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    1. July 31, 2015

      UK reverses decision to restrict visa for China artist Ai Weiwei

      Theresa May has intervened to grant Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa to enter Britain,...

    2. July 31, 2015

      David Cameron announces measures to tackle Calais migrants crisis

      Extra sniffer dogs and security fencing are to be sent to France, while Ministry of Defence land in Kent will be used...

    1. July 30, 2015

      UK restricts Ai Weiwei entry visa

      Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been refused a full UK business visa by the British government, which has...

    2. July 17, 2015

      Judges strike down ‘vital’ data gathering law

      Surveillance legislation the government considered “vital” and rushed through parliament last year has been struck down...

    3. July 15, 2015

      Theresa May rejects police request to allow water cannon

      Theresa May has refused to authorise the use of water cannon on the UK mainland, in a rebuke to the mayor of London who...

    4. David Allen Green

      July 9, 2015

      Gove must sort out bad MoJ policy-making if he is to uphold the rule of law

      A curious Martian looking down at the government departments in Whitehall would not work out much about the British...

    5. June 14, 2015

      Extradition attempt is political ploy, says Russian tycoon

      Sergei Pugachev, the exiled Russian tycoon once nicknamed the “Kremlin’s banker” has said a Russian attempt to...

    6. April 16, 2015

      Lord Janner will not face child sex charges because of ill-health

      Lord Janner will be spared charges for alleged child sex crimes committed 25 years ago because he has Alzheimer’s...

    7. March 29, 2015

      Scrap price slump cools hot metal trade

      Rail travellers face the usual disruption from maintenance works over Easter, while many churchgoers will be tapped up...

    8. March 11, 2015

      Civil servants’ travel costs increase 10% despite fall in numbers

      Whitehall travel costs have risen more than 10 per cent in four years, despite big cuts to civil service numbers, a...

    9. March 5, 2015

      Serco foots the bill for ‘win at all costs’ public sector contracts

      Serco’s contract crisis Waiting outside the advice clinic at a hostel for asylum seekers in Liverpool, Mohammad Ahmadi...

    10. February 20, 2015

      Theresa May plans ‘British values’ test for visitor visas

      Overseas visitors seeking to work, study or attend business meetings in the UK would have to demonstrate they respected...

    11. January 22, 2015

      Fall in crime levels masks rise in fraud

      Crime has fallen by 11 per cent over the past year to a record low, according to the Office for National Statistics,...

    12. December 8, 2014

      Tougher US-style probation clamp called for in UK

      Criminals who break the terms of their probation while serving community orders could be sent to jail for up to a week...

    13. November 27, 2014

      Net UK migration surges 43%

      UK net migration has risen 78,000 to 260,000 over the past year, definitively thwarting the Conservative party’s “no...

    14. November 9, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Non-protected departments in line of fire

      Britain and the cuts: departments at risk A stark message greeted the coalition government when it took charge in 2010....

    15. November 4, 2014

      Norman Baker’s exit signals rising UK coalition government tension

      When Norman Baker was deployed to the Home Office last year, he was under no illusion about how tough the brief would...

    16. October 31, 2014

      Brussels bill not out of control, says UK Treasury

      Britain’s contributions to the EU were not much higher last year than had been expected, the government insisted on...

    17. October 30, 2014

      Coalition row erupts over drug laws study

      The “toughness” of a country’s drug possession laws has no impact on levels of substance misuse, a Home Office report...

    18. October 26, 2014

      Theresa May aims to win over Tory rebels on EU policing measures

      Theresa May is trying to force through plans to “opt in” to EU police and justice measures, including the European...

    19. October 2, 2014

      Coalition relations at ‘new low’, says Nick Clegg

      Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, said relations in the coalition have reached a “new low” after the home...

    20. September 30, 2014

      May says future Tory government will boost web snooping powers

      Theresa May has promised that a future Conservative government will push through internet snooping powers, in a speech...

    21. September 30, 2014

      Extremist groups face TV and social media ban in UK

      Extremist preachers and far right groups will be banned from using television and social media to spread their ideology...

    22. September 26, 2014

      UK passport office to be abolished

      The passport office is to be brought into the Home Office and made directly accountable to ministers, after a chaotic...

    23. September 25, 2014

      FBI claims to have identified Isis militant Jihadi John

      US authorities have identified the militant known as Jihadi John responsible for the beheading of American journalists...

    24. September 3, 2014

      May polishes pitch for Tory leadership with vision on welfare

      Theresa May will on Wednesday issue a reminder that she is still among the frontrunners to be the next leader of the...

    25. August 28, 2014

      EU influx pushes net migration to highest level since 2011

      David Cameron’s promise to cut UK immigration to the “tens of thousands” by the next election has been derailed by a...

    26. July 25, 2014

      Theresa May: Britain’s Angela Merkel?

      It was billed as “the march of the women” but David Cameron decided well before this month’s ministerial reshuffle that...

    27. July 18, 2014

      Is Britain closing its doors to talent?

      “Visa curbs on highly skilled migrants hit UK talent pool” was the front page headline on the FT. Referring to a study...

    28. July 17, 2014

      More than half of crimes in England and Wales remain unsolved

      More than half of all crimes in England and Wales are left unsolved by police, according to the first Home Office...

    29. July 14, 2014

      Butler-Sloss stands down after hasty appointment to abuse probe

      Lady Butler-Sloss, a retired judge appointed to probe allegations of child sex abuse by Westminster figures in the...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. December 16, 2013

      May criticised over immigration cap proposal

      Theresa May, home secretary was under fire on Monday after her proposed curbs on EU migration sparked a coalition row...

    36. December 15, 2013

      Immigration clampdown reports provoke row

      A row has broken out in government over what many believe is an effort by people close to Theresa May to bounce the...

    37. December 9, 2013

      Home Secretary criticised for failure to cut red tape

      Theresa May has been accused by cabinet colleagues of undermining the government’s pro-business agenda by refusing to...

    38. December 4, 2013

      Open EU borders are reciprocal and fair

      The EU’s open borders have resulted in “the biggest migration in Europe outside wartime”, David Cameron complained in...

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