Archive of 2008

Looking back: 2008

The state of British politics changed more in 2008 than it has done at any time in the past 11 years.


    PMQs as-it-happened

    Downing Street tells us Gordon Brown won't be back in time for questions today after his press conference in Iraq this morning. Harriet Harman will be taking over for him.


    Feature: Women in politics

    On this day in 1918, women voted in a British general election for the first time. Ninty years later they still face immense challenges.


    Menezes ruling: Reaction

    All the reaction to the ruling in the case of Jean Charles de Menezes


    Profile: Sally Hunt

    Just because Sally Hunt says she isn't "macho" doesn't mean you should underestimate her powers as a union leader.


    Profile: Damian Green

    Damian Green's rise in the Tory party has been marked by effective attacks on the Home Office and a series of tensions with other Tories.


    BCS MP website awards

    Last week saw the second set of MP's website awards given out at a special ceremony in parliament


    Pro-Europeans hit back

    Reports that the EU costs British taxpayers £106,117 a minute are put under the spotlight by pro-European groups.


    PMQs As-It-Happened

    Cameron gets up. He starts by thanking the PM for the Baby P inquiry, mentioning how he brought it up last week - purely for reasons of accuracy, of course.


    Happy birthday Prince Charles

    Today is Prince Charles 60th birthday. takes a look back at his life so far.


    Feature: Heathrow expansion

    This week's debate on expanding Heathrow met with fierce resistance among MPs. But can the government build a new runway while still keeping to its environment agenda?

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