Archive of 8 September 2005

Tories push for Olympic safeguards

The Conservatives have accused Ken Livingstone of showing a "disturbing lack of leadership" by failing to back their call for safeguards to the cost of the Olympics.

  • Labour MP slams running of Child Support Agency

    Field: CSA in meltdown

    The Child Support Agency (CSA) is in a worse state now than it was when Labour came to power, the former social security minister has said.


    Liam Fox sets out his stall

    The Tory party must focus on the issues that affect the general public rather than its own internal tensions, Liam Fox said today.


    Key stage 3 results 'best ever'

    Schools standards minister Jacqui Smith today welcomed the best ever test results for 14-year-olds.


    Interest rates held

    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England said today that interest rates will stay on hold at 4.5 per cent in September.

  • New tax credit system is failing claimants, MPs warn

    MPs slam tax credits 'nightmare'

    The introduction and operation of the government's new tax credits system has been a "nightmare", an influential committee of MPs says today.

  • Think tank warns multiculturalism is an obstacle to a strong national identity

    Demos: Abandon multiculturalism

    Britain must abandon multiculturalism if it wants to build a strong, tolerant and inclusive sense of national identity, a new report argues.

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