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Saturday, 9 June, 2001, 15:20 GMT 16:20 UK
PM's election coverage
Welcome to the PM programme's special election section.
Friday 8 June
Tuesday 5 June
In January it was announced he had given £5 million to the Tories, and he followed recently with another donation of undisclosed size.
PM asked him for his assessment of the Tory election campaign.
Monday 4 June
Saturday 2 June
The focus on Europe which dominated last week's election campaigning was totally absent from the Conservative campaign today.
Instead, they unveiled posters on public services.
A change of tactic? Norman Smith reports on the day's campaining.
Friday 1 June
And a former party leader thinks there could be a big Labour majority - Lady Thatcher.
Lady Thatcher, writing in The Daily Telegraph, said that a second Labour landslide would lead to an "elective dictatorship" of a government sustained by "cronies, ciphers and a personality cult".
Tony Blair was quick to rebut this arguing the election had still to be won by Labour and underlining voting takes place next week.
Liberal leader Charles Kennedy accused the Tories of backing those who say they will not bother to vote.
Thursday 31st May 2001
On Thursday Tony Blair struggled to answer a question about the teenage soap, Hollyoaks, while William Hague fared better, confidently answering questions on pop music and Harry Potter books for BBC television's Newsround.
No TV appearances for Charles Kennedy but the LibDem leader did admit that the world of modern politics seemed out of step with the concerns of the younger generation.
Wednesday 30th May 2001
So they have set up their own political parties, which are standing in the general election.
Andrew Bomford went to meet them for PM.
Tuesday 29th May 2001
As Labour launch a controversial poster attacking William Hague, a senior Tory member criticises the party's Euro-policy.
Leon now Lord Brittan, who was Trade and Industry minister under Margaret Thatcher, says Mr Hague's plans to renegotiate the Treaty of Nice are unrealistic.
Monday 28th May 2001
The Conservatives have attacked Labour's position on the Euro again today, claiming the question in a referendum would be rigged and that entry would cost £36bn.
But Labour says there is no point in discussing the question yet and the Tories are assuming they will lose the election by making it an issue now.
Friday 25th May 2001
Gillian Hargreaves has been to Harwich to assess the apprehensions felt by many towards the EU.
Thursday 24th May 2001
But there's been a deafening silence on the single currency row from the Euro-philes in the Conservative party. Where are they now? Norman Smith has been investigating for PM.
Wednesday 23rd May 2001
Both the main parties delivered charge and counter-charge over Europe today.
The Tories claimed that Labour would back a secret plan for EU tax harmonisation - inevitably leading to higher taxes - while Labour published a list of eighty Conservative candidates who, they claimed, had ruled out the single currency on principle.
The Liberal Democrats accused William Hague of ditching political principle in refusing to echo Lady Thatcher's refusal to ever enter into the single currency.
Monday 21st May 2001
They've promised to cut business rates for small firms by £200m a year.
Andrew North went to Reading to find out more.
Saturday 19 May 2001
Tony Blair was treated with respect and kindness in Cardiff today - by pensioners who had apparently forgiven his government for giving them just 75p a week increase not long ago.
Even more surprisingly, opinion polls suggest Labour has 50% support amongst over-65s - a huge leap from the situation in 1997, when they were 10 points behind the Tories.
Thursday 17 May 2001
We spoke to Hugh Berger of the National Forum Trust and Jim Bradley who is a political activist who's never voted.
Wednesday 16th May 2001
Sharon Storer, whose partner Keith is seriously ill with cancer, told PM why she confronted the prime minister.
Tuesday 15th May 2001
Also today - the Lib Dems launch their manifesto.
Monday 14th May 2001
Saturday 12th May 2001
Friday 11th May 2001
For one constituency, its spending on health - in particular a hospital casualty department - that will matter.
Thursday 10th May 2001
Hear her interview with PM's Clare English.
Wednesday 9th May 2001
It will be the only time the three leaders debate head-to-head during the campaign.
Tuesday 8th May 2001
PM is BBC Radio 4's evening look at the day's news and events, with a team of presenters including Eddie Mair, Clare English, Carolyn Quinn, Nigel Wrench and Dan Damon.
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