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As he said at our fringe event, Liam Fox wants "a Britain strong and proud and free" – he's how it achieve it. Continue to article
Labour press release Toby Perkins MP, Labour’s Shadow Small Business Minister, responding to Vince Cable admitting that the Funding for Lending Scheme has failed said: “Vince Cable has admitted what Britain’s businesses have known for y... Continue to article
The Cabinet is due to meet at 1:00pm to discuss the recall of Parliament, scheduled for tomorrow, and the Iraqi Government's request for air strikes to support operations against ISIL Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond meets with G7 foreig... Continue to article
Liam Fox said Gordon Brown had “played a blinder” in his speech during the final days of the Scottish independence campaign but cast doubt on the affect it had had on voters. “I think he did make a positive contribution to that campa... Continue to article
Institute of Directors press release Commenting on the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum, Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors, said: “There can be no doubt that many businesses will breathe a sig... Continue to article
Liam Fox said military action must be taken against Isil "before its too late". "I think there’s a clear imperative we deal with Isis, deal with the threat, ensure the stability of the region itself. There is a clear need for us to act i... Continue to article
Liam Fox said Douglas Carswell was "very much mistaken" if he thinks joining Ukip would increase the chances of the UK leaving the EU. "In terms of policy, I think that his tactics today are very much mistaken. He's entitled to his view... Continue to article
There are many disgruntled Right-wing Conservative politicians who must have pondered the course which Mr Carswell has taken: Liam Fox, David Davis, John Redwood, and others. Continue to article
Liam Fox reiterated calls for the UK Government to intervene militarily in Iraq. “I think we have got two options. We have got the option of using our own air power to diminish the capability of ISIS; we have got the capability to give w... Continue to article
Liam Fox said the West had consistently failed to stand up to Vladimir Putin despite numerous opportunities. “I think a lot of people have been saying for a long time that Putin respects only two things: consistency and strength and the ... Continue to article
UKTI press release British music companies behind some of the UK’s most hotly-tipped artists are to receive Government funding to support the promotion of the nation’s music around the world. Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Imoge... Continue to article
DAVID Cameron needs to do more to cut the number of unskilled migrants coming to Britain to look for work, a former Tory Cabinet minister has warned. Continue to article
Now Vince Cable has backed down over selling off the student loan book the Government has lost its nerve over more sell-offs Continue to article
Thanks to a couple of technical problems, some subscribers haven't received this morning's Waugh Room Memo. Here it is in full: Paul Waugh is away. Today’s memo is written by Josh May. A huge day looms as David Cameron fina... Continue to article
SNP press release SNP MSP Annabelle Ewing has condemned the attitude of the UK Government on Dalgety Bay as an insult to Fifers – after the Ministry of Defence said that they expect Fife Council to help pay for the clean-up costs and floo... Continue to article
Better Together press release Expert research has questioned the SNP’s plan to slash corporation tax to boost productivity in a separate Scotland. The report, carried out by Professor Richard Harris and Dr John Moffat of Durham Univer... Continue to article
SNP press release The SNP has today written to the Information Commissioner calling for action to be taken to ensure the UK Government publishes the details of its polling on the referendum – after it emerged that the true cost now stands ... Continue to article
SNP press release The SNP has condemned the DWP’s refusal to commission analysis into the link between foodbanks and welfare cuts – despite Scotland Office Minister David Mundell calling for the research only two weeks ago. A report in ... Continue to article
Liam Fox said there was a “very real risk” of terror attacks in the UK as a result of Britons being radicalised in Syria. “There’s not an inevitability that something will happen, there’s an inevitability that they will try. The balance... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg have announced new growth deals for local authorities and businesses Labour leader Ed Miliband announces new local council devolution plans Home secretary Theresa May ... Continue to article
Labour press release Tom Greatrex MP, Labour's Shadow Energy Minister, commenting on Ofgem's decision to fine British Gas £1 million for mis-selling, said: "This is yet more evidence that Britain's energy market is broken. British Gas ... Continue to article
The Ministry of Defence is failing to support the families of injured servicemen, according to the former Defence Secretary Liam Fox. Mr Fox told the Sunday Times the attitude of the MoD was still that supporting the families was not a "core responsibility". He will tomorrow launch a website to provide free accommodation for service families.
Liam Fox has hit out at the Liberal Democrats’ refusal to weaken employment laws, saying it is harming the UK’s economic recovery.
Writing for the Daily Telegraph, the former Defence Secretary said: “If the economy does not improve, they can expect a very unhappy date in 2015 with the voters, and their antipathy to labour market reform makes this more likely.”
Former Defence Secretary Liam Fox is leading calls from the Tory right for tax cuts, setting the stage for a Conservative-Lib Dem clash over the forthcoming budget.
Writing in the Financial Times today, Dr Fox urges the Chancellor to cut business taxes and ease employment regulation.
The Confederation of British Industry has also advised George Osborne to bring in some "modest" cuts, including a reduction in air passenger duty and lower rates for firms investing in infrastructure.
There may also be renewed calls to drop the 50p top rate of income tax, with new figures showing that the level of income tax paid fell by over £500m last month, suggesting the high rate is not increasing revenues.
Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott has branded Treasury proposals for a further 5% of spending cuts "economic madness". He also responded to Liam Fox's column in yesterday's Telegraph calling for further labour market deregulation, calling the former Defence Secretary's position "foolish".
A scrutiny board established by former Defence Secretary Liam Fox has been accused of allowing an overspend of £6.1bn. A Commons spending watchdog said 15 projects were over budget and a total of 27 years late. Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy said: “The country will be shocked at this total inaction from ministers.”
Adam Werritty has admitted he made mistake in his dealings with former Defence Secretary Liam Fox, adding that he had been “certainly naive”. In an interview with the Spectator, Mr Werritty also hit out at much of the reporting on the situation, saying it had been “long on drama and innuendo, but short on details and specifics”.
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