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  • 10:59

    Shadow Energy minister Julie Elliott says the Government's announcement on renewable energy is 'a case of too little, too late'.

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  • 09:41

    The Office for National Statistics confirms the deficit was reduced to £107.7 billion in 2013/14, down by £7.5 billion than the same period last year.

    Read on at Office for National Statistics

  • 09:41

    The Treasury says 'today's public sector finances are further evidence that the government's long term economic plan is working, delivering economic security for hardworking people'.

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  • 08:48

    Read Tony Blair's speech on 'why the Middle East matters' in full here.

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  • 07:31
    Ed Davey MP

    Energy Secretary Ed Davey tells Today he is confident the Government contracts for eight major renewable energy schemes is 'critical to making sure we have secure clean energy'.

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  • 07:23
    Tony Blair

    Former prime minister Tony Blair tells Today the West is paying 'very heavy price' for not intervening in Syria.

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  • 00:01

    David Cameron says 'I want to send my best wishes to everyone celebrating St George's Day'.

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  • Tuesday 22nd April
  • 23:37

    Responding to Vince Cable's letter to the FTSE 100 calling for restraint on executive pay, Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna says 'Vince Cable and the Tory-led government caved in and have failed to match their rhetoric with action'.

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  • 22:50

    Tonight’s YouGov poll for the Sun has gives Labour a three-point lead on 37%, with the Conservatives on 34%, UKIP on 12% and the Lib Dems on 10%.

    Read on at UK Polling Report

  • 22:29

    Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna dismisses Vince Cable's letter warning FTSE 100 companies against awarding excessive pay, saying that the Government had 'caved in and have failed to match their rhetoric with action' on annual binding shareholder votes on remuneration.

    Read on at Chuka Umunna

  • 19:14

    In an interview with BBC News, Business Secretary Vince Cable warns companies to exercise caution not to award 'ridiculous' executive pay.

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  • 18:22

    The SNP's Eilidh Whiteford dismisses as 'simply ludicrous' Gordon Brown's claim that independence would hit Scottish pensions.

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  • 18:15

    AFP reports that the Ukrainian president has ordered the restart of the country's military operation against pro-Russian separatists.

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  • 17:38

    Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown delivers his speech for the Better Together campaign, claiming that the 'partnership we have for pensioners is today worth £425 million a year extra to Scotland'.

    Read on at Better Together

  • 17:36

    The new head of the NASUWT teaching union, President Geoff Branner, says the Government 'could and should do more' to tackle child poverty and deprivation 'instead of giving priority to a policy of tax breaks for the immeasurably wealthy'.

    Read on at Central Lobby

  • 15:45
    Jim Murphy MP

    Shadow International Development Secretary Jim Murphy tells Sky News UKIP's new billboards are 'another desperate cry for attention' from Nigel Farage's party.

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  • 15:35

    Commenting on the Government's infrastructure push, the Let Britain Fly campaign's director Gavin Hayes says: 'Today the Prime Minister and the Chancellor boasted about the Government's record on infrastructure investment, but yet again they have failed to tackle our impending airport capacity crunch'.

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  • 15:16

    Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds condemns 'in the strongest possible terms' killings last week in Bentiu in South Sudan.

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  • 15:05

    Nigel Farage tells BBC News that his employment of his own German wife as secretary is 'very different' to the party's claims of migrants filling British jobs.

    Read on at BBC

  • 14:55
    Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage defends the use of a party insider on the UKIP manifesto, telling Sky News that 'the fact that Lizzy Vaid is half-Indian and works for us is as far as we're concerned, a non-issue'.

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  • 13:40
    Hugh Robertson MP

    Foreign Office minister Hugh Robertson dismisses Bashar al-Assad's announcement of Syrian presidential elections in June as 'ridiculous', telling World at One 'it’s very, very difficult to see that...you could have anything that amounted to a fair and free election' under present circumstances.

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  • 13:32
    Nigel Farage

    Speaking to BBC News, UKIP leader Nigel Farage defends his party's controversial new poster campaign as an 'accurate reflection of the harsh realities of life'.

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  • 13:12

    Commenting on reports that the Government is set to change trespass laws to allow fracking to go ahead without landowners' permission, Greenpeace says 'after failing to win the argument on fracking, ministers now want to change the law to render people powerless to oppose it'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 12:49

    The Law Society, Strathclyde University and Skills Development Scotland become the latest bodies to withdraw their membership of the CBI over its declaration of support for the campaign against Scottish independence.

    Read on at BBC

  • 12:13

    Writing on Twitter, Tory MP Nicholas Soames decries UKIP's new billboard campaign as 'deeply devisive [sic], offensive and ignorant'.

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  • 12:09

    Writing in the Evening Standard, former business secretary Peter Mandelson claims that UKIP's 'attitudes to women and maternity rights belong in the dark ages'.

    Read on at Evening Standard

  • 12:05

    National Union of Teachers general secretary Christine Blower says political parties should heed recent YouGov polling suggesting 89% of parents believe ensuring teachers are qualified should be a top priority for education policy.

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  • 12:00

    Labour hits out at UKIP on the day of the party's ad campaign launch, as Shadow Cabinet Office Minister John Ashworth calls Nigel Farage's party 'even more right wing than the Tories'.

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  • 11:58

    Read a summary of this morning's lobby briefing by the Prime Minister's Official Spokesman.

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  • 11:29

    YouGov's latest polling summary reports that Labour's lead on keeping down prices 'has now almost vanished'.

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