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  • Dorrell quits Parliament for KPMG

    Former Conservative cabinet minister Stephen Dorrell is to quit as an MP at the general election after accepting a health policy role with accountancy firm KPMG. Mr Dorrell served as health secretary in John Major’s government at the time of the BSE crisis and chaired Parliament's Health Committee until June this year. T...

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

Home Office failed in vetting abuse inquiry chair, top civil servant admits

Tests to determine who should chair the Government’s inquiry into historic child abuse were not tough enough, the Home Office’s Permanent Secretary has admitted. ...

Gossip & Rumour

Lord Tebbit: David Cameron has been mistaken in EU handling

Lord Tebbit: David Cameron has been mistaken in EU handling

Lord Tebbit criticised David Cameron’s handling of Britain’s relationship with the EU and the threat of Ukip. “I think it’s been mistaken because I think that he sh...

Green Party

Natalie Bennett: People are thoroughly fed up with the main political parties

Natalie Bennett said people were "thoroughly fed up" with the main political parties. "I think we were presenting an image of a different kind of the streets of R...

Labour Party

Jim Murphy Speech

*CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY* Welcome to the Mitchell Library and to the magnificent Burns room. I appreciate you all being here today. I won’t overburden you with ...

Liberal Democrats

Baroness Smith stands up to EU doubters in her maiden speech

Press Release from Liberal Democrats: New Lib Dem Peer and Cambridge Academic, Baroness Smith of Newnham, will today (25 November) make her maiden speech in the H...

Opinion Polls

ComRes: Rowan Atkinson most popular choice to play Ed Miliband in a film

ComRes press release Ed Miliband's leadership is boosted by the ComRes online poll for The Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror tomorrow, in which Labour ho...

Parliament

Speaker has expanded role beyond authority, says Duncan

The House of Commons Speaker’s role has been expanded beyond the authority given to him by Parliament, a former government minister has said. Alan Duncan, who was...

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

Lord Grocott: Fixed-term parliaments are bad for democracy

Lord Grocott said fixed-term parliaments reduced accountability and were damaging to democracy. "It is such a huge advantage to any government in power. No govern...

Political System

Kate Hoey: Many MPs now come straight from university and don't have a real job

Kate Hoey said many MPs came straight from university rather than having had a "real job". "It’s not actually just about policies, it’s about making the public fe...

Public Administration

Welsh leaders show scepticism over Labour and Miliband

Scepticism of whether Ed Miliband was ready to become prime minister in 2015 was expressed by representatives of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, and Question T...

SNP

New Figures Show Crime Has Fallen to 40 Year Low

Press Release from the SNP: NEW FIGURES SHOW CRIME HAS FALLEN TO 40 YEAR LOW New statistics published today have shown a dramatic decline in cases of handling ...

UKIP

Lord Tebbit: David Cameron has been mistaken in EU handling

Lord Tebbit: David Cameron has been mistaken in EU handling

Lord Tebbit criticised David Cameron’s handling of Britain’s relationship with the EU and the threat of Ukip. “I think it’s been mistaken because I think that he sh...

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