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Labour rush to fix Brown-Blair rift growing

Peter Mandelson yesterday pulled out of a BBC radio interview to avoid questions about relations between the Prime Minister and the Chancellor. Colin Brown, Chief Political Correspondent, says Norman Lamont warned they would have to "cool it" or risk real damage.

Politics: Labour rushes to fix Brown-Blair rift after 'infantile' leaks

Peter Mandelson yesterday pulled out of a BBC radio interview to avoid questions about relations between the Prime Minister and the Chancellor. Colin Brown, Chief Political Correspondent, says Norman Lamont warned they would have to 'cool it' or risk real damage.

Re-cycled: When Norman Lamont came to my rescue

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Interview: Fertile imagination

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Personal finance: A black day to remember

I am a great one for anniversaries. For instance, next month is the 10th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash. This week also commemorated another financial landmark: Black Wednesday 1992, when we withdrew from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.

Tempers, terror and tension mount as tax deadline nears

Susie Currie examines the impact of self-assessment on public and staff

Leading Article: Money, myth and hard reality

Wednesday 16 September 1992 - the day that Britain was driven out of the ERM - is Black Wednesday to anyone who thinks that the loss of about pounds 4bn spent trying to defend sterling when it was a lost cause is an intolerable failure of economic management. But those who call it the day the economic recovery began colour it White. A good case can be made for both; perhaps we should call it Black and White Wednesday. It is also remembered as the day a Wall Street financier named George Soros made a killing. Thus the Guardian yesterday wrote of Soros that he "is famously credited with forcing Britain out of the ERM ... making pounds 1bn".

Loyalists, not traitors get their reward from Major

John Major today exacts his revenge against Norman Lamont, by excluding his former Chancellor from the resignation honours list, in which the former Prime Minister reward friends ranging from Cabinet ministers to his private car driver.

COMMENT: Why Brown needs to rethink corporation tax

`As a direct result of Gordon Brown's Budget measures, we are now faced with the prospect of one of the most unfair corporate taxation systems anywhere in Europe'

The sleaze report: 20 are cleared by the findings

Twenty present and former MPs were wholly or partially exonerated, including Sir Peter Hordern, a consultant to the House of Fraser who also stayed at the Ritz and Balnagown Castle. He registered his consultancy but not Mr Fayed's hospitality but Sir Gordon "would not see this as grounds for censure."

Companies may go abroad to avoid double taxation hit

Some of the UK's biggest overseas earners were up in arms yesterday over the Chancellor of the Exchequer's plans to abolish foreign income dividends. SmithKline Beecham, BAT Industries, Glaxo Wellcome, RTZ and Reckitt and Colman were among those objecting to the Budget proposals which expose companies making substantial non-UK profits to a double taxation hit after April 1999.

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We are not asking the nation to wear hair shirts and start living off lentils - Robin Cook, Foreign Secretary, on the need to curb wasteful lifestyles

The Tory Leadership: Clarke's fatal false move

The pact between Kenneth Clarke and John Redwood last night proved fatally flawed, as Mr Redwood's supporters refused to follow him and switched their votes to William Hague.

The Tory Leadership: Voices of a party divided

"Don't touch Ken. Remember his record" -

NAPF warns Brown over tax credits

The National Association of Pension Funds expressed "deep concern" yesterday at the widely held belief that Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, was planning to reduce or abolish the tax advantages enjoyed by pension funds.
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