Damian Green

Damian Green says NI rise and home assets should fund social care

Britain's social care crisis could be dealt with by those over 40 paying more national insurance, former cabinet minister Damian Green said today.<p>In …

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It was horrible - but I had to move on: Damian Green tells how he and his family have moved on after he was sacked at the height of #MeToo

Does Damian Green look like a Tory? I only wonder because he’s midway through an anecdote about how he was once mistaken for a Leninist …

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MPs face the sack for bringing prostitutes into Parliament with them in first code of conduct following scandals

MPS who bring prostitutes into Parliament with them will face the sack under Westminster's first code of conduct.<p>As part of a crackdown after a …

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'Crumbling' Parliament pays out thousands for accidents

Hundreds of thousands of pounds has been paid out in compensation to people who blamed injuries and accidents on the crumbling state of the Houses of …

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Damian Green slams 'ruthless' social media companies in call for digital election rules crackdown

The former de facto deputy prime minister says Facebook and Twitter are not "well-meaning hippies" and deserve tighter regulation.<p>Campaign groups …

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Taxpayers could be asked to pay lump sum 'retirement levy' for social care

Ministers are considering a so-called “retirement levy” which would see taxpayers pay a lump sum to the Government in order to meet the spiralling costs of residential and social care in old age.<p>The proposals would see retirees make a one-off payment into a ‘national care fund’ which would go …

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Britain's Conservative govt under pressure to ease austerity

LONDON (AP) — Key government ministers are pressuring Conservative British Prime Minister Theresa May to ease austerity and remove a pay cap for public sector employees.<p>The Observer newspaper said Sunday that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is lobbying to lift the 1 percent cap on pay increases for …

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Who is Damian Green, why was sacked by Theresa May, what were the porn allegations and who's his wife?

DAMIAN Green MP was the First Secretary of State until he was "asked to resign" by the Prime Minister.<p>While he was Theresa May's right-hand man, …

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May’s Warring Brexit Tribes Hold Coffee Shop Peace Summit

The leaders of the two wings of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s feuding Conservative Party held peace talks Monday in one of Parliament’s most …

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Ex-ministers get “shouty” on Brexit, but who will Theresa May listen to?

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Sacked ministers secretly lobby Theresa May in bid to unite Tories around 'sensible Brexit'

THREE top Tories have been personally lobbying Theresa May for a "sensible Brexit" that Remain and Leave voters can all get behind.<p>Ex-ministers Amber …

Brexit

Daily Mail pays £11,000 legal costs to end dispute with journalist Kate Maltby over ‘very pushy lady’ column following Damian Green allegations

The Daily Mail has paid £11,000 of Kate Maltby’s legal costs as a gesture of goodwill to end a dispute with the journalist over a column in which she …

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Senior Tory plans raid on pensioners' homes to solve care crisis

Home-owning pensioners would be forced to pay up to £30,000 each as part of a radical plan to solve Britain's care funding crisis under proposals being promoted by a former government minister.<p>Damian Green, who served as work and pensions minister and Theresa May's unofficial deputy, suggested …

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Pensioners who own properties without mortgages should draw down money to fund social care

Pensioners who own homes without mortgages should draw down money from their property to invest in new National Care Fund, Theresa May's former deputy has said.<p>Damian Green, the former First Secretary of State, said that the key to tackling the social care crisis lies in unlocking £1.7trillion …

Social Work

Boris Johnson told to keep his Brexit views 'private' amid growing customs union row with Cabinet colleagues

Jeremy Hunt has warned Boris Johnson to keep his thoughts "private" amid a growing row over the UK’s post-Brexit customs arrangements.<p>The Health Secretary issued a direct rebuke to the Foreign Secretary and said the Cabinet must “work as a team” to give Theresa May the space she needed to deliver a …

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British Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns amid immigration scandal

Amber Rudd, a key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May, resigned as home secretary on Sunday, saying she had "inadvertently misled" Parliament …

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Why Theresa May is burning through Cabinet ministers faster than any PM since Thatcher

In close-up, the theme that links each resignation is… dithering<p>This time last year, anticipating her landslide, Theresa May was planning to get rid of a swathe of minsters. Out would go the disloyal and the incompetent; in would come a Cabinet she could shape in her image. When she failed to get …

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Amber Rudd is Labour's first real scalp – but it cannot get too cocky

<i>Theresa May will defend her immigration policies – after all, Britain voted for them</i><p>Amber Rudd’s resignation as Home Secretary is important to the Labour Party because it is technically the first such departure for which they can actually take some credit. The previous fallen – Priti Patel, Michael …

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Damian Green 'dismissed Windrush citizenship pleas'

Document shows May’s former immigration minister said Jamaican migrant’s settled status problems were his own fault<p>One of Theresa May’s most loyal allies dismissed pleas from the Windrush generation for help to confirm citizenship status as far back as 2011, a letter seen by the Guardian …

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Ex-Immigration Minister Damian Green 'Ignored' Windrush Citizen's Plight In 2011, David Lammy MP Claims

Theresa May ally said it was 'not clear' William O’Grady was automatically British when he came to UK.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Damian Green, Theresa May’s …

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Theresa May urged to take lead in global battle against TB as countries struggle to contain 'escalating epidemic'

Theresa May has been urged to take a lead in the global battle against tuberculosis as countries across the world struggle to contain an “escalating epidemic”.<p>More than 100 MPs, including Damian Green, the Prime Minister’s former deputy, and Ken Clarke, the ex chancellor, have written to Mrs May …

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£10million rail project halted by 'technical issues' days after it's unveiled by top Tory

A £10million rail upgrade is out of service thanks to "technical issues" - just days after it was unveiled by the Tory Transport …

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Here is a picture of disgraced former First Secretary of State Damian Green feeding chicken to a lion

Disgraced ex-First Secretary of State Damian Green has been feeding chicken to a lion.<p>Mr Green, who represents Ashford in Kent, spent his morning at …

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Disgraced Tory Damian Green calls for tax on over-40s to care for swelling number of OAPs living to 100

Middle-aged workers should fork out hundreds of pounds more in tax to fund OAP care, Theresa May’s former deputy demanded.<p>Disgraced ex-First …

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Damian Green is back after just two months. Are memories so short? | Gaby Hinsliff

The blunt truth is the disgraced former cabinet minister knows where all the government’s bodies are buried, and is still a formidable operator<p>Half a century ago, a disgraced John Profumo spent decades helping the poor in the East End to atone for lying about what we would now call an inappropriate …

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Damian Green: I wasn't inappropriate to Kate Maltby

Former secretary of state tells Today programme comments to journalist were ‘a joke’ in first interview after being sacked<p>Damian Green has said he believes he did not act inappropriately towards the Conservative activist and writer Kate Maltby in his first interview about the allegations since he …

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Damian Green says Kate Maltby incident was not inappropriate

Damian Green - who was sacked from the government in December - has said he still doesn't think he behaved inappropriately towards the journalist Kate Maltby - who's accused him of sending her an inappropriate text message.<p>He told the Today programme he was sorry if he made her "feel uncomfortable".<p>…

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Damian Green Maintains He Did Not Behave Inappropriately Towards Kate Maltby

Former first secretary of state says text message was a 'joke'.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Damian Green has said he still does not believe he acted …

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Damian Green maintains he did nothing 'inappropriate' as he makes public return in the wake of sexual harassment allegations

Damian Green has said he does not believe he did anything "inappropriate" during his interactions with the writer Kate Maltby, in his first public return since resigning as first secretary.<p>Two months after he was forced out of the Cabinet, Mr Green denied he had committed any wrongdoing when he …

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Damian Green dismisses Brexit 'conspiracy theories'

<b>Theresa May's former right-hand man has criticised colleagues "who won't accept evidence" on Brexit, and suggested more of Whitehall's economic forecasts should be published.</b><p>Damian Green rejected "conspiracy theories" that there was a plot to thwart the Leave vote.<p>And he acknowledged differences of …

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