PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers
- Sign up to see last 24 hours
Dont have an account?Sign up here
IEA press release Ahead of tomorrow’s opposition debate on Labour’s proposals to grant Ofgem greater powers to regulate the energy market, Professor Philip Booth, Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs said:... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11:30am: Health questions (Topicals at 12:15pm) Main business Ten minute rule motion: Local Government (Planning Permission and Referendum) Bill (Martin Vickers, Con, Cleethorpes) Debate on the charter for budget ... Continue to article
The Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman updated journalists on what was discussed at Cabinet this morning. He said that Theresa May and Eric Pickles gave an update on work to tackle child sexual exploitation; Sajid Javid gave an update o... Continue to article
Edward Leigh questioned whether sanctions on Russia were sensible, following news of falling oil prices and rising interest rates in Russia. "I can’t comment in detail on oil prices and the Russian economy. But obviously sanctions are no... Continue to article
Press Release from Oxfam: In response to the news that the UK government is pledging £720 million to help poor countries adapt to climate change, Oxfam GB’s Chief Executive, Mark Goldring said: "This is a big step forward in the figh... Continue to article
Sir Edward Leigh said the UK should not be contributing to the new international fund to mitigate the effects of climate change in developing countries. “I object on the basis that we’re still borrowing as a country £100bn a year. We hav... Continue to article
If the world’s poorest countries are to develop in a way that creates a sustainable climate, richer countries have to help them Continue to article
Those of us who love the thrill of a general election would’ve hated the Septennial Act of 1716 which increased the maximum length of parliaments from three to seven years – a period longer than the Second World War, or the time it tak... Continue to article
The current chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has issued a stark recommendation that 'massive efficiency savings and job cuts on the bureaucracy' of the public sector must be imposed, as he prepares to leave his post.
The defence budget is "fundamentally unaffordable," the chair of the Public Accounts Committee has warned. The report shows there could be an £80bn hole in the MoD budget, requiring equipment programmes to be cancelled.
Plans to help people who were struggling with debt problems have been a "complete failure", MPs have said. In a new report the Public Accounts Committee criticised the government's record and called for urgent reform.
Sources close to Ed Miliband have told PoliticsHome that the Labour party will not put anyone forward to replace Phil Woolas until his legal process has finished. However, Labour sources deny the leader is softening his stand on the issue, but the message will reassure fractious backbenchers.
16/12/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
20/11/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
03/09/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
Summaries and transcripts from TV and radio
29/01/2015 on Newsnight, BBC 2
29/01/2015 on Newsnight, BBC 2
29/01/2015 on BBC Radio Devon