Boycotting the summit would have done little to muster world opinion
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Tuesday 16 September 2008
Rebel Labour MPs who want to oust Gordon Brown are secretly discussing plans for at least one minister to speak out against the leadership before the party's conference in Manchester. He or she would then have to resign, undermining the Prime Minister's attempt to stabilise his position.
Monday 08 September 2008
Tough airport baggage restrictions that wrecked holiday travel plans for many thousands of consumers were introduced overnight in the wake of the arrests of the bomb plot gang.
Wednesday 04 June 2008
As an exercise in chutzpah it took some beating.
Tuesday 03 June 2008
Steve Richards: There is still time for Gordon Brown to save the day – if he can learn to trust his instincts
Tuesday 06 May 2008
Tuesday 06 May 2008
Gordon Brown will increase the speed with which the Government compensates the 5.3 million "losers" from the abolition of the 10p tax band in the hope of heading off the threat of a new rebellion by Labour MPs.
Thursday 17 April 2008
Sunday 06 April 2008
Steve Richards: The retreat from road pricing is a classic case of a necessary policy killed by cowardice
Thursday 06 March 2008
The decision by the Secretary of State for Transport, Ruth Kelly, to scrap embryonic plans for road pricing is one of those minor manoeuvres that cast much light on the state of British politics. In a single defensively pragmatic move, Ms Kelly highlights the confused contortions that are taking place across the political spectrum over green issues, the paralysing limits of the so-called new politics, in which leaders seek fresh ways to engage with voters, and the damaging consequences of the extreme caution that has infected the Government since its election more than ten years ago.
Monday 04 February 2008
Gordon Brown was dragged into a row over the alleged bugging of an MP yesterday after the Conservatives claimed they warned him of the practice weeks ago.
Friday 19 May 2006
Friday 23 July 2004
The Government completed a major climbdown over Equitable Life yesterday, extending the Parliamentary Ombudsman's remit to investigate the Government Actuary Department just four months after it said such a move would not be possible without complex primary legislation.
Sunday 15 February 2004
Monday 10 November 2003
Saturday 15 June 2002
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'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
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness