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In her letter of resignation Baroness Warsi says that the Government's policy on Gaza is "morally indefensible".
My view has been that our policy in relation to the Middle East Peace Process generally but more recently our approach and language during the current crisis in Gaza is morally indefensible, is not in Britain's national interest and will have a long term detrimental impact on our reputation internationally and domestically.
Particularly as the Minister with responsibility for the United Nations, The International Criminal Court and Human Rights I believe our approach in relation to the current conflict is neither consistent with our values, specifically our commitment to the rule of law and our long history of support for International Justice. In many ways the absence of the experience and expertise of colleagues like Ken Clarke and Dominic Grieve has over the last few weeks become very apparent.
The family of Cheryl James say they are relieved at the Attorney General's decision to allow them permission to apply for a fresh inquest into the death of their daughter.
Pte James was one of four soldiers who died at Deepcut barracks in Surrey between 1995 and 2002.
We're relieved and delighted by the Attorney General's decision.
It's truly an emotional day - it's been a long and painful process, with so many hurdles, but we never considered giving up.
Cheryl had her whole life in front of her; when our young people lose their lives serving their country, not only do they deserve a full and independent investigation into their deaths, it must be their absolute right.
We may now finally achieve a meaningful inquiry into her death and we hope it brings about real change for future recruits.
Private James' parents, backed by Human Rights campaign group Liberty, called for a fresh inquest into her death, lodging an application with the Attorney General for consent to apply to the High Court for one.
Today a spokesman for Dominic Grieve said he had granted his consent.
The spokesman said:
The application was made to the Attorney General on the basis that the original inquest made insufficient enquiry into the circumstances of her death and because new evidence is now available that was not put before the inquest in December 1995.
The Attorney General granted his consent because he concluded that it was in the interests of justice for the application for a new inquest to go forward and to be heard by the High Court.
Labour have been granted an urgent question in the Commons to the Attorney General Dominic Grieve over the collapse of the case in the man accused of being behind the fatal bomb attack in Hyde Park in 1982:
UQ granted at 12.30 to Laurence Robertson to ask AG to make a statement on judgement taken yesterday on John Downey.
Attorney General Dominic Grieve has welcomed the Court of appeal's ruling backing the use of whole-life sentences.
AG Dominic Grieve: I am pleased CoA has confirmed those who commit the most heinous crimes can be sent to prison for the rest of their lives
A panel of five judges, headed by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, announced their decision on "life-means-life" orders at the Court of appeal in London.