Archive of 4 March 2010

William Hague's comments last night fuelled the row further

Tories in disarray as Ashcroft row deepens

Labour is demanding the resignation of Michael Ashcroft as the row over his non-dom status engulfs the Conservative party.

  • Jacob Zuma inspects British troops on Horse Guards Parade yesterday

    Zimbabwe tensions overshadow Zuma visit

    South African president Jacob Zuma has failed to persuade Gordon Brown to lighten sanctions on Zimbabwe on his state visit to Britain.

  • Brown will face questions about defence funding during the conflict

    Brown prepares for Chilcot

    Gordon Brown is preparing for his appearance at the Iraq inquiry tomorrow, with families of service personnel keen to see the prime minister answer questions about funding for frontline forces.

  • Young need rural future, advocate says

    Rural exodus 'must be stopped'

    Young people have to be persuaded to stay in the countryside if the future of rural communities is to be secured, the government's rural advocate has pressed.

  • Trevor Phillips is facing a parliamentary investigation as well as today's damning report

    EHRC: Ineffective, flawed, and very expensive

    A damning new report has severely criticised the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and highlighted the shocking amounts of public money squandered during its creation.

  • MoD 'at worst deliberately obstructive'

    'Obstructive' MoD angers MPs

    The Commons' defence committee says the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) reluctance to discuss future spending is preventing it from scrutinising the department.

  • Straw has reacted swiftly to the Commons committee report

    Libel: Straw takes action

    The justice secretary has stepped in to reduce the amount libel lawyers can claim on 'no-win-no-fee' cases, just days after a Commons committee demanded reform.

  • The latest polls have proved problematic for David Cameron

    Tory lead down in the marginals

    The Conservative lead has plummeted in key marginal constituencies, according to an important new poll.

  • Nats could review licence fee

    Nationalist anger at BBC 'stitch-up'

    The Scottish Nationalist party (SNP) and Plaid Cymru are reviewing their support for the licence fee in response to their exclusion from the forthcoming televised general election debates.

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