Government Resignations After 2015 General Election

Government Resignations After 2015 General Election After the outright win of the Conservative Party in the 2015 General Election,  members of the previous Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition have now tendered their resignations to the Queen. These include Nick Clegg, the now ex-Liberal Democrat leader, and Vince Cable, who was previously the Business Secretary.
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This water tax trickery in the corporate sector is unacceptable

Every pound lost to tax avoidance is a pound that cannot be spent on vital servicesWhen the coalition was formed in 2010 the government was borrowing £400m a day just to pay the bills. Although there were disagreements over the scale and speed of the cuts, all the main political parties accepted the need to […]
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David Cameron must listen to Leveson recommendations, says Simon Hughes

Lib Dem deputy leader speaks out after Times report suggesting Cameron set to reject statutory intervention in regulation of pressDavid Cameron must ignore some of his Tory colleagues and listen to Lord Justice Leveson when the judge outlines reforms to the regulation of the press, the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has said.In the […]
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Cameron and Clegg go on offensive over cuts

Joint speeches aim to halt critics from left and right, with renewed emphasis on seeking growth as pressure risesThe prime minister and his deputy will defy critics on all sides by declaring in joint speeches on Tuesday that “there can be no going back” on the unpopular task of slashing government spending and debt.But in […]
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Tories snub Labour plan to cap party donations

Labour proposal for £5,000 limit described as meaningless, but party says it would curtail discretionary donations by unionsDonations to political parties should be capped at £5,000 a year, the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has said as he launched fresh proposals to resolve the scandal of party political funding.Miliband claimed he was making a move that […]
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Andrew Lansley wins battle to keep NHS risk assessment under wraps

Labour motion demanding publication of document defeated despite growing disquiet among Tory and Lib Dem MPsHealth secretary Andrew Lansley looks more determined than ever not to reveal the findings of a risk assessment done on the government’s NHS shakeup.Lansley won the support of MPs, who voted on Wednesday by a majority of 53 against a […]
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Andrew Lansley refuses to be drawn on NHS risk assessment

Embattered health secretary sidesteps questions over NHS reforms ‘transition register’ if tribunal orders publicationThe health secretary, Andrew Lansley, has refused to be drawn on whether he would publish the controversial risk assessment of his NHS reforms if a tribunal in March rules that he must do so.The tribunal is due to meet following a dispute […]
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NHS reforms live blog – Monday 13 February

Despite calls from his departure, Andrew Lansley vows to continue on with his reforms as they enter the House of Lords5.56pm: weathereye shoots back to tycroes65 saying On the contrary, many see the ‘reforms’ as the prelude to a regress to almost a pre-NHS healthcare requiring most families/individuals to take out additional insurance to fund […]
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