Archive of August 2010

Is Lord Mandelson's influence on the wane?

The end of the Prince of Darkness?

Peter Mandelson has faced criticism from across Labour after backing David Miliband in the leadership contest, suggesting his influence is on the wane after nearly a generation as one of the party's most important figures.

  • A Labour balloon drifts into the sky on the first day of the election campaign in Bedford. Labour election failings have been front-and-centre of the leadership debate. Photo by Dominic Campbell.

    Labour leadership: A pox on all their houses

    Accusations of Labour comfort zones were flying thick and fast today after Ed Balls intervened in the increasingly acrimonious war of words between the Miliband brothers by branding both men "caricatures".

  • Will the government follow the advice to cut legal aid?

    No win, no fee - no legal aid?

    Legal aid for all compensation cases should be eliminated as part of a cost-cutting exercise, according to a prominent think tank.

  • The Home Office statistics give a confusing picture of migration to the UK

    Net migration up

    Figures released by the Home Office have indicated that net migration into the UK has increased over the last year.

  • Cash-for-access? Business leaders were offer dinner with a minister for £1,000.

    Tories in 'cash-for-access' row

    The Tory party was on the back foot today after media accusations of 'cash-for-access' followed a dinner event tabled for its party conference.

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