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Resignations

David Miliband walking with Gordon Brown in the shadow of Tony Blair in March 2007. Miliband's resignation as an MP means that the Blairites are getting very thin on the ground in the Parliamentary Labour Party. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

David Miliband resignation: political and press reaction

27 March 2013 8:39

Here is a selection of what various Labour big wigs, political commentators and media figures have made of Miliband’s decision and his parliamentary career. And we’re interested to hear your… Continue reading

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David Miliband’s careful resignation letter reveals some of his frustration

27 March 2013 8:23

David Miliband has confirmed that he is resigning as an MP to become President and Chief Executive of the International Rescue Committee in New York. A copy of his resignation… Continue reading

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Eric Joyce apologises to his victims

12 March 2012 17:07

Following his arrest for attacking fellow MPs in the Strangers’ Bar of the House of Commons, Eric Joyce has resigned from the Labour Party and made a personal statement in… Continue reading

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An Australian bloodbath

22 February 2012 17:58

Australian politics is all aflutter at the resignation of Kevin Rudd as Foreign Minister. What happens now? Will he challenge Julia Gillard for the job of Prime Minister? Here’s tomorrow’s… Continue reading

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BREAKING: Greek PM Papandreou offers his resignation

3 November 2011 12:15

The BBC reports that Papandreou will resign today and ask the Greek president to approve a new coalition government, with former ECB vice president Lucas Papademos likely to take over… Continue reading

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Europe Minister’s PPS quits over referendum vote

24 October 2011 18:09

Adam Holloway, PPS to the Europe Minister David Lidington, has just effectively quit his job by giving a speech setting out his intention to vote for the motion. That the… Continue reading

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Fox apologises

19 October 2011 14:18

In the Commons earlier:

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Fox unlikely to cause trouble for Cameron

14 October 2011 16:39

As soon as the news about G3′s funding of Adam Werritty emerged, it became clear that Liam Fox was going to have to go. Downing Street had no desire to… Continue reading

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Personal loyalty brings down Fox

14 October 2011 16:16

When Liam Fox celebrated his 50th birthday, he invited friends – those who would be likely to turn up for his 60th no matter what political fate befell him. Political… Continue reading

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Fox resigns, Cameron responds

14 October 2011 16:11

Liam Fox has just resigned as Defence Secretary. Here is his resignation letter to the Prime Minister in full: Dear David, As you know, I have always placed a great… Continue reading

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Gus O’Donnell’s resignation letter

11 October 2011 13:30

Today, Downing Street has announced that the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Gus O’Donnell, will resign at the end of the year. Here is the letter he sent: Dear Colleagues I wanted… Continue reading

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From the archives: The resignation of Alastair Campbell

21 January 2011 18:04

No need to explain why we’re looking back on the resignation of Alastair Campbell for this week’s entry from The Spectator archives. The piece itself is merciless stuff from the… Continue reading

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The Lib Dem rebels make themselves heard

6 December 2010 13:15

Here in Westminster we are all brushing up on the names of Lib Dem PPSs, as we try and work out who might quit the payroll vote over fees. The… Continue reading

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Eric Joyce resigns as PPS to the Defence Secretary

3 September 2009 19:30

In a move that is sure to overshadow the Prime Minister’s speech on Afghanistan tomorrow, Eric Joyce, a former army office, has tonight resigned as PPS to the Defence Secretary… Continue reading

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Another goat goes

14 July 2009 19:35

News is breaking that the Health Minister Lord Darzi is leaving the government. By my count, that means Lord West is the ony one of Gordon’s goats still in post.

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