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Government Scraps £1bn Carbon Capture Scheme

news.sky.com — The Government is cancelling a £1bn competition for carbon capture and storage technology on power stations, breaking a key Conservative manifesto pledge. Notably absent from the Autumn Statement, the announcement was made to the London Stock Exchange - meaning the £1bn funding aimed at developing technology which can capture polluting carbon emissions from power plants "is no longer available".
Nov 25, 2015

Government scraps £1bn Carbon Capture Scheme days ahead of Climate Change summit. My report: news.sky.com/story/1594310/…

Could UK Be Bombing In Syria By Christmas?

news.sky.com — The Prime Minister called the French drafted UN resolution, urging the world to take all necessary measures in the fight against IS, an "important moment". It was important for the UN, for the French and indeed for David Cameron.
Nov 21, 2015

Could UK be bombing in Syria by Christmas? My thoughts here: news.sky.com/story/1591820/…

Corbyn Hints At Rejection Of Syria Airstrikes

news.sky.com — Jeremy Corbyn appears to be ruling out military intervention in Syria, following last night's UN resolution which urged the world to take all necessary action. In a keynote speech the Labour leader urged a negotiated settlement, a different kind of foreign policy and action that must not be seen as "external intervention".
Nov 21, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn appears to be ruling out military intervention in Syria, even following UN resolution. My report: news.sky.com/story/1591504/…

Unhappy MPs 'Savage' Corbyn Over 'Shoot To Kill'

news.sky.com — Jeremy Corbyn was "savaged" and shouted down by his own MPs at a Labour meeting after saying he was "not happy" with police operating a 'shoot to kill' policy, according to those in attendance. The Labour leader faced repeated questions over his foreign policy, with Labour MPs telling journalists afterwards that they got few answers.
Nov 17, 2015

Labour MPs 'savage' their leader Corbyn over his 'shoot to kill' stance. My report from last nights PLP: trib.al/fBDyoZa.

May Refuses To Rule Out Brexit Campaign Role

news.sky.com — Theresa May has refused to rule out leading the Brexit campaign as UKIP leader Nigel Farage said he would "absolutely delighted" if she did. The Home Secretary would not be drawn on whether she instinctively backed leaving the EU ahead of the proposed referendum which will be held before the end of 2017.

Threats To Rape MP For Men's Debate Remark

news.sky.com — Labour MP Jess Phillips has contacted police after being subjected to threats of rape over her objections to a debate on men's rights. The outspoken member for Birmingham Yardley faced death threats and told she should be "raped in front of everyone" online after dismissing Conservative MP Philip Davies when he called for a discussion in Parliament on International Men's Day.

Tory MPs Lay Into Osborne's Tax Credit Cuts

news.sky.com — The Chancellor has gone on the offensive over his plans to cut tax credits, claiming it would cost tax payers £40bn by next year without the proposed changes. Treasury analysis shows that spending on the benefits has risen by more £15bn in the past five years, equivalent to 200,000 nurses or the entire Home Office budget.
Oct 19, 2015

Conservative MPs raise concerns about tax credit cuts with @George_Osborne. My report: news.sky.com/story/1572539/…

Ashcroft Misses Book Launch With Liver Failure

news.sky.com — Former Conservative Chairman Lord Ashcroft is recovering after been struck down by liver and renal failure which left him in intensive care for 18 days. The billionaire businessman was unable to attend the launch of his controversial book Call Me Dave because of the life-threatening illness.
Oct 19, 2015

Lord Ashcroft misses book launch after being struck down by liver failure. My story: news.sky.com/story/1572513/…

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.
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Nov 26, 2015

WATCH: @David_Cameron makes his case for air strikes in Syria. A long fight, without quick gains but must act now: news.sky.com/story/1594551/….

Nov 26, 2015

RT @MaZoe: Chair of Defence Committee Julian Lewis to table Q for PM asking for details of 70k Syrian fighters: pic.twitter.com/X4n6ajykEP

Nov 26, 2015

London Mayoral hopefuls clash: @ZacGoldsmith attacks @SadiqKhan position on Heathrow is as authentic as Donald Trump's hair.

Nov 26, 2015

And the fun continues... Chris Bryant brandishes Shakespeare in responding to yesterday's #AutumnStatement pic.twitter.com/hFkw5b92Js

Nov 26, 2015

Still likely we will see a vote next week. Labour probably reach a decision on Monday. If vote free, PM then confident he has the support.

Nov 26, 2015

No.10 unable crucially to say whether assessment is 70,000 Syrian opposition fighters enough to retake and hold ground from extremist groups

Nov 26, 2015

PM Spokesperson insists "no timetable for a vote" on #Syria. Only one when clear majority. But no sense of what "clear majority" means.

Nov 26, 2015

DUP voted against PM in 2013. 8 MPs now likely to back him. Dodds: stand ready to do what is in the best interests of our national security.

Nov 26, 2015

Shadow Cabinet meeting this afternoon and again on Monday. We might not ultimately get a decision from Labour front bench until then.

Nov 26, 2015

Increasing number of Labour MPs coming round to PM's view. And a lot want a free vote. Hard to see how Corbyn won't allow it. #Syria

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