Archive of February 2010

West Pier in Brighton. The Tories are holding their spring conference in the city.

Tories call for change as lead slips to two points

The Conservatives have unveiled their campaign slogan of "vote for change" as one opinion poll reduced their lead to just two points.

  • Assisted dying: New guidelines published today

    'Motive' is new focus for assisted dying prosecutors

    The "motivation of the suspect" has been made the main focus for prosecutors when they assess assisted dying cases, but the director of public prosecutions has denied relaxing rules on euthanasia.

  • The Rawnsley book has been dominating political debate in Westminster this week

    Brown to Blair: 'You ruined my life'

    Gordon Brown repeatedly shouted at Tony Blair that he had ruined his life in their final confrontation before the handover of power, according to new details of Andrew Rawnsley's book.

  • Applications for British citizenship were up

    Asylum claims plummet

    The number of people claiming asylum in the UK has fallen, according to official figures.

  • David Cameron mocked Gordon Brown's relationship with his chancellor today.

    Cameron draws blood

    David Cameron brutally mocked Gordon Brown's relationship with Alistair Darling today, after an interview with Sky News saw the chancellor admit Downing Street unleashed "the forces of hell" against him.

  • Max Mosely faces the press. His privacy case was a defining moment in the debate over press standards.

    The media on trial

    The media is facing its most comprehensive trial for years today, after an influential group of MPs finally released their long-awaited assessment of the industry.

  • Chuld migrants were packed off to Australia between 1920 and 1967 and were frequently abused

    PM apologises for child migrants

    The prime minister apologised to the British children forcibly sent to Commonwealth countries for a life of abuse and unpaid labour this afternoon.

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