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Douglas Alexander accused David Cameron of using a "slapdash approach" to Britain's relationship with China. "Of course we've got to do business with them, but if we have a broader strategic relationship with China. We should be able to ... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron and business secretary Vince Cable are expected to make an announcement on start up loans Business secretary Vince Cable (16.00) and shadow universities minister Liam Byrne (11.00) speak at the Association of... Continue to article
Labour party press release Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary, commenting on David Cameron's attendance at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Sri Lanka, said: "Tragically, the Prime Minister has blunder... Continue to article
Douglas Alexander argued David Cameron's decision to attend the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka would be seen as legitimising a president facing accusations of involvement in war crimes. “Tragically, the audience that President Rajapaks... Continue to article
Douglas Alexander accused David Cameron of blundering over his decision to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit in Sri Lanka. "I simply don’t understand why he decided to confirm he would be attending this summit more than... Continue to article
Labour party press release Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary, commenting on reports that British journalists are being prevented from filming in Sri Lanka, said: "The images now emerging from Sri Lanka of British j... Continue to article
Douglas Alexander attacked the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary’s insistence on attending the meeting of Commonwealth leaders in Sri Lanka next week. "Inexplicably, more than six months before this summit was due to take place, the P... Continue to article
Labour party press release Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee report on human rights in Sri Lanka, said: "Today's report from the cross-party Foreign Affairs Sel... Continue to article
Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband MP Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, Party Chair and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Harriet Harman MP Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls MP ... Continue to article
Tom Watson said he would support Tory MP Adam Afriyie’s amendment calling for the planned EU referendum to take place next year, not in 2017. “I don’t want to add to the PM’s panic, but I will probably be supporting Adam Afriyie with his... Continue to article
Michael Gove has accepted that energy companies’ conduct “hasn’t been entirely admirable” in the past and therefore he takes their warnings about potential blackouts “with a pinch of salt”. The ‘big six’ firms warned that Labour’s plan ... Continue to article
Douglas Alexander said the price freeze that Labour would introduce would be unique to the energy sector. "If we win that General Election, during that period of 20 months, there will be legislation introduced to reset the energy market... Continue to article
Delegates at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference have voted overwhelmingly in favour of an in-out EU referendum if there is a treaty that transfers more powers to Brussels. Leading the calls for an in-out referendum was the MP for Chel... Continue to article
Labour press release Commenting on the publication of the United Nations weapons inspectors report on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander said: "The UN weapons inspectors have toda... Continue to article
Labour must do more to be seen as credible on the economy, Douglas Alexander has warned. In an interview with the Guardian, the Shadow Foreign Secretary said Labour needed to talk "a lot more" about bringing the deficit down, and added that the public had not yet heard the party "talking enough about dealing with the deficit, as well as talking about the need to boost growth and jobs".
Douglas Alexander has revealed that the Labour party lost large amounts of "heartland" votes in May, in a report on the general election. Mr Alexander, the party's election coordinator said there were large regional variations in Labour support.
Douglas Alexander has warned it would be “familiar but fatal” for the Labour Party not to change its arguments about the UK’s relationship with the European Union, and called for “fundamental reform within Europe”.
The Shadow Foreign Secretary told BBC’s Today programme: “We need to make the case for fundamental reform within Europe, rooted in the new emerging realities that we’re seeing round about us.”
Mr Alexander's words come as Labour rethink its stance on the UK's relationship with the European Union, with the party set to oppose any transfer of powers to the European Union that would damage British growth. Writing in the Guardian, the Shadow Foreign Secretary also reveals Labour would use the current turmoil to "seize this opportunity to safeguard the rights of non-euro members" within the EU.
The government will fund a £12 million-a-year UK Civilian Stabilisation Group - the agency will help in areas of instability.
The government's decision to force unemployed people to carry out four weeks unpaid work or face having their benefits cut has come under criticism from Labour and the Archbishop of Canterbury. Rowan Williams said the proposals are “unfair” as they could drive people into a spiral of “ uncertainty, even despair,” while Labour MP Chuka Umunna said that the policy was merely "headline generation" as a similar policy was in place under the previous government. Danny Alexander denied the coalition were treating the unemployed like criminals. Iain Duncan Smith will outline the policy further in Thursday’s welfare reform white paper.
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