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PM on foodbanks: "These are tough economic times"

Asked whether David Cameron was concerned about the massive increase in people using foodbanks under his Government, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said:

Recognising that these are tough economic times is why the Government has been taking the action it is in a number of areas to help families, including through measures around fuel duty and council tax.

– David Cameron

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Richmond Conservative Club defends ceremonial funeral for Margaret Thatcher

The Foreign Secretary and Richmond MP, William Hague, was among the two thousand strong congregation to attend Baroness Thatcher's at St Paul's Cathedral.

In his North Yorkshire constituency, members of the local Conservative Club gathered to pay their own respects.

Club President, Oliver Blease, told ITV News that although her leadership had divided the country, it was right Lady Thatcher was given a ceremonial funeral:

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