Posts tagged ‘Tony Blair’

MPs slam Israel over Gaza bombardment but welcome endorsement of two-state solution

A major report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been published by the Foreign Affairs Committee.

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Continue Reading July 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

Labour rebel MPs fail to secure amendment to Finance Bill on 10p tax

A group of Labour MPs failed to pass an amendment to the Finance Bill yesterday that would have forced the goverment to ensure nobody is financially worse off as a result of the abolition of the 10p rate of income tax.

Continue Reading July 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Administration committee calls for Iraq War inquiry to be public

A committee of MPs has recommended the inquiry into the Iraq War be held “as openly and publicly as possible.”

Continue Reading June 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

MPs call for Iraq War inquiry to be held in public

Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative MPs have attacked the decision to hold an inquiry into the Iraq War in private.

Continue Reading June 16, 2009 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Margaret Beckett joins crowded race for Speaker

Veteran Labour MP Margaret Beckett has revealed she is a candidate to succeed Michael Martin as Speaker of the House of Commons.

Continue Reading June 11, 2009 at 8:54 am Leave a comment

From the archives: Tony Blair says goodbye to the Commons

Prime Ministers leave office in a variety of ways. Some, such as Margaret Thatcher, are forced out by their own colleagues and return to the backbenches.

Continue Reading April 27, 2009 at 12:52 am Leave a comment

From the archives: William Hague’s nightmare on Downing St

Former Conservative party leader William Hague is regarded as one of best peformers in the House. This performance appears to have amused friend and foe alike.

April 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

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