Cabinet meetings under Margaret Thatcher were “miserably disappointing” gatherings devoid of debate and filled with “unctuous self-satisfaction”, one her most senior ministers said in 1984.
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Thursday 20 December 2007
Long criticised for its gas-guzzling greed, the United States has passed sweeping legislation to reduce fossil fuel consumption significantly. Elements of the Bill include a mandatory increase in minimum fuel efficiency for cars that, when in place, will be the equivalent of taking 28 million vehicles off American roads.
Sunday 04 February 2007
Prominent Muslims are to undergo special risk-assessments amid fears they could become targets for Islamic extremists. The dramatic move by officials to step up security around Muslim politicians, police officers and religious leaders follows the revelation of an alleged plot to kidnap and behead a Muslim soldier.
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Thursday 03 February 2005
The Prime Minister, we report today, is facing a full-blown Cabinet revolt over House of Lords reform - and not before time. Mr Blair and his government have had the best part of four years to meet their manifesto commitment to make the Lords "more representative and democratic" and, although the majority of hereditary peers no longer sit in the Lords as of right, the reform is far from complete. Worse almost than its incompleteness, however, is the impression - which Mr Blair has done nothing to dispel - that the Government has either lost the will to complete it or cannot decide how to proceed.
Tuesday 04 January 2005
Friday 10 December 2004
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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