Archive of 23 May 2005

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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.

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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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