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PM sows poppy seeds with pupils in Downing Street

David Cameron planted poppy seeds with London schoolchildren today as he helped launch the Royal British Legion's poppy campaign.

The charity will send every school in the country free poppy seeds to plant in a bid to raise children's awareness of the conflict.

The prime minister spoke with pupils from Cathedral Primary School in Southwark as he helped plant the seeds in the Downing Street garden.

David Cameron sows poppy seeds with pupils. Credit: PA Wire
The prime minister was helping to launch the Royal British Legion's poppy campaign Credit: PA Wire
Cameron speaks with pupils from Cathedral Primary School in Southwark. Credit: PA Wire

Cameron criticises 'unjust and unacceptable' Tube strike

David Cameron has labelled next week's planned Tube strike as "completely unjustified and unacceptable".

The RMT union has called five days of strike action amid an ongoing row over Tube ticket office closures.

David Cameron has condemned next week's planned Tube strike. Credit: PA Wire

Talks between London Undergorund and the RMT have so far failed to find a resolution and avert the strike.

“Next week’s Tube strike is completely unjustified and unacceptable," the Prime Minister told the Evening Standard.

“It will hit millions of hard-working families across the capital and cause chaos for businesses. Ed Miliband must make clear he condemns this strike without reservation.”

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David Cameron: I want Boris to get back in Parliament

I want him to get back in Parliament. I think he's great. It's a bit like football - if you have got a great striker you want him on the pitch.

It's up to him. He can complete as Mayor, or he can stay on as Mayor and come back to the House. I want him on the team.

– David Cameron, speaking to The Sun

Following mounting speculation about Boris Johnson wanting to become prime minister David Cameron said:

It wouldn't be a great job to have if people didn't want it. There is nothing ignoble about wanting my job.

– David Cameron, speaking to The Sun

Cameron makes plea for Boris to return to Parliament

David Cameron has made a plea for Boris Johnson to return to Parliament and run in the next election. The Prime Minister said it is up to the Mayor of London whether he completes his term in City Hall, but wants him "on the team".

Boris Johnson and David Cameron Credit: Press Association

David Cameron was speaking in an interview with comedian James Corden, who was guest Editor of The Sun. Running in the next election is "what I think" Mr Johnson should do, Mr Cameron said.

£15.5 million for innovative firms

The Prime Minister announced a £15.5m funding package for innovative firms today Credit: Ruth Banks/ITN

The Prime Minister has unveiled a £15.5 million funding package to support innovative firms today, pledging to "make Britain the best place in the world in which to start and grow a business".

World-class technology experts will be given fast-tracked visas under a push to attract the best international talent to the United Kingdom's digital sector.

During a visit to Tech City, Britain's answer to Silicon Valley in East London today, Mr Cameron outlined plans for the Government to open up the exceptional talent visa route - usually reserved for international leaders in science and the arts - from April next year.

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