Archive of May 2006

Support for David Cameron's Tories continues to rise

Tories get poll boost at Labour's expense

Public support for the Conservatives has continued to rise to the detriment of Labour, a new poll shows.

  • 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.

  • Security plans for Labour's annual conference were left in a hotel, it has been revealed

    Labour security plans 'left in hotel'

    Details of the security arrangements for Labour's annual party conference in Manchester this autumn were left in a hotel in the city.

  • 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.

  • Report says UK lagging behind other countries on climate change

    UK 'lagging' on climate change action at home

    Britain is an international leader on climate change but is failing to translate this rhetoric into action at home, a new report warns today.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MPs vote on final stages of education bill today and tomorrow

    Education bill reaches final hurdles

    The government is braced for another Labour backbench rebellion when MPs vote on the final stages of the controversial education bill today and tomorrow.

  • 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.

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