Archive of January 2007

Downing St denies claims of secret email system

No 10 denies 'secret email' honours claims

Downing Street has denied claims of a secret email system at No 10 from which messages potentially crucial to the cash-for-honours probe had been deleted.

  • David Cameron says he would not reverse New Labour reforms

    Cameron 'would keep New Labour reforms'

    David Cameron has condemned the pace of public service reform under Labour as "frenetic" and "often contradictory" - but said he would keep most of the changes.

  • Catholic church set to lose its fight against gay discrimination laws

    Catholics to lose gay adoption fight

    There will be no exemption for Catholic adoption agencies from laws forcing them to allow gay and lesbian couples to adopt a child, the education secretary has said.

  • Teenagers will study British values

    Teenagers to learn British values

    Teenagers will study more British history to give them a better understanding of what it means to be British, under new proposals to promote community cohesion.

  • European court says UK pension protection was inadequate

    Govt pension protection 'inadequate'

    The government offered "inadequate" pension protection for workers whose companies went bust but does not necessarily have to compensate them, a court has ruled.

  • 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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