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If David Cameron says he has renegotiated a good settlement for Britain, Tory members would vote to stay in the EU, writes Tim Bale. Continue to article
David Cameron promised today that Britain will not “plunge recklessly” into deeper involvement in the Syrian civil war, but said it was not possible to ignore the escalating slaughter going on in the ... Continue to article
BT chief executive Ian Livingston will join the Government as trade minister, David Cameron has announced. Continue to article
The Government will legislate to ensure reckless bank bosses can be jailed and bonuses can be clawed back, David Cameron has said. Continue to article
David Cameron restated the focus of the Government’s rhetoric on the economy, pledging an “active monetary policy” to help secure growth. Britain should see a policy “not just fiscal sustainability but active monetary policy to unlock th... Continue to article
BT chief executive Ian Livingston is to leave the company to join the government as a trade minister, David Cameron announces. Continue to article
The increased use of foodbanks means David Cameron’s flagship Big Society has deteriorated into the “shrivelled society”, Labour has said. At Cabinet Office questions, Jon Trickett dismissed the Government’s claim that the increased rol... Continue to article
Julian Lewis said he believed a motion to facilitate the arming of Syrian rebels would be “heavily defeated” in the Commons as many Conservatives would not support it. “I think it would be extremely difficult for him to win such a vote. ... Continue to article
Douglas Alexander said that the Prime Minister had to accept Vladimir Putin’s warning arming Syrian rebels could lead to an “arms race” with Russia and Iran. “If you’re going to accept tipping the balance of military power as the core ar... Continue to article
David Cameron has hailed the opening of talks on a major EU-US trade deal. Speaking alongside world leaders in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, the Prime Minister called the transatlantic deal a "once in a generation prize". "We’re talk... Continue to article
Despite David Cameron's promise to end 'Punch and Judy' politics, it remains as cruel as ever and a political turn-off. Continue to article
David Cameron said this week’s G8 summit in Northern Ireland would be focussed on the ‘three ts’ of tax, trade and transparency. “That’s what this G8 is about, it’s a very strong agenda, and I look forward to welcoming everyone here to N... Continue to article
The Archbishop of York warned against arming the Syrian rebels, arguing that adding weapons could never hope to reduce the violence. “[David Cameron should] Tread very warily, because you are going into an unknown territory, and if you’r... Continue to article
David Cameron said Vladimir Putin did not have “a veto” over international action on Syria. “I don't think anyone has a veto [on the peace process], but we won't get a successful peace conference unless everyone does everything they can ... Continue to article
Vladimir Putin has defended his country’s supply of weapons to the Assad government in Syria and warned against arming the country’s rebel groups. Speaking at a joint press conference with David Cameron, the Russian premier agreed that t... Continue to article
David Cameron stressed that he would give MPs a vote on any plans to arm Syrian rebels. "Well the most important thing to say is the option we all want is an international peace conference and an international agreement for a transitional ... Continue to article
Ever wondered what David Cameron wears when he’s working early in the morning? Of course you have. Well, the wait is over. Cameron made an appearance on the BBC’s World Have Your Say this afternoon, where he was tackled with hard-hitting...
David Cameron unveils an economic development package linked to community integration in Northern Ireland Continue to article
David Cameron has said British intelligence agencies have “credible evidence” that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict. Speaking from the Downing Street Rose Garden, the Prime Minister welcomed the American... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron hosts the second day of the G8 summit in Fermanagh Culture secretary Maria Miller hosts a summit to discuss the availability of harmful content on the internet with internet service providers, mobile operator... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron hosts the G8 summit in Fermanagh Communities secretary Eric Pickles announces plans to tackle the use of heavy-handed bailiffs by councils Foreign secretary William Hague meets with Ecuadorian foreign mini... Continue to article
David Cameron has urged G8 leaders to address the “absolutely vital” issues of entrepreneurship and innovation at their meeting next week. Speaking at the Innovation Conference today, the Prime Minister warned that smaller businesses wo... Continue to article
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is being urged not to follow the US into supplying military support to Syrian rebels, by one of his own MPs. Continue to article
While some of the furore over the Government’s NHS reorganisation has died away, one party has come up with a novel idea to resuscitate the debate. The National Health Action Party has announced that one of its leaders, Dr Clive Peedell,...
If Nick Clegg and David Cameron’s relationship is a marriage, it may just have become a slightly complicated love triangle. The Coalition remains “strong and united”, they say, but the Lib Dem seems to have a little bit of jealousy towar...
CON 31 (nc); LAB 35 (+1); LIB DEM 10 (nc); UKIP 12 (-1) The June Ipsos MORI Political Monitor shows mixed news on the relative economic credibility of the parties following last week’s speeches by Ed Miliband and Ed Balls. ... Continue to article
David Cameron today rounded on Eurosceptics who want Britain to withdraw from the EU, accusing them of being in "denial" when they claimed that the UK could go-it-alone and succeed in the global econo... Continue to article
David Cameron says the UK must be at the top table of international institutions where "many of the rules of the game are set on trade, tax and regulation". Continue to article
David Cameron has said he is satisfied that Britain’s intelligence services work “within the law” after a series of reports about GCHQ’s use of information gathered by US agencies. After a speech in Essex, the Prime Minister said that hi... Continue to article
David Cameron tweets: 'My thoughts are with Nelson Mandela, who is in hospital in South Africa'.
If ever a fiasco epitomised the incompetence of its makers, it is surely the Tory-led Government’s continued mishandling of the Thameslink rail contract. It is some two years since David Cameron’s Gov... Continue to article
David Cameron will attend a behind-closed-doors meeting of top executives, politicians and academics later, Downing Street confirms. Continue to article
David Cameron approves the appointment of Tory MP Andrew Jones as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Department of Health. Continue to article
David Cameron will tonight attend a meeting of the secretive Bilderberg Group, which comprises senior politicians, business leaders and academics from around the globe, Downing Street has announced. ... Continue to article
David Cameron will attend a Bilderberg Group conference meeting this evening, Downing Street has confirmed. Politicians will join business leaders, including executives from multinational giants Google and Amazon, for the traditionally ... Continue to article
David Cameron is to attend a private meeting of the secretive Bilderberg group later on Friday, Downing Street has announced. Continue to article
David Cameron will be attending the Bilderberg Group conference meeting this evening, Downing Street confirms.
David Cameron expressed his best wishes to the Duke of Edinburgh after the Duke was admitted to hospital, saying he was "held in the highest esteem" by the British public. “Well, the Duke of Edinburgh is held in the highest esteem by peo... Continue to article
WORDS: KEVIN MAGUIRE Undercover reporters posing as emissaries of a faraway country in the Pacific Ocean and an Asian hi-tech solar energy company. Significant amounts of cash to oil the palms of British lawmakers who would provide... Continue to article
Opponents of the same-sex marriage bill have argued repeatedly that a majority of the public are against the legislation. The polls, however, tell a different story. A YouGov survey taken a few days before the House of Commons vote fou... Continue to article
Downing Street has endorsed warnings from MPs about a Chinese firm’s contracts with BT and other British firms. The Intelligence and Security Committee published a report this morning warning that technology from Huawei could be used to ... Continue to article
It is increasingly clear that David Cameron is intent on sending military aid to the rebels in Syria. The EU arms embargo has been lifted, the case has been made that Bashar al Assad ha... Continue to article
A vote to arm the Syrian opposition would struggle to pass in Parliament. Yet that is no excuse for arming the rebels behind Parliament’s back. Continue to article
Nigel Farage has predicted that the proportion of people that wants Britain to leave the European Union will grow in coming years. A Survation poll for Sky News today found that 51% of people would vote to leave the EU if a referendum wa... Continue to article
vInspired press release • One in seven (13%) 16 – 21 year olds vote David Cameron top British change-maker • Boris Johnson close behind in second with one in 11 (9%) voting for London Mayor • Lack of support for other main party leaders ... Continue to article
Peers expressed concern today over the effect legalising equal marriage will have on families. Various members of the House of Lords agreed that the proper definition of marriage was “procreation” as they continued the second day of thei... Continue to article
Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the King’s Fund report on the crisis in England’s A&E departments, said: "The revelation that A&E waiting times have hit a ten-year high under David Cameron demolishes once... Continue to article
Lab source responds to Cam bill linking unions to lobbying: "a shabby and panicked response from David Cameron to divert attention"
David Cameron says no decision has been taken on whether the UK will arm opposition forces in Syria but lifting the embargo had sent a "clear signal" to President Assad. Continue to article
The Government will look at “non-legislative” options to allow the security services to access communications data, David Cameron has said. The Prime Minister told the House of Commons that there was a “problem” with communications data ... Continue to article
10 Downing St press release The Prime Minister's task force on tackling extremism and radicalisation met for an initial meeting today. Ministers attending were: David Cameron, Prime Minister (chair) Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister Georg... Continue to article
The new taskforce set up in the wake of Lee Rigby's death will look into “all forms of extremism and extremist ideologies”, Downing Street said today. The Prime Minister today chaired the first session of a Whitehall body, which includes... Continue to article
Jon Trickett letter to David Cameron about lobbying Dear Prime Minister, I am sure you are as concerned as I am at the recent revelations regarding the lobbying of Parliamentarians. Such revelations serve to undermine public trust in Pa... Continue to article
As readers of the site (and much of the country) are well aware, David Cameron isn't universally popular among Conservative MPs. But amidst a competitive field I... Continue to article
David Cameron said lobbying was the 'next big scandal'. He will be amused that it has cost his old foe Mercer.
Labour party press release Ivan Lewis MP, Labour's Shadow International Development Secretary, in response to the UN High Level Panel's Report on the Post-2015 Agenda said: "I welcome many of the recommendations in the UN High Level pa... Continue to article
Peter Lilley said that a European Commission challenge to Britain’s benefit restrictions for EU immigrants strengthened the case for the repatriation of powers from Brussels. “We would have to [abide by the European Court of Justice’s ru... Continue to article
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.
David Cameron has issued a strongly worded criticism of the United Nations' ongoing inaction over Syria.
Reading from the recent Save the Children report documenting the fate of children in the country, Mr Cameron told world leaders at the UN headquarters in New York: "The blood of these young children is a terrible stain on the reputation of this United Nations.
In an apparent attack on Russia and China, he reserved particular criticism for countries who “have failed to stand up to these atrocities and in some cases aided and abetted Assad's reign of terror”.
"If the United Nations Charter is to have any value in the 21st century, we must now join together to support a rapid political transition."
The Prime Minister announced £8m in aid for the war torn country, and continued to speak more widely on the aftermath of the Arab Spring.
He argued Western countries should respect the outcome of post-Spring elections that returned Islamist parties, but warned those parties they would be judged by their actions.
“Will you entrust the rights of citizenship to your countrymen and women who do now share your specific political and religious view? Do you accept that unlike the dictators you replaced, you should never pervert the democratic process to hold on to power if you lost the consent of the people you serve?
“Will you live up to your commitment to protect the rule of law for all citizens, to defend the rights of Christians and minorities, to allow women a full role in society, in the economy and in politics?”
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.
Conservative campaign organisation Bright Blue has warned the party that another coalition with the Liberal Democrats may be the only way for the party to keep power. The group said the party should continue with its modernising agenda and not lurch to the right, as many core-conservative groups are suggesting.
A poll conducted for The Times has found Labour has stretched its lead over the Conservatives to 15 points. However the Populus survey has discouraging results for Ed Miliband, with 60% of people wanting David Cameron to remain in Downing Street, either because they thought he was doing a good job, or because they prefer him to Mr Miliband.
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