Archive of 27 November 2006

Tony Blair expresses regret over slavery but does not apologise

Blair expresses 'deep sorrow' over slavery

Tony Blair has today expressed his "deep sorrow" about the slave trade and said it was one of the most "inhuman enterprises in history".

  • George Osborne unveils plans for new carbon levy

    Tories woo business with new carbon tax

    The Conservatives have launched plans for a new carbon tax in an effort to ensure their new focus on the environment does not damage their traditional business links.

  • Train operator Network Rail posts profit for first time

    Network Rail makes its first profit

    Network Rail, the train operating company that receives £4 billion in government subsidies each year, has made a profit for the first time.

  • SNP look set to take power in next year's Holyrood polls

    SNP 'set for May victory'

    The Scottish National Party (SNP) is on course to become the biggest party north of the border after next May's Holyrood elections, a new survey finds.

  • David Davis warns of implications of Alexander Litvinenko's death

    Spy death could have 'enormous' implications

    Any involvement by the Russian state in the death of Alexander Litvinenko could have "enormous implications" for UK-Russian relations, David Davis has warned.

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