Archive of 2 February 2010

Clare Short giving evidence to the Iraq inquiry today

Short devastates Blair

Clare Short has savaged Tony Blair and his style of government in a disarming and provocative witness session at the Iraq inquiry.

  • Cadbury's future in doubt

    Unite union fights Cadbury takeover

    Workers from Cadbury's plants are lobbying their MPs in Westminster as the chocolate-maker's takeover by US firm Kraft is finalised.

  • Free social care for around 250,000 was a key part of Gordon Brown's 2009 conference speech

    Peers defeat social care challenge

    A former health minister's attempt to derail the government's proposals for free social care failed in the Lords last night, as consensus over the policy remains elusive.

  • MPs fight on over expenses repayments

    MPs make progress in expenses appeals

    Around a quarter of the MPs told to repay expenses claims have succeeded in reducing or wiping out auditor Sir Thomas Legg's demands, it has been reported.

  • Brown defended his economic policies today

    Brown comes out fighting on deficit

    Gordon Brown came out fighting this afternoon after being faced with a hostile liaison committee which challenged him on the budget deficit.

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