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William Hague said ensuring greater powers for English MPs in the face of Scottish devolution was an "issue of fairness". "There is already a distinction between different types of members of Parliament and this issue of fairness fo... Continue to article
Tristram Hunt argued that the question over the powers for English MPs could not be sorted out by a “quick fix”. “To say that the English question could, as it were, be resolved with just a four-month committee led by William Hague seems... Continue to article
Grant Shapps insisted that 'English votes for English laws' could be implemented in tandem with more devolved powers for Scotland, and denied that constitutional reform for England would take years or even decades to implement. “This is ... Continue to article
William Hague said the timetable for further devolution to Scotland had been set out but the content would be decided in the coming weeks. “That is already the policy of all three main parties including the two parties in the Coalitio... Continue to article
The question of Scottish independence has been settled for a generation, David Cameron has told reporters outside Downing Street. "The people of Scotland have spoken and it is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations to... Continue to article
Former Welsh Secretary William Hague says the impact on Wales if there is a yes vote in the Scotland referendum will be "unmistakeable". Continue to article
William Hague and Harriet Harman on their their views of the benefits of Scotland remaining in the United Kingdom. Continue to article
SNP MP Pete Wishart calls on William Hague to congratulate the Scottish people over the independence campaign. Continue to article
William Hague has urged Scots to reject independence, saying: "we want you to stay in the United Kingdom." David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were all absent from this week's Prime Minister's Questions as they toured Scotland in ... Continue to article
William Hague said Douglas Carswell's defection to Ukip was regrettable and counter-productive "It's a regrettable thing and it's a totally counter-productive thing to do of course, because the only chance of real change in Europe, the o... Continue to article
William Hague was a dud as foreign secretary. He is now in danger of turning into a useless Leader of the Commons. Continue to article
20 August 2014 Dear Prime Minister You may have seen today's Times report concerning the above. I understand that the Speaker may already have sent you his recommendation for the new Clerk of the House. I thought I should write to c... Continue to article
David Cameron is expected to come under further pressure about his decision to downgrade the post of Leader of the House of Lords today. Baroness Stowell, the new Leader, will be paid more than £20,000 less than her predecessor Lord Hil... Continue to article
William Hague has made his debut as Leader of the House of Commons. Mr Hague, who moved from the Foreign Office on Monday and announced he would be standing down as an MP in 2015, was welcomed by several MPs on all sides. Angela Eagle, ... Continue to article
Downing Street said Michael Gove has been involved in the planning of today's reshuffle and that lobby journalists should expect to see "a great deal" of him on TV and radio. The Prime Minster's Official Spokesman said Mr Gove had "been... Continue to article
William Hague set out his reasons for stepping down as Foreign Secretary. "I think there's always a balance to strike in government between the value of experience on the the one hand and the need for renewal and new people. We all have ... Continue to article
Cabinet moves Michael Gove moves from Department for Education to become Chief Whip. Nicky Morgan moves from the Treasury to become Education Secretary. She also adds the Equalities brief to her role as Minister for Women. Philip H... 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
William Hague called for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza following escalating violence in the region. “There is an urgent need to bring an end to the violence in Gaza and to restore the November 2012 ceasef... Continue to article
Lots of gossip in Brussels that William Hague is being lined up as next British Commissioner.
FCO press release Commenting on rocket attacks by Palestinian militant groups on Israel and Israeli air-strikes on Gaza, Foreign Secretary William Hague said: "I am deeply concerned by the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and sou... Continue to article
On the first day his joint visit to India with Chancellor George Osborne, William Hague has made a speech to business, education and civil society representatives in Mumbai. The Foreign Secretary said: I am delighted to be here in India... Continue to article
Giving speech with William Hague in Mumbai where I will argue that good days are coming for India and Britain. More investment. More jobs
Labour leader Ed Miliband (09.45) speaks at the Sutton Trust/Pearson summit in London on higher education where he is expected to announce Labour's plans for vocational education. Skills minister Matthew Hancock (14.00) and education commit... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg have announced new growth deals for local authorities and businesses Labour leader Ed Miliband announces new local council devolution plans Home secretary Theresa May ... Continue to article
FCO press release Foreign Secretary condemns the murder of Palestinian teenager and welcomes Israel’s commitment to bring perpetrators to justice. The Foreign Secretary William Hague said: ‘‘I condemn the appalling murder of a Pale... Continue to article
William Hague defended David Cameron's fervent opposition to Jean-Claude Juncker's candidacy for the presidency of the European Commission. “Actually, our argument was always about the principle - the Prime Minister made this very clear ... Continue to article
Foreign and Commonwealth Office press release Cameron today signed agreements that will forge closer ties between the EU and Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The Association Agreements were signed by the Prime Minister a... Continue to article
Ahead of a meeting of Nato foreign ministers, William Hague urged Russia to take steps to distance itself from the anti-government rebels in eastern Ukraine. “We urge Russia to take the necessary action to stop the flow of arms across th... Continue to article
William Hague called on the Egyptian government to review the 'appalling' decision by a court in Cairo to hand jail sentences to three Al Jazeera journalists. "I am absolutely appalled by the sentencing of journalists, including Egyptia... Continue to article
Lord Carlile said the Government “absolutely must” consider reintroducing control orders in light of the threat of terrorism from people returning from Syria or Iraq. “The first thing that is open at the port of entry is to stop and ques... Continue to article
Foreign Office press release Foreign Secretary appalled by an Egyptian court returning guilty verdicts against Egyptian and international journalists. Reacting to the verdict, Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “I am appalled by... Continue to article
David Cameron is “completely appalled” by the sentences handed out to Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, Downing Street has said. A court in Cairo sentenced Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed to at least seven years in jail on ... Continue to article
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Foreign Secretary William Hague warned Russia on Monday that the EU was ready to impose tougher sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine if it is not satisfied with Moscow's respons... Continue to article
William Hague said EU ministers would use a summit today to work towards a settlement of the problems that made up the current crises in the Middle East. “[EU foreign ministers will be discussing] the situation in Iraq, which is of deep ... Continue to article
33 minutes ago in Scotland
William Hague has warned that the Conservatives would take the fight on restricting Scottish MPs’ voting rights to the General Election if they could not reach an agreement by January. The Leader of the House spoke yesterday following discussions with David Cameron and other Conservatives at Chequers about how to address the so-called West Lothian question. A ComRes/ITV poll showed that nearly two-thirds of voters believe Scottish MPs should be banned from voting on English-only matters at Westminster. Meanwhile, Number 10 sources told The Times that funding for Scotland would be cut as the country receives more devolved powers. “It’s not a change to the Barnett formula per se,” said the source. “But the more control a devolved administration has over its ability to raise and spend funds, the proportion subject to the Barnett formula decreases.”
The Foreign Secretary is being accused of hypocrisy over Britain's intervention in an American Supreme Court case, in which families are claiming the right to sue oil giant Shell for its alleged complicity in torture in the Niger Delta. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office wants the Supreme Court to strike out the case, claiming the court should not hear cases where British corporations have allegedly committed crimes outside America.
Andrew Tyrie, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendiiton, has warned William Hague that MI6 staff may have breached confidentiality in supplying information to the press over the rendition of Abdel Hakim Belhadj to Libya in 2004.
In a letter to the Foreign Secretary Mr Tyrie wrote: “These reports are attributed to ‘well-placed sources’. The context suggests that these sources may well be from within MI6. If so this would represent staff from the intelligence agencies briefing the press."
The EU is to lift sanctions on Zimbabwe after a "landmark decision" by European ministers.
Most of the Restrictive Measures - imposed by the EU in response to human rights abuses and political violence - have been suspended, but European foreign ministers said the sanctions against Robert Mugabe would remain.
Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement: "This approach will demonstrate to reformers across the political spectrum that the EU is serious about responding to concrete progress on the ground and reflects our confidence in the facilitation process being undertaken by President Zuma and the leaders of SADC.
"It also puts the onus on the Government of Zimbabwe to live up to their commitments."
He later tweeted that it was a "landmark EU decision."
Conservative MEP for the East of England, Geoffrey Van Orden, said: "We have always said that restrictive measures, aimed solely at a governing elite that has trampled on the people of Zimbabwe, could be eased once there was serious change."
The MEP, who has worked to encourage freedom and democratic change in Zimbabwe, warned: "I remain concerned that those with a vested interest in the Mugabe regime and exploitation of Zimbabwe's resources for their own benefit will try and ensure their continued grasp on power."
William Hague has urged his fellow Cabinet members to place a greater emphasis on green industries, in a leaked letter which emerged today. The letter states "we should reframe our response to climate change as an imperative for growth" and sets out proposals for how the Government can refocus on the issue.
William Hague has said that sanctions against Burman should be suspended, but does not believe it would be right to lift them entirely.
Speaking at talks in Luxembourg, The Foreign Secretary said: "A very important process of change has taken place in Burma. As you know in the United Kingdom we have advocated the suspension of sanctions rather than the complete lifting of sanctions.
"I think that is the right thing to do. Great progress is being made in Burma but we remain very concerned about conflict and human rights abuses in some areas of Burma, particularly in Kachin state."
22/09/2014 on Pooled clip
21/09/2014 on World This Weekend, BBC Radio 4
21/09/2014 on Murnaghan, Sky News
19/09/2014 on BBC News
28/08/2014 on BBC News
Summaries and transcripts from TV and radio
6 hours ago on Newnsight, BBC Two
22/09/2014 on The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4
22/09/2014 on The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4