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PM: Tories have cracked down on corporate tax evasion

The prime minister responded to Labour's questions about Google's "sweetheart" tax deal by blaming the previous Labour government for failing to collect funds from the internet giant.

"We're taking about tax that should have been collected under a Labour government," David Cameron told Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at today's Prime Minister's Questions.

Watch David Cameron's passionate defence of tax collection under the Tories:

I'm absolutely clear that no government has done more than this one to crack down on tax evasion.

...We've put in place the diverted profit tax that means this company and other companies will pay more in future and more than they ever paid under Labour, where the tax rate for Google was 0%.

– David Cameron

Mr Cameron also said that the Conservative party has raised an extra £100 billion from businesses by changing tax laws.

Mr Corbyn accused the prime minister of failing to answer his question - whether he disputes that Google is paying around 3% tax in the UK.

Watch live: Prime Minister's Questions

David Cameron has addressed the House of Commons during the first Prime Minister's Questions session since Parliament resumed after the Christmas holidays.

It comes after the PM announced that government ministers would be allowed freedom on whether to campaign for or against Britain's membership of the EU ahead of the referendum.

The Commons also also heard from opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has carried out the first reshuffle of his top team since being voted in last year.

The recent flooding in the north was also to be raised.

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Cameron won't rule out European Human Rights exit

The Prime Minister has signalled that Britain could leave the European Convention on Human Rights after he insisted he ruled nothing out in achieving the Government's aims.

Mr Cameron told MPs gathered in the Commons for Prime Minister's Questions he wanted British judges making decisions in British courts, with the UK Parliament accountable to the people of the country.

He said: "We're very clear in what we want, which is British judges making decisions in British courts and also the British Parliament being accountable to the British people.

"Our plans set out in our manifesto do not involve us leaving the European Convention on Human Rights.

"But let's be absolutely clear: if we can't achieve what we need I rule out absolutely nothing in getting that done."

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