Era’s End

I have known David Cameron for over fifteen years. He saved his party in 2005 after three thumping defeats and made them electable. His forethought and quickness in decision making during three critical days following the 2010 election enabled him to become Prime Minister of an unlikely coalition with the...

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David Cameron’s statement on the EU referendum result

David Cameron’s statement on the EU referendum result

Delivered on 24 June 2016 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered) “The country has just taken part in a giant democratic exercise – perhaps the biggest in our history. Over 33 million people – from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar – have all had their...

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Conservatives will not contest Jo Cox MP by-election

As a mark of respect for the murdered Labour MP, Jo Cox, the Conservative party have promised not to contest the triggered Batley and Spen by-election.   A Conservative party spokesperson has said that “following the tragic killing of Labour MP Jo Cox, the party has decided not to contest...

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Parliament Squared: Chaos Reigns

Parliament Squared: Chaos Reigns

The hot topics have continued to be the London Mayoral election, the EU referendum, David Cameron’s pending reshuffle of his Cabinet and the US Presidential elections. Of the four, only London has been resolved with Sadiq Khan easing out Zac Goldsmith in what was an increasingly bitter and below the...

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David Cameron’s ‘vision’ for schools

  The Prime Minister will begin to implement his manifesto pledge, made at the Tory party conference last autumn, to transform thousands of schools in England into  academies. Academies operate outside of local authority control and get money directly from the central government.   The Department for Education is expected...

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High Street drinks hide staggering amounts of sugar

  The chart revealed that 98 percent of big High street chain stores are putting at risk the health of millions of Britons by carrying a ‘red’ label of excessive levels of sugar. The campaign group Action on Sugar surveyed 131 High street beverages for their sugar content and published...

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Rejected sex education plan creates awkward conversations for the Government

A Select Committee recommendation to make sex education compulsory in schools was rejected by the government earlier this month leading to anger and confusion. However, according to an article by Channel 4 News presenter, Cathy Newman, in the Telegraph, the decision was only reluctantly made by the Education Secretary, Nicky...

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Competition to design “striking” new Holocaust memorial at the Houses of Parliament announced

An international competition to design a “striking” national Holocaust memorial to stand next to the Houses of Parliament was launched by David Cameron on the 27th of January. It will be built in Westminster’s Victoria Tower Gardens by the Thames and is due to be completed by next year. Mr...

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EU referendum timeline

The Prime Minister’s battle with Brussels for a reformed EU membership package continues to gather pace. From 18th to 19th February, David Cameron will be at a Brussels EU summit where he hopes to secure deals from member states on issues such as economic governance, the expansion of the single...

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Thoughts on the EU renegotiation

Anthony Staddon, Lecturer of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, shares his thoughts on today’s EU renegotiation and what it means for the upcoming EU Council Summit and referendum:   “The key aspect to the renegotiation is not really the package itself, but the fact that the...

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