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  • 10:13

    Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says today's GDP figures show a 'concerning slowdown in economic growth',

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  • 10:12
    George Osborne MP

    George Osborne tells BBC News that this morning's GDP figures are 'strong' and that they 'show Britain is leading the pack'.

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  • 09:49

    Nick Clegg says Britain's economy is 'doing well', after the ONS said it grew by 0.7% in the third quarter of 2014.

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  • 09:43

    Responding to today's GDP figures, the TUC says there is a 'tale of two economies' between those at the top and the bottom of the income scale.

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  • 09:32

    George Osborne says today's GDP figures show Britain 'continues to lead the pack' globally in economic recovery.

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  • 09:31

    The GDP of the United Kingdom economy grew by 0.7% in Q3 2012, the Office for National Statistics says - a 0.2% slowdown from the previous quarter.

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  • 09:30

    Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander says today's GDP figures show Britain's economy has 'good momentum' and warns the public will turn against any party that 'threatens to squander this progress' through unfunded spending commitments.

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  • 09:27
    Nigel Farage

    UKIP leader Nigel Farage tells Sky News there is nothing David Cameron can do about the surcharge on Britian by the EU due to the scale of its black economic activity.

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  • 09:24

    Shadow Europe Minister Pat McFadden brands the plan to force the UK to contribute £1.7bn more to the EU 'unacceptable' and says the new European Commission must 'look again' at the decision.

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  • 08:57

    UCL pharmacologist Professor David Colquhoun tells the Today programme the only people who will benefit from Lord Saatchi's Medical Innovation Bill 'are the pharmaceutical industry, quacks and lawyers'.

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  • 08:56

    87% of LabourLis readers think that the National Minimum Wage should be more than £8 by 2020, a survey finds.

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  • 08:26
    John Redwood MP

    Conservative MP John Redwood says David Cameron must make clear to the EU Commission that its request for a higher contribution to the EU budget from the UK is 'illegal as far as the United Kingdom is concerned'.

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  • 07:56

    Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says Welsh people are 'angry' and do not want to be 'treated as second-class citizens'.

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  • 07:10

    Political parties are being urged to lower fuel duty rates by the nation’s hauliers.

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  • 00:38

    Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond hints at standing for election in Westminster on Question Time, saying he 'hasn't made up' his mind yet.

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  • 00:01

    Home Affairs Committee chair Keith Vaz deems South Yorkshire Police's handling of an investigation into an historical allegation of sexual assault made against entertainer Sir Cliff Richard 'utterly inept'.

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  • 00:01

    The Local Government Association calls for headteachers to be given scope to allow parents to take children on holiday during term time on a 'common-sense' basis.

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  • Thursday 23rd October
  • 23:09

    Russell Brand tells Newsnight that 'people must become involved in their own political destiny'.

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  • 22:58
    Ken Clarke MP

    Former Conservative Minister Ken Clarke tells Newsnight, 'I've shut down more hospitals than most people have had hot dinners'

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  • 22:49
    Andrew Lansley MP

    Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said Andrew Lansley's whitepaper for the Health and Social Care Bill was a 'recipe for chaos'.

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  • 22:47
    David Cameron MP

    Conservative Minister George Freeman tells Newsnight NHS funding should be localised.

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  • 22:43
    Liz Kendall MP

    Shadow Minister for Care and Older People Liz Kendall tells Newsnight NHS reorganisation needs to be a 'national effort'.

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  • 20:00

    William Hague delivers a lecture at Westminster Abbey titled 'Humanising hell: our restless conscience and the search for peace'. Read it in full here.

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  • 18:25

    The DFID says a tenth British aid flight has delivered medicines for Ebola treatment facilities in Sierra Leone.

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  • 17:56
    Len McCluskey

    General Secretary of Unite, Len McCluskey, told PM that if Ed Miliband got hit by a bus, it 'wouldn't matter' who takes over.

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  • 17:26
    Sarah Wollaston MP

    Sarah Wollaston, who chairs the Health Select Committee, tells BBC News that politicians should give more details of their plans for NHS funding.

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  • 15:14

    Sheila Gunn, John Major's former press spokeswoman, has died.

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  • 15:01

    The Conservatives respond to Ed Miliband's comments in Rochester and Strood this afternoon, saying it is 'pathetic posturing'.

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  • 14:59

    A Conservative spokesman dismisses Ed Miliband's promise to bring forward an Immigration Reform Bill in the first Queen's Speech of a Labour government as 'pathetic posturing'.

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  • 14:48
    David Cameron MP

    David Cameron, arriving at the European Parliament, says the EU needs to address the challenges of Ebola and the economy.

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  • 14:29

    The DWP select committee announces an inquiry into benefits sanctions, following a petition after the death of an ex-soldier when his JSA stopped.

    Read on at The Guardian

  • 14:14

    Mass surveillance in the UK is 'impossible' because Britain's security services do not have the resources to trawl through the vast amounts of data they collect, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond tells the UK's Intelligence and Security Committee.

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  • 13:48

    The Guardian reports that MPs, including former coalition ministers who have since returned to the backbenches, have declared more than £7.1m earnings from second jobs and outside interests.

    Read on at The Guardian

  • 13:32
    Sir Bruce Keogh

    Speaking to the World at One, NHS England's medical director Sir Bruce Keogh sets out some of the problems that the NHS will face if it does not address the funding challenges in coming years.

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  • 13:13
    George Osborne MP

    George Osborne says the Government is committed to removing the barriers stopping women getting into work.

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  • 13:00

    George Osborne announces £150m funding to boost clinical infrastructure for cancer and dementia research.

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  • 12:56

    Speaking in Rochester and Strood, Ed Miliband pledges that a Labour government will set out an Immigration Reform Bill ‘in our first Queen’s Speech’. Read his full speech here.

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  • 12:50

    Ukip deputy chairman Suzanne Evans tells Daily Politics that David Cameron is 'terrified' of Ukip and will not put his position on Europe on the agenda.

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  • 12:10

    Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England's medical director, says the health service is gripped by a 'quadruple pincer'.

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  • 12:10
    George Freeman MP

    Junior health minister George Freeman denies the NHS is being privatised on Daily Politics, saying under this Government private provision has only 'gone up fractionally'.

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  • 11:45

    Leader of the House William Hague says he will raise MPs' concerns about the release of police killer Harry Roberts with the Home Secretary.

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  • 11:30
    David Cameron MP

    David Cameron tells the BBC's Asian Network his party will not adopt Ukip's 'tone', but vows to get 'a better grip' on EU migration.

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  • 11:28

    Downing Street says that David Cameron understands the public mood over the news that police killer Harry Roberts is to be freed, but that it is a matter for the Independent Parole Board.

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  • 11:20
    David Cameron MP

    David Cameron tells the BBC Asian Network that security services are reviewing the UK's anti-terror measures following the killing of a solider at an Ottawa war memorial yesterday.

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  • 10:59

    At an Urgent Question on the new NHS five-year plan, Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham says the report has endorsed Labour's plans for the health service, but Jeremy Hunt accuses him of 'Houdini-like spin'.

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