Laws helps force Labour U-turn on schools cash-raid

by Stephen Tall on October 30, 2007

Lib Dem schools spokesman David Laws was busy last week leading the attack on Labour’s plans to confiscate 5% of school cash balances. Today Labour back-tracked on its plans, with schools minister Jim Knight confirming the Government would keep its (…)

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Huhne: English votes on English laws (but only once PR’s in place)

by Stephen Tall on October 30, 2007

The ‘West Lothian Question’ raised its head again this week, following the pre-announcement that the Tories want a ‘grand committee’ of English MPs to determine legislation which will affect only England. Under the current constitutional arrangements, MPs representing Scottish and (…)

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Opinion: Who's going to give us a good reason to oppose an EU Reform Treaty referendum?

by Stephen Tall on October 30, 2007

Those with long political memories (ie, longer than a week) may recall the kerfuffle prior to the Lib Dem conference prompted by Ming Campbell’s statement that he would oppose Tory attempts to hold a referendum on the proposed new EU (…)

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