Archive of 5 August 2008

Lords savage 42-day plans

Lords savage 42-day plans

Some of the countries most influential peers have launched a devastating attack on the government plans for 42-day detention, saying they could compromise the independence of the judiciary and place undue influence on parliament.

  • The Foreign Office

    Govt 'restricting freedom of speech'

    The government will be restricting freedom of speech and diluting public debate on foreign policy if it proceeds with plans to censor the memoirs of former diplomats, an influential group of MPs has said.

  • Clinton comes out to support Brown

    Clinton: Brown has a good heart

    Former American president Bill Clinton has come out in support of embattled prime minister Gordon Brown, saying he has "a good heart".

  • Govt: Never use the word 'exercise'

    Govt: Never use the word 'exercise'

    The Department of Health (DoH) has published advice to primary care trusts urging them not to describe children as obese or tell them to do 'exercise'.

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