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Prime minister David Cameron and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg unveil new emergency police powers to protecting their right to access phone and email data Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg (12.30), work and pensions secretary Iain Dunc... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: International development questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business Opposition day debates (1st allotted day): (i) Passport applications; (ii) Energy prices Adjour... Continue to article
Speaking from his experience in government, Peter Hain warned David Cameron that his upcoming reshuffle would not go according to plan. "David Cameron will find with this reshuffle, as Gordon Brown and Tony Blair found with their reshuf... Continue to article
After a lengthy career, the former cabinet minister has said he will explore new ways to be involved in politics Former cabinet minister, Peter Hain, has "decided to draw stumps" on his Commons career... Continue to article
Former cabinet minister Peter Hain will stand down as Neath MP at the next general election. 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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