Archive of 8 October 2010

Ed Miliband's shadow chancellor choice surprised analysts

Miliband confounds expectations with shadow Cabinet appointments

Ed Miliband has confounded expectations by picking Alan Johnson for the critical shadow chancellor role, as he revealed the full line-up for his frontbench team.

  • Northern Ireland's public sector reliance makes it especially vulnerable to cuts

    Clegg concedes NI cuts vulnerability

    Nick Clegg acknowledged Northern Ireland's reliance on public sector jobs makes it especially vulnerable to spending cuts in a speech in the province last night.

  • The proposed carriers will go ahead, but at a cost for the rest of the fleet

    Navy 'will get' new carriers

    Programmes for the building of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy have been preserved following a last-ditch meeting of the national security council (NSC), according to reports.

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