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Alexander signals change of policy
Britain to pursue multilateralist foreign policy

Gordon Brown appears set to adopt a less-slavish alliance with the US, with signs of a change in direction of UK foreign policy. One of the prime minister’s closest allies emphasised the benefits of an internationalist, multilateralist approach to foreign policy. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC, international development secretary Douglas… Read more »

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MDU reveals over 99% of requests for help with medico-legal cases are supported

MDU reveals over 99% of requests for help with medico-legal cases are supported Leading not for profit indemnifier, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed today that almost all the requests it receives from its healthcare professional members for help with medico-legal issues are supported. The MDU provides full assistance, which can include legal defence and… Read more »

New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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G8 to push for climate change deal
Blair optimistic for Bush climate deal

Tony Blair claimed George Bush may agree to a formative deal on climate change at this summer’s G8 summit, but admitted real progress would not be made under his presidency. The prime minister said America may sign up to “at least the beginnings” of a plan to limit carbon dioxide emissions at the G8 summit…. Read more »