Articles tagged with Ministerial Code
by Charlotte Henry / 15 Jun 2012 08:12
The decision by the Liberal Democrats to exercise a party whip, and abstain instead of vote on whether to support Jeremy Hunt marked a genuine and significant rift in the government. However, it will do the Lib Dems little good.
Personally, I think the Lib Dems should have voted with the Conservatives and supported Hunt, and repaid the loyalty shown by many Tories to David Laws, and to a lesser extent Vince Cable.
by Martin Shapland / 13 Jun 2012 12:51
This afternoon, there will, essentially, be a confidence vote in the culture secretary, and the Lib Dem half of the coalition are going to sit back and let it happen.
It’s not every day some of the serving cabinet ministers refuse to back a cabinet colleague. But this is no ordinary government and these are no ordinary times.
The abstention will be only the second time the party has exercised a party,
by Amber Elliott / 30 Apr 2012 16:39
It is important that Jeremy Hunt sat next to the prime minister at the urgent question in the Commons today.
It was a show of support. While the culture secretary looked nervous, nodding and glancing at his leader every few seconds, he was under the glare of cameras in the same frame as David Cameron.
That footage alone shows that the secretary of state for culture, media and sport is safe for
by Holly Smith and Amber Elliott / 18 Oct 2011 18:13
Sir Gus O’Donnell has presented his findings on his investigation into the Liam Fox affair this morning. Here we list what the allegations were and the conclusion that O’Donnell has come to in his report.
It is claimed that:
• Werritty visited Fox at the Ministry of Defence 22 times, and accompanied him on 18 trips abroad.
• Werritty gave out business cards alleging that he was an
by Amber Elliott / 12 Oct 2011 13:14
Today at PMQs, two white men in their forties fought to prove they were on the side of women.
Unemployment in Britain has jumped to its highest level since 1994. Figures demonstrate that there has been a 5.4 per cent increase in the number of women unemployed in the year through to August, in comparison to 4.1 per cent for men.
The young have been hardest hit in the latest round of