Archive of January 2010

Blair will campaign at the election, according to Peter Mandelson

Blair will campaign for Labour at the election

Tony Blair will campaign for a fourth Labour term at the general election, Peter Mandelson confirmed yesterday.

  • Seeing red? Lords fought back against government amendments yesterday

    Lords defend religious exemption

    The Lords have voted down three amendments to the equality bill, which campaigners said would prevent churches from denying jobs to gay people.

  • Polls show many are turning their backs on Labour

    Tory lead steady in January poll

    The Conservatives are holding steady on 40% for the fourth Guardian/ICM poll in a row, as Labour continues to struggle to reduce its deficit below ten points.

  • The view from Stormont - not so sunny at present

    Crunch time for NI talks

    Northern Ireland's leaders will meet with Gordon Brown and Irish taoiseach Brian Cowen in Belfast later as the final attempts to save the province's powersharing arrangement get underway.

  • ... but Tories better at getting message across on Twitter

    Labour winning Twitter war

    Labour campaigners have the edge over the Conservatives when it comes to followers on Twitter, a report has found.

  • Unemployment has had pervasive impact on Britain, CIPD says

    Unemployment 'deep impact' highlighted

    Better headline unemployment figures mask the much deeper effect unemployment has had on recessionary Britain, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

  • Older people have role in workplace, EHRC says

    Call to scrap retirement age

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for the state retirement age to be scrapped as part of "radical change" helping older people keep working.

  • Vince Cable wants to break up the banks

    Lib Dems plot to break up the banks

    The Liberal Democrats are the only party willing to adopt Barack Obama's stance towards the banking sector in the UK, Vince Cable will say today.

  • Sarah Payne. The law her mother has campaigned for is to be rolled out across England and Wales

    Sarah's Law to be rolled out

    Sarah's Law, which sees parents given information about sex offenders in their area, may be rolled out across the country, ministers have suggested.

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