Labour backbencher Marsha Singh is to step down as an MP, triggering a by-election in his Bradford West constituency.
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Monday 20 October 2008
There is something jarring about the intervention over the weekend by the junior minister Phil Woolas. The global financial system remains in the grip of a dangerous crisis. Politics in Britain is in flux. And, in this febrile environment, Mr Woolas has decided to poke a stick into perhaps the most sensitive area of the British political brain: immigration.
Sunday 19 October 2008
Saturday 04 October 2008
Thursday 18 September 2008
Nick Clegg declared Labour was "finished" as a political force and insisted that the Liberal Democrats had replaced it as the natural party of "social justice", in his first speech to the party's annual conference.
Wednesday 13 August 2008
The Prince of Wales has warned the development of genetically modified crops risked creating "the biggest disaster environmentally of all time".
Saturday 02 August 2008
Britain's CO2 emissions are increasing, contrary to government claims, according to two new reports.
Friday 11 July 2008
The insurance industry and the Government have come to an agreement to ensure that householders are able to obtain protection against flooding, it was revealed today.
Friday 20 June 2008
Gordon Brown is calling on the European Union to relax its rules on importing genetically modified animal feed in a further sign of the Government's willingness to embrace the controversial technology. Mr Brown believes GM crops are vital to the attempt to cut spiralling food prices.
Thursday 19 June 2008
Sunday 15 June 2008
London Mayor Boris Johnson, the telecoms group BT and 40 MPs have demanded that Gordon Brown introduces legislation to make big companies report their carbon emissions.
Saturday 19 April 2008
Five ministerial aides have joined the Labour rebellion against Gordon Brown's decision to abolish the 10p starting rate of income tax.
Tuesday 19 February 2008
There is a new commandment in the land: "Thou shalt not drink bottled water." The Environment minister, Phil Woolas, says that it is "morally unacceptable to spend hundreds of millions of pounds on bottled water when we have pure drinking water, and at the same time one of the crises that is facing the world is the supply of water."
Monday 11 February 2008
A government minister has provoked a backlash by warning about birth defects among children of first- cousin marriages in Britain's Pakistani community.
Bruce Anderson: The Chancellor's desperate reinvention will fool nobody - he remains a control freak
Monday 25 September 2006
Monday 18 September 2006
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'