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Cameron under fire over offshore investments

The Prime Minister David Cameron faces questions from his constituents in Witney tonight as his tax affairs continue to come under scrutiny. Having previously labelled tax evasion as 'frankly and morally wrong' Mr Cameron has admitted benefitting from an offshore fund previously set up by his late father in the tax haven of Panama. The question today was why has it taken so long for him to mention the shares. Juliette Fletcher reports.

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Reformed EU offers Britain 'best of both worlds', says PM

David Cameron said leaving the EU would threaten Britain's "economic and national security".

The Prime Minister said Britain's new deal offered the "best of both worlds", while leaving the EU would be a "leap in the dark".

ITV Political Editor Robert Peston and Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen have been following the story:


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Cameron: EU vote 'one of biggest decisions in our lifetimes'

David Cameron speaks outside Number 10.

The EU referendum will be "one of the biggest decisions this country will face in our lifetimes", David Cameron has said.

Following a Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister said the Government position would be to remain in a reformed EU.

He said Cabinet ministers would be free to campaign on either side of the debate and that there would be "many passionate arguments".

"We are approaching one of the biggest decisions this country will face in our lifetimes," Mr Cameron said outside Number 10. "The choice goes to the heart of the kind of country we want to be and the future we want for our children.

"The choice is in your hands, but my recommendation is clear: I believe that Britain will be safer, stronger and better off in a reformed European Union."

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David Cameron to announce EU referendum date

The Prime Minister is to announce the planned date for an EU referendum following a Cabinet meeting to be held later this morning.

David Cameron is due to outline the details of his EU reform deal to Cabinet members at 10am as he vowed to campaign "heart and soul" to keep the UK in Europe.

The announcement follows 30 hours of negotiations with EU leaders to agree a package of reforms giving Britain "special status".

David Cameron is Prime Minister once again - speech

The Prime Minster David Cameron makes a speech in Downing Street before returning to Number 10 for a second term Credit: Pool

David Cameron said he would be a proud to lead a majority Conservative government as he delivered his victory speech outside Number 10 this afternoon.

He said: "I truly believe we are on the brink of something very special in this country."

Earlier the Prime Minister arrived back at Downing Street with his wife Samantha after the meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Mr Cameron spent just over 20 minutes with the Queen after learning that the Tories had reached the 326 seats needed to command an absolute majority in the House of Commons.


MP rejects claim Manston staff 'have jobs' elsewhere

MP Roger Gale has reacted angrily to the failure of Manston's owner to accept the latest bid for the airport.

Mr Gale said that Ann Gloag turned down the improved offer from aviation investors Riveroak on the basis that it was submitted too late, and that she claimed, many staff had already found jobs.

Mr Gale said "It is not correct that most of the staff at Manston have other jobs. There is no legal reason why they should not carry on working and most of them want to go on working there."

"We have a buyer who is reputable, let's have a deal done".

BREAKING : Latest offer for Manston rejected

The latest offer to buy Manston Airport has been rejected.

American aviation investor Riveroak had made an improved offer yesterday.

The airport's owner is said to have rejected it on the grounds that the bid was submitted too late and, she claims, many of the staff have already found new jobs.

Ann Gloag rejected the bid just minutes after the Prime Minister told the commons that the government would do everything they can to help keep Manston open.

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