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Prime minister David Cameron announces £1.1bn of investment in hi-tech military equipment and tackling cyber warfare at the Farnborough International Airshow Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin attends an Enterprise Forum working lunch... Continue to article
STV press release STV has confirmed a landmark TV debate between First Minister Alex Salmond and leader of Better Together Alistair Darling ahead of the referendum on Scottish independence. The debate will take place on Tuesday 5th Au... Continue to article
Downing Street said the Government is to divert £7.5m from its Regional Growth Fund to help Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup bid. The Prime Minister's Official Spokesman said the funds will go towards Sir Ben's Portsmouth base for his cam... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron attends the G7 summit and meets with US president Barack Obama in Brussels The Newark by-election takes place for the seat vacated by former Conservative MP Patrick Mercer. Results and analysis will be avail... Continue to article
Labour must "fight for Scotland" and apologise for past mistakes, the leader of the Scottish Labour Party will say today. In a speech to the party's Scottish Conference, Johann Lamont will say Labour "got the kind of beating we deserved" at the last elections, and will urge supporters to "re-build" the party. The Liberal Democrats are also holding their Scottish conference this weekend, with Scottish Secretary Michael Moore expected to tell his party that Scotland should be allowed to decide its future in "500 days after the independence consultations close rather than the 1,000 day plan announced by the SNP at its consultation launch".
Scottish secretary Michael Moore has quit as deputy leader of the Scottish Liberal democrats after seven years. He said he was leaving the role due to the pressures of being a cabinet minister.
Three more Lib Dem MPs have been secretly recorded by The Daily Telegraph criticising Coalition policies. Ed Davey and Steve Webb criticised child benefit cuts. Michael Moore said he did not want to work with Liam Fox for long.
Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has unveiled dramatic new plans to fast-track the Scottish independence referendum to 2013.
Mr Moore today released a referendum timetable that he said meets all legal requirements and will allow Scots to vote on independence in September 2013, a year earlier than the Scottish Government proposes.
He said: "No one has yet explained to me why the people of Scotland should have to wait nearly three years to make the most important decision we will ever make. It is not in the interests of the Scottish people to buildup uncertainty and make them wait.
"The timetable I have produced today shows there is no good reason for the Scottish Government’s go slow approach. We can follow all theproper procedures and parliamentary processes and still have a referendum in September 2013."
The Scottish National Party has hit out at Scottish Secretary Michael Moore after he said a successful referendum on the country's independence would require a second UK-wide poll.
A spokesman for First Minister Alex Salmond accused Mr Moore of "wittering and irrelevant nonsense".
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