Daily Archives: September 8, 2010

This from Number 10:

It is with great regret that we can confirm Ian Cameron died earlier this afternoon. He passed away shortly after the prime minister arrived at the hospital in France where he was undergoing treatment.

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Today was never going to be an easy PMQs for Nick Clegg. Thrown into action at the last minute after David Cameron went to visit his ill father in France, he suddenly had to face a barrage of questions from Jack straw regarding the role of Andy Coulson as media adviser in Number 10.

Straw asked again and again whether Clegg accepted Coulson’s denial that he knew anything about phone hacking at the News of the World while he was editor. Clegg again and again refused to say yes. Here’s a sample answer:

Mr Coulson has made it clear he took responsibility for something of which he had no knowledge at the News of the World. That statement speaks for itself. It is now for the police and the police alone to decide whether new evidence has come to light which they should investigate.

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Outrage over Diamond promotion – FT
Green swaps board power for political clout – FT
MPs to hold phone hacking inquiry – FT
Ed Balls: I want to escape the manipulated view of what I’ve done in the past – Independent
‘Quango Queen’ sacked from audit commission – The Times (£)
Courts could challenge dissolution of fixed term parliaments – The Guardian