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Labour Party leader Ed Miliband delivers a speech on welfare, where he will announce a cap on welfare spending if Labour wins power in 2015 (10.30) Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has announced changes to pre-school childcare ratios wi... Continue to article
Nick Harvey said the public should be given a say on Europe “sooner rather than later”. “What I would say is that there is clearly now a head of steam up behind the European issue. It’s been building over many years and the public will s... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Treasury questions (topicals at 12.15am) Main business Queen’s speech debate on the cost of living (opposition speakers: shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint and shadow communities and local government sec... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Treasury questions (topicals at 12.15am) 12.30pm: Ministerial statement on Operation Herrick Main business Queen’s speech debate on the cost of living (opposition speakers: shadow energy secretary Caroli... Continue to article
Nick Harvey admitted the Lib Dems' vote would likely be smaller in 2015 than in 2010. "Certainly, I think the arrival of UKIP on the national stage in these elections is something that we’re all going to have to factor into the equation ... Continue to article
The Government’s changes to council tax are “completely dotty”, a former minister has said. Sir Nick Harvey, who was the Armed Forces Minister, said taking responsibility for council tax benefits away from central government was a “token... Continue to article
Armed Forces minister Nick Harvey hinted that a decision on Trident could be delayed until after the next election, as Liberal Democrat pass a motion supporting putting the nuclear weapons system in the strategic defence review. Party whip Tessa Munt has threatened to resign her post over the issue.
Defence secretary Liam Fox has told his US counterpart Robert Gates that Britain will keep its nuclear deterrent, despite the 19% planned cuts to the MoD. The Sun reveals that defence chiefs plan to reduce the Royal Navy's battleship fleet by half to make savings.
A final decision on a replacement for Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent is expected to be delayed until after the next election according to armed forces minister Nick Harvey. He told Lib Dem conference that holding off until 2015 would be of "profound political significance".
Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth clashed with his rivals Liam Fox of the Conservatives and Nick Harvey of the Liberal Democrats over the decision to make senior military personnel travel second class, in a head-to-head debate last night.
Defence minister Nick Harvey is to outline the nature of cyber attack threats facing the UK in a speech to the think tank Chatham House. He will also explain how the government intends to use cyberspace to help the military fight the wars of the future.
Tensions between the Treasury and the Ministry of Defence are at an all time high ahead of the strategic defence review. The Sunday Times reports warnings by defence officials, academics and army members that the review could seriously harm the UK's military capability if rushed.
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