UK News

  • January 29, 2010

    Tony Blair has struggled to avoid tough questions about the legalities of his decision to invade Iraq. Speaking at the Iraq Inquiry, he said that the Attorney General's last-minute change of mind was legally sufficient.

  • January 29, 2010

    Demonstrators outside the Iraq War Inquiry have said that they will try to arrest Tony Blair for war crimes when he leaves the building later today. Blair will be questioned on the legality of the war this afternoon.

  • January 29, 2010

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said that his view remains unchanged about the Iraq war and he would take the same decision again. He made the comments at the beginning of his evidence to the Iraq War Inquiry in central London this morning

  • January 29, 2010

    Democracy campaigners have reacted angrily to news that the British government plans to bury proposals to reform the House of Commons by putting them to a special vote which means they will almost certainly be rejected.

  • January 28, 2010

    Large demonstrations are expected to greet Tony Blair as he gives evidence to the Iraq War Inquiry tomorrow. Relatives of those killed in Iraq will stage a Naming of the Dead ceremony outside the venue as Blair gives evidence inside.

  • January 28, 2010

    A theatre company has drawn heavy criticism for advertising for a “white male actor” to play the part of Jesus in a central London passion play. Critics have accused the company of ignoring the historical reality that Jesus was Palestinian.

  • January 28, 2010

    New research has drawn a direct link between prejudiced portrayals of Muslims in the media and an increase in anti-Muslim violence. Researchers from the University of Exeter say the press make some feel "licensed to abuse" Muslims.

  • January 28, 2010

    There has been an angry response to the government’s admission that only 4% of people from the poorest backgrounds go to university, while life expectancy in the richest parts of the UK is 13 years longer than in the poorest parts.

  • January 28, 2010

    There has been an outraged response to a decision to prevent demonstrations immediately outside the Iraq war inquiry when Tony Blair is questioned tomorrow (29 January).

  • January 28, 2010

    The Government has suffered another legal humiliation over its implementation of anti-terror legislation. The UK Supreme Court has ruled that special Treasury orders freezing the assets of individuals it believes may be connected to terrorism have been applied unlawfully.