Channel 4 News's political editor gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.
On tax, there’s much more focus on illegal evasion than there is on legal avoidance. On the latter, David Cameron talks about hoping to come up with a “common template” or “tool” that ensures that companies report where they make their profits. This is work that the OECD is already engaged in and the G8 makes no claim to be unveiling a cooked idea.
Though there were never great hopes of a significant breakthrough on Syria at the G8 summit, it’s not obvious that it has produced any sort of breakthrough at all.
David Cameron went for a bracing morning swim in the lough at the G8 summit today. But will the leaders’ discussions over Syria be drowned in disagreement and indecision?
Arming the Syrian rebels: David Cameron is like “a man who drags his friend to the bar only to discover he’s got no money himself to buy a round”.
As the G8 summit tees off, non-governmental organisations, armed with praise and planning, are setting the agenda in Fermanagh.
Ed Snowden’s claim that GCHQ spied on delegates at the G20 summit “is timed to create maximum embarrassment to the UK government as it hosts the G8 in Northern Ireland this
Churchill called them the “dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone”. The world may have been convulsed by war between 1914-18, but as he sat down in its aftermath yet again to stare
David Cameron is devoting a lot of time to his most difficult customer at the G8. Vladimir Putin will get a one on one chat with the PM in No. 10 this afternoon before the two head for Northern
David Cameron is hailing an agreement with British overseas territories and Crown dependencies on tax evasion, but have they really committed to radical change?
Ministers whose departments have yet to agree their 2015-6 budgets are offering little resistance as the pressure mounts for them to suggest possible, and painful, cuts.