Former Labour Cabinet minister says Sir John Major is right to be shocked that 'elitism' is so entrenched today
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Saturday 13 March 2010
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Thursday 25 February 2010
Gordon Brown told Tony Blair "you ruined my life" in a fierce showdown between the two men shortly before the former Prime Minister agreed to stand down, according to the latest allegations to emerge from a book about New Labour.
Saturday 20 February 2010
Thursday 18 February 2010
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Monday 18 January 2010
The pre-election campaigning raged on today, with Gordon Brown setting out new plans to encourage social mobility while David Cameron promised Conservatives would boost schools by restoring the prestige of the teaching profession.
Monday 18 January 2010
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Wednesday 30 December 2009
Defence funding cuts have left the Army's cadet programme facing an uncertain future as it prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2010, organisers have warned.
Saturday 14 November 2009
Former Cabinet minister Stephen Byers is to stand down from Parliament at the next general election, he announced today.
Wednesday 30 September 2009
*Gordon Brown "is like a beetle on its back waving its feet in the air. The best thing to do is to put him out of his misery and stamp on him." So said Peter Carpenter, chairman of the Putney Labour Party and donor of £33,000 to the party, in a BBC interview yesterday. In that atmosphere, whose brilliant idea was it to entertain delegates as they waited for Brown to speak by playing "Sit Down" over the loudspeakers?
Wednesday 09 September 2009
Soon after Alan Milburn became Health minister in 1997, he wrote to employers across the National Health Service telling them that staff must have "maximum freedom of speech" without fear of victimisation. Two years later, a ground-breaking piece of legislation gave legal protection and uncapped compensation to whistleblowers in Britain. Only Japan and South Africa have statutes of similar force.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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