Archive of August 2006

Charles Clarke calls for Labour unity but criticises top-down reforms of Blair and Brown

Clarke: Labour must review policies, not leaders

Labour must not fall apart over the question of when Tony Blair steps down, Charles Clarke has warned.

  • British Fertility Society says lesbians should get IVF but fat women should not

    Lesbians 'should get IVF' on NHS

    Lesbian couples and single women should be given the same rights to fertility treatment on the NHS as heterosexual couples, the British Fertility Society (BFS) has argued.

  • Unicef urges government to take more action against child trafficking in Europe

    Govt 'must do more' to end child trafficking

    Ministers have insisted they are committed to tackling the "modern slave trade" of child trafficking after a new report warned that not enough is being done to stop the practice.

  • Charles Kennedy's drinking problem is revealed in a new biography

    Kennedy allies 'kept his drinking secret'

    Charles Kennedy was ready to make his alcoholism public almost three years before he resigned as Liberal Democrat leader - but backed out at the last minute, a new book claims.

  • Former Tory chancellor Norman Lamont says David Cameron needs more policies

    Lamont calls for more Tory policies

    David Cameron needs to develop "more policies more quickly" if he is to persuade people to vote for the Conservatives, Norman Lamont has warned.

  • Margaret Thatcher named best prime minister in historian's poll

    Thatcher named best PM

    The war in Iraq has scuppered Tony Blair's chances of becoming one of the most effective British prime ministers of the 20th century, according to a new study.

  • Stephen Byers says the comprehensive spending review must outline New Labour's future policies

    Byers: Make or break time for Labour

    Stephen Byers has warned that the forthcoming year will be "make or break time for New Labour".

  • Des Browne and Nouri al-Maliki discussed the withdrawal of British troops

    Browne says Iraq situation "improving"

    The defence secretary, Des Browne, today held talks with the Iraqi prime minister in Baghdad, claiming that despite continued unrest, the situation in the troubled country is improving.

  • George Osborne says stamp duty on shares should be abolished

    Tories give tax cut clue

    The Conservatives have given the first major hint that they are planning to offer voters a tax cut since David Cameron took over as the party's leader.

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