Archive of May 2008

Gordon Brown is accused of letting down the elderly

Brown accused of backtracking on age discrimination

Prime minister Gordon Brown has been accused of backtracking on his commitment to eradicating age discrimination by a leading elderly rights group.

  • Mr Orde is front-runner for the post of commissioner at the Met

    Calls grow for talks with al-Qaida

    The man widely regarded as frontrunner to become the next commissioner of the Metropolitan police has said the government should consider talking to al-Qaida.

  • Mr Mohamed has been held without trial for six years

    Guantanamo Brit's plea to PM

    A British resident facing the death penalty in Guantanamo Bay has made a last ditch plea to Gordon Brown to intervene in his case.

  • Bad news for Brown, Harman and co

    Poll puts Brown 'below Foot'

    Support for Labour has slumped below the nadir of 1980s leader Michael Foot, a new poll suggests.

  • The NHS is set to hit the target on the 60th anniversary

    Govt hits NHS target

    In a rare piece of good news for the government, it appears the NHS is set to meet its target of reducing waiting times to 18 weeks as it celebrates its 60th birthday.

  • Plans to reform North Sea oil taxation were announced yesterday

    Tories on offensive over car taxes

    The government's support for expanded nuclear energy plans and simultaneous hints at a deferral of the 2p increase in fuel duty have prompted criticism from the Conservatives.

  • Labour bar mayors from running for a third term

    Labour mayor expelled from party

    The Labour mayor of Doncaster has been expelled from the party after attempting to set up his own political group.

  • Violence continues in Darfur

    US candidates unite on Darfur

    The three remaining candidates for this year's United States presidential election have issued a statement of unity on Darfur.

  • The proposals are the government's latest attempt to curb internet child sex abuse

    Drawings of sex abuse to be made illegal

    All images of child sex abuse, including drawings and computer-generated images, are set to be made illegal following a Ministry of Justice consultation on the subject.

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