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Ed Miliband is a “wishy washy wally” on the question of a European referendum, the Environment Secretary said today. Owen Paterson hit back at Labour’s attack on the Tory position on Europe and called on the opposition leader to clarify ... Continue to article
Mary Creagh said ministers needed to take responsibility for the failure to spot that the horse tranquiliser bute earlier. “At the end of the day, the Food Standards Agency is accountable to Parliament and to the Government and it was th... Continue to article
Labour Party Press Release Mary Creagh MP, Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary, commenting on the discovery of pork in halal products served in a school, said: “The discovery of pork in halal chicken sausages by Westminster Council o... Continue to article
The Environment Secretary has been attacked for refusing to reveal details of contaminated meat supplied to schools and the Armed Forces by food company Sodexo. The company has not publically named the product, the level of horse adulter... Continue to article
Mary Creagh condemned bankers' bonsuses abd said bankers were living in a "fantasy world." "If the bankers salaries did increase when we had our bank bonus we saw basic pay in the City rising. Don’t forget that people are paying Nat... Continue to article
WORDS: PAUL WAUGH AND SAM MACRORY When the horsemeat scandal broke earlier this year, Mary Creagh had to stop eating, literally mid-forkful, as she tucked into her homemade spag bol. The Shadow Environment Secretary remembers the moment p... Continue to article
WORDS: SAM MACRORY It’s overworked, badly supported and, most of the time, an utterly thankless task. Her Majesty’s Opposition may enjoy a royal stamp of approval, but the day job is anything but majestic. Rare are the occasions when a Sha... Continue to article
It's not just by-elections that bring MPs' competitive nature to the fore. Along with pancake races and tug of wars, there's another activity that MPs can add: skipping. As revealed by the Evening Standard, in a bid to encourage children...
Labour press release Mary Creagh MP, Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to Defra's announcement that the badger cull will go ahead this summer, said: "The Government is pressing ahead with a badger cull despite scientis... Continue to article
Mary Creagh said it was not necessarily true that prices would have to rise if supermarkets started serving processed meat without horse in it. "That doesn’t have to be the case. The supermarkets have promised that they’ll do DNA te... Continue to article
Labour have hit out at the Government's handling of UK water supplies, with Mary Creagh accusing Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman of being "reluctant to get a grip".
With the news today that there would be a hosepipe ban next month for much of the south-east of England, the shadow environment secretary said the Government should "back Labour’s proposals for new laws to help people struggling to pay their bills".
Ms Spelman earlier insisted the Government was doing all it could, and that the implementation of the ban was a preventative measure to thwart further "draconian measures".
The House of Commons has backed the scrapping of the role of chief coroner, despite a second Conservative backbench rebellion in two days.
A number of Tory backbenchers backed an amendment submitted to the Bill by Conservative MP Andrew Percy which would force ministers to appoint a chief coroner. The Government has refused to make the appointment on the grounds of cost, but backbenchers are concerned it will mean inquests into military deaths are delayed by months as the position was designed to ensure the system moved swiftly and military inquests are conducted by coroners with specialist training.
Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Michael Dugher earlier urged Ken Clarke to reconsider his plans. Mr Dugher told PoliticsHome: "David Cameron should show he is listening, show some leadership and rethink this bad decision. Bereaved families including those from the forces deserve better.
"Ministers are happy to wear poppies on their lapels at this time of remembrance. It is now time to show they mean it when they say they will support the armed forces and their families."
Labour MPs have also attacked a clause in the Bill which would abolish the Agricultural Wages Board, taking £9m "out of the rural high street". In an opinion piece for PoliticsHome, Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh said this was an "unjustified attack on some of our lowest paid workers who do an essential job in one of our most dangerous industries".
Mary Creagh has accused David Cameron of being “totally silent on climate change”. Writing for PoliticsHome, the Shadow Environment Secretary argues that the Coalition has “constructed a false divide between economic growth and environmental protection”, and says last week’s Autumn Statement included a series of further blows to the UK’s environmental credentials.
Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has come under fire for commenting that jobless parents ought to "recycle" their children's clothes, the Daily Mirror reports. Labour MP Mary Creagh said the comments were "out of touch, impractical and insulting."
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