Archive of 19 September 2005

Davis could launch leadership 'within days'

The race for the Tory leadership is gathering pace as the frontrunner for the top job prepares to launch his official campaign this week.


    Clarke to set out community prison plan

    The home secretary Charles Clarke is to set out plans that could see offenders serving shorter sentences being held in special "community prisons" closer to their families.

  • Blast at UK embassy

    Blast at UK embassy

    An explosion at Croatia's British embassy has left one member of staff injured, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

  • Charles Kennedy insisted he still believed the party could get into power

    Kennedy keeps fighting

    This year's general election success was "only a foretaste" of what was to come for the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy insisted today.


    Party must adopt 'overall vision'

    The Liberal Democrats must no longer be defined by their disparate policies but instead by the vision they have for government, MPs warned today.


    Top tax rate 'means to end'

    A 50 pence top rate of tax is a "means to an end" rather than a definite policy in its own right, Charles Kennedy said today.

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