Archive of 8 September 2005

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Tories push for Olympic safeguards

The Conservatives have accused Ken Livingstone of showing a "disturbing lack of leadership" by failing to back their call for safeguards to the cost of the Olympics.

  • Labour MP slams running of Child Support Agency

    Field: CSA in meltdown

    The Child Support Agency (CSA) is in a worse state now than it was when Labour came to power, the former social security minister has said.

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    Liam Fox sets out his stall

    The Tory party must focus on the issues that affect the general public rather than its own internal tensions, Liam Fox said today.

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    Key stage 3 results 'best ever'

    Schools standards minister Jacqui Smith today welcomed the best ever test results for 14-year-olds.

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    Interest rates held

    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England said today that interest rates will stay on hold at 4.5 per cent in September.

  • New tax credit system is failing claimants, MPs warn

    MPs slam tax credits 'nightmare'

    The introduction and operation of the government's new tax credits system has been a "nightmare", an influential committee of MPs says today.

  • Think tank warns multiculturalism is an obstacle to a strong national identity

    Demos: Abandon multiculturalism

    Britain must abandon multiculturalism if it wants to build a strong, tolerant and inclusive sense of national identity, a new report argues.

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