Archive of September 2007

British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are due to recieve a council tax rebate, as the MoD tries to repel criticism.

Troops win council tax rebate

Troops serving in Iraq or Afghanistan will receive a reduction on their council tax bill, the government has confirmed.

  • Wendy Alexander accusses the Tories and the SNP of taking advantage of English nationalism.

    Alexander accuses rivals of stoking English nationalism

    Wendy Alexander announced her leadership of the Scottish Labour party today with an attack on the SNP and Conservative parties.

  • Gordon Brown, policy by policy

    Gordon Brown's speech: Point by point

    Gordon Brown has delivered his first speech as leader to the Labour party conference. In his longstanding tendency to put substance ahead of style, he promised today's keynote speech would be heavy on policy. Here, outlines the prime minister's main commitments.

  • The Sun newspaper launches a campaign to force a referendum on the EU treaty.

    Referendum floated as election decider

    Gordon Brown's hopes of a smooth election campaign suffered a setback today after the Sun newspaper threatened to push for a referendum on Europe right up until the poll date.

  • The man behind the manifesto

    Labour drafting 'idealistic' manifesto

    Labour will fight the next election on an idealistic manifesto but one firmly rooted in the politics of new Labour, the man in charge of drafting it declared today.

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