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  • 07:34
    Gerald Howarth MP

    Conservative MP Sir Gerald Howarth tells Today that people want 'action on immigration today' and that the UK is a 'prisoner' to the EU.

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  • 07:30
    Christopher Chope MP

    Conservative backbencher Christopher Chope tells Sky News David Cameron's EU migration speech could 'transform the political landscape'.

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  • 07:29

    Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs says of Cameron's immigration speech: 'Genuine jobseekers should be welcomed from across the world.'

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  • 00:01

    Shadow Minister for Civil Society Lisa Nandy says the Big Society 'has lost its last shred of credibility' after the National Audit Office criticises Downing Street over its decision ask a minister to approve a £150,000 grant to a Big Society organisation in defiance of Cabinet Office advice.

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  • 00:01

    Social media networks are not obtaining proper consent to use individuals' personal information for commercial purposes, according to MPs on the Science and Technology Committee.

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  • Thursday 27th November
  • 23:23

    Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, speaking ahead of David Cameron's immigration speech, said his "no ifs, no buts" immigration target has completely failed and his promises on an immigration target are in tatters.

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  • 23:20

    Former education secretary Michael Gove back Labour's plans to urge private schools to share knowledge and resources with the state sector or risk losing their charitable status.

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  • 17:06
    Michael Fabricant MP

    Tory backbencher Michael Fabricant tells BBC News if Andrew Mitchell has 'shown a little more humility,' the plebgate scandal would not have escalated, and he would have been able to keep his job in government.

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  • 16:58

    Sun managing editor Stig Abell says today's High Court ruling on the Andrew Mitchell 'plebgate' affair 'has endorsed the values of a robust and irreverent journalism and we're absolutely delighted with the result.'

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  • 16:56

    David Cameron welcomes the arrival of the newest addition to the Royal Air Force fleet, the A400M Atlas, saying it will 'greatly add to our defence capabilities'.

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  • 16:50

    Speaking on the steps of the High Court after former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell lost his libel action over the so-called 'Plebgate' affair, PC Toby Rowland says: 'It is with huge regret that what happened on the gates of Downing Street more than two years ago has ended up here.'

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  • 16:31

    The Police Federation says PC Toby Rowland's 'name has been cleared and his integrity restored' following the High Court judgment in the libel trials stemming from the so-called 'Plebgate' affair.

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  • 16:11

    Tory backbencher Michael Fabricant responds to the 'plebgate' verdict on twitter, saying if Andrew Mitchell had 'shown some humility' he would still be in Government.

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  • 16:04

    The Governemnt does not intend to sell its 30 percent stake in Royal Mail any time soon, Business Secretary Vince Cable has told ITV news.

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  • 15:22

    The BBC's Danny Shaw tweets that the judge in the Andrew Mitchell 'plebgate' trial says he is satisfied that Mr Mitchell did say the words alleged.

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  • 15:11

    Labour's John Mann calls on his party to commit to moving Government departments out of London if they win the general election.

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  • 14:54

    Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment Ian Murray says Vince Cable's announcement that the government does not plan to sell remaining stake in Royal Mail before May 2015 'will not come as a surprise to anyone.'

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  • 14:36

    The Specator magazine names Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston backbencher of the year.

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  • 14:35
    Philip Hammond MP

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says today's British embassy attack in Kabul was 'senseless and cowardly'.

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  • 14:00

    Michael Fallon tells MPs that Afghanistan is still facing the dual threats of increasing poppy cultivation and a burgeoning insurgency during a statement on the situation in the country.

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  • 13:55

    Senior Labour figures write to the Chancellor over the Smith Commission proposals on Scottish devolution.

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  • 13:50

    The Communication Workers' Union welcomes Business Secretary Vince Cable’s announcement that the Government is to retain its 30% stake in Royal Mail.

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  • 13:48

    Treasury Committee chairman Andrew Tyrie says today's Smith Commission devolution proposals are 'not a fait accompli but a basis for Parliamentary discussion and scrutiny'.

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  • 13:47
    Nick Clegg MP

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says today's Smith Commission plans for devolution to Scotland represent a 'really important moment', but brands Tory plans for English votes for English laws 'Conservative votes on English matters'.

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  • 13:30
    Margaret Curran MP

    Shadow Scotland Secretary Margaret Curran tells The World at One devolution to Scotland is the start of more inclusive politics across the whole of the UK.

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  • 13:30
    Danny Alexander MP

    Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander tells World at One the Smith Commission's plan for further Scottish devolution 'for the first time means that we will have home rule for Scotland within the United Kingdom'.

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  • 13:00

    New polling by Lord Ashcroft suggests that Nigel Farage could struggle to enter the Commons while Nick Clegg is set to cling on to his seat.

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  • 12:58
    Mark Pritchard

    Tory backbencher Mark Pritchard tells the Daily Politics immigration targets 'are unhelpful'.

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  • 12:58

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirms that two people have died in an attack on a British Embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

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  • 12:42

    Following a report by the Food Standards Agency, Shadow Food Minister Huw Irranca-Davies MP urges 'robust measures to tackle the industry-wide challenge of reducing levels of campylobacter in chickens'.

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  • 12:30

    A report by the Food Standards Agency finds that 18% of shop-bought chickens tested positive for campylobacter above the highest level of contamination.

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  • 12:15
    Anas Sarwar MP

    Deputy leader of the Scottish Labour party Anas Sarwar says Scottish devolution is a 'promise made and a promise delivered' on the Daily Politics.

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  • 12:10

    Responding to today's Smith Commission plans for Scottish devolution, Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones says: 'Whatever has been offered to Scotland today must be also offered to Wales, so we can better determine our own preferences for the future.'

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  • 12:10

    Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws pledges to turn around 2,000 'forgotten' schools in a speech to the CentreForum think tank.

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  • 12:00
    Ed Miliband MP

    Labour leader Ed Miliband tells Sky News the Smith Commission proposals for further Scottish devolution should be seen 'as a first step because we need to have more control over people’s lives in England and Wales as well'.

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  • 11:50
    Nigel Farage

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage tells BBC News that today's immigration figures represent a total failure for David Cameron.

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  • 11:50

    Responding to a Commons statement from the Scottish Secretary, Conservative MPs push for English votes for English laws in the wake of a major report pledging new powers to Scotland.

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  • 11:46

    Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says 'David Cameron and Theresa May's net migration target has been ripped to shreds' in the wake of the latest figures showing net migration is now higher than when Labour left office in 2010.

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  • 11:45
    Diana Johnson MP

    Shadow Crime Minister Diana Johnson tells BBC News that David Cameron has broken a 'solemn promise' on immigration but refuses to give Labour's target for net migration to the UK.

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  • 11:10

    The Local Government Association says the Chancellor should use next week's Autumn Statement to set out a blueprint for further devolution to the English regions, in the wake of the Smith Commission report on handing powers to Scotland.

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  • 11:05

    Danny Alexander, commenting on the Smith Commission report published today, says: 'This plan delivers all that was promised in the referendum - and much, much more. This is nothing less than Home Rule for Scotland.'

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  • 10:50

    Shadow Transport Secretary Michael Dugher tells MPs 'the taxpayer and the travelling public have been sold down the river' by the Government over its decision to return the East Coast Mainline to private ownership.

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  • 10:30
    David Cameron MP

    David Cameron praises today's Smith Commission proposals on more powers for Scotland, and says the case for action on English votes for English laws is now 'unanswerable'.

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  • 10:20

    UKIP migration spokesman Steven Woolfe responds to the latest immgration figures: 'This is either a total scandal or a long standing con trick by a party who were elected on the promise of reducing immigration to the tens of thousands.'

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  • 10:14

    90 Syrian refugees have now been granted humanitarian protection under the Government's Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme, according to the latest figures. The last release put the number at 50.

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  • 09:50
    James Brokenshire MP

    Immigration Minister James Brokenshire says the Government has been 'knocked...off course' by 'pressures from the EU'. He admits that net migration is now 75% higher than in 2010.

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  • 09:48

    The Liberal Democrats will retain the 'vast majority”' of their MPs after the 2015 general election, party leader Nick Clegg predicts on his LBC Radio programme.

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  • 09:31

    Net migration to the UK reached 260,000 in the year to June 2014 and is now at a higher level than when Labour left office, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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  • 09:19

    The SNP welcomes today's announcement on further tax and welfare powers for Scotland, but says the offer falls short of that promised during the independence campaign.

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  • 09:13

    Lord Smith, chair of the commission on Scottish devolution, announces a raft of new powers for Holyrood.

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  • 08:40
    John Redwood MP

    On the Today programme, Conservative MP John Redwood says it would be 'unjust' if Scottish MPs continued to vote on English income tax rates despite Holyrood gaining new powers.

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