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Angry Flood Victims Confront David Cameron

Angry Flood Victims Confront David Cameron

David Cameron has been confronted by angry residents who told him they had been “abandoned” after the Christmas storm left their village flooded.

The Prime Minister was told that more must be done to tackle the problems with flooding as he visited the village of Yalding in Kent, where 100 homes had to be evacuated over Christmas.

Erica Olivares said she had been without power since Monday and when she and others had tried to contact their local council for help as the floodwaters rose they had been unable to get through as staff read more

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Greenpeace Activists Arrive Home From Russia

Greenpeace Activists Arrive Home From Russia

Five Britons detained in Russia as part of the so-called “Arctic 30” have arrived home in the UK.

The five were arrested amid claims of hooliganism following a protest about oil drilling and held in jail for two months.

They have since been granted amnesty under a new Russian law.

Greenpeace member Anthony Perrett, 32, of Newport, South Wales, arrived in London with fellow activists Alex Harris and Phil Ball, crew member read more

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Pay Increases for MPs

Pay Increases for MPs

WAGES for MPs look poised to rise by more than £6,000 a year.

Commons expenses watchdog the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has launched a public consultation on proposals to increase their pay to £74,000 in 2015.

MPs currently receive just over £66,000, but that was already due to rise to £67,000 next April, with a further one per cent rise the following year, meaning IPSA’s recommendation amounts to a total read more

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How A Big Pay Rise For MPs Can Be Justified

How A Big Pay Rise For MPs Can Be Justified

Are MPs really worth £74,000 a year? Sky News sets out the arguments for and against giving MPs a huge wage increase.

Handing politicians a pay rise when ordinary Britons face austerity is bound to be a hard sell but some of the arguments in favour are hard to ignore.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) has suggested a massive 11% hike to £74,000 and will now put the plan out for consultation.

The prospect of an increase in 2015 comes as taxpayers, read more

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Royal Mail Privatisation Plans To Be Announce

Royal Mail Privatisation Plans To Be Announce

  • Posted: Jul 10, 2013
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 The Government is to set out one of the biggest privatisation plans in decades, valuing the company at an estimated £2.5bn

Iimage Royal mailThe process of selling off the Royal Mail begins today with the promise of free shares for workers weighed against fears about layoffs and higher postage costs.

Business Secretary Vince Cable will outline details of the flotation to MPs in the Commons at 12.30pm.

He will be hoping the offer of shares worth £2,000 each to its 150,000 staff, as read more

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George Osborne Reaches Deal On Spending Cuts

George Osborne Reaches Deal On Spending Cuts

  • Posted: Jun 23, 2013
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(Reuters) – Chancellor George Osborne completed talks on Sunday with government departments aimed at securing spending cuts worth 11.5 billion pounds in 2015-16 to help reduce the country’s budget deficit, the Treasury said.

George Osborne on the BBC

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne appears on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, presented by Sophie Raworth, in this photograph provided by the BBC, in London June 23, 2013.

The finance ministry said it had reached agreement with all departments, three days before Osborne is due to publish details of their spending limits on June 26.

The talks to find spending cuts starting in 2015 – when voters go to the polls – posed a political headache for Osborne, particularly over the sensitive defence read more

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Live Statement On The G8 Summit

Live Statement On The G8 Summit

  • Posted: Jun 19, 2013
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Follow the Prime Minister David Cameron’s Statement on the G8 summit live from the BBC

The live stream has now finished, it may be possible to find it on the BBC iPlayer

Here is the complete transcript of the Prime Minister’s G8 summit speech in the Commons today

G8

12.32 pm

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