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  • 11 Apr 2010

    Equality campaigners say that they remain worried by the Conservative Party's ambiguous stance on gay rights, despite a meeting with the Shadow Chancellor, George Osborne.

  • 10 Apr 2010

    The first week of the Conservative Party's election campaign has reminded me of the series of books entitled Where's Wally?, in which readers are challenged to search for a glimpse of an individual who has been made almost invisible. Since the Shadow Home Secretary, Chris Grayling, was recorded attacking the rights of same-sex couples, the Tories have kept him in the background, despite his senior position in their party.

  • 30 Mar 2010

    Public bodies could bring about significant improvements in UK farming by ensuring that they buy their food from sustainable and ethical sources, according to Friends of the Earth.

  • 21 Mar 2010

    Friends of the Earth have welcomed a promise by the Conservatives to establish a Green Investment Bank, but they say that the plan must be combined with others measures to be effective.

  • 20 Mar 2010

    A speech about nuclear arms by the Prime Minister has been described as a “missed opportunity” after he failed to make specific commitments to cutting back the UK government’s nuclear arsenal.

  • 16 Mar 2010

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) has warned that there are only hours left to save the Vulture Funds Bill, which was held up last week after an isolated Tory MP resisted the cross-party support for the measure.

  • 16 Mar 2010

    Supporters of the Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) are sending last-minute emails to minister Harriet Harman in an attempt to ensure that the vulture funds bill becomes law.

  • 13 Mar 2010

    Not for the first time, the government and the Tories are fighting a phoney war over military spending.

  • 13 Mar 2010

    Peace campaigners have deplored Conservative leader David Cameron's recent parliamentary jibe at them, and his claim that the Tories "won" the Cold War.

  • 27 Feb 2010

    MPs have voted for a bill to restrict 'vulture funds' – companies that buy up poor country debts cheaply, and then sue for massive profits. However, the Conservative Party has been criticised for slowing down the Bill's progress.