Archive of 24 January 2007

Tony Blair attacked for missing Iraq debate in parliament

Blair defends absence from key Iraq debate

Tony Blair has defended his decision to miss a key parliamentary debate on Iraq this afternoon, saying he will inform MPs on progress there in the near future.

  • The new Olympic stadium

    Govt warned over Olympic cost overruns

    The government should have been more rigorous in setting the budget for the 2012 Olympic Games and must accept the burden of any new costs, MPs have warned.

  • The DPP wants fair criminal trials for terrorists

    DPP rejects 'war on terror'

    There is no "war on terrorism" in the UK and terrorists should be dealt with as any other criminals - within the law, the director of public prosecutions (DPP) has warned.

  • Tony Blair pledges action against NI officers guilty of collusion

    Police in NI collusion 'will be dealt with'

    Police officers who colluded with loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland will be "properly and rightly dealt with", the prime minister has declared.

  • Blair and Cameron get het up over prisons

    Prisons row gets personal

    David Cameron and Tony Blair waged a war of words today on who was tougher on crime during a prime minister's questions dominated by yet another Home Office row.

  • George Bush's state of the union mentioned climate change

    Blair optimistic after Bush oil pledge

    Tony Blair has expressed his optimism about securing a post-Kyoto deal to cut carbon emissions, after George Bush appeared to soften his stance on climate change.

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