Archive of 2005

Last push for EU budget deal

Tony Blair will today begin two days of talks with European leaders at Downing Street to try to secure their support for Britain's proposals for the EU budget.


    Unions 'stuck in the past'

    The militancy that governs the words and actions of trade union leaders threatens to make the organisations "irrelevant", a former TUC economics chief warns today.


    Kennedy grills Blair over CIA flights

    Charles Kennedy today grilled the prime minister over allegations that British airports are being used by the CIA.

  • David Cameron names the members of his shadow cabinet

    Cameron names his cabinet

    New Conservative party leader David Cameron has named his shadow cabinet, with a return to the front bench for former leader William Hague.


    Government wasting 'billions'

    Government departments are repeating 'basic' errors and wasting billions of pounds in the process, a committee of MPs warns today.


    Cameron crowned Tory leader

    David Cameron has today been named leader of the Conservative party after taking more than two thirds of the votes of grassroots members.


    Tax credit reforms welcomed

    Plans to reform the tax credit system to make it more flexible and reduce the scope for overpayments have been broadly welcomed by campaigners.

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