Restless backbenchers snap at Labour’s heels

It was like a trip down memory lane as the British parliament, an institution many claim has been overshadowed by Tony Blair’s presidential style, was thrust back into the spotlight.

18th February, 2006

It was like a trip down memory lane as the British parliament, an institution many claim has been overshadowed by Tony Blair’s presidential style, was thrust back into the spotlight.

The votes may have gone the government’s way, but that’s no guarantee of smooth seas ahead following a compelling week at Westminster. It started last Sunday with newspaper claims that Blair and his chancellor, Gordon Brown, were now conducting a ‘‘dual premiership’’....

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