Tag Archives: Douglas Alexander

Cameron warned over EU again, this time by the US

TweetDavid Cameron’s stance on Europe has come repeatedly under fire recently. Yesterday, Left Foot Forward reported on both business leaders and Ireland having criticised Cameron’s wish to renegotiate terms with the EU. Business leaders criticised the tenacity of his beliefs, saying that whilst they agreed on the need for some reform (for example, on the […]

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Alexander: All Cameron’s “phantom veto” did was undermine British influence

With 25 of the European Union’s 27 states agreeing to join a fiscal treaty, more questions are being asked about what exactly David Cameron’s EU veto achieved.

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Swinney calls on Osborne to “change course” on Scottish investment

Ed Jacobs covers the SNPs calls for Osborne to move away from strict austerity, both for Scotland and nationwide.

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Alexander outlines harsh truths for Scottish Labour as his own seat is axed

Ed Jacobs examines Douglas Alexander’s speech to Scotland today, and looks at the effect the boundary review will have on Scottish representation.

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West must do more to support religious freedom following the Arab Spring

Ed Jacobs writes about the West’s responsibility to protect religious freedom following the Arab Spring.

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Alexander: Britain should lead North Africa to European companionship

Alex Hern reports on shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander’s RUSI speech today, in which he laid out how British foreign policy should respond to the Arab Spring.

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Libya and Syria: The costs of war

The head of the Royal Navy sparked debate over the sustainability of British operations in Libya today, saying the government must make “challenging decisions”

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Progress Annual Conference 2011: Winning Back Britain

Progress invites you to its annual conference, where a range of speakers will discuss the state of the Labour party, policies and the political challenges ahead.

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Alexander: Labour should see Lib Dems “as the hors d’œuvre not the main course”

Douglas Alexander, in an interview with Progress, warns Labour that the real task is not just to capitalise on the Lib Dems’ travails, but to beat the Tories.

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Alexander criticises overly optimistic private sector growth hopes

Shadow work and pensions secretary Douglas Alexander gave a speech to Demos today in which he acknowledged Labour’s mistakes in communicating their response to the recession and criticised Conservative attempts to portray the opposition as hoping for a double dip recession. He explained that Labour had made the right decisions during the economic crisis by preventing a recession from becoming a depression.

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