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Clarke has renewed his attack on the prime minister
Activists unimpressed with rebel Clarke

Charles Clarke’s call for an immediate leadership election has met with a negative response from Labour activists at the party’s conference in Manchester. The former home secretary, who previously said the prime minister had only “months” to prove his leadership qualities, wanted an immediate vote in an article for the Sunday Times. He wrote that… Read more »

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Jack Straw wants justice system to be new public service front
Justice should be “new public service front”, Straw says

Justice secretary Jack Straw outlined his ambition to make justice a “new front in public service” at the Labour conference in Manchester today. Mr Straw said the justice system would be transformed from a “bureaucratic system” to a public service through a culture change which succeeds in “lifting the veil”. He wants those on community… Read more »