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There was bad news for the Labour party this morning after the Sun newspaper ran the front page headline "Labour's lost it".

Murdoch delivers body blow to Brown

There was bad news for the Labour party this morning after the Sun newspaper ran the front page headline "Labour's lost it" just hours after Gordon Brown's triumphant keynote speech.

  • Hunt: Don't stifle UK industry

    Tories reject file-sharing plans

    The Conservatives have come out against Peter Mandelson's plans to disconnect households found guilty of illegal file-sharing.

  • Billy Bragg and Dave Rowntree of Blur lead celebrations when the FAC was first established

    Interview: Jeremy Silver

    The battle against file-sharing rumbles on, but a coalition of musicians' groups has spoken out against record company tactics. Could we be seeing a new chapter in the story of music and the internet?

  • A still from the recent Frost/Nixon film

    Brown faces pressure for TV debates

    Both opposition leaders have now signed up to a TV debate ahead of the general election, leaving Gordon Brown deciding whether he will sign up.


    Feature: Fake websites and the new media

    A spoof website with the Baltimore mayor's angry riposte to shadow home secretary Chris Grayling saw several news sites run with the story. Web 2.0 is challenging journalists like never before.

  • Ben Kingsley in Moses: Tweetier-than-thou?

    Public choose MPs' ten commandments

    MPs and prospective parliamentary candidates are to be handed the ten political commandments, voted for by the Twittering public, which should govern their political lives in Westminster.

  • Peer-to-peer filesharing crackdown proposals announced

    Mandelson's filesharing Corfu link denied

    Peter Mandelson's recent dinner with Hollywood mogul David Geffen is unrelated to today's crackdown on internet piracy, the government has insisted.

  • The Thatcher government failed to notify the European Commission about the Video Recordings Act of 1984.

    Thatcher-era loophole in DVD ratings

    A 25-year-old legal blunder has opened the door for retailers to sell violent video games and 18-rated DVDs to under-age children without fear of prosecution.


    Feature: What does The Wire say about the Tories?

    Shadow home secretary Chris Grayling says the UK is turning into a scene from The Wire, but the similarities between Tory politics and the programme's message are not as simple as he thinks.

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