Archive of 19 September 2005

Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats gained just three seats less than Angela Merkel's CDU

Conservatives brand German result a 'missed opportunity'

The Conservatives have described the German general election results, which have ended in a stalemate between the two main parties, as a "missed opportunity".

  • 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.


    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.


    EU debate 'must be revived'

    The debate over Britain's future in the European Union must be revived, the Liberal Democrats argued today.

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