Archive of September 2008

Washington's decision has plunged the inteernational markets into turmoil

Brown urges Congress to 'show reason'

Gordon Brown has added his voice to calls from George Bush for Congress to approve a reshaped version of the White House's $700 billion (£388 billion) financial bailout package.

  • David Cameron seeks bipartisan approach

    Cameron calls for unity amid economic crisis

    Conservative party leader David Cameron today gave a surprise statement calling for the main political parties to work together amid the economic crisis gripping the world.

  • Time for a deal

    Analysis: Parties united

    There are strange things afoot in British politics. Suddenly, the main parties want to work together to get the country safely through the economic storm.

  • Cameron sought to appear statesman-like today

    Comment: Cameron shows his serious side

    Yesterday we had the grown up version of George Osborne. Today it was serious grown up Dave Cameron. He might have said he wasn't playing politics on this one but it certainly looked like it.

  • Clegg calls for party unity over economy

    Clegg calls for party unity over economy

    Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has called on David Cameron and Gordon Brown to put aside their party allegiances and adopt a cross-party approach to the economic crisis.

  • The FSA banned short-selling last week

    Union wants political probe over short-selling

    Donors to Britain's political parties should be scrutinised more closely, a union leader says, after a major Tory party donor was linked to short-selling shares in Bradford and Bingley (B&B).

  • Good news for Gordon Brown

    New poll reinforces 'Brown bounce'

    Gordon Brown's relatively successful Labour conference appears to have helped him in the polls, as Labour cuts the Conservatives' lead by seven points.

  • Gurkha soldiers receive massive boost in campaign to remain in UK after high court rules government stance is unlawful

    Gurkha law to be reviewed after court ruling

    The government has pledged to review current legislation barring Gurkhas who retired before 1997 from living in the UK after a high court ruling earlier today.

  • Tories promise council tax freeze

    Tories promise council tax freeze

    The Tories have promised a two year freeze in council tax if they achieve power, the shadow chancellor has said in his keynote speech to the party conference in Birmingham.

  • Tories promise single rooms for patients

    Tories promise single rooms for patients

    The Conservatives have promised single rooms for all mothers giving birth at an NHS hospital.

  • Johnson has promised a GLA tax freeze for next year

    Johnson promises tax freeze

    Boris Johnson promised to freeze the council tax burden imposed by the Greater London Authority on Londoners next year in his first speech to the Conservative party conference as mayor of London.

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