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David Cameron jokes about Lord Ashcroft's book

David Cameron made a joke about Lord Ashcrofts book as he referred to his university days playing rugby as a "hooker".

I was a hooker... And that is not a chapter from Lord Ashcroft’s biography.

– David Cameron

Lord Ashcroft's recently published book Call Me Dave has contained many allegations about the Prime Minister.

Cameron lashes out at 'Britain-hating' Corbyn

David Cameron has lashed out at Jeremy Corbyn accusing him of having 'security-threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating ideology'.

Thousands of words have been written about the new Labour leader.

But you only really need to know one thing: he thinks the death of Osama bin Laden was a “tragedy”.

– David Cameron

David Cameron also said the government will spend 2% of GDP on defence and will order four new Trident submarines.

Our independent nuclear deterrent is our ultimate insurance policy – this Government will order four new Trident submarines.

– David Cameron


David Cameron makes a point about diversity

David Cameron speaking at the conference

David Cameron has highlighted the diversity in the Conservative Party.

His comments come after Theresa May was criticised for her speech on immigration where she unveiled a reform of the UK's asylum rules.

The Home Secretary said high migration made a "cohesive society" impossible.

The Prime Minister decided to speak about the diversity within their own ranks.

A few months ago, we were discussing childcare.

It was introduced by the Black British son of a single parent, Sam Gyimah.

He was backed up by the daughter of Gujarati immigrants who arrived in our country from East Africa with nothing except the clothes they stood up in, Priti Patel…

…and the first speaker was Sajid Javid, whose father came here from Pakistan to drive the buses.

– David Cameron

Watch live: David Cameron's conference speech

David Cameron is speaking at 11.30am on the final day of the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

The PM will tell Tory activists he wants to transform "generation rent" into "generation buy" by announcing plans for 200,000 new "affordable" homes.

Home Secretary's speech 'utterly incomprehensible'

ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby said he was totally surprised by the tone of Theresa May's speech to the Conservative Party conference on Tuesday.

He said the speech was "utterly incomprehensible" to many people and did not appear to "borne out at all" by the Government's own facts.


NHS England boss: rethink needed on immigration plans

Simon Stevens, CEO for NHS England Credit: PA

The chief executive of NHS England has warned that government plans to limit immigration need a "rethink" as current plans could harm staffing levels in the health service.

Simon Stevens has called for the government to "join up the dots" on immigration policy and the NHS.

At the Institute of Directors annual convention Mr Stevens said:

My responsibility is to point out that at time when the need for nurses is growing, when publicly funded UK nurse training places will take several years to expand, and when agency staff costs are driving hospital overspends right now, we need to better ‘join up the dots’ on immigration policy and the NHS.

Most nurses I speak to struggle to understand why our immigration rules define ballet dancers as a shortage occupation - but not nursing.

And most hospitals tell me that the idea that we would seriously consider deporting some of our most experienced and committed nurses solely because they’re not earning £35,000 clearly needs a rethink.

– Simon Stevens, NHS England

Theresa May's immigration speech divides opinion

The Home Secretary's speech on immigration to the Conservative Party conference today has divided opinion.

Within minutes of her address, Theresa May had been accused of encouraging division and hatred, with political opponents and business leaders alike saying they were astonished by her "irresponsible" speech.

ITV News spoke with Siarah Grant from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and Alp Mehmet from the independent think tank Migration Watch UK, who had opposing views of Mrs May's remarks:

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