Archive of 1 November 2010

Brown returns to make a speech in the Commons today

Graveyard slot: Brown makes Commons return

Gordon Brown has used his first backbench speech to defend Britain's two aircraft carriers - denying his support for them was based on constituency grounds.

  • Control orders were introduced after judges ruled against detention of terror suspects without trial

    Lib Dems pile on control order pressure

    Government divisions over the future of control orders are being flagged up by the Liberal Democrats' "early warning system", has learned, as the coalition's junior partner refuses to compromise with the Conservatives.

  • Government insiders feared Commons defeat last Thursday

    Labour MPs demand 'backfiring stunt' explanation

    Red-faced Labour whips will not be looking forward to tonight's party meeting after an attempted stunt to defeat the government in the Commons backfired.

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