Archive of 15 November 2006

Tony Blair's final Queen's speech as prime minister will be delivered today

Security at heart of Queen's speech

The government has put security at the heart of its policies in the coming months, with further promises to continue reform of the health and education systems.

  • John McDonnell is the most rebellious Labour MP, study finds

    Labour rebellions are ominous sign

    The government was faced with an unprecedented level of rebellions from its backbenchers in the last session of parliament, new research shows.

  • Joblessness increases in the UK, labour market figures show

    Unemployment continues to rise

    The number of people out of work in the UK continues to rise, despite a corresponding increase in employment, government figures show.

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