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Vernon Coaker said he was not aware of any Labour MPs thinking of jumping ship to join Ukip. “I’m not about to jump and you won’t see other Labour MPs jumping. We’re focusing on the divisions within the Conservative Party, the disaster t... Continue to article
The Shadow Defence Secretary has criticised David Cameron's recent announcement that £1bn would be invested in military equipment and cyber warfare. Vernon Coaker criticised the Government's defence policy and pressed ministers on where ... Continue to article
Vernon Coaker said he welcomed the announcement of £1.1bn to spend on cyber and other hi-tech capabilities, but accused the Government of a “lack of strategic thinking” on defence. “Of course it is important to invest in new capability a... Continue to article
Vernon Coaker said the Government needed to “stop and reflect” on planned army reforms following a critical report by the National Audit Office, released today. “We, six months ago actually, had a debate in the House of Commons where ... Continue to article
One in six primary school children are failing to progress by the expected two levels on the assessment scale in English or maths by the time they reach the age of 11, this year's Sats results show.
Shadow police minister Vernon Coaker has said it was “absurd” for police minister Nick Herbert to claim there was not a “simple link” between police numbers and crime levels. New research released by shadow home secretary Ed Balls claims police forces could see cuts of 6,000 officers this year.
A website that connects young people with their peers to discuss bullying issues received £1m in government support last week. The programme could "continue to improve the lives of young people", schools minister Vernon Coaker said.
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