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May 11, 1997
EVEN MORE impressive than the swift, inexpensive British election campaign is the verve and determination with which Tony Blair's Labor government hit the ground running. Its sure first steps in reversing two major policies and asserting continuity in a third would be unthinkable for a new team just moving into the White House.Mr. Blair and his ministers have never served in executive office. But even before Parliament assembled, they charted a course on Europe, reformed monetary policy and showed speedy resolve on Northern Ireland along lines pursued by the former Conservative government.
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By New York Times News Service | May 3, 2008
LONDON -- Boris Johnson, the floppy-haired media celebrity and Conservative member of Parliament who transformed himself from a shambling, amusing-aphorism-uttering figure of fun into a plausible political force, was elected mayor of London yesterday. Johnson's surprising victory was not only a triumph of his own singular style, but also a resounding public rebuke to the Labor government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown in a day full of such rebukes. As votes were tallied across the country after Thursday's elections, it emerged that the Labor Party had suffered its worst local election results in at least 40 years.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 5, 1996
OFRA, West Bank -- The fruit of Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory will appear in a field now thick with only brambles and weeds, the Jewish settlers believe.They envision 35 duplex homes arising from the field -- already sown with underground water and power lines -- to house new settlers coming to Ofra.The Labor Party's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin blocked the construction plans to expand the settlement when he won election in 1992, and his successor, Shimon Peres, did the same. The settlers expect Netanyahu to give the go-ahead.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 17, 2000
In his last two and a half days of life, Brent Churchill slept a total of five hours. The rest of the time he was working. In his last moments, Churchill, a lineman on call one stormy weekend for Central Maine Power, climbed a 30-foot pole, hooked on his safety straps and reached for a 7,200-volt cable without first putting on his insulating gloves. There was a flash, and then Churchill hung motionless by his straps. His father, arriving before the ladder-truck did and thinking his son might still be alive, stood at the foot of the pole for more than an hour begging for somebody to bring his boy down.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | December 11, 1997
LONDON -- Britain's Labor Party shed another layer of its welfare past with a stern message to single parents last night: Get to work or get married before having children.With Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair quashing a rebellion from his party's left wing, the House of Commons approved a bill to reduce welfare payments to single parents.The action was Blair's boldest bid to refashion the remnants of Britain's Labor-built, cradle-to-grave welfare state.Blair, who claims to represent "New Labor," wants people to take responsibility for their lives -- and actions.
NEWS
May 2, 1999
THE FIRST Scottish parliament in three centuries and first Welsh assembly in seven will be elected Thursday. This is part of the British Labor government's plan for "devolution," which restores elected regional government for Greater London and Northern Ireland, introducing it in Scotland and Wales. Devolution is also meant to solve such problems as periodic outbreaks of Celtic nationalism.All are different. Scotland was a kingdom, united to England in fact in 1603 and in law in 1707. Welsh is a language and culture seeking a country.
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By New York Times News Service | May 3, 2008
LONDON -- Boris Johnson, the floppy-haired media celebrity and Conservative member of Parliament who transformed himself from a shambling, amusing-aphorism-uttering figure of fun into a plausible political force, was elected mayor of London yesterday. Johnson's surprising victory was not only a triumph of his own singular style, but also a resounding public rebuke to the Labor government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown in a day full of such rebukes. As votes were tallied across the country after Thursday's elections, it emerged that the Labor Party had suffered its worst local election results in at least 40 years.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,London Bureau of The Sun | November 26, 1990
LONDON -- The three contenders to succeed Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher all claimed yesterday that they could beat the opposition Labor Party in the next general election.Their ability to ensure a fourth Conservative term in office is crucial to the self-survival instincts of the 372 members of Parliament who will vote tomorrow for a new leader.Under the increasingly unpopular leadership of Mrs. Thatcher, Labor had held a consistent double-digit lead in the polls throughout the year. But her resignation reversed that, with opinion polls yesterday saying that any of the Conservative leadership contenders could beat Labor.
NEWS
May 2, 1997
AFTER 18 YEARS of Conservative Party curtailment of the welfare state, the British electorate has thrown the rascals out, .. but not for a change in direction. The British were tired of the corruption that creeps in when any political party rules too long. A broad consensus exists about the social and economic system. The Labor Party's triumph, this time, means no ideological revolution but a change in management.Tony Blair has won a splendid victory. To get to the prime minister's house at 10 Downing Street, he benefited from years of struggle to remake the Labor Party to command the support of nearly half the British people and the acquiescence of the rest.
NEWS
April 27, 1997
TONY BLAIR did very little to achieve his large advantage in the British polls. It is widely assumed that the leader of the Labor Party will emerge as his country's next prime minister after the May 1 balloting. Events and the mammoth labors of others created an ideal situation for the opposition party. Mr. Blair deftly seized the moment.After 18 years of Conservative rule, Britons are demanding change. But for much of that time, the other major party, Labor, kept itself unelectable through its far-left ideology and imperviousness to changes in the world.
NEWS
May 2, 1999
THE FIRST Scottish parliament in three centuries and first Welsh assembly in seven will be elected Thursday. This is part of the British Labor government's plan for "devolution," which restores elected regional government for Greater London and Northern Ireland, introducing it in Scotland and Wales. Devolution is also meant to solve such problems as periodic outbreaks of Celtic nationalism.All are different. Scotland was a kingdom, united to England in fact in 1603 and in law in 1707. Welsh is a language and culture seeking a country.
NEWS
January 2, 1999
THE BEST WAY to keep peace as an option in Israel's spring election is to ensure that momentum is maintained to implement the Wye Plantation agreement.That calls for Washington, distracted with its own affairs, to lean on the caretaker government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority government of Yasser Arafat to keep their commitments.The May 4 deadline for agreement on final status cannot be met. In spite of this, nothing should be done to prejudice Israel's May 17 election.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | November 25, 1998
LONDON -- A robed, bejeweled and bespectacled Queen Elizabeth II dispassionately read out one of the more revolutionary governmental policies of her near half-century reign yesterday.With one simple sentence, she confirmed the Labor government's commitment to sweep away centuries of tradition and radically alter the makeup of the House of Lords, the upper chamber of Parliament."A bill will be introduced to remove the rights of hereditary peers to sit and vote in the House of Lords," the queen said.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | December 11, 1997
LONDON -- Britain's Labor Party shed another layer of its welfare past with a stern message to single parents last night: Get to work or get married before having children.With Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair quashing a rebellion from his party's left wing, the House of Commons approved a bill to reduce welfare payments to single parents.The action was Blair's boldest bid to refashion the remnants of Britain's Labor-built, cradle-to-grave welfare state.Blair, who claims to represent "New Labor," wants people to take responsibility for their lives -- and actions.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 25, 1997
LONDON -- Let the Scots run Scotland.That was the message delivered yesterday by Britain's Labor government, which unveiled sweeping constitutional plans to give Scotland a parliament for the first time since the 1707 Act of Union united the parliaments of England and Scotland.Under the plan, a 129-member Scottish parliament would be given broad lawmaking and taxpaying powers to preside over 5 million Scots.Scotland's voters would have to approve the plan in a referendum Sept 11. Prime Minister Tony Blair has vowed to lead that campaign and the one to gain approval in Westminster.
NEWS
May 11, 1997
EVEN MORE impressive than the swift, inexpensive British election campaign is the verve and determination with which Tony Blair's Labor government hit the ground running. Its sure first steps in reversing two major policies and asserting continuity in a third would be unthinkable for a new team just moving into the White House.Mr. Blair and his ministers have never served in executive office. But even before Parliament assembled, they charted a course on Europe, reformed monetary policy and showed speedy resolve on Northern Ireland along lines pursued by the former Conservative government.
NEWS
January 2, 1999
THE BEST WAY to keep peace as an option in Israel's spring election is to ensure that momentum is maintained to implement the Wye Plantation agreement.That calls for Washington, distracted with its own affairs, to lean on the caretaker government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority government of Yasser Arafat to keep their commitments.The May 4 deadline for agreement on final status cannot be met. In spite of this, nothing should be done to prejudice Israel's May 17 election.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 3, 1990
BLACKPOOL, England -- Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock presented himself to British voters yesterday as prime-minister-in-waiting, eager for power at home and influence abroad."
NEWS
May 2, 1997
AFTER 18 YEARS of Conservative Party curtailment of the welfare state, the British electorate has thrown the rascals out, .. but not for a change in direction. The British were tired of the corruption that creeps in when any political party rules too long. A broad consensus exists about the social and economic system. The Labor Party's triumph, this time, means no ideological revolution but a change in management.Tony Blair has won a splendid victory. To get to the prime minister's house at 10 Downing Street, he benefited from years of struggle to remake the Labor Party to command the support of nearly half the British people and the acquiescence of the rest.
NEWS
April 27, 1997
TONY BLAIR did very little to achieve his large advantage in the British polls. It is widely assumed that the leader of the Labor Party will emerge as his country's next prime minister after the May 1 balloting. Events and the mammoth labors of others created an ideal situation for the opposition party. Mr. Blair deftly seized the moment.After 18 years of Conservative rule, Britons are demanding change. But for much of that time, the other major party, Labor, kept itself unelectable through its far-left ideology and imperviousness to changes in the world.
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