Archive of 5 December 2007

MPs debate anonymous donor scandal

Party funding row heard in Commons

Hopes of achieving cross-party consensus on party funding reform appeared less likely last night after heated scenes in the House of Commons.

  • Brown challanges Cameron to accept funding reform

    Brown hits back at sleaze allegations

    The prime minister today confirmed the government's appointment of a new anti-sleaze watchdog, as he was challenged over his pledge to restore trust in politics.

  • HMRC offers reward as 25m details still missing

    £20K reward for missing data discs

    The government is offering a cash reward for the safe return of two computer discs containing the personal details of 25 million child benefit claimants.

  • Johnson promises faster stroke treatment to save lives

    Johnson sets out NHS stroke plan

    The health secretary Alan Johnson today unveiled details of the government's new stroke strategy, designed to ensure faster treatment and save lives.

  • Non-EU migrants need skills to work in UK

    'Ban' on unskilled non-EU workers

    Unskilled workers from outside the European Union will be banned from taking jobs in the UK for the "foreseeable future", the government confirmed today.

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