Archive of March 2007

Ms Beckett believes Mr Miliband will be a "major contender at some time in the future"

Beckett: Miliband would be "daft" to run for leadership

Margaret Beckett has publicly warned environment secretary David Miliband against running for the Labour leadership.

  • Help the Aged say Mr Brown's decision against advice will disappoint pensioners

    Brown's pension plans defended

    Gordon Brown's decision to scrap dividend tax credit in his first Budget has been defended by a Treasury official amid criticism from charities and the Conservatives.

  • UK signs up for disability rights

    UK at forefront of disability rights

    The UK is set to become on of the first countries to commit to promoting the human rights of people with disabilities.

  • Govt condemns treatment of Turney

    UN's 'grave concerns' up diplomatic heat on Iran

    The UN security council has voiced its "grave concerns" over Iran's capture of 15 British sailors, in statement calling on Tehran to allow UK consular access to the detainees.

  • Byrne defends asylum policy

    MPs condemn "appalling" asylum policy

    MPs have robustly criticised the treatment of asylum seekers in the UK, concluding many applicants lack advice and support and the overall experience can be "inhuman and degrading".

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