PC Toby Rowland was on duty when the former Cabinet Minister attempted to cycle through the main Downing Street gates
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Wednesday 02 March 2011
It has been brave of the Coalition Government to stick to its election commitment to ring-fence Britain's £8.4bn overseas aid budget at a time when public spending is being slashed so heavily. We should not balance our books at the expense of the most wretched people on the planet, especially when comparatively small amounts of money can save many lives in the developing world.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Britain is to cut off aid to some of the world's poorest countries in an overhaul of development spending set out yesterday by the Government.
Monday 28 February 2011
Sixteen countries including Angola, Kosovo, Bosnia and Vietnam are to lose British aid, Andrew Mitchell, the International Development Secretary, will announce tomorrow.
Saturday 26 February 2011
Britain will slash funding or withdraw from a United Nations body tackling global hunger unless it improves its "patchy" performance, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell will warn next week.
Monday 21 February 2011
You won't believe this when it all looked so clear-cut, but the Cabinet seems bemused by the Big Society. Of the 25 ministers featured in an Independent on Sunday analysis of their efforts to lead from the front, 10 couldn't manage any response, while two (Andrew Mitchell and Jeremy *unt) cited charities they set up in Africa – admirable, but not much use in repairing the broken society here. As for David Cameron, he said, "I am saving my local pub and church hall", though without explaining how. Perhaps he means to install Gazza as the verger?
Wednesday 01 December 2010
Monday 01 November 2010
A cabinet minister faces a parliamentary inquiry into his links with a cocoa magnate who donated £40,000 to his political office.
Sunday 17 October 2010
Monday 20 September 2010
Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, announced a major increase in aid to Pakistan yesterday as the country struggles to cope with the flood devastation.
Saturday 18 September 2010
Monday 30 August 2010
Part of Britain's £6bn overseas aid budget could be switched to defence and anti-terrorism projects, according to a leaked government document.
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