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Putin’s threat to the Baltic states is sharpening attention on Britain’s neglected commitments to our allies.
There was a Conservative majority of 15,524 in the seat last time.
I cannot think his replacement will be so determined to reduce environmental red tape and Europe’s influence on countryside matters.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. The Daily Mail this morning reports on the 118 Conservative MPs who have written to constituents indicating their opposition to gay marriage proposals. The Mail says "Their opposition has been expressed in letters and emails sent to constituents who have contacted them with their own concerns", and points out that […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Guido Fawkes has a list of new Conservative members of Select Committees, from Graham Brady's office. Mr Brady explains: "For the following committees I have received the same number of nominations as there are vacancies, the following are therefore elected". The appointments are: Communities and Local Government John Stevenson […]
At Northern Ireland questions yesterday, the Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward confirmed that Lord Savile was yesterday finally due to deliver his report about the events of Bloody Sunday to his department for national security checks in advance of publication. The Inquiry was established back in 1998. Blaby's Conservative MP, Andrew Robathan, rasied his doubts […]
The campaign to Save General Election Night gets a big boost today. After no fewer than 220 MPs signed the Early Day Motion on the matter in the last parliamentary session (making it the 20th most signed motion out of 2421), today I have news of polls of MPs and PPCs conducted by ComRes on […]
Here are the highlights from yesterday's Children, Schools and Families questions. Buckingham MP John Bercow advocated a more liberal exclusion policy: "Of course, schools sometimes mistake disability for disobedience. Children with special educational needs are nine times more likely to be permanently excluded from school, and the Government are rightly committed to reducing the incidents […]
Questions were put yesterday to ministers from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills. Shadow Secretary of State David Willetts expressed doubt that Labour is delivering on its promise of boosting internships. As so often, the minister – in this case David Lammy, Minister of State for Higher Education and Intellectual Property – played an […]
Yesterday the House of Commons debated the Queen’s Speech. Herewith some extracts of contributions from Conservative members. David Cameron was on very good form. He was funny, and coped ably with questions about Damian Green before turning his fire on the Government: "Let me tell the Prime Minister what is wrong with this Queen’s Speech. […]
Quentin Davies, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence, is not wildly popular on the Conservative benches, from which he defected at the encouragement of Gordon Brown. Yesterday in the Commons he was the subject of severe criticism from Conservative MPs, including Shadow Defence Secretary Liam Fox. Major Sebastian Morley, formerly of the […]