Archive of 30 June 2008

Even local government can sometimes seem imposing

Govt wrongheaded on community empowerment, SMF warns

Efforts to make citizens feel more involved in politics are doomed to fail, a thinktank has said.

  • Ms Smith may find herself embroiled in the controversy

    Home secretary pulled into police race row

    The row over racism in the police force became notably more political today when the president of the National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP), Zaheer Ahmad, wrote to home secretary Jacqui Smith asking her to order a 'critical review' of racism on the police.

  • The amendment could protect sibling from inheritance tax

    Parliament forced to debate inheritance tax

    A change to the law allowing elderly siblings who live together the same protections from inheritance tax as married couples or civil partners will be debated in the Commons this week.

  • Lord Darzi's review summary

    Analysis: Lord Darzi's NHS review

    Lord Darzi's review of the NHS appears to offer users and providers a lot. What is less clear is the government's desire to get something back in return.

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