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Defence procurement has been one of the biggest machines for wasting money

Politics: Anger at Labour MP's call for ban on foreign workers

A LABOUR MP faced calls to resign last night after he demanded an end to foreign workers moving to Britain, warning that the influx would damage race relations.

The well runs dry

Inkjet cartridges don't come cheap and there's no way of knowing how long they will last. Is anyone standing up for consumers? Michael Pollitt reports

Keith Vaz offers to put up bail for jailed Leicester footballers

Desperate attempts to secure the return of the soccer players continue as the Midlands club faces Premiership catastrophe

European Union seeks seat on Security Council

EUROPE RAISED the stakes over its foreign policy plans yesterday, calling for an EU seat on the UN Security Council, a wide remit for its planned rapid reaction force and an increase in defence spending.

Law: Proof positive that there's life after wallpaper

Controversy has dogged Derry Irvine ever since he became Lord Chancellor. Two new books will add to that. But he is determined to rise above his critics.

New laws planned to tackle holiday `rip-offs'

THE GOVERNMENT is to introduce laws to help British tourists sue if they are feel they have been overcharged or poorly served while they were on holiday in Europe.

New laws are planned for holidaymakers to deal with `rip-offs' in Europe

THE GOVERNMENT is to introduce laws to help British tourists sue if they feel they have been overcharged or poorly served while on holiday in Europe.

Law: When you can't decide, who will?

The rights of the mentally incapacitated are not legally clear. Government proposals try to address this.

Law: Briefs

REMEMBER JONATHAN Brierley, the 16-stone solicitor advocate who sexually assaulted a dinner guest as she slept next to her fiance? Last week, a judge - told of his excessive drinking and domestic problems - took pity on him and allowed him to serve out a two-year probation order rather than go to prison.

Commons Vote: Labour MPs rebel against legal aid cuts

TONY BLAIR suffered a fresh rebuff from his party's left-wing last night when 21 Labour MPs rebelled against cuts in the legal aid system.
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