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  1. David Allen Green

    September 3, 2014

    RIPA requests, Plebgate, and journalistic sources

    The UK’s Metropolitan Police obtained the “telecommunications data” of the political editor of the Sun. They did this...

  2. June 2, 2014

    Rightwingers fight plan to make Andrew Lansley an EU commissioner

    David Cameron’s decision to line up former health secretary Andrew Lansley, as Britain’s next European commissioner has...

  1. 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...

  2. March 9, 2014

    The police are stretched, mistrusted and in need of reform

    Policing scandals have been rolling in like winter storms – destructive and seemingly never-ending. The wrongdoing revealed...

  3. February 21, 2014

    Matthew Engel’s British Institutions: police commissioners

    Malpas Cricket Club, on the outskirts of Newport in South Wales, is not especially famous in the annals of the game; nor is...

  4. February 6, 2014

    Plebgate police officer sentenced to 12 months in prison

    A Scotland Yard officer who falsely claimed to have witnessed the “plebgate” row in Downing Street has been sentenced to 12...

  5. January 10, 2014

    Plebgate officer admits to lying

    Andrew Mitchell, the Conservatives’ former chief whip, said on Friday “justice has been done’’ after a police officer who...

  6. December 4, 2013

    ‘Plebgate’ PC to sue Andrew Mitchell for libel

    The police officer at the heart of the “Plebgate” row, which led to Andrew Mitchell resigning his cabinet post, is to sue...

  7. November 27, 2013

    Andrew Mitchell must pay £35,000 legal costs

    Andrew Mitchell must pay News Group Newspapers £35,000 in lawyers’ fees, following a “rigorous” landmark judgment from the...

  8. November 26, 2013

    Police officer to face charges in Plebgate saga

    Andrew Mitchell, the former cabinet minister, has made damning criticisms of public prosecutors and questioned the...

  9. November 5, 2013

    Police watchdog widens inquiry into ‘plebgate’ row

    The reputation of UK police suffered a further blow after the force’s watchdog decided to broaden its investigation into...

  10. November 3, 2013

    ‘Plebgate’ officers face fresh investigation

    The police watchdog has announced it will reopen an investigation into three senior officers involved in the “plebgate row”....

  11. October 16, 2013

    Pressure mounts for overhaul of UK police regulation

    Pressure is building on the government to overhaul the way the police service is regulated in the wake of the Andrew...

  12. October 16, 2013

    Police chief calls for new regulator in wake of ‘plebgate’ row

    One of Britain’s most senior police officers has called for a new police regulator in the wake of allegations that officers...

  13. October 11, 2013

    Ex-chief whip Andrew Mitchell joins Investec

    Andrew Mitchell, who stood aside as Conservative chief whip after being accused of calling a policeman a “pleb” outside...

  14. September 19, 2013

    A question of trust

    A year ago, the Conservative chief whip, Andrew Mitchell, had an infamous altercation with two policemen at the entrance to...

  15. March 31, 2013

    Prosecutors rebuke Met over ‘plebgate’ probe

    Prosecutors have rebuked the Metropolitan Police over its handling of the investigation into whether officers lied about the...

  16. March 29, 2013

    PM asks Mitchell to consider Brussels job

    Andrew Mitchell has been sounded out by David Cameron on whether he would like to become Britain’s next EU commissioner. The...

  17. March 29, 2013

    Mitchell to sue Sun newspaper

    Andrew Mitchell has issued a libel writ against The Sun newspaper over its reporting of the “plebgate” scandal as Scotland...

  18. March 24, 2013

    Probe into Mitchell ‘pleb’ dispute widens

    The probe into whether police tried to discredit former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell by accusing him of calling a...

  19. March 12, 2013

    Cameron draws top official into rail row

    David Cameron has dragged his most senior official into the row surrounding the government’s botched attempts to sell the...

  20. Westminster Blog

    February 20, 2013

    Andrew Mitchell's pitch to be European Commissioner

    As Andrew Mitchell begins to emerge from the shadows of the “plebgate” row, talk has turned to whether he could be brought...

  21. February 4, 2013

    ‘Plebgate’ MP claims he was ‘stitched up’

    Andrew Mitchell, the former Conservative chief whip who resigned last year after his “plebgate” row with police officers,...

  22. January 21, 2013

    Prime minister accepts plebgate blame

    David Cameron has “taken full responsibility” for failing to clear a cabinet minister of allegations that he called a police...

  23. January 18, 2013

    Tories urged to celebrate aid achievements

    Senior Conservatives should stop sniping and celebrate what the government is doing on international aid, the former aid...

  24. January 18, 2013

    Don’t ‘trash’ civil servants, says Mitchell

    Andrew Mitchell has hit out at ministers who “trash” their civil servants, likening them to “bad workmen who blame their...

  25. January 16, 2013

    Updated view of political management

    For Tony Blair, they were the “forces of conservatism”. For Margaret Thatcher they were an inefficient bureaucracy that...

  26. January 10, 2013

    MPs criticise ‘plebgate’ incident review

    Downing Street decided against a detailed probe into the “plebgate” incident that led to the resignation of Andrew Mitchell...

  27. Westminster Blog

    January 10, 2013

    MPs attack Heywood over plebgate

    Sir Jeremy Heywood Sir Jeremy Heywood, the government’s chief civil servant, was up in front of MPs on the Public...

  28. December 29, 2012

    Met chief honoured amid fraught relations

    Many a Scotland Yard chief has received a knighthood in the line of duty, but rarely when relations between police and...

  29. December 23, 2012

    Head of Met Police reviews Plebgate probe

    The head of the Metropolitan Police has returned from his Christmas break to review the investigation into the Plebgate...

  30. December 21, 2012

    An overpaid and incompetent police

    About 80 years ago, the historian G.M. Young asserted with nationalistic complacency that the most efficient institutions in...

  31. December 19, 2012

    Plebgate returns

    Andrew Mitchell resigned from the government two months ago after getting into an altercation with some police officers in...

  32. December 19, 2012

    Second arrest in ‘plebgate’ probe

    A second man has been arrested as part of the inquiry into the Downing Street row which led to the resignation of Andrew...

  33. Westminster Blog

    December 19, 2012

    PMQs: Labour tries to paint a picture of Dickensian Britain

    In a Commons packed with more than 600 MPs it was not hard to spot the man of the hour: the former chief whip Andrew...

  34. December 18, 2012

    Met to look into new ‘plebgate’ evidence

    The Metropolitan Police are probing “extremely serious” allegations that a serving police officer fabricated evidence about...

  35. December 17, 2012

    Watchdog to probe ‘plebgate’ officer

    A police officer who claimed to have witnessed the Downing Street “plebgate” row which led to the resignation of former...

  36. December 13, 2012

    GMAT retains its popularity among MBA applicants

    More and more North American business schools are offering the GRE as an alternative to the GMAT entry test, but prospective...

  37. November 30, 2012

    UK withholds Rwanda aid after UN concerns

    The UK is withholding £21m of aid to Rwanda after the UN raised concerns that President Paul Kagame’s government is...

  38. November 16, 2012

    Aid to Uganda frozen on misuse claims

    Justine Greening has halted all aid channelled through the Ugandan government amid concerns that foreign support was being...

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