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COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Scotland Office questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business Presentation of Bill: Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill Ten minute rule motion: Dogs (Registration) Bil... Continue to article
Peter Hain said Ed Miliband has united radical socialists with those on the centre-right of the Labour party. "Ed Miliband a few days ago gave a very powerful, strong TV interview for the BBC with Nick Robinson andthat kind of performanc... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Treasury questions (topicals at 12.15pm) 12:30pm: Ministerial statement on London Borough of Tower Hamlets Main business Ten minute rule motion: Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill (Fiona Bruce, Con, Congleton)... Continue to article
Peter Hain said the Prime Minister should consult Ed Miliband before launching airstrikes against IS in Syria. “Ed Miliband should be consulted by David Cameron on what his thinking is. This should not be a unilateral, prime-minister... Continue to article
Peter Hain paid tribute to Ian Paisley, describing him as "courteous" and "moral". "Ian Paisley’s role [in the peace process] was absolutely vital. The historic 2007 peace settlement which we negotiated that delivered stable governments... Continue to article
Peter Hain said that there has to be action in Syria involving President Assad to tackle the threat from Isis. "If they were to be pushed, there’s no certainty this will happen, then [Isis] will simply regroup in Syria. So there has to b... Continue to article
Sir Gerald Howarth called for the UK to engage in airstrikes against terrorists in Iraq and Syria. “It is my view. I think the Prime Minister is absolutely right to be measured, calm and very considered in approaching how we tackle this ... Continue to article
Peter Hain said he did not support British soliders going into Iraq to protect hostages. "[ISIS have] taken American hostages, It’s obvious that British hostages are now in great peril but I do not support British soldiers going in ther... Continue to article
John Bercow has said he will allow MPs to scrutinise his choice of Commons Clerk, after caving in to pressure to "pause" the appointment of Australian Carol Mills. The Speaker told the House today he had a "preference for separating the ... Continue to article
Labour leader Ed Miliband may be forced into a shadow cabinet reshuffle after Shadow Welsh Secretary Peter Hain announced his intention to leave front line politics.
The former cabinet minister has said he wants to leave "on a high" after Labour's strong gains in the local elections.
The Sunday Times reports that Mr Miliband had been considering a reshuffle after the local elections but delayed as the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt remained in the media spotlight over the BSkyB bid.
New polling suggests former Liberal Democrat voters switching to Labour could help give Ed Miliband an outright majority at the next election.
A YouGov survey for the Fabian Society found that 75% of "converts" to Labour previously voted for Nick Clegg's party, while 18% were former Tory voters.
The Labour leader had another boost with an approval rating poll for the Sunday Times putting him six points ahead of David Cameron.
The decision to take former Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain to court could leave the taxpayer facing a £300,000 legal bill. Mr Hain will learn on Tuesday more details about the contempt charge against him, surrounding criticisms he made about Lord Justice Paul Girvan in his autobiography Outside In.
Peter Hain has met with the Metropolitan Police regarding an investigation into the alleged hacking of his official and personal computers during his time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Mr Hain's office have released a statement confirmed that the Shadow Welsh Secretary has "instructed the lawyer Charlotte Harris of Mishcon de Reya to act on his behalf".
Taxpayers will cover the legal costs of former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw should he face a court case over the rendition of terror suspects. Libyan military commander Abdelhakim Belhaj plans to sue Mr Straw over suspected British involvement in events leading to his torture by Muammar Gaddafi's regime. Separately, the Daily Mail reports that a contempt of court case against Peter Hain to court could cost the taxpayer £300,000.
The Conservatives could have avoided coalition with the Liberal Democrats if the proposed boundary changes to constituencies were in place at the 2010 election. The analysis by the Guardian comes as the Boundary Commission for Wales publishes it's planned alterations; the number of Welsh MPs will be cut from 40 to 30 and every constituency re-drawn. Peter Hain, the Shadow Welsh Secretary, called the cut in numbers "diabolical", while Plaid Cymru also opposed the cut.
Shadow Welsh Secretary Peter Hain has been told by police that during his tenure as Northern Ireland Secretary his personal computer might have been hacked. According to the Guardian, officers working as part of Operation Tuleta have told Hain that files were likely to have been accessed by private detectives, possibly working for News International.
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