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  • 12:00 Ed Miliband: Smith Commission proposals a first step on road to wider UK devolution On air

    On Air | Ed Miliband MP | Labour party leader | Sky News Video Ed Miliband MP

    Ed Miliband said the Smith Commission's proposals on further Scottish devolution represented a good start on the road to a wider decentralisation of power across the UK. “This delivers on the promise that Labour made to the people of Sco... Continue to article

  • 11:50 Tory MPs push to settle English 'imbalance' in wake of new Scots powers House of Commons

    Tory MPs push to settle English 'imbalance' in wake of new Scots powers House of Commons Tory MPs push to settle English 'imbalance' in wake of new Scots powers

    Conservative MPs have called for the rights of Scottish MPs in Westminster to be restricted, in the wake of a major report pledging new powers to Scotland. Today’s Smith Commission report, which follows Scotland’s rejection of independen... Continue to article

  • 10:30 David Cameron: Smith Commission makes case for Evel unanswerable On air

    On Air | David Cameron MP | Prime Minister | Pooled Clip Video David Cameron MP

    David Cameron praised today's Smith Commission proposals on more powers for Scotland, and said the case for action on English votes for English laws was now "unanswerable". "I'm delighted with what's been announced. We are keeping our pr... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 25th November
  • 17:05 Former Ukip leader: Muslims must 'address' violence in Koran PoliticsHome News

    Former Ukip leader: Muslims must 'address' violence in Koran PoliticsHome News

    A Ukip peer has said British Muslims need to “address the violence in the Koran” in the wake of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. Speaking in the House of Lords this afternoon, Lord Pearson of Rannoch, who led the eurosceptic party into... Continue to article

  • 12:54 Cameron announces £130m for anti-terrorism, says new powers needed PoliticsHome News

    Cameron announces £130m for anti-terrorism, says new powers needed PoliticsHome News

    David Cameron has announced £130m new funding for the security services in light of a report calling for changes in the way the British government deals with counter-terrorism and extremism. The Prime Minister said the Government would b... Continue to article

  • 10:52 Story (6 links): Cameron faces more EU pressure

    PoliticsHome Cameron faces more EU pressure Story View links

    Up to six Cabinet ministers are prepared to speak out in favour of Britain leaving the EU if David Cameron does not agree new membership terms, the Guardian reports.

    The newspaper names Culture Secretary Sajid Javid and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith as some of the potential backers of leaving the union.

    The Prime Minister is expected to make a speech on his plans to reform the free movement of people in the EU within days.

  • 08:29 Luke Akehurst blog: 10 things that Labour supporters should bear in mind today News

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    Yesterday’s two opinion polls showing Labour 5% ahead – from Lord Ashcroft and Populus – provided a much-needed shot-in-the-arm for party activists and have put the pressure back on David Cameron. Continue to article

  • 07:00 Trevor Kavanagh: Ed is biggest loser of the Rochester vote (£) News

    Opinion | The Sun source icon

    The Rochester by-election was a defeat for David Cameron but it could yet end up a victory for the Tories Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 24th November
  • 17:54 England faces 'democratic deficit', admits Scots Tory leader PoliticsHome News

    England faces 'democratic deficit', admits Scots Tory leader PoliticsHome News

    England will continue to face a “democratic deficit” until the issue of English votes for English laws (Evel) is addressed, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives has argued. Ruth Davidson told MPs at a Westminster committee hearing th... Continue to article

  • 17:41 Lobby:No 10: PM wants more competitive and more flexible EU Lobby Briefings

    17:41 | Lobby Briefings | PoliticsHome Lobby Briefings

    Downing Street was asked about comments by Deputy Prime Minister earlier today when he said that exiting the Union equated to “economic self-harm”. The Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman distanced the Government from Nick Clegg’s view, s... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 23rd November
  • 10:30 Grant Shapps: MPs such as Thornberry shouldn't judge the public, it should be the other way round On air

    On Air | Grant Shapps MP | Tory Party chairman | Pienaar's Politics, BBC Radio 5 Live Video Grant Shapps MP

    Grant Shapps paid tribute to hard-working white van drivers and said it wasn't for politicians like Labour's Emily Thornberry to "judge" members of the public. "People generally don't have a huge amount of time and respect for politician... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Saturday 22nd November
  • 11:26 Lord Lawson: Global economy presents a worrying picture On air

    On Air | Lord Lawson | Former Chancellor of the Exche... | Week in Westminster, BBC Radio 4 Video Lord Lawson

    Lord Lawson said he shared David Cameron's concerns about the fragility of the global economy. “Yes. I’m not going to play party politics like Alistair [Darling] is; I’ve grown up and I’m beyond that now. The Prime Minister was right to ... Continue to article

  • 11:25 Alistair Darling: Cameron managing expectations with 'red lights' warning On air

    On Air | Alistair Darling MP | Former chancellor of the exche... | Week in Westminster, BBC Radio 4 Video Alistair Darling MP

    Alistair Darling said David Cameron's warning that "red warning lights" are flashing on the global economy was an attempt to deflect attention from the fact that the Government is on course to miss its deficit reduction target. “It looks... Continue to article

  • 11:15 Graham Brady: Ukip success reflects profound detachment from political process On air

    On Air | Graham Brady MP | | Week in Westminster, BBC Radio 4 Video Graham Brady MP

    Graham Brady said Ukip's current popularity, as demonstrated by their success in Rochester and Strood, reflected a widespread disenchantment with Westminster politics. “I think [it] probably just confirmed things that we already knew, wh... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 21st November
  • 12:37 Michael Gove: Conservatives got a very good result in the Rochester by-election On air

    On Air | Michael Gove MP | Chief whip | Daily Politics, BBC Two Video Michael Gove MP

    Michael Gove said the Conservatives had got a "very good result" in the Rochester and Strood by-election. "We got a very good result, we got a significantly better result than any commentator was expecting or predicting, we managed to ta... Continue to article

  • 11:40 Lobby:Number 10: Parliament renovation bill a matter for the House Lobby Briefings

    11:40 | Lobby Briefings | PoliticsHome Lobby Briefings

    The cost of renovating Parliament is a matter for the House, Downing Street has said, amid reports securing the future of the Palace could total £3bn. Dr Richard Ware, who is leading a study into the options for renovating the House tol... Continue to article

  • 10:20 David Cameron: We are determined to win back Rochester and Strood On air

    On Air | David Cameron MP | Prime Minister | Pooled Clip Video David Cameron MP

    David Cameron said he was "absolutely determined" to win back Rochester and Strood after losing the seat to Ukip's Mark Reckless. "The result was closer than the forecasters predicted. And I want to congratulate Kelly Tolhurst on such a ... Continue to article

  • 06:24 Douglas Alexander: Tough lessons for all parties from Rochester On air

    On Air | Douglas Alexander MP | Shadow foreign secretary | Good Morning Britain, ITV Video Douglas Alexander MP

    Douglas Alexander said Ukip’s surge held “tough lessons” for all the main political parties. “David Cameron threw the kitchen sink at Rochester and still lost. As for Labour, listen, we were  squeezed in a classic by-election squeeze. Bu... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 20th November
  • 23:10 Philip Davies: I agree with Farage on everything but I will not defect On air

    On Air | David Cameron MP | Prime Minister | Newsnight, BBC 2 Video David Cameron MP

    Philip Davies said he agreed with Nigel Farage on “nearly everything” but he would not be defecting to Ukip. “I agree with Nigel Farage on nearly everything, I am sure there are some things I disagree with him on, but I can’t think of an... Continue to article

  • 20:00 Stowell Power The House Magazine

    20:00 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine Stowell Power

      Words: Daniel Bond Photos: Paul Heartfield       Parliamentary debates and jokes about pop culture rarely make easy bedfellows. Nothing illustrates a politician’s estrangement from the world outside Westminster like a ham-f... Continue to article

  • 12:20 David Cameron sets out criteria for Tory EVEL settlement PoliticsHome News

    David Cameron sets out criteria for Tory EVEL settlement PoliticsHome News

    David Cameron has warned that “decision time is coming” for the issue of English Votes for English Laws. The Prime Minister hinted at some of the criteria he believed needed to be met for a lasting settlement on the issue when he appear... Continue to article

  • 08:48 Waugh Room: Migrating the Message The Waugh Room

    08:48 | The Waugh Room | PoliticsHome The Waugh Room Migrating the Message

      David Cameron won’t want to be seen to be dancing to UKIP’s tune tomorrow as the Rochester result comes in. But I’ve been told that he’s strongly leaning towards making his long-awaited Big Announcement on EU migration reform before... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 19th November
  • 17:31 Balls defends mansion tax, admits Labour by-election defeat PoliticsHome News

    Balls defends mansion tax, admits Labour by-election defeat PoliticsHome News

    Ed Balls defended the bedroom tax as something the “vast majority of people” will not have to pay. “The vast majority of people… in London, have a property worth nowhere near £2m,” he told LBC’s Call Ed Balls show. “If they are a taxp... Continue to article

  • 13:00 Mansion tax, housing benefit and NHS dominate PMQs House of Commons

    Mansion tax, housing benefit and NHS dominate PMQs House of Commons

    David Cameron and Ed Miliband have gone head-to-head over housing benefit, taxation and the NHS. In the weekly round of Prime Minister’s Questions, the Labour leader opened by asking Mr Cameron why he was “so in favour of the bedroom tax... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 18th November
  • 14:15 David Cameron: We will bring all our resources to bear on Islamic State after hostage murder On air

    On Air | David Cameron MP | Prime Minister | BBC News Video David Cameron MP

    David Cameron promised to "bring all of our resources to bear" on those responsible for the murder of a fifth Western hostage by Islamic State militants.  "Obviously what has happened in Syria is absolutely horrific and our thoughts go o... Continue to article

  • 12:30 Lobby:Downing Street: PM chairs Cobra following Isil hostage murder Lobby Briefings

    12:30 | Lobby Briefings | PoliticsHome Lobby Briefings

    David Cameron has chaired a meeting of the Cobra crisis committee following the killing of a US aid worker by Islamic State militants, Number 10 has confirmed. A video was posted on the internet last weekend showing the murder of Abdul-R... Continue to article

  • 12:00 Cooper slams Cameron's 'megaphone diplomacy' on immigration PoliticsHome News

    Cooper slams Cameron's 'megaphone diplomacy' on immigration PoliticsHome News

    Yvette Cooper has slammed David Cameron’s “megaphone diplomacy” approach to immigration, stating it was “more designed to win votes in by-elections" than deliver change for Britain. During a speech in London this morning, the Shadow Home... Continue to article

  • 12:00 Yvette Cooper speech - Labour’s approach to immigration Press Release

    12:00| Press Release

    A press release from Labour: From doorstep to doorstep, street stall to school gate, coffee morning to public meeting, Labour MPs and candidates are talking to thousands of people every week. And we know that three things come up more... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 17th November
  • 22:45 Steffen Kampeter: Brexit would be a catastrophe On air

    On Air | David Cameron MP | Prime Minister | Newsnight, BBC Two Video David Cameron MP

    Steffen Kampeter said it would be a “catastrophe” if Britain left the European Union. “We’re not alone in saying that the Brits should stay on. Matteo Renzi stated I think yesterday it would be a catastrophe. We want them in and we will ... Continue to article

  • 17:58 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    17:58 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 9:30am: Business, Innovation and Skills questions (topicals at 10.15am) 10:30am: Business statement Main business Backbench business debates: i. Money creation and society (Steve Baker, Con, Wycombe; Michael Meach... Continue to article

  • 16:58 Cameron: UK must stick to economic plan PoliticsHome News

    Cameron: UK must stick to economic plan PoliticsHome News

    David Cameron has said the UK must stick to a “plan for growth and jobs" to secure "a better future for our country” in the aftermath of the G20 summit in Australia. Speaking to the House of Commons about the discussions he had over the ... Continue to article

  • 15:14 May in stark terror warning as Tpims called into question House of Commons

    May in stark terror warning as Tpims called into question House of Commons

    Theresa May has issued a stark warning for the UK following the murder of a fifth hostage by Islamic State militants. The Home Secretary said the killing showed Britain faced a “deadly threat…at home and abroad” and promised urgent actio... Continue to article

  • 13:45 Isabel Hardman blog: Anger at government incoherence on spending and debt News

    Blog | Coffee House source icon

    David Cameron had hoped that the UK’s £650 million contribution to the Green Climate Fund wouldn’t get much attention in the week that the Tories are going head-to-head with Ukip... Continue to article

  • 13:16 Michael Roberts Blog blog: Red warning lights News

    Blog | Michael Roberts Blog source icon

    Speaking at the close of the G20 summit of world leaders in Brisbane Australia, British Prime Minister David Cameron exclaimed that “red warning lights are flashing on the dashboard of the global economy. Continue to article

  • 11:55 Lobby:No 10: PM to chair Cobra on Islamic State killing Lobby Briefings

    11:55 | Lobby Briefings | PoliticsHome Lobby Briefings

    Downing Street said David Cameron is to chair an emergency meeting of the C‎obra committee following the most recent killing by the so-called Islamic State. The Prime Minister's Official Spokesman said: ‎"He has been updated during his t... Continue to article

  • 10:00 Rochester by-election candidates clash ahead of poll PoliticsHome News

    Rochester by-election candidates clash ahead of poll PoliticsHome News

    Mark Reckless has promised to fight “privatisation and fragmentation” of the NHS he said had been encouraged by successive Labour and Tory governments, if elected in the Rochester by-election on Thursday. Candidates from the main three p... Continue to article

  • 09:38 Rachel Reeves: Cameron needs to stop making excuses and secure the recovery On air

    On Air | Rachel Reeves MP | Shadow Work and Pensions Secre... | Sky News Video Rachel Reeves MP

    Rachel Reeves accused David Cameron of “making excuses” for a potential slowdown in growth in the UK by warning about the impact of potential on the UK problems in the global economy. “What I would say to David Cameron is instead of maki... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 16th November
  • 22:49 Margot James: Tories are not going to privatise the NHS On air

    On Air | David Cameron MP | Prime Minister | Westminster Hour, BBC Radio 4 Video David Cameron MP

    Margot James said that there would be no privatisation of the NHS, and that any indication of that due to the TTIP negotiations, was a “scare story”. “The TTIP negotiations are ongoing, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be inserting som... Continue to article

  • 13:53 PoliticsHome Sunday Shows Round-up PoliticsHome News

    PoliticsHome Sunday Shows Round-up PoliticsHome News

    Here's a full roundup of today's political shows from the PoliticsHome team, which we send out to Pro subscribers every week. Subscribers also get access to full transcripts of every political appearance. 9.00 Andrew Marr Show, BBC One... Continue to article

  • 08:20 Louise Mensch: We have our borders back and Cameron has another chance (£) News

    Opinion | The Sun on Sunday source icon

    DAVID CAMERON scored a massive victory this week – and it may just swing the outcome of the next election. Continue to article

  • 07:12 G20: Cameron says Ukraine crisis a 'test of the political will' PoliticsHome News

    G20: Cameron says Ukraine crisis a 'test of the political will' PoliticsHome News

    David Cameron told reporters at a G20 press conference in Brisbane that Russia’s alleged support for separatist forces in the east of Ukraine was “unacceptable”, warning Vladimir Putin his country was now “at a crossroads”. The Prime Min... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 14th November
  • 16:59 Don Woolford blog: David Cameron and Australia feel the love News

    Blog | The New Daily source icon

    Australia and Britain have declared eternal love as David Cameron addresses a joint sitting of federal parliament. Continue to article

  • 15:42 Salmond's final hurrah: We will move forwards to independence PoliticsHome News

    Salmond's final hurrah: We will move forwards to independence PoliticsHome News

    Alex Salmond delivered his last address as leader to the SNP party conference, as Nicola Sturgeon was confirmed as his replacement as leader of the party. The outgoing First Minister vowed that “Scotland will become an independent nation... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 13th November
  • 14:29 Matthew Hancock: Miliband still doesn't have a plan On air

    On Air | Matthew Hancock MP | Business Minister, Energy Mini... | BBC News Video Matthew Hancock MP

    Matthew Hancock said Ed Miliband’s speech today had failed to address the underlying issues facing the Labour party. “The problem is for Ed Miliband and for Labour is that they haven’t got a plan to secure Britain’s future. They haven’t ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 10th November
  • 20:00 David Cameron: No Cold War with Russia PoliticsHome News

    David Cameron: No Cold War with Russia PoliticsHome News

    Britain is not on the brink of a new Cold War with Russia, but must keep “upping the pressure” over Ukraine, David Cameron has said.   In his Lord Mayor's Banquet Speech this evening, the Prime Minister warned that allowing Russia's acti... Continue to article

  • 19:00 ComRes/ITV News index results: Half of Britons think Miliband would make a bad prime minister Press Release

    19:00| Press Release

    ComRes/ITV News press release A new ITV News / ComRes poll reveals that half (50%) of Britons think Ed Miliband would make a bad Prime Minister (16% say he would make a good Prime Minister), while just 14% think he is a strong leader. Op... Continue to article

  • 16:38 In Brief Events

    16:38 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to mark Remembrance Day by visiting Aylesford in Kent Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg speaks at a London Chamber of Commerce Asian Business Association dinner in London (7:00pm) Culture Secret... Continue to article

  • 16:38 In Brief Events

    16:38 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the Australian Parliament and announces a new 24 hour visa service Natural Environment Minister Lord de Mauley visits Bristol The Department of Health has made an announcement on NHS preparations... Continue to article

  • 13:47 David Cameron: No viable alternative to European Arrest Warrant On air

    On Air | David Cameron MP | Prime Minister | Pooled Footage Video David Cameron MP

    David Cameron outlined his case for Britain remaining signed up to the European Arrest Warrant. “It’s absolutely essential we do the right thing to keep our country safe and there isn’t a realistic, viable alternative to the European Arr... Continue to article

  • 13:30 Ed Balls: The Tories haven't set out the cuts they will make after 2015 On air

    On Air | Ed Balls MP | Shadow Chancellor | World at One, BBC Radio 4 Video Ed Balls MP

    Ed Balls said the Conservatives had given no details of the welfare cuts they would make after 2015  "We’ve said we’ll be cutting public spending, we’ll match the Government’s spending cuts in 2015 and 2016 – we’ve said we’ll raise taxes... Continue to article

  • 12:35 Yvette Cooper: Labour stands behind Ed Miliband as leader On air

    On Air | Yvette Cooper MP | Shadow home secretary | BBC News Video Yvette Cooper MP

    Yvette Cooper said there was “strong support” for Ed Miliband’s leadership of the Labour party. “I think he is [in a strong position]. He’s talking today about the threat to businesses and jobs if we carry on down David Cameron’s route o... Continue to article

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Cameron faces more EU pressure

Up to six Cabinet ministers are prepared to speak out in favour of Britain leaving the EU if David Cameron does not agree new membership terms, the Guardian reports.

The newspaper names Culture Secretary Sajid Javid and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith as some of the potential backers of leaving the union.

The Prime Minister is expected to make a speech on his plans to reform the free movement of people in the EU within days.


PM warned off EU benefits changes

David Cameron has been told there is no need for him to pursue major changes to EU free movement principles after the European Court of Justice ruled that member states had the power to block benefits for migrants.

The Prime Minister welcomed the ruling, which applies to immigrants who are not looking for work, as a “step in the right direction”.

Senior MEPs have claimed that the judgment means there is no call for the UK to pursue tougher curbs on EU immigration, but a Tory source told the Guardian they believe this would bolster support for the party’s plan to bar jobseekers from the EU from receiving benefits until after the universal credit system had been rolled out.


More Russian aircraft flying near to UK coast

Russian bomber planes testing European and American defences are back at Cold War levels, peaking in the last fortnight, Nato said yesterday.

More than 100 interceptions of bombers and intelligence-gathering planes have occurred in the past year, around triple the number in 2013.

David Cameron yesterday urged against a new Cold War, but warned that “Russia’s actions pose a grave danger to the rest of Europe.”

Meanwhile, The Times reports that interpreters who worked with British forces in Afghanistan are receiving death threats, with just one out of 200 who have approached officials for help, moved to Britain.


Abuse inquiry panel to meet

The panel of the inquiry looking into historic child abuse will meet for the first time today, despite being without a chairperson.

It comes after a review into the Home Office’s handling of documents relating to abuse allegations found no evidence of a cover-up, but could not rule one out.

Home Secretary Theresa May has written to the authors of the report for further reassurance, but David Cameron said that those “looking for conspiracy theories” would “have to look elsewhere”.


Ukip 12 points ahead of Tories in Rochester poll

Ukip leads the Conservative party by 12 points ahead in Rochester and Strood ahead of next week’s by-election, according to a new poll by Lord Ashcroft.

However, the survey also says the Tories are on track to narrowly win back the seat in 2015.

David Cameron yesterday urged Labour and Lib Dem supporters to consider tactically voting Conservative to keep out Mark Reckless.

Meanwhile, Nigel Farage has said Britain should have continued with fighting the First World War for another six weeks in order to force Germany to unconditionally surrender, arguing it would have prevented the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

Ukip has also has come in for criticism after laying a wreath with its party logo at the Chatham war memorial.


EU referendum bill pulled by Tories

The Conservatives have accused their Liberal Democrat coalition partners of blocking David Cameron’s bid to legislate for a referendum on Britain leaving the European Union, and have pulled their plans.

The Lib Dems have insisted that the Conservatives have added terms to the negotiations that they could not agree with.

Tory MP Bob Neill told the Mail: “The Lib Dems have killed off our chances of putting into law, this side of an election, an in-out referendum by 2017.”

It was claimed that Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg wanted the Tories to make changes to the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ as agreement for the bill to continue. However, the Conservatives offered a money resolution and government time to debate the bill.

Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Malcolm Bruce said that the Lib Dems were “never going to block their referendum bill”.

“The truth is they have folded like a cheap deck chair and are trying to make us take the blame by adding ridiculous conditions they knew we would not and could not accept.

"It is amazing that the Tories are prepared to sacrifice a bill they say they care about for some short-term tactical distinction from UKIP. They clearly never wanted the referendum bill to pass."

The bill, which was sponsored by Mr Neill, and supported by Mr Cameron, was hoped to become law before the May 2015 general election.

A senior Liberal Democrat source added: "The Tories put forward a proposal they know for certain will be turned down by the Lib Dems - a completely unfair deal.

"We can only assume they would prefer it hadn't become law by the time of the General Election. They would prefer not to be talking about their bottom lines in their proposed grand renegotiation and instead try and deal with UKIP by saying the only way to get a referendum is to vote Tory. They couldn't do the latter if their bill had become law."