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Enraged euro-rebels threaten trouble after Cameron’s immigration speech fails to satisfy

28 November 2014 14:02

One of the aims of David Cameron’s big immigration speech was to settle the issue with his backbenchers before returning to talk about the economy. Based on conversations I’ve had… Continue reading

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David Cameron gestures, while delivering a speech on immigration to members of the media at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, central England on November 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF / POOL

Podcast special: David Cameron’s ‘game changing’ immigration speech

28 November 2014 13:40

Was David Cameron’s appeal to the voters of Britain and EU leaders on immigration successful? James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and myself discuss his ‘game changing’ speech on immigration this morning in… Continue reading

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David Cameron’s immigration speech in five points

28 November 2014 10:39

David Cameron has just finished delivering his ‘game changing’ immigration speech. A lot of it was a narration of why immigration had made Britain the country it is, but why some… Continue reading

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David Cameron’s immigration speech: full text

28 November 2014 10:33

Today I want to talk about immigration. Just as this government has a long term plan for where we are taking our country so within that we have a long-term… Continue reading

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Will Cameron please his backbenchers and EU leaders with his immigration speech?

28 November 2014 9:21

If David Cameron’s speech today is more about backbench management than it is about his desperate desire to talk about immigration, then he needs to make sure that what he… Continue reading

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Cameron to demand migrant benefit curbs in ‘game-changing’ immigration speech

27 November 2014 22:41

David Cameron will make his ‘game-changer’ speech on immigration tomorrow in which he is expected to say that the UK will leave the EU if it does not secure reforms… Continue reading

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Net migration target fails as Cameron prepares to make more immigration pledges

27 November 2014 11:57

We are still waiting for David Cameron’s immigration speech, expected ‘this week’. The Conservatives tried to get their apology in early for failing to meet their target to get net… Continue reading

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The British jobs miracle is making a mockery of David Cameron’s migration target

27 November 2014 11:03

Now we know why the Home Secretary did not commit the ‘tens of thousands’ immigration pledge rashly made by David Cameron in opposition. Britain is midway through a job creation… Continue reading

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PMQs sketch: In sickness and in health

26 November 2014 17:25

Health, health, health. Viewers of PMQs must be sick of it by now. Health this, health that. Health, health. On and on. Ad nauseam. Today’s exchanges involved the usual tussle… Continue reading

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PMQs: Ukip’s presence unnerves both the Tories and Labour

26 November 2014 13:36

Ed Miliband is determined to talk about the NHS as much as possible at PMQs while David Cameron wants the economy to be Topic A. The result: Miliband asks about… Continue reading

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Who used Rachel Johnson’s Twitter account to post a rude message about the PM?

25 November 2014 17:26

‘Apologies everyone and especially to our Leader’ tweets Rachel Johnson after a very rude word appeared on her Twitter feed about the Prime Minister: Apparently the columnist and famous sibling… Continue reading

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Is Owen Paterson hoping to become leader of the ‘Out’ camp in the 2017 referendum?

24 November 2014 15:36

There may well be a battle in Labour for the party’s soul, but the same is certainly true of the Tory party. Owen Paterson’s speech today to Business for Britain… Continue reading

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Sainsbury’s refuse to side with Jack Monroe after she tweets about PM’s late son

24 November 2014 12:05

When food blogger and poverty campaigner Jack Monroe isn’t appearing in Labour Party political broadcasts or writing for the Guardian, she’s the face of Sainsbury’s. Their website proudly boasts: ‘Sainsbury’s… Continue reading

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Will mainstream parties get the credit for turning up the volume on immigration?

23 November 2014 18:26

David Cameron is set to give his big immigration speech this coming week, according to the Sunday Times, while James reports that Labour is to turn up the volume on… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband waits to enter the hall to address supporters on November 13, 2014 in London.

PMQs sketch: Labour and Ed Miliband are the ones who are really out of touch

19 November 2014 18:23

Ironic Tory roars greeted Miliband’s ascent to the vertical at PMQs today. He assumed his habitual spanked puppy look. It’s quite a sight, Ed’s expression of frosty endurance. Part dismay,… Continue reading

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Cameron and Miliband exchange insults at PMQs

19 November 2014 13:44

PMQs is in a rut. The exchanges between Cameron and Miliband now descend into the trading of insults even faster than they did before and both sides simply use PMQs… Continue reading

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UKIP Hold A Public Meeting  Before Rochester And Strood By-Election

Neither the Tories nor Ukip deserve to win the Rochester by-election

19 November 2014 11:05

Let’s be honest, just for a moment. The Rochester and Strood by-election has been a disgrace. It has been a sewer race during which the two leading protagonists have done… Continue reading

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Anger at government incoherence on spending and debt

17 November 2014 13:45

David Cameron had hoped that the UK’s £650 million contribution to the Green Climate Fund wouldn’t get much attention in the week that the Tories are going head-to-head with Ukip… Continue reading

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David Cameron warns of ‘red warning lights’ in world economy

17 November 2014 9:02

Over the past few months, ministers have been using increasingly upbeat language about the British economy. ‘Britain is coming back’, ‘the economy is booming’, and ‘Britain, we did this together’… Continue reading

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UKIP Prepares For Rochester And Strood By-Election

Why Rochester won’t provide much relief for Labour

16 November 2014 10:12

Thursday can’t come soon enough for shadow Cabinet loyalists. They believe that the Rochester by-election will provide Ed Miliband with some ‘breathing space’ and turn the spotlight on David Cameron’s… Continue reading

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Hammond tries to thread the needle on EU immigration

15 November 2014 11:53

Philip Hammond’s interview in The Telegraph this morning is striking for several reasons. First, Hammond admits that Britain isn’t going to regain full control of its borders in the renegotiation.… Continue reading

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Ukip’s puppet David Cameron cuts a pathetic figure

12 November 2014 12:24

Well this is a pleasant surprise. After all the years of indifference, David Cameron has condescended to notice us. Not just notice us but want us too. His come-hither smiles… Continue reading

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Does Cameron benefit from ECJ ruling?

12 November 2014 8:43

Yesterday’s ‘excellent‘ ruling from the European Court of Justice on benefits immediately seemed a jolly good thing for David Cameron and allowed him to move on the Commons shambles on… Continue reading

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Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to pupils of Strood Academy in Rochester, Kent, where he toured the school with the Conservative candidate for Rochester and Strood, Kelly Tolhurst, prior to the forthcoming by-election on November 20.

School children excited to see David Cameron in Rochester (and TV cameras)

11 November 2014 16:14

I spent an hour today following David Cameron around a school in Rochester as part of his latest campaign visit in the by-election. The school, Strood Academy, was candidate Kelly… Continue reading

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Does anyone actually want to win the next election?

11 November 2014 15:28

A battle lost is worse than a battle won and there are fewer Pyrrhic victories in politics than you think. One of the staples of pre-election punditry, however, is that… Continue reading

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