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Labour MPs write to Tony Blair asking him to quit
Labour MPs call for Blair to quit

Seventeen Labour MPs have today sent a letter to Tony Blair calling on him to quit as prime minister. Loyal Blairites Sion Simon, MP for Birmingham Erdington, and Chris Bryant, MP for Rhondda, are thought to be behind the document. The news comes just hours after environment secretary David Miliband said he thought the prime… Read more »

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Humanists UK

Humanists UK – Think for yourself, act for everyone At Humanists UK, we want a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We work to support lasting change for a better society, championing ideas for the one life we have. We do this because we’re humanists, people who shape our own lives in the here… Read more »

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Medical Defence Union (MDU)

The MDU is a not-for-profit, mutual organisation wholly dedicated to our members’ interests. Our team is led and staffed by doctors with real-life experience of the pressures and challenges faced in practice. Since 1885, we have been indemnifying doctors for incidents arising from their clinical care of patients. We are proud of our heritage, but… Read more »

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National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO)

For 100 years, NARPO has provided an important voice for retired police officers across England and Wales, as well as their widows, widowers and former partners. Representing more than 89,000 members, NARPO is one of the largest public sector pensioner organisations in the country. Its aim is to safeguard the rights of members and to promote measures… Read more »

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National Office of Animal Health (NOAH)

The animal medicines industry is dedicated to providing safe, effective, quality products for the treatment and welfare of all animals, large or small. The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has been representing the companies that research, develop, manufacture and market licensed animal medicines in the UK since 1986. It replaced the Animal Health Register… Read more »

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Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) is a trade union of workers in the food industry. It was founded in 1847, in Manchester, by a group of Journeymen Bakers.  The next year, the organisation began to operate on a national level, and became the Amalgamated Union of Operative Bakers. In 1861 it played a… Read more »

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British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC)

Founded in 1908, The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), formerly the Wildfowlers’ Association of Great Britain and Ireland (WAGBI), is the largest fieldsports organisation in the UK. It campaigns to protect and promote country shooting and conservation. Country shooting includes live quarry shooting of game, wildfowl and the management of pest species. Today… Read more »

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Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) is a learned society concerned specifically with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of land based transport systems and infrastructure. With over 13,000 members, CIHT offers routes to professional qualifications such as Chartered and Incorporated Engineer status and also Transport Planning Professional. CIHT is dedicated to… Read more »

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Tony Blair prepares for social exclusion announcement as Labour infighting continues
Blair attempts to return to business

Tony Blair is today beginning a two-day tour to look at local efforts to tackle social exclusion, as he attempts to regain the initiative after a weekend of Labour infighting. The prime minister is due to make a major speech on the issue tomorrow, where he will expand his proposals for targeting help and sanctions… Read more »