Archive of November 2007

MP Michael Foster adopts a humpback whale

MP adopts humpback whale

Hastings and Rye MP Michael Foster has adopted a humpback whale to show his opposition to Japanese whaling.

  • Brown puts on a brave face amid latest criticisms

    Darling and Brown respond to critics

    Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling hit back at their critics today, urging people to judge the government on how it responds to crises and not the volume of negative headlines which have surrounded the Brown-Darling team.

  • Brown will not sit down with Mugabe

    Brown to boycott EU Africa summit over Mugabe

    Gordon Brown today reaffirmed he would boycott the forthcoming EU Africa summit rather than share a table with Robert Mugabe.

  • Tony Blair avoided talking about faith for fear of being seen as a "nutter" by British public

    Blair feared mockery for beliefs

    Former prime minister Tony Blair has said that he did not speak openly about his religion while in office as he was wary of being seen as a "nutter".

  • Polls taken after announcement of missing data discs indicate public prefers David Cameron to Gordon Brown

    Public prefers Cameron to Brown

    New polls indicate that the public now prefers Conservative leader David Cameron to lead the country through difficult times rather than Gordon Brown.

  • Smith announces illegal migrant crackdown

    Bosses face prison over illegal immigrants

    Bosses that knowingly employ illegal migrants will be liable for unlimited fines and could even be sent to prison under new measures outlined by the government today.

  • Missing data 'still on govt property'

    HMRC sent sensitive data 'to save costs'

    Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) refused to give the National Audit Office (NAO) a copy of child benefit data with the sensitive details removed because it would have been too costly, it emerged this afternoon.

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