Archive of 23 September 2005

Politics.co.uk

Fire-starting Labour peer handed prison term

Labour peer Mike Watson has been jailed for 16 months for starting a fire and endangering lives at an exclusive Edinburgh hotel.

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    Minister defends EU presidency record

    Europe minister Alexander Douglas was forced to defend Britain's presidency of the EU yesterday after a senior diplomat accused it taking "very little" action.

  • Foreign office issues hurricane advice

    Foreign office issues hurricane advice

    The foreign office has said it has "full confidence" in the ability of consulate officials in the US to help any British tourists caught up in Hurricane Rita.

  • Watchdog investigates £2.4 million donation to Lib Dems

    Lib Dem donation under scrutiny

    A donation of £2.4 million made to the Liberal Democrats is under investigation by the Electoral Commission.

  • NAPF calls for citizen's pension to cut pensioner poverty

    Citizen's pension 'fairer to all'

    A citizen's pension giving the same amount to every Briton regardless of how long they work would be fairer and would reduce pensioner poverty, a new report says.

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    Kennedy stands tall

    Charles Kennedy answered his critics on Thursday when he received a standing ovation lasting nearly five minutes at the end of the Lib Dem conference in Blackpool.

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    Davis calls for 'new idealism' in foreign policy

    British foreign policy is in need of a "new idealism" to reassert its place and its values in the modern world, David Davis said today.

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