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  • = Key Development Thursday 4th December
  • 12:34 Mark Garnier: Pritchard allegations incredibly serious On air

    On Air | Mark Garnier MP | | BBC News Video Mark Garnier MP

    Mark Garnier responded to the arrest of fellow Tory MP Mark Pritchard following allegations of rape. “I know Mark reasonably well, I like him, I last saw him on Tuesday when I gather he was arrested. Look, these are incredibly, incredibl... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 2nd December
  • 17:39 Story (5 links): Garnier under fire over 'dog end' voters remarks

    PoliticsHome Garnier under fire over 'dog end' voters remarks Story View links

    A Conservative MP has apologised for his "less than brilliant" comments about voters, after Labour claimed he had revealed the “true face” of the Tories.

    Mark Garnier came under fire following reports that he said that some voters are “dog-end” and live in regions that can be ignored.

    He told an event hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs that Tories should not change their tax proposals to appease some poorer voters.

    “We need to be giving a much clearer message to them that they don't have to worry about politicians mucking around with tax rates in order to try and attract a few dog-end voters in the outlying regions of the country," Mr Garnier said.

    He later apologised for any offence, telling the BBC his "language wasn't Shakespearean".

    "No one wants to deliberately go out and cause offence," he added.

    Labour’s Jon Ashworth earlier used a piece for PoliticsHome to launch an attack on the Mr Garnier.

    “After all the famous PR stunts, today’s latest embarrassment from a Tory MP exposes the reality that the ‘nasty party’ never really changed…. An influential Tory MP, who sits on the Treasury Select Committee, has given us another glimpse of his party's true face," he wrote.

    “I fear the truth is the Tories’ economic failure and this high-handed dismissal of working people are intrinsically linked. Recent outbursts from Lord Freud, David Mellor, Andrew Mitchell and now Mark Garnier show just how out of touch David Cameron’s party has become.”

     

  • 12:00 Jon Ashworth: Still the Nasty Party News

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    Mark Garnier's comments show that David Cameron's modernisation of the Conservative party has failed. Continue to article

  • 11:42 Mark Garnier comments on 'dog-end' voters - audio PoliticsHome News

    Mark Garnier comments on 'dog-end' voters - audio PoliticsHome News

    A Conservative MP has said his party should not pursue tax policies to appeal to "dog-end voters in... the outlying regions of the country". Mark Garnier, a member of the Treasury Committee, made the comments at an Institute for Economic... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 1st December
  • 14:55 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    14:55 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 9.30am: Transport questions (topicals at 10.05am) 10:15am: Leader of the House and House of Commons Commission questions 10.30am: Business statement Statement by Pensions Minister Steve Webb on pensions and benefi... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 25th November
  • 12:34 Mark Carney: Eurozone and Japan threaten UK recovery House of Commons

    Mark Carney: Eurozone and Japan threaten UK recovery House of Commons

    Volatile economic conditions in the eurozone and Japan threaten the UK’s recovery, the Governor of the Bank of England has warned. Mark Carney told the Treasury Committee that looming deflation in Europe and “unconventional monetary poli... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 21st November
  • 17:50 In Brief Events

    17:50 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband makes an announcement on Labour's plans to protect agency workers  Home Secretary Theresa May announces new anti-terrorism plans in a speech in London   Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond meets with ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 3rd November
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    Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Priti Patel, Justice Minister Simon Hughes and Diane Abbott MP attend the GG2 Leadership Awards in London Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 19th October
  • 23:23 Mark Garnier: Barroso is probably right on Europe cap On air

    On Air | David Cameron MP | Prime Minister | Westminster Hour, BBC Radio 4 Video David Cameron MP

    Mark Garnier said that, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, who today said that Mr Cameron would not be permitted to put any caps on migrants, was “probably right”. “It’s way above my pay-grade to start looking at t... Continue to article

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Garnier under fire over 'dog end' voters remarks

A Conservative MP has apologised for his "less than brilliant" comments about voters, after Labour claimed he had revealed the “true face” of the Tories.

Mark Garnier came under fire following reports that he said that some voters are “dog-end” and live in regions that can be ignored.

He told an event hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs that Tories should not change their tax proposals to appease some poorer voters.

“We need to be giving a much clearer message to them that they don't have to worry about politicians mucking around with tax rates in order to try and attract a few dog-end voters in the outlying regions of the country," Mr Garnier said.

He later apologised for any offence, telling the BBC his "language wasn't Shakespearean".

"No one wants to deliberately go out and cause offence," he added.

Labour’s Jon Ashworth earlier used a piece for PoliticsHome to launch an attack on the Mr Garnier.

“After all the famous PR stunts, today’s latest embarrassment from a Tory MP exposes the reality that the ‘nasty party’ never really changed…. An influential Tory MP, who sits on the Treasury Select Committee, has given us another glimpse of his party's true face," he wrote.

“I fear the truth is the Tories’ economic failure and this high-handed dismissal of working people are intrinsically linked. Recent outbursts from Lord Freud, David Mellor, Andrew Mitchell and now Mark Garnier show just how out of touch David Cameron’s party has become.”

 


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