Archive of May 2006

George Bush admits saying 'bring it on' in Iraq was not very sensitive

Bush and Blair admit mistakes in Iraq

Tony Blair and George Bush have admitted they made "mistakes" in Iraq but have called on the international community to support the new Baghdad government.

  • Donations to the Tories have soared since David Cameron became leader

    Tory donations reach £9m

    Nearly £9 million was donated to the Conservative party in the first three months of this year - the highest quarterly total since before the 2001 general election.

  • MPs agree to third reading of controversial education and inspections bill

    Education bill approved with Tory help

    The controversial education bill was finally agreed by MPs last night, although the government was forced to rely on Conservative support.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shortlist for Britain's first 'super-casino' is unveiled

    Cities enter final battle to host super-casino

    Blackpool, Cardiff, Glasgow and Greenwich are among eight possible contenders for Britain's first 'super-casino'.

  • Home secretary insists immigration minister Tony McNulty was not sacked

    Immigration minister 'not sacked'

    The home secretary has today rejected claims that immigration minister Tony McNulty was sacked because of a series of blunders in his department.

  • Scientists express concern about use of 'untested' complementary medicine on NHS

    Alternative therapies on NHS 'should end'

    The NHS should stop promoting complementary medicines and instead use the money for treatments based on "solid evidence", a group of leading doctors said today.

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