Archive of 16 November 2006

Tony Blair appears to back Gordon Brown as his successor

Blears confirms PM's endorsement of Brown

Tony Blair's warning that a "heavyweight" would knock the Conservatives out at the next election was a reference to Gordon Brown, Hazel Blears has said.

  • Tony Blair repeats commitment to Iraq as British soldiers' bodies are flown home

    Britain 'must hold firm' in Iraq

    The prime minister has reiterated his belief that British troops should stay in Iraq until "our job is done", as the bodies of four soldiers killed there are flown home.

  • MPs urge action to tackle financial exclusion

    Poor people 'paying more for loans'

    People on low incomes are paying more than rich people for credit and need better support in making financial decisions, a new report has warned.

  • Mirza Tahir Hussain spared death sentence in Pakistan

    Briton spared Pakistan death sentence

    Foreign secretary Margaret Beckett has said she is "genuinely relieved and grateful" that a Briton who has been on Pakistan's death row for 18 years is to be spared.

  • Northern Ireland bill says elections will take place in March 2007

    Date set for NI elections

    Elections will take place in Northern Ireland on March 7th next year, in preparation for a restoration of devolved powers three weeks later.

  • Tony Blair confirms he is looking again at 90-day detention plans

    Blair reconsiders 90-day detention

    The government is considering bringing back proposals to allow the detention of terror suspects for up to 90 days without being charged, Tony Blair has confirmed.

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