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Last weekend Commons & Lords RUFC took on the Welsh Assembly at Staines rugby club in what was supposed to be a curtain-raiser for the Six Nations International that afternoon – but with the fantastic free-flowing rugby that was on display ... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron hosts Irish prime minister Enda Kenny as part of the annual Anglo-Irish summit Business secretary Vince Cable attends Alternative Finance Summit 2014 in London Energy secretary Ed Davey speaks at the Lond... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 9.30am: Culture, media and sport questions (topicals at 10.05am) 10.15am: Women and equalities questions 10.30am: Business statement Main business Select committee statement on the publication of the sixth repo... Continue to article
Seema Malhotra said the Conservatives were "running scared" on how economic statistics were being interpreted. "The Conservatives are really running scared in terms of how the growth figures in the economy are being perceived. George Osb... Continue to article
Ed Miliband has said that his party's victory in the Feltham and Heston by-election "offers a verdict on the Government's failed economic plan". Speaking to supporters after last night's victory, Mr Miliband said: "Let’s take this fight forward, let’s take this argument forward, let’s fight… for the people of Britain".
Labour held the Feltham and Heston seat with an 8% swing to the party from the Conservatives. The by-election - held after the death of Alan Keen - was won by Seema Malhotra, who polled a majority of 6,203 over the Tories.
Ms Malhotra described the victory as a "wake-up call" for the Government, and said it was a sign Labour "is changing, listening harder, winning back the trust of the people we seek to serve".
The result comes as Ed Miliband has insisted Labour's claims that the Government is cutting "too far and too fast" will be vindicated and that the party is winning the argument for a "new form of capitalism".
In an end-of-year interview with the Financial Times, Mr Miliband is insistent that the fragile economy will remain the political "battleground" next year and that his argument will eventually win through.
08/10/2013 on Labour party
17/02/2013 on Pienaar's Politics, BBC Radio 5live
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17/04/2014 on BBC News
17/04/2014 on PM, BBC Radio 4
17/04/2014 on Pooled clip