Archive of 13 September 2005

MPs grill Clarke over deportations

Charles Clarke has denied he is seeking changes to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) because it hinders the deportation of terrorist suspects.

  • Leaked report suggests £3 billion pre-school scheme has little overall impact

    Tories round on Sure Start

    The Conservatives have called for a report showing the government's flagship Sure Start scheme is largely ineffective to be published in full.


    Chancellor calls for oil market reform

    Gordon Brown has called for changes to the global oil market to tackle the problem of high petrol prices, but has made no commitment to reduce fuel levies.


    Blair heads to UN summit

    Tony Blair will tomorrow join more than 170 world leaders for a United Nations (UN) summit in New York for what is the largest such gathering in history.


    New bill to 'free' labour movement

    A trade union freedom bill to increase workers' powers of collective bargaining was launched at the TUC conference at Brighton last night.


    Belfast sees third night of riots

    Loyalist protesters took to the streets of Belfast for a third night in a row on Monday in what is perceived to be a real test for the Northern Ireland peace process.


    Jowell hints at cricket's return to free TV

    The "crown jewels" list of sports that must be broadcast on terrestrial television will be reviewed in 2008 or 2009, culture secretary Tessa Jowell has said.

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