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COMMONS CHAMBER 9.30am: Environment, food and rural affairs questions (topicals at 10.05) 10.15am: Questions to the Church Commissioners and Public Accounts Commission and Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission 10.30am: Bus... Continue to article
The plebgate scandal has flared back to life tonight with a letter from Andrew Mitchell to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bernard Hogan-Howe. Mitchell alleges that one of the… Continue re... Continue to article
The DJ-turned-media advisor Jon Gaunt has appeared before the Home Affairs Select Committee and answered questions over his role in 'Plebgate'. He defended his £15,000-a-month role advising the police against accusations from the co... Continue to article
Andrew Mitchell said the world had been too slow to respond to the scandal of hundreds of Nigerian girls being kidnapped by Islamist terror group Boko Haram. “This is the same number of girls approximately, between the age of 16 and 18, ... Continue to article
Andrew Mitchell confirmed that he was keen to return to frontline politics. “It’s no secret that I’m keen to return to frontline politics when that is possible and I’m very keen indeed to try and assist the Prime Minister in winning the... Continue to article
Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell will meet representatives from the Police Federation to discuss his Downing Street outburst, it has been confirmed.
Mr Mitchell was widely criticised last month after a confrontation with officers at the gates of Downing Street. He is expected to hold a private meeting with the Police Federation on 12 October.
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has admitted the European Union must change its aid programme to “refocus on the poorest countries” after MPs warned more than half was going to “relatively rich” countries. A report from the International Development Committee said it was “unacceptable” that just 46% of the EU’s aid budget, to which Britain contributed £1.23bn in 2010, goes to low-income states.
Andrew Mitchell has stepped in to fight his corner in the growing row over aid to India. The International Development Secretary has faced growing calls to end the aid relationship after India preferred a French supplier for fighter jets over the UK-backed proposal. The Indian finance minister was also widely reported as calling British aid "peanuts", but Mr Mitchell has said he will not back down.
Managers at a private equity fund investing in developing countries are to buy the Government’s 40% stake in the company for an advanced payment of $13m (£8m). Andrew Mitchell, the international development secretary, was keen to make cash from the sale of Actis, even though the company has generated little profit in the past few years, the Financial Times reports.
Andrew Mitchell has been accused of investing in a company that has avoided paying millions of pounds in tax. The International Development Secretary allegedly put cash into a network of property firms, which used a tax loophole to avoid paying £2.6m in stamp duty. The revelation comes a week after George Osborne said in his Budget that "aggressive tax avoidance" was "morally repugnant", and vowed to "come down like a ton of bricks" on those who avoided stamp duty.
Britain's increasing foreign aid budget can do as much for national security as the armed forces, Andrew Mitchell has said.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph whilst visiting Nepal, the International Development Secretary said that spending money on projects such as getting more Somali girls into school "contributes directly to our security" and should be a source of national pride.
11/05/2014 on Pienaar's Politics, BBC Radio 5 Live
06/05/2014 on BBC News
04/05/2014 on Murnaghan, Sky News
26/02/2014 on Sky News
04/02/2014 on Newsnight, BBC Two
23/01/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
18/01/2014 on Week In Westminster, BBC Radio 4
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27/07/2014 on World This Weekend, BBC Radio 4
27/07/2014 on Sky News
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