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A by-election takes place to elect two hereditary peers to sit in the House of Lords following the death of Viscount Allenby and the retirement of Lord Cobbold Prime Minister David Cameron continues his visit to Turkey before traveling t... Continue to article
Conservative backbenchers have rounded on a bill designed to enshrine in law a target on overseas aid spending, but have lost a series of votes designed to make changes to it. As MPs debated the International Development Bill in the Comm... Continue to article
Michael Moore defended the Government's foreign aid budget, a day before a vote in the Commons on his private member's bill to enshrine the 0.7% GNI target in law. "Each party in its manifesto before the last election committed to commit... 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".
04/12/2014 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
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