Archive of 24 May 2006

PM insists auctioning Hutton report into David Kelly's death was not meant to cause offence

'No offence meant' on Hutton report auction

Tony Blair today insisted "no offence" had been intended in auctioning a copy of the Hutton inquiry signed by his wife to raise money for the Labour party.

  • Tony Blair comes under fire over immigration system in PMQs

    Blair on back foot over immigration

    Tony Blair was on the defensive today when asked to explain why the immigration system was "not fit for purpose" despite his outspoken praise for it just two years ago.

  • Tony Blair's Labour party is losing support on key public services, poll finds

    Labour lose lead on public services

    The Conservatives have overtaken Labour as the party voters would most like to see run the NHS and the education system, a new poll reveals.

  • Alan Johnson argued against parental ballots in new trust school system

    Tories help fight off Labour schools rebellion

    The government fought off a backbench rebellion of 69 MPs last night when the Conservatives helped them get through the report stage of the education bill.

  • Knife amnesties begin in England, Wales and Scotland today

    Knife amnesty begins

    The first national knife amnesty for more than ten years begins today in England and Wales, with young people in particular called upon to give up their weapons.

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