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  • Clegg recall hint

    Nick Clegg has said he wants to change the Government’s recall proposals, but hit out at Tory MP Zac Goldsmith’s plan as the “rich man’s recall”. The Government’s plans have come under fire from critics because a House of Commons committee would decide whether an MP had been guilty of “serious wrongdoing” before giving c...

BNP

Hazel Blears: Govt must bring people together to combat extremism

Hazel Blears said the Government needed to do more to bring together people from different communities to combat extremism on all sides. “I think that all the mod...

Conservative Party

Labour: David Cameron will be judged on his failed record on welfare - Rachel Reeves

Labour press release Rachel Reeves MP, Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to plans to cap benefits to pay for apprenticeships, said: "In si...

Gossip & Rumour

Nick Clegg: Junior parties in coalition governments always get the blame

Nick Clegg said junior parties in coalition always ended up getting blamed for things going wrong and not getting credit for achievements.  "My own impression as ...

Green Party

Caroline Lucas: Greens should be involved in election debates

Caroline Lucas said the Green party should be included in the election debates given that they have outperformed the Liberal Democrats in some recent polls and have ...

Labour Party

Jackie Doyle-Price: Ukip are lightning conductors for political disillusionment

Jackie Doyle-Price said Ukip were becoming “lightning conductors” for political disillusionment among voters. “When the public are unhappy at things and when they...

Liberal Democrats

Deputy Prime Minister: Fathers to get same ‘maternity’ pay as mums when sharing paternal leave in the civil service

Deputy Prime Minister press release The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will this week make a major speech in which he’ll thank public sector workers for their h...

Opinion Polls

David Cameron: TV debates should go ahead

David Cameron said he wanted the proposed TV debates to happen, but not all during the election campaign. "I’d like them to happen, they happened last time, I thi...

Plaid Cymru

Leanne Wood: We’re taking a different route to get to the same point as Scotland

Leanne Wood insisted Welsh independence was Plaid Cymru's long-term aim, but admitted her party was not actively pursuing this goal at the present time. “We do wa...

Political & Constitutional reform

Political and Constitutional Reform Committee: Committee in Edinburgh to hear evidence on devolution settlement - Chair calls on all party leaders to engage in inquiry

Political and Constitutional Reform Committee press release Committee in Edinburgh to hear evidence on devolution settlement The Chair of the Political and Const...

Political System

Caroline Lucas: Greens should be involved in election debates

Caroline Lucas said the Green party should be included in the election debates given that they have outperformed the Liberal Democrats in some recent polls and have ...

Public Administration

Civil Service Commission: Prime Minister to be given choice of appointable candidates in head of department competitions

Civil Service Commission press release The Civil Service Commission has today announced that, in future, for Head of Department appointments the Prime Minister wi...

SNP

Minister criticises SNP engagement with Scottish devolution process

A Conservative minister at the Scotland Office has criticised the Scottish National Party's engagement with the devolution commission process. David Mundell, the ...

UKIP

Jackie Doyle-Price: Ukip are lightning conductors for political disillusionment

Jackie Doyle-Price said Ukip were becoming “lightning conductors” for political disillusionment among voters. “When the public are unhappy at things and when they...

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