Coulson: I may have seen top-secret material

Ex-News of the World editor tells Leveson inquiry he may have had unsupervised access to papers, despite low-level clearanceFormer News of the World editor Andy Coulson has admitted that he may have had unsupervised access to top secret material while he worked for David Cameron in Downing Street, despite not having undergone the necessary security […]
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Clegg rebuked over secret courts

Cameron says plans were approved by Tory and Lib Dem ministers but Clegg says he just agreed to study proposalsDavid Cameron and Nick Clegg have been involved in pointed exchanges across eight time zones over controversial government plans to monitor emails and allow judges to sit in secret in some trials.The prime minister was first […]
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Nick Clegg demands rethink on secret justice plans

Lib Dem leader’s call comes after human rights committee rejects government’s ‘spurious’ argument about national securityThe government is to scale back plans to create a new generation of secret courts after Nick Clegg wrote to cabinet colleagues to criticise the proposals as unacceptable in their present form.As parliament’s human rights committee condemned the courts as […]
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Government view of Britain’s role in the world unrealistic, says report

MPs and peers describe as extraordinary the National Security Council’s failure to discuss implications of eurozone collapseThe government’s claim that the rise of new global powers and shifts in the centres of economic activity will in no way reduce Britain’s influence in the world is wholly unrealistic, according to a withering report by senior MPs […]
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Resignation of Chris Huhne

The Prime Minister has written to Chris Huhne  following his resignation as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. The Prime Minister wrote: Thank you for your letter informing me of your decision to resign from the Government. I believe you have made the right decision under the circumstances. You have made a very significant contribution […]
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