Archive of 6 February 2007

David Davis leads new drive against ID cards

Tories launch attack on ID cards

The Conservatives have today launched a major new offensive against ID cards, pledging to scrap the project if they win the next election.

  • Beckett called for a quick end to the inquiry

    Beckett urges resolution in friendly fire soldier death

    Foreign secretary Margaret Beckett has called for the inquest into the "friendly fire" death of a British soldier in Iraq to be completed as soon as possible, as a cockpit video of the attack was made public.

  • Tony Blair defends the trade off between civil liberties and law and order

    PM defends civil liberties trade-off

    The use of summary justice and DNA data are "difficult" because of their impact on civil liberties but they are the only way to solve crime, Tony Blair has declared.

  • Tony Blair hails UK's climate change record

    Blair hails 'green UK' but rejects heavy taxes

    Tony Blair has praised Britain's role as a global leader on climate change, but insisted he would not penalise people driving cars or taking cheap flights in a bid to save the planet.

  • CPS says no charges against headmaster Des Smith

    CPS says no charges in one honours arrest

    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said there is "insufficient evidence" to bring charges against one of four people arrested in the cash-for-honours police investigation.

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