A TOP royal commentator has urged the Queen to speak out publicly in favour of the British Union. Prince William angered some Scottish nationalists by meeting former prime minister Gordon Brown during his recent visit to Scotland. Phil Dampier, a royal biographer, defended the prince and urged the Queen to intervene personally.
Kids hit the election support trail, Harry has them laughing in Bedwas, Dower wins at a gallop, and much more made the news 66 years ago this week Enthusiastic young supporters of Mr James Callaghan, the Labour (Socialist) candidate for Cardiff South East, parade through the streets of Grangetown.
Persistent rather than militant, he was radical on foreign policy and was the first Labour figure to advocate a referendum on joining the EC Lord Judd, who has died aged 86, was an internationalist Labour minister under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan who pressed for an end to white rule in southern Africa; he was later an equally committed director of Oxfam.
A former Labour government minister has lent his support to Alex Salmond's Alba Party.Les Huckfield, a former Labour MP and junior industry minister, announced his support today.Mr Huckfield left the Labour party in protest over the Iraq war, having served in Prime Minister James Callaghan's government as under-secretary of state for industry between 1976 and 1979.
POLITICAL leader Williams, who died today aged 90, played a huge role in a key part of Warrington's political history.Back in 1981, Warrington was at the heart in the first act of the renowned 'Gang of Four' who established the Social Democratic Party in the UK.
Shirley Williams the former Labour cabinet minister who broke away from the party to form the SDP, has died, her current party, the Liberal Democrats has said.She was 90.In a statement Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey paid tribute to Baroness Williams of Crosby as a “true trailblazer” who had inspired millions.
In 1981, Shirley Williams was a Labour grandee, a former Education Secretary who was serving on the party’s executive committee.She had lost her seat to the tide of Thatcherism in the 1979 General Election, which subsequently saw Labour usher in Michael Foot, a hard left leader the likes of which it had not elected before.
Lib Dem peer Shirley Williams, one of the 'Gang of Four' disenchanted former Labour Cabinet ministers who quit the party in the 1980s before eventually forming the Lib Dems, dies aged 90
Shirley Williams, one of the 'Gang of Four' Labour MPs who lead a breakaway from the party in the early 1980s, has died at the age of 90.She was a former Education Secretary under James Callaghan who, along with William Rodgers, David Owen and Roy Jenkins, quit Labour after its defeat by Margaret Thatcher in the 1979 election.
Former MP won historic Crosby by-election after forming new Social Democrat Party Lady Shirley Williams, one of the original 'Gang of Four' Labour Party rebels to found the Social Democratic Party has died aged 90.In a varied and eventful career in politics, Baroness Williams was a Labour cabinet minister before leaving to form the new party the SDP.
Shirley Williams, one of the original “gang of four” Labour politicians who split to form the Social Democratic party, died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Monday morning, the Liberal Democrats have announced.Hailed by many as a trailblazer for a political career that spanned more than 50 years, she entered parliament as MP for the Hertfordshire town of Hitchin in 1964 and left it as Lady Williams of Crosby in 2016.
No Budget day would be complete without the Chancellor of the Exchequer proudly brandishing the red box outside Number 11 Downing Street.The iconic briefcase will once again be called into action today, as Rishi Sunak delivers the eagerly anticipated 2021 Budget announcement.
MILLIE Forster, who is soon to be 100, brings a whole new meaning to the phrase On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – the much acclaimed James Bond film.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II was at the "end of her tether" when she approached the Prime Minister after the breakdown of Princess Maragret's marriage.
CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews the weekend's TV: A scurrilous trip down memory lane with 'Princess Guttersnipe'
Princess Margaret: The Queen Of Mustique Rating: ** Stormborn Rating: **** After photographs of Princess Margaret with her toyboy lover on the island of Mustique were splashed across newspapers in 1976, the Queen summoned Prime Minister James Callaghan After photographs of Princess Margaret with her toyboy lover on the island of Mustique were splashed across newspapers in 1976, the Queen summoned Prime Minister James Callaghan. ‘What are we going to do,’ she asked, ‘about my sister’s guttersnipe life?’
Frank Rennie I GOT my first email address when James Callaghan was Prime Minister. It was so new that we gathered around a computer screen to watch emails arriving. That was 1978. It seemed like a cool idea, but we had no idea that, like SMS text a few decades later, it would ever become a popular medium for communicating. By the early 1990s I was using computer conferencing to chat with a global rural development network, so it seemed an obvious choice to use when we began to teach at a distance. Paper-based