Archive of 7 July 2010

Gay asylum policy under fire

Gay asylum policy in tatters following legal defeat

The policy of returning gay asylum seekers back to their country of origin has been dealt a double blow with a supreme court defeat and condemnation from the United Nations (UN).

  • Queen last addressed UN general assembly in 1957

    Queen's UN speech has coalition resonance

    Britain's head of state used her speech to the United Nations general assembly in New York to praise the values of cooperation - in an address with particular resonance for the coalition.

  • Marriage tax allowance is a coalition stumbling block

    Marriage 'doesn't help relationships'

    Conservative plans to introduce a marriage tax break have been challenged by a thinktank report arguing marriage is not decisive in making relationships more stable.

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