Archive of March 2009

An image from a G20 meltdown poster

London in lockdown as G20 beckons

London has gone into lockdown ahead of what Scotland Yard is describing as the most challenging public order operation it has ever devised.

  • Darling's change of heart will please credit strapped businesses

    Darling U-turns on business rates

    Alistair Darling has today scrapped controversial plans to raise business rates by five per cent, opting instead for a smaller two per cent increase.

  • Devastation in Gaza

    What next for Gaza?

    Articles for by Israel and Palestine's leading advocates within the Labour party published today show just how badly recent fighting has hit hopes for peace in the Middle East.

  • Jacqui Smith, home secretary

    Smith's anti-porn policies highlighted

    Jacqui Smith's role pushing through anti-porn laws has been highlighted now she is embroiled in a scandal involving adult movies.

  • MPs receive pay rise

    MPs receive pay rise

    MPs will receive a 2.33 per cent pay rise from April 1st, bringing their parliamentary pay up from £63,291 to £64,766.

  • David Cameron and Barack Obama

    Cameron gets his Obama time

    David Cameron has been given half an hour with American president Barack Obama during his trip to the UK for the G20 summit this week.

  • Soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are being 'significantly' underpaid

    Failings at MoD 'truly reprehensible'

    British soldiers are being let down by a 'truly reprehensible' catalogue of failures at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), a report out today has said.

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