Archive of July 2006

MPs urge home secretary John Reid to overhaul the drugs classification system

Drugs classification system 'not fit for purpose'

The ABC system of classifying drugs should be scrapped and replaced with one that is clearer about its aims and more firmly based on the evidence, MPs warn today.

  • John Prescott faces police probe after Lib Dem MP Norman Baker complained

    Met probe Prescott corruption claims

    John Prescott is "covered in sleaze" and must resign as deputy prime minister with as much good grace as he can still muster, Norman Baker has warned.

  • Charles Kennedy could be considering a return to frontline politics

    Kennedy denies comeback reports

    Charles Kennedy has rejected reports that he is plotting to oust Menzies Campbell and return as leader of the Liberal Democrats.

  • Ending the closure of playing fields is a key plank of Labour's sport policy

    Minister defends school sport programme

    The government has today rejected claims that it has been too slow in spending the £750 million it committed to school and community sport six years ago.

  • Lib Dem AM warns Ming Campbell must raise his game, but it provokes an online row

    Ming ordered to shape up

    Menzies Campbell must "shape up" and start proving he can give the Liberal Democrats a chance in the next election, one of the party's AMs has warned.

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