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Boris Takes Leadership Battle To Osborne

news.sky.com — Boris Johnson is tasking staff at City Hall to draw up plans to challenge the governments tax credit plans in an increasingly public disagreement on the issue. The London Mayor this week has constantly attacked the Chancellor's changes, that could see more than three million working families lose around £1,200 a year.
Oct 07, 2015

Boris continues challenging Chancellor on tax credits - tasking City Hall to investigate. My report: #CPC15 news.sky.com/story/1565288/…

EU Deal 'Must Deliver Irreversible Change'

news.sky.com — Eurosceptic Philip Hammond says David Cameron must deliver "genuine and irreversible change" in his renegotiation with other EU countries amid Conservative disquiet on the Prime Minister's approach. The Foreign Secretary said whatever deal Mr Cameron reaches will face "the toughest scrutiny of all" or Britain will vote to leave the EU in the planned in/out referendum to be held before the end of 2017.

UKIP's MP And Biggest Donor In Public Spat

news.sky.com — A row has exploded between UKIP's biggest donor Arron Banks and the party's only MP Douglas Carswell. Mr Carswell earlier confronted Mr Banks at UKIP's annual conference over suggestions the donor is involved in an attempt to deselect him. After the clash, Mr Banks told Sky News the Clacton MP is "borderline autistic with some mental illness attached".
Sep 25, 2015

A row explodes between @UKIP's biggest donor Arron Banks and the party's only MP Douglas Carswell. My report: news.sky.com/story/1559023/…

Sep 26, 2015

A public backbench rebellion against the largest donor... Frontbench? Bench?: read @DMcCaffreySKY in doncaster: news.sky.com/story/1559023/…

UK To Accept At Least 10,000 Syrian Refugees

news.sky.com — David Cameron is prepared to accept at least 10,000 people from refugee camps on the Syrian border, Sky News understands. And he wants to persuade Labour MPs to back airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State in a Commons vote within a month. The Prime Minister also intends to launch a military and intelligence offensive against the people traffickers.

New Reforms To End 'Sickness Benefit Culture'

news.sky.com — Thousands of people claiming sickness benefits will face being forced into part-time work under plans being announced by Iain Duncan Smith. In the latest round of welfare reforms, the Work and Pensions Secretary will declare work is "good for your health" and that it can help people recover from illness.

Calais: What Exactly Is The Government Doing?

news.sky.com — After a week of announcements and pledges by the Government, to give the impression of looking tough of migration - is any of it new? :: Landlords MEASURE: New measures to enable private landlords to evict illegal immigrants without a court order have been announced.

UKIP To 'Spearhead' EU Referendum No Campaign

news.sky.com — UKIP will "take the lead" in the campaign for a No vote in the upcoming EU referendum - but it will not be headed by Nigel Farage. Mr Farage criticised Conservative eurosceptics for "going to ground" since David Cameron began his renegotiation of Britain's EU membership, allowing the Yes camp to get a head start in the battle leading up to the public vote promised before the end of 2017.
Jul 30, 2015

It's NO to the EU, NO to Farage as he rules out heading up campaign. But @UKIP will lead ground offensive. My report: news.sky.com/story/1527850/…

Tory Welfare Plans Unsupportable, Says Burnham

news.sky.com — Labour leadership hopeful Andy Burnham has branded the Government's welfare bill as "unsupportable" and has told the shadow cabinet the party should table a reasoned amendment to the bill, but if that fails, the party should oppose it. Speaking to a press gallery lunch, Mr Burnham argued "it won't encourage people into work; indeed, it might do the opposite."

Farage: UKIP Faces 'Obliteration' In Scotland

news.sky.com — Nigel Farage has admitted that UKIP are facing "obliteration" in Scotland and that they are losing some voters to the Conservatives. But he insists that UKIP's vote continues to hold or strengthen in their key marginal targets.

Farage: UKIP Candidate? Never Heard Of Him

news.sky.com — Nigel Farage has claimed he's "never heard of" a UKIP candidate who posted comments refering to the "evil cult of Islam" on social media. Though the prospective MP has now apologised, claiming his comments were "deliberately misinterpreted" and that he was criticising extremists and not Islam in general.
Apr 16, 2015

Nigel Farage claims he's "never heard of" @UKIP candidate who posted comments about "evil cult of Islam". My report: news.sky.com/story/1466346/….

Apr 17, 2015

RT @SkyNews: Nigel Farage says he's "never heard of" UKIP candidate who posted Islam social media comments trib.al/Hn6pV33 pic.twitter.com/sCJQ3HIPPi

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Oct 07, 2015

Corbyn spokesperson: “fact that David Cameron used his speech to make personal attacks on Jeremy Corbyn are a sure sign that he is rattled".

Oct 07, 2015

WATCH: The gauntlet of protesters. This is what it is like to leave Conservative Conference. pic.twitter.com/7oJW0GHt15

Oct 07, 2015

Boris continues challenging Chancellor on tax credits - tasking City Hall to investigate. My report: #CPC15 news.sky.com/story/1565288/…

Oct 07, 2015

Suggestions @Peston will finally be confirmed as new ITV Political Editor today. Surely not an attempt to overshadow the PM's big day? ;-)

Oct 07, 2015

WATCH: @SkyNews: What do Tory delegates think about Theresa May as their next leader? Here's what I found out #CPC15 snpy.tv/1Okl7qf

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