Archive of 23 May 2005

Real tug of war for MPs and Lords

Confrontations between the House of Lords and the Commons were a key feature of the last Parliament - but now it is for real.

  • Straw threatens veto

    Straw: Rebate is justified

    The Foreign Secretary has said that the UK's EU rebate is still justified and that the UK will block any attempts to remove it.


    Hunt protestors on trial

    Eight pro-hunt protestors who burst into the House of Commons during the debate on the Hunting Bill have gone on trial at Bow Street magistrates' court.

  • Union pushes renationalisation

    Aslef chief rounds on Blair

    The head of Aslef has called on Tony Blair to resign as leader of the Labour Party.


    New MP entrepreneurs

    A quarter of newly elected MPs have run their own business, according to a study from industry group the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).


    Alistair Darling 'pied'

    Transport Secretary Alistair Darling was hit with a cream cake this morning as he attended the launch of a new aviation group.


    Renewable future for coal mines

    A new £20.9 million project is set to explore whether water in disused coalmines could be used to generate renewable energy.

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