Archive of 10 May 2010

Gordon Brown announced his resignation plans outside No 10

Brown quits as Labour leader

Gordon Brown will not continue as Labour leader, he has told journalists in a dramatic statement in Downing Street.

  • Cometh the hour: The pressure is on Nick Clegg.

    Tories offer Clegg referendum on electoral reform

    The Conservatives have offered the Liberal Democrats a referendum on electoral reform, as the battle for a coalition with Nick Clegg turned into an all-out bidding war.

  • Brown's position becomes more vulnerable the longer Tory-Lib Dem talks go on

    Brown's future in doubt

    Rumours about Labour's ability to weather the current the political storm abound, with many commentators already drawing up a list of potential leadership contenders.

  • David Cameron in his parliamentary office. He'll be meeting the parliamentary party later today.

    Cameron faces right-wing demands

    David Cameron is fighting off pressure from the right wing of his party as the Tories become more and more jittery about the terms of a deal with the Lib Dems.

  • Markets bounced back strongly after Euro deal and UK party talks

    Markets open strongly

    The FTSE 100 index opens strongly today with a jump of four per cent in share prices.

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