Archive of 2006

David Cameron says 2007 will be when Labour's "dark side comes to the fore"

Tories to put working families first in 2007

The Conservatives are aiming to portray themselves as the party for the working families of Britain with new policies designed to revitalise social mobility, the party's leader has announced.

  • Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is confident of breakthrough on policing

    NI policing agreement moves closer

    A formal consensus over policing in Northern Ireland has become a realistic possibility after Sinn Fein agreed to hold a special party conference on the issue next month.

  • British government respects decision by Iraq to execute former leader Saddam Hussein

    Britain 'respects' Saddam execution

    The government says it respects the decision made by its Iraqi counterpart to execute former president Saddam Hussein.

  • Gordon Brown pays off final instalment of lend lease to US and Canada

    Britain finally pays off WWII debt

    Britain will today make the last repayment on loans lent by the US and Canada during the second world war - 61 years ago.

  • MagLev trains are among the projects being considered by the Tories

    Tories back high-speed rail lines

    The Conservatives are backing detailed studies into three major potential rail projects, including the Maglev 'levitating' train and a high-speed north-south rail line.

  • Menzies Campbell calls for new offensive on crime

    Ming gets tough on crime

    Menzies Campbell today called on the Liberal Democrats to "sharpen" their message on law and order and show that the party can be trusted to tackle crime.

  • Watchdog probes claims of Tory misuse of Commons dining rooms

    Watchdog probes Tory Commons misuse claims

    The parliamentary standards watchdog is investigating claims that the Conservatives have misused House of Commons facilities.

  • Ken Livingstone has slammed CRE chief Trevor Phillips

    Livingstone blasts CRE chief

    Ken Livingstone has released a broadside against Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) chief Trevor Phillips, saying he is failing minorities.

  • Tony Blair wants a job with "a real purpose to it" next year

    Blair seeking job with purpose

    Tony Blair has said he wants a job with "a real purpose to it" after he steps down as prime minister next year.

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