Archive of 3 September 2004

This week's key appointments

In this, the last week before parliament returns on Monday, September 6, there was no activity either in the Government or on the opposition front benches.

  • John Swinney will be replaced by the winner of today's ballot

    SNP to announce new leader

    The Scottish National Party's new leader and deputy leader will be announced this morning.


    Letwin to warn of "cowardly" society

    Shadow Chancellor Oliver Letwin will today warn that society's obsession with minimising risk is leading to a "cowardly" society where innovation and entrepreneurship are discouraged.

  • Mr Salmond is the SNP's new leader

    Salmond new SNP leader

    Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has won a landslide victory to return to the post he resigned in 2000, taking 75 per cent of the SNP leadership election vote.


    Waiting lists fall again

    The number of people waiting to be admitted to hospital has continued to fall, according to statistics released today by the Department of Health.

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