Archive of 3 February 2010

Grayling: That is the life they are experiencing

Tories on defensive over crime stats

The Tories have been forced onto the defensive after media reports suggested they had distributed misleading figures on crime.

  • Decision time at the MoD

    Defence's 'hard choices' lie ahead

    Fundamental questions about Britain's involvement in Afghanistan and the make-up of the nation's armed forces have been raised by today's defence green paper.

  • Job centre staff may go on strike

    Civil service strike moves closer

    A dispute over the civil service compensation scheme (CSCS) will see members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union balloted on industrial action tomorrow.

  • Sion Simon has been a Birmingham MP for nine years

    Simon steps down

    Birmingham MP and junior culture minister Sion Simon will stand down at the next election to campaign as the city's first elected mayor.

  • RBS is given an impromptu new sign by protestors last year

    New legal action over latest RBS bailout

    Campaigners will serve the Treasury with their application to the high court today, as they question the legality of the government's £25 billion cash injection into RBS.

  • Vaz wants an investigation of the allegations

    Parliament to investigate asylum abuse

    Alleged mistreatment of asylum seekers by the UK Border Agency is to be investigated by parliament after a whistleblower revealed a culture of abuse at the agency.

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