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Iain Duncan Smith slams Government’s austerity programme

Iain Duncan Smith slams Government’s austerity programme

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Iain Duncan Smith has launched a series of attacks against the government following his resignation as Work and Pensions Secretary. Duncan Smith said that the planned cuts to welfare might risk dividing society, in his first interview since he stepped down last Friday. Duncan Smith resigned in a protest over cuts to disability benefits announced during Wednesday’s Budget. He specifically attacked Osborne’s measures as being "distinctly political rather than in the national economic interest". Former Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has been appointed as the new Work and Pensions Secretary. During the Interview Mr Duncan Smith denied that his resignation was linked to a cabinet split over the EU referendum vote and the decision was not “personal” against George Osborne. He cri
President Hollande warns Brexit might have “consequences”

President Hollande warns Brexit might have “consequences”

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French President François Hollande has warned Britain that leaving the EU could result with “consequences” for both UK’s economy and immigration matters. President Hollande has highlighted his hopes for Britain to stay in the EU during a summit with PM Cameron. The French president warned that Brexit might mean “consequences” for the UK, including the prospect of a border relocation. Earlier today, French economy minister Emmanuel Marcon threatened that France might be tempted to tear the agreement made with the British border police in the case of a vote to leave during next June's EU referendum. Le Touquet agreement is a bilateral treaty made with France which allows British police to operate on the French side of the border. It is aimed at avoiding immigrants from travelling
Cameron’s UK deal secured with unanimous support

Cameron’s UK deal secured with unanimous support

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Cameron has succeeded in securing a UK deal to stay in the European Union with unanimous support from all 28 member states. Prime Minister David Cameron has finally reached a deal with European Union leaders following two days of negotiation at the EU council summit held in Brussels. The discussion was key to Cameron’s decision to campaign staying in the EU or opting out. As a result, the British people are due to vote to stay in or out of the EU during a referendum scheduled June this year. Cameron’s proposed UK deal and reforms reportedly include: Changes to EU migrants’ access to benefits in the UK with a seven-year emergency brake on migrant welfare. Child benefits curbs to claimants from 2020, the right for Britain to opt out from any ambition to a “ever closer union”
Cameron looks for EU-UK deal backing

Cameron looks for EU-UK deal backing

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Cameron’s EU package of reforms to keep Britain in the EU had its first test in the House of Commons today. During Prime Minister Question Time in Parliament, the debate revolved around the EU-UK deal with Cameron defending his plan aimed at keeping Britain in the EU. The PM said: “My plan is to bring welfare, immigration, and bail out powers back to the UK. This will make us stronger and better.” The European Union has recently denied Cameron a full four-year ban on EU migrants’ right to claim benefits. Britain will be only allowed to offer the chance to gradually increase them over the four-year period. Cameron stood by his draft EU deal and tried to persuade MPs to back his proposal which will lead to an IN/OUT referendum that could be held on June 23rd  2016. The PM fa