants Donald Tusk of Poland to be the new president of the European Council, according to a credible-looking story in the Guardian. Continue to article
Proving that what goes around, comes around, David Cameron has just kicked John Bercow in the groin. The context for this particular bit of political violence is the row over a new Commons Clerk. Continue to article
Downing Street said David Cameron would return from holiday tomorrow and that he would begin working from Downing Street in the morning. No 10 stood by the Prime Minister’s selection of Lord Hill as European commissioner and said Jean-Cl... Continue to article
A press release from Labour: The Choice for Britain: Labour future, Tory Threat - Speech by Harriet Harman Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in a speech in Ealing, s... Continue to article
TUC research will be damaging to David Cameron Continue to article
We should always help people whose lives are blighted by wars, but we should not pretend to fight those wars for them David Cameron wants Britain to stay out of Iraq. We are not going to get involved ... Continue to article
New polling shows that 94% of all MPs think Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. In a survey conducted by Dods in which 100 MPs were asked, almost all predicted that a ‘No’ vote would be the likely outcome of the Scottish i... Continue to article
David Cameron said it looks ‘increasingly likely’ that the Islamic State terrorist responsible for the beheading of US journalist James Foley was a British citizen. “I want to condemn completely the barbaric and brutal act that has tak... Continue to article
Lord Ashcroft Polls press release Lord Ashcroft marginals poll: swing to Labour extends deeper into Tory territory The swing from the Conservatives to Labour is at least as great in seats with bigger Tory majorities as in the party’s m... Continue to article
Number 10 press release Statement from No10 following the release of a video allegedly showing the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley: "If true, the brutal murder of James Foley is shocking and depraved. "The Prime Min... Continue to article
David Cameron said the UK needed to be flexible in its response to the humanitarian situation in northern Iraq. "There does seem to be some good news and that is that the American-led scouting operation has found fewer people on the moun... Continue to article
David Cameron said “detailed plans” were being put in place to help the displaced Yazidi people in Iraq and that Britain would be involved in delivering them. “I am proud of the fact that British aeroplanes and British aid have been p... Continue to article
Liam Fox reiterated calls for the UK Government to intervene militarily in Iraq. “I think we have got two options. We have got the option of using our own air power to diminish the capability of ISIS; we have got the capability to give w... Continue to article
Labour press release A Labour Party spokesperson, commenting on further Tory infighting in the wake of Sayeeda Warsi’s resignation from the Government, said: “Another day, another episode of Tory infighting. The Tories can't focus on ... Continue to article
Diane Abbott said it was possible that Boris Johnson could one day be prime minister. “Anything is possible. He’s very ruthless and, on the other hand, a lot of Tory MPs are a little suspicious of David Cameron. He’s made enemies by sack... Continue to article
Jacob Rees-Mogg dismissed claims that David Cameron had shelved his flagship ‘big society’ policy and said it was “working brilliantly” in his own constituency of North East Somerset. “I think the ‘big society’ is alive and kicking. Yo... Continue to article
Would you leave your children in the care of a political leader? Mumsnet has done a poll for LBC of 1,000 people with the following topline results on which politician they would trust to look after their offspring: Nick Clegg 58%, Da...
How big a problem does David Cameron have on Gaza? Continue to article
So Boris Johnson is standing for parliament next year, triggering speculation about what would happen if David Cameron lost the election. Continue to article
The ex-Conservative minister was brave to call out David Cameron's silence as a moral failure. He needs to change course. Continue to article
Sadiq Khan MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for London, responding to Boris Johnson announcing that he will seek selection to stand in the 2015 General Election, said: “Boris Johnson’s announcement reveals how weak David Cameron is and how o... Continue to article
Ed Miliband urged the Prime Minister to "break his silence" and condemn the actions of Israel, following the resignation of Baroness Warsi. “I think Sayeeda Warsi has acted with principle and integrity today. I think people around Britai... Continue to article
David Cameron's language on the EU is changing. Continue to article
David Cameron said that the reasons Britain entered the First World War 100 years ago needed to be remembered, as well as the scale of the loss of human life that followed. “That’s why we remember it, because of the scale of the slaughte... Continue to article
Ed Miliband said David Cameron was ‘in the wrong place’ over his stance on the conflict in Gaza. “If I was David Cameron at the moment what I would be doing, what I would be spending my time on, is doing everything I can to put pressur... Continue to article
Prime Minister David Cameron on a trip to Eastbourne: Q: Reaction to aftermath of fire and to have heard emergency services saving two thirds of the pier? A: Well obviously it's a scene of some devastation with the burnt and twiste... Continue to article
At first sight, the sacking of Owen Paterson and demotion of Michael Gove looked to be a repeat of the "middle-ground strategy", which cost David Cameron a majority in 2010. The middle-ground theory g... Continue to article
No 10 press release Eastbourne to receive £2 million from Government after pier fire Up to £2 million to help Eastbourne’s tourism industry recover from the loss of their pier earlier this week, will be announced today by the Prime Mini... Continue to article
Labour press release Tory ‘Aspiration Gap’ revealed – five more years of David Cameron risks hundreds of thousands more families and young people being locked out of the housing market. Only Labour will tackle the housing crisis and help... Continue to article
Department for International Development press release The UK is stepping up its humanitarian response to the Gaza crisis with an additional £3 million for the World Food Programme’s emergency appeal to help deal with food shortages, Pri... Continue to article
It’s great to be back here in Bedford supporting your campaign. Because it’s vital that we win here in this marginal constituency – and in seats across this region from Stevenage to Ipswich, Watford to Waveney – if we are to get the Tori... Continue to article
24/07/2014 in Scotland
The Prime Minister may base himself in Scotland for the last two weeks of the campaign over the referendum on Scottish independence.
The move is opposed by the Liberal Democrats, who believe David Cameron's presence could weaken the No campaign.
No 10 confirmed that Mr Cameron was considering the plan, but gave no timetable for it.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg have hailed the “bold steps” set out in the Government’s legislative agenda for the final session of the Parliament, but Ed Miliband has said the Queen's Speech should have been more wide-ranging.
Eleven bills were announced in the Queen’s Speech, which introduced a charge for plastic bags and a new Modern Slavery Bill.
However Labour sources said it was "staggering" that the NHS and immigration were not mentioned today and Mr Miliband outlined seven further bills that he would have included.
The speech began with a nod to both the Conservative slogan of a “long-term economic plan”, and the Lib Dems’ promise to build a “stronger economy and fairer society”.
“My government’s legislative programme will continue to deliver on its long-term plan to build a stronger economy and a fairer society,” Her Majesty said.
Speaking in the House this afternoon, Mr Cameron said: "Our long-term economic plan is working but there is much much more to do....
"This Queen's Speech sets out the next steps in seeing through this vital plan to secure our future but it will take the rest of this parliament and the next to finish the task of turning our country around. That is the enormity of the challenge we face but, Mr Speaker, it is matched by the strength of our commitment to sorting it out."
Mr Miliband said there were measures his party supported in the Queen's Speech "including tackling modern slavery, an Ombudsman for our Armed Forces and recall".
But he maintained that the speech failed to live up to the scale of the challenges facing Britain and that Mr Cameron should have gone further.
"There is a chasm between the needs and the wishes of the people of this country and whether or not this House and politics is capable of responding," he told MPs.
"We need to rise to this challenge, but this Queen's Speech doesn't do it. But it can be done...
"This is what the Queen’s Speech should have done: A Make Work Pay bill to reward hard work, a Banking Bill to support small business; a Community Bill to devolve power; an Immigration Bill to stop workers being undercut; a Consumers Bill to freeze energy bills; a Housing Bill to tackle the housing crisis; and an NHS Bill to make it easier to see your GP and stop his privatisation."
David Cameron is facing a backlash from his own Cabinet over plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol. Michael Gove and Andrew Lansley claim the move is unfair on low-income drinkers who consume responsibly. Meanwhile a study from the Adam Smith Institute has cast doubt on whether a minimum price would be successful in cutting crime and preventing health problems.
The National Crime Agency should be credited for playing an instrumental role in arresting 660 suspected paedophiles, according to David Cameron.
The Prime Minister told reporters that the NCA, which replaced the Serious Organised Crime Agency in 2013, deserved praise for the move.
He said: “I think what these arrests show is that the National Crime Agency, which this Government set up, is now up and running and doing very good job at bringing all the modern methods of policing and technology to go after the perpetrators of a particularly horrible crime.
“Obviously now it’s important that these cases are brought to trial and tried properly. But it’s a good step forward for the National Crime Agency and I commend them for their work.”
Over £1m of the fines taken from banks in the wake of the Libor scandal will be donated to a military charity, the Sun reports. David Cameron announced the measure in advance of the paper's annual military awards.
George Osborne has thrown his weight behind the introduction of gay marriage, despite a survey of Tory constituency chairmen finding nearly half of local Conservative parties have lost members as a result of the policy.
The poll, conducted for the Sunday Telegraph, found that 71% believe the proposals should be abandoned, with just 3% saying they have gained membership from Mr Cameron's gay marriage policy.
Mr Osborne today emphasised that there would be a free vote in the House of Commons on introducing gay marriage, adding that he would be voting "with his conscience" in favour of the motion.
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