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  1. July 10, 2014

    Telecoms industry welcomes data proposals

    Mobile phone networks and internet service providers have been warning the government for weeks that they were unsure about...

  2. July 10, 2014

    UK unveils emergency data law to underpin security surveillance

    David Cameron is to push though emergency laws to allow police and security agencies to maintain access to phone and email...

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  1. July 9, 2014

    Sacking Sir Humphrey is not the answer

    What is the purpose of the British civil service? Should it exist simply to implement the will of elected politicians – a...

  2. July 7, 2014

    Tide of anxiety drives reports into high-level UK child sex abuse

    An independent inquiry will examine whether British institutions including political parties, hospitals, the BBC and the...

  3. July 7, 2014

    Q&A: Westminster child sex abuse claims

    Theresa May, the home secretary, is expected to announce later on Monday a wide-ranging inquiry into how her department...

  4. July 7, 2014

    Charity chief to lead child abuse inquiry

    The head of the NSPCC children’s charity is to review the UK government’s handling of child abuse allegations, the home...

  5. July 6, 2014

    Home Office civil servant called to explain child abuse files loss

    The most senior official at the Home Office has been summoned by a committee of MPs to explain how his department lost 114...

  6. July 4, 2014

    David Cameron orders probe into lost child sex file

    David Cameron has instructed the most senior civil servant in the Home Office to investigate what happened to a dossier...

  7. July 3, 2014

    Visa curbs on highly skilled migrants hit UK talent pool

    UK risks missing out on brightest minds in global talent hunt Government curbs on highly skilled migrants have shrunk the...

  8. July 3, 2014

    Study backs up business fears over UK migrant clamp

    Six months into his premiership, David Cameron set out his vision for tougher border controls, arguing that it was...

  9. June 24, 2014

    Language test abuses by overseas students spur criminal inquiry

    Nearly 50,000 overseas students in the UK have obtained English language certificates fraudulently in order to extend their...

  10. June 17, 2014

    UK passport backlog hits half a million

    The backlog of UK passport applications waiting to be processed has reached nearly half a million, having risen by 200,000...

  11. June 16, 2014

    UK moves to streamline tourist visas for Chinese

    Under pressure from Beijing to simplify its visa system, Britain has announced that Chinese tourists will be able to use the...

  12. June 12, 2014

    May ignored passport office warnings, says Labour party

    Theresa May was warned in a report a year ago that the closure of overseas passport offices would lead to 350,000 extra...

  13. June 12, 2014

    ‘Urgent’ passports to be fast-tracked for free

    Britons who need to travel abroad “urgently” will have their passport applications fast-tracked free of charge, under...

  14. June 11, 2014

    London purchase of water cannon causes Tory tensions

    Boris Johnson’s decision to buy water cannon to tackle rioters in London has fuelled tensions among Conservatives, with the...

  15. June 11, 2014

    City scandals prompt review of UK anti-bribery standards

    Downing Street has ordered a wide-ranging review of the UK’s ability to tackle bribery and white-collar crime amid concern...

  16. June 11, 2014

    More staff pledged to deal with delayed UK passports

    David Cameron has admitted that up to 30,000 passport applications have been delayed and has said hundreds more staff will...

  17. June 8, 2014

    Extremism feud undermines Cameron’s quiet achievement

    One of the quiet achievements of which David Cameron is most proud is the relative absence of feuds in the...

  18. June 8, 2014

    Ofsted Islamist warning to revive focus on fight against terror

    This week’s Ofsted report that is expected to warn of hardline Islamist teaching creeping into a handful of Birmingham...

  19. June 6, 2014

    Michael Gove’s job in doubt after row with Theresa May

    David Cameron’s warning that he will “sort out” the sulphurous cabinet row over Islamic extremism has sent a frisson through...

  20. June 6, 2014

    Western focus turns to homegrown jihadis as terror threat grows

    Western intelligence agencies have handed Turkish authorities the names of nearly 5,000 people they fear are attempting to...

  21. June 4, 2014

    Feud between Michael Gove and Theresa May reaches tipping point

    The casus belli was alleged Islamic infiltration of Birmingham schools; but the spat between Michael Gove and Theresa May...

  22. June 3, 2014

    Whitehall in drive against illegal migrant working

    Employers of immigrants in hotels, minicab companies and care homes are being ­targeted in a two-week government crackdown...

  23. June 3, 2014

    Crooked UK professionals face five-year jail terms

    Lawyers and accountants who work for organised criminals will face five-year jail terms under a crackdown on white-collar...

  24. David Allen Green

    May 29, 2014

    Three threads of Cotton – and the tangle that remains over legal aid

    Earlier this month, a UK government department told senior judges something rather extraordinary: that the department was...

  25. May 28, 2014

    Government launches programme to curb student binge drinking

    A pub crawl may be seen as a rite of passage by most students, but the Home Office is urging universities to take action...

  26. May 21, 2014

    UK home secretary Theresa May cuts Police Federation funding

    The Police Federation, which represents police officers, will lose hundreds of thousands of pounds in UK government support...

  27. May 19, 2014

    Mitie wins contract to run UK immigration centres

    Mitie, the FTSE 250 outsourcer, further increased its market share in British government services with a £180m, eight-year...

  28. The A-List

    May 14, 2014

    A recovering Britain should have faith in the governor

    Mark Carney brought sporting metaphors back to the Bank of England’s quarterly press conference today, likening the UK’s...

  29. April 24, 2014

    ‘Risky’ contract for housing asylum seekers attacked by MPs

    Attempts to save £140m on the cost of housing asylum seekers by outsourcing the service to G4S and Serco were risky, poorly...

  30. April 23, 2014

    UK court orders delay in asylum decision on former Kazakh banker

    The UK cannot take further steps until next month to cancel the asylum status it granted in 2011 to Mukhtar Ablyazov, a...

  31. April 9, 2014

    Terror checks on airliners root out hijack suspects

    British security officials have ordered the removal of “a handful” of people from passenger flights heading to the UK in the...

  32. April 8, 2014

    Visa rules in the spotlight as overseas student numbers fall

    Ministers’ efforts to increase education exports comes at a time of intense scrutiny over the appeal of British universities...

  33. April 3, 2014

    Your questions answered: Can I have work meetings without a business visa?

    A colleague from the US was scheduled to meet with me next week while he is over in London while on holiday to help me...

  34. March 26, 2014

    Tories eye visa sleight of hand to flatter immigration figures

    Theresa May is proposing to cut net migration by more than 19,000 ahead of the next general election in a statistical...

  35. March 20, 2014

    ‘Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life’

    Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life, by John Campbell, Jonathan Cape, RRP£30, 832 pages It never fails to amaze me how far one...

  36. March 19, 2014

    Boris Johnson backs plan for water cannon on London streets

    Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with proposals to bring water cannon on to the streets of London this summer, following a...

  37. March 14, 2014

    MI5 focuses on British jihadists returning from Syria

    More than half of MI5’s anti-terror investigations involve Britons who have travelled to fight in Syria, highlighting the...

  38. March 12, 2014

    UK boosts powers to strip extremist content from web

    UK authorities have significantly increased their use of legal powers to strip extremist content from the web in a scramble...

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