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  • Coalition talks on press law

    Conservative and Liberal Democrat ministers are in talks about changing the law to protect journalists from having their phone records obtained by police. The Sun reports that the discussions are underway after Nick Clegg yesterday mooted the idea of introducing a “public interest defence” before police used the Regulation ...

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

TUC: Cameron's plans to cut benefits will not tackle youth unemployment

TUC press release Responding to David Cameron’s plans to cut benefits and welfare for 18- to 21-year-olds announced today (Monday) TUC General Secretary Frances O’...

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

Labour reshuffles front bench team

Ed Miliband appoints Pat McFadden to Labour’s Shadow Front Bench Team Pat McFadden is joining Labour’s Foreign Affairs team as Shadow Minister for Europe, Labour L...

Liberal Democrats

Nick Clegg: Compassionate Conservatism is dead or dying

Speaking as one of the guests on The Agenda with Tom Bradby to be broadcast on ITV at 10.35pm tonight, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says: "I think my coalitio...

Opinion Polls

SNP: Polls show SNP in strong position as Labour support plummets

SNP press release New polling analysis shows the SNP in a strong position to make gains at next year’s Westminster election – while Labour’s support in their trad...

Parliament

Clegg hints at recall changes

Nick Clegg has said he wants to change the Government’s MP recall proposals, but hit out at Conservative Zac Goldsmith’s plan as the “rich man’s recall”. The Coal...

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

HM Treasury: Crucial step towards fiscal devolution

HM Treasury press release The UK Treasury and Secretary of State for Wales met with the Welsh government’s Finance Minister in Cardiff today (20 October 2014) in a...

Political System

Clegg hints at recall changes

Nick Clegg has said he wants to change the Government’s MP recall proposals, but hit out at Conservative Zac Goldsmith’s plan as the “rich man’s recall”. The Coal...

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

SNP: Polls show SNP in strong position as Labour support plummets

SNP press release New polling analysis shows the SNP in a strong position to make gains at next year’s Westminster election – while Labour’s support in their trad...

UKIP

EFDD: Group back with a bang. Normal transmission resumed - Farage

Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group press release Nigel Farage, co-president of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group in the European Parliame...

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