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Bid to stop election-fixing with fixed-term Parliaments

The Liberal Democrats are to table proposals in Parliament for a fixed four-year general election cycle. Ming Campbell told the BBC: “It’s high time, in my view, that the decision about a general election is not part of the discretion …

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Gordon Brown has failed to deliver real change for Britain

Liberal Democrat Leader Ming Campbell launched an attack on Gordon Brown for failing to deliver real change for Britain in his first 100 days as Prime Minister. He said: “Mr Brown has been working hard to convince the British public …

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Shallow posturing on Iraq must not obscure real issue of withdrawal

Liberal Democrat Leader Ming Campbell has called on Labour and the Conservatives to focus on the real issue facing our troops in Iraq, the timing of their withdrawal, not the timing of political announcements. He said: “It’s time both the …

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Manipulation of Iraq troop figures is cynical

Commenting on the revelation that only 500 extra troops are being withdrawn from Iraq, Liberal Democrat Leader Menzies Campbell said: “Any troop withdrawal from Iraq is welcome, but this is a cynical effort to manipulate the figures and make it …

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All troops should be brought home from Iraq within six months

Responding to reports, accompanying Gordon Brown’s visit to Iraq today, that 2,000 troops could be brought home by the spring, Liberal Democrat Leader Ming Campbell said: “While we welcome any reduction in the number of British troops in Iraq, there …

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