Blair moved the Labour Party towards the centre of British politics, using the term 'New Labour' to distinguish his policies of support for the market economy from the party's previous rigid adherence to nationalisation. He has referred to his policy as 'modern social democracy' and 'the third way'. Critics on the left feel that he has compromised the principles of the founders of the Labour party, and that the Blair government has moved too far to the right, placing insufficient emphasis on traditional Labour priorities such as the redistribution of wealth.
[...] Davis is not best known as a great speech giver and after a pitch telling the party to "walk tall" the odds against his winning lengthened. In the first ballot of Conservative MPs on 18 October 2005, Davis came top with 62 votes. However, this was less than the number of his declared supporters and was, therefore, seen as a setback. The elimination of Kenneth Clarke left the bookmakers' favourite, David Cameron, without a rival on the centre of the party. [...]
[...] This database is planned to perform a key role in the delivery of Government services over the Internet in the future. The cards and database will record biometric data, including fingerprints, digitised facial scan & iris scan. It is expected that by 2013 up to 80% of the working population will have some kind of biometric identity document, with the cards becoming compulsory then. Although the focus of the proposal is on the identity cards themselves, not least in the title of the Bill, it is the National Identity Register database that is the key component. [...]
[...] The state of the political field in Great-Britain 1. Strategies of parties Labour Party (356 seats fewer than in 2001) - led by Tony Blair Tony Blair, Prime Minister, brought Labour into power with a landslide victory in the 1997 general election, only person to have led the party to three consecutive general election victories. Blair moved the Labour Party towards the centre of British politics, using the term "New Labour" to distinguish his policies of support for the market economy from the party's previous rigid adherence to nationalisation. [...]
[...] It is an Act of Parliament that introduces a public "right to know" in relation to public bodies. The act implements a manifesto commitment of the Labour Party in the 1997 general election. The final version of the act is believed to have been diluted from that proposed while Labour was in opposition. The full provisions of the act came into force on 1 January 2005. The act itself is Crown copyright but can be found at the Web site of the Stationery Office. [...]
[...] The details were announced after the London bombings. The Irish Government confirmed that discussions with British counterparts have been ongoing for some time. The main motivation of this is the Common Travel Area and proximity of Northern Ireland. In July 2005 the UK indicated that it would use its European Union Presidency (July-December 2005) to develop moves towards a Europe-wide biometric ID scheme Terrorism Act 2000 The Terrorism Act 2000 is a current United Kingdom Act of Parliament - "An Act to make provision about terrorism; and to make temporary provision for Northern Ireland about the prosecution and punishment of certain offences, the preservation of peace and the maintenance of order." It supersedes and repeals the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 and the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996. [...]
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