Entries by Dina Rickman from 10/2011

Charlotte Vere: Tory Policies Need A Women's Touch

Posted 10.02.2011 | UK Politics

Charlotte Vere is not a feminist, thank you very much. The former Conservative candidate and mother-of-two last shaved her armpits “this morning” ...

Conservative Party Conference 2011: Andrew Lansley Says The Fundamental Principles Of The Government's NHS Reforms Have Not Changed

Posted 10.02.2011 | UK Politics

The "fundamental principles" of the coalition government's NHS reforms have not changed despite the pause in the legislation, Health Secretary Andrew ...

David Willetts: Young People Have No 'Decent Chance' Of Getting Homes Or Pensions

Posted 10.02.2011 | UK Politics

Young people have no "decent chance" of getting a pension or owning a home, according to a senior minister. Universities minister David Willetts to...

Michael Gove: David Cameron Is Not Like Tony Blair - Blair Was Always Thinking 'Does My Legacy Look Big In This?'

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron is not the natural heir to Tony Blair - because he is more humble, according to education secretary Michael Gove. "The danger, to be ...

Attorney General Dominic Grieve Contradicts Theresa May Over Human Rights Act

Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Politics

The Attorney General has contradicted the Home Secretary by suggesting the UK has "much to thank" for the Human Rights Act. His comments came after...

David Cameron Promises A 'Better Time Ahead'

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a "better time ahead" as he acknowledged that families are suffering difficult times due to the uncertain ec...

Theresa May Pledges Deportation Crackdown

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Politics

Immigration laws will be toughened up to prevent foreign criminals using human rights arguments to escape deportation from the UK, Home Secretary Ther...

Ed Balls Is Right, Says Top Tory Tim Montgomerie

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Politics

Ed Balls is right - the Conservative party have an "insufficient" growth policy, according to top Tory activist Tim Montgomerie. ConservativeHome e...

Liam Fox Questions Blair's Suitability For Middle East Peace Role

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Politics

Tony Blair's record as prime minister means he lacks the "great qualities" to be part of the Quartet on the Middle East, the defence secretary has sai...

David Cameron To Tell Conservative Party Conference:The Plan Is Working

Posted 10.04.2011 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron is to acknowledge that anxious voters cannot yet see signs of his Government's economic strategy taking Britain out of re...

David Cameron Promises A 'Better Time Ahead' To Conservative Party Conference

Posted 10.05.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron has delivered his speech to the Conservative party conference - after a last minute re-write that saw the prime minister ditch a phrase ...

David Cameron's Speech To The Conservative Party Conference 2011 (FULL TEXT)

Posted 10.05.2011 | UK Politics

This week, in Manchester, this party has shown the discipline, the unity, and the purpose that is the mark of a party of government. I’m proud of my...

John Denham, Labour Shadow Business Secretary, And John Healey, Shadow Health Secretary, To Step Down From Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet

Posted 10.06.2011 | UK Politics

Shadow business secretary John Denham and shadow health secretary John Healey are to step down down from Labour's shadow cabinet ahead of a reshuffle ...

Liam Fox Orders Probe Into Claims About Friend Adam Werritty's Role

Posted 10.06.2011 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Liam Fox has ordered an investigation into continuing claims surrounding the role of a controversial friend and adviser. The Mini...

Nick Clegg And Iain Duncan Smith Announce Childcare For 80,000 More Families

Posted 10.06.2011 | UK Politics

An additional 80,000 low income families are to be eligible for help with meeting the costs of childcare under plans announced by the Government. R...

Joint Committee On Human Rights Call To Scrap DNA Retention Measure

Posted 10.06.2011 | UK Politics

A broad catch-all discretion enabling police to keep the DNA of innocent people indefinitely for reasons of national security should be scrapped, MPs ...

Women Hardest Hit By Government's Public Sector Pension Reforms, Unison Say

Posted 10.06.2011 | UK Politics

Women are the biggest group to be hit by the Government's controversial reforms of public sector pensions which has sparked the threat of a strike by ...

Labour Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle: Ivan Lewis To Move From Culture To DfiD, Angela Eagle New Shadow Leader Of The House

Posted 10.07.2011 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has reshuffled Labour's shadow cabinet, promoting six rising stars of the new 2010 intake to his front bench team. Former shadow cultur...

Cam's New Sam Seaborne: Julian Glover

Posted 10.07.2011 | UK Politics

I've got some hot news for West Wing types: David Cameron has just appointed the Guardian's Julian Glover as his chief speechwriter. ...

George Osborne: We Have A Credible Fiscal Plan

Posted 10.07.2011 | UK Politics

The Government has a "credible fiscal plan" to enable Britain to ride out the economic storm, Chancellor George Osborne has said. His comments came...

Youth Joblessness Highest Since Tories Last In Power, New Figures To Reveal

Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics

More than a million young people are now unemployed, the highest number since the Conservatives were last in power, government figures to be published...

Andy Burnham, Labour Shadow Health Secretary, Offers To Work With Government If NHS Reforms Halted

Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics

Andy Burnham has offered to work with the government ahead of the coalition's controversial NHS reforms coming back to the Lords. Labour's new shad...

Chris Huhne Admits Briefing Against His Own Cabinet Colleague Theresa May

Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics

Chris Huhne has admitted his rouge tweet where he accidentally wrote that he did not want his "fingerprints" on a story was related to an attempt to b...

UK Riots Could Happen Again, Says Peter Smyth Of Police Federation - And Majority Of MPs Agree

Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics

A senior police officer and a number have MPs have warned riots which swept England and led to nearly 3,000 arrests in the capital alone could flare u...

TUC Claims Low Paid Workers Bearing The Brunt Of Job Losses

Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics

Low paid workers are bearing the brunt of job losses, according to new research from the TUC. According to the union, over half of those who have c...