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Westminster’s only 24 hour political live news blog

  • Saturday 25th October
  • 22:01

    Shadow Chancellor and Shadow Infrastructure Minister, Ed Balls and Andrew Adonis write in tomorrow's Independent on Sunday: 'George Osborne desperately tries to claim this week that the Conservatives will deliver for the North of England, people will judge him and his party on their record.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 15:53

    Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood calls on Iran to end the use of the death penalty and says he is 'very concerned and saddened that it has been used in the case of Reyhaneh Jabbari where there have been questions around due process.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 14:35

    Shadow Chief Secretary Chris Leslie writes to the Chancellor demanding answers to questions on how long the UK Government has known about the possibility of a higher EU budget surcharge.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 13:30

    Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones tells the BBC he 'not afraid of scrutiny' of the NHS in Wales.

    Read on at BBC

  • 12:30

    Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says an attack in Sinai that left more than 30 soldiers dead was a 'foreign-funded operation.'

    Read on at Associated Press

  • 11:49

    Betting firm Ladbrokes puts Anas Sarwar 2/1 favourite to replace Johann Lamont as Scottish Labour leader.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 11:06

    The Department for Culture, Media and Sport launches a consultation into nuisance calls.

    Read on at Department for Culture, Media and Sport

  • 09:14

    Outgoing Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond tweets: 'Wishing Johann Lamont well for the future. A spirited opponent in the Scottish Parliament & strongly dedicated to her party.'

    Read on at Alex Salmond

  • 08:40
    Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP

    Former foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind says the European Commission's demand for Britain to pay a £1.7bn surcharge is 'more of a cock up than a conspiracy'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 07:48

    Angela Merkel told David Cameron he should have expected Britain to be asked to pay an extra £1.7bn towards the European Union budget, according to a diplomatic record of talks seen by the Telegraph.

    Read on at The Daily Telegraph

  • 07:40

    On the £1.7bn surcharge Britain must contribute towards the EU budget, European Parliament vice-president Alexander Graf Lamsdorff tells Today: 'The rest of Europe expects you to pay and that’s that."

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 07:30
    Bill Cash MP

    European Scrutiny Committee chair Bill Cash tells the Today programme that Treasury Ministers will be called to explain why David Cameron appeared not to have been informed in advance about the £1.7bn surcharge demanded by the European Union.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 07:00

    According to the Telegraph, former prime minister Tony Blair has told allies that Ed Miliband cannot win the 2015 election.

    Read on at The Daily Telegraph

  • 05:44

    Tony Blair, in a statement issued by the former prime minister's office following a report he had predicted a 2015 Tory victory, says: 'the Telegraph story does not represent my view. Ed Miliband and the Labour Party can and will win the next election.'

    Read on at The Office of Tony Blair

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