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A Labour MP has left his post as a special envoy for Gordon Brown after calling for a challenge to the Prime Minister's leadership.
Gordon Brown today unveiled a £1bn package to help struggling households cope with soaring energy prices, promising it would be funded by suppliers and producers.
The cabinet, meeting in Birmingham, has rallied behind Gordon Brown in a public show of support. But some ministers warned privately that they would "review" his position if he failed to transform Labour's prospects.
The Nasa scientist who first drew attention to global warming 20 years ago appeared in a British court yesterday as a key witness in support of climate change activists charged with damaging a power station.
Plans to build Britain's first coal-fired power station since 1984 have led to a cabinet split amid concerns that the project would undermine efforts to cut carbon emissions.
The Government will today anger environmentalists by signalling its support for a controversial new generation of coal-fired power stations and warning that Britain needs to burn more fossil fuels to prevent power cuts.
Mr Hutton, 50, seen as one of the Blairite "ultras", has the task of cutting the soaring cost of incapacity benefit. Last week Mr Blunkett angrily clashed with the Prime Minister's officials who had accused him of not going far enough with the reforms in forcing people back into work.