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  • Miliband attacks image-based politics

    Ed Miliband launched Labour’s “summer campaign” with an attack on image-based politics. In a speech in London, Mr Miliband admitted he had an image problem and had been the subject of several bad photo-opportunities. Mr Miliband contrasted his appearance as a “Wallace” look-a-like who struggled to eat a bacon sandwich...

Conservative Party

Nick Clegg: We have rescued the British economy

Nick Clegg said the news that economic growth was back to pre-recession levels showed that the Coalition Government had “rescued the British economy”.    "I think...

Gossip & Rumour

Boris Johnson: I will pull out of tennis match fundraiser if opponent is Putin's 'crony'

Boris Johnson: I will pull out of tennis match fundraiser if opponent is Putin's 'crony'

Boris Johnson said he would pull out of a tennis match fundraiser for the Conservative party if his opponent – Lubov Chernukin, the wife of Russia’s former foreign m...

Green Party

Natalie Bennett: Greens are the party of real change

Natalie Bennett said that the Greens were the only party that represented “real change” in the forthcoming elections. “I’m very happy with the trend direction and...

Labour Party

Lucy Powell: Miliband cares about big ideas not photo-ops

Lucy Powell said the public were “fed-up” with polished politicians and that Ed Miliband was focussed on issues rather than photo opportunities.   “What gets him ...

Liberal Democrats

Baroness Tonge: Ward should not have apologised for Gaza tweet

Baroness Tonge said David Ward should not have apologised for his tweet about Gaza. "I don't think he should have, because I don't think he said anything wrong. D...

Opinion Polls

UKIP response to latest Lord Ashcroft Polls

Ukip press release UKIP MEP and prospective Thurrock candidate Tim Aker said: "The results of these polls are welcome news showing that UKIP continues to make ...

Parliament

Tyrie comments on RBS's evidence to the Treasury Committee on GRG

RBS has written to Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, about oral evidence provided by Chris Sullivan, Deputy Group Chief Executive, and Derek Sach,...

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

Archbishop of Canterbury: 'Culture of suspicion' in the Church over female bishops

Archbishop of Canterbury: 'Culture of suspicion' in the Church over female bishops

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, admitted there was a “culture of suspicion” in the Church of England around allowing women to become bishops. Mr Welby...

Political System

FCO: British Council Triennial Review published

FCO press release The Foreign and Commonwealth Office today published the report of the Triennial Review of the British Council which was launched in July 2013 as p...

Public Administration

PCS: No appetite for mutuals in civil service and no public appetite for privatisation

PCS press release No appetite for mutuals in civil service and no public appetite for privatisation The government's drive to hive off parts of the civil service...

SNP

Alex Salmond: Commonwealth Games are a huge business opportunity for Scotland

Alex Salmond said the Commonwealth Games were a “big opportunity” for Scotland to boost its business links with other nations. “It’s very important for all of us ...

UKIP

Nick Clegg: We have rescued the British economy

Nick Clegg said the news that economic growth was back to pre-recession levels showed that the Coalition Government had “rescued the British economy”.    "I think...

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