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Sir Menzies Campbell praised Nelson Mandela for his humanity, determination, vision and courage. "I remember an enormous sense of humanity about him. But of course you have to remember this is a man with a core of steel, otherwise he wou... Continue to article
Sir Ming Campbell said the three spy agency chiefs had used their first public appearance before the Intelligence and Security Comittee to make their case against Edward Snowden. "Sir John Sawers, Andrew Parker and Sir Iain Lobann - all... Continue to article
Cabinet Office press release Statement from Nick Clegg on the decision by Sir Menzies Campbell to stand down at the next election. Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg said: "Sir Menzies has been a ... Continue to article
Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell is to stand down from Parliament at the election scheduled for May 2015
Menzies Campbell urged the SNP to provide a "detailed response" to a new paper by the UK government stating that establishing a Scottish military in the event of independence would put a substantial burden on public finances. "One of th... Continue to article
Sir Menzies Campbell said the US-Russia deal on Syria's chemical weapons was ambitious and that effective implementation would be key. "It's very ambitious and some of the deadlines,for example the need to declare all weapons by next wee... Continue to article
The Paralympics will "inspire a whole generation" and change people's views about disability, David Cameron has claimed.
The Prime Minister said Britain should be "incredibly proud" about hosting the Games - which will begin tonight with an opening ceremony at the Olympic stadium.
"We can be very proud that more Paralympians are taking part in more sports, in more stadia, watched by more people, than at any time in the past," he said.
"I think the Paralympics will really demonstrate to people some things about disability, some things about what these incredible people can achieve, that will change their views and inspire a whole generation of new people."
Speaking at the official pre-ceremony reception at the Guildhall earlier, Nick Clegg said the UK was on the “brink of making history”.
“We want to go further, faster in London 2012: hitting fast forward to help deliver a big and lasting elevation of disability sport," he said.
"If 1948 was the birth of the Paralympic movement, let 2012 be a milestone in its journey.”
Writing for PoliticsHome today, former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell said: "Make no mistake, those competing are not the disabled who happened to be athletes, these are athletes who happen to be disabled."
Armed Forces minister Nick Harvey hinted that a decision on Trident could be delayed until after the next election, as Liberal Democrat pass a motion supporting putting the nuclear weapons system in the strategic defence review. Party whip Tessa Munt has threatened to resign her post over the issue.
Former Liberal Democrat leader Menzies Campbell has said that the strategic defence and security review will be "skewed" if it excludes consideration of the Trident nuclear missile system. He also blasted Tory backbenchers for their "obsession" with the issue.
The head of US intelligence has warned of the growing likelihood Iran will carry out attacks against America or its allies.
Director of Intelligence James Clapper used his annual worldwide threat assessment to suggest Iran was "more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived US actions that threaten the regime".
Writing exclusively for PoliticsHome, Sir Menzies Campbell warned that there was "no single action" that could be taken against Iran that would be "without risk".
Nick Clegg has written to Lib Dem MPs describing the decision to endorse a rise in student tuition fees as "one of the most difficult decisions" he has had to make. Mr Clegg also said he would understand if MPs voted against the reforms.
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