PM defends gay marriage

David Cameron has defended his plan to legalise gay marriage saying 'I'm a great supporter of marriage'. MPs have backed the plan by 400 votes to 175 in the Commons yesterday.

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Cameron faces Tory backlash over marriage tax breaks

David Cameron faces a fresh backlash from Tory backbenchers after it emerged that marriage tax breaks will not be included in next month's Budget.

Senior Government sources have also dismissed calls for George Osborne to be sacked - insisting he will still be Chancellor at the 2015 general election.

Prime Minister David Cameron could face a backlash from his party ahead of next month's Budget. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The developments came amid fevered speculation over plots against the Prime Minister, with suggestions rebels have set a deadline of summer 2014 for the party's electoral fortunes to turn around.

Meanwhile, some MPs are said to be circulating a letter demanding that Mr Osborne is replaced as the economy continues to falter.

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