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    1. November 12, 2012

      Cameron to push defence exports and City

      David Cameron has vowed to try to open up neglected overseas markets such as Morocco, Vietnam and Indonesia, in a speech to...

    2. November 8, 2012

      Interview: Parents lay foundations for fight to the top

      Baroness Scotland says her mother could have run ICI with one hand tied behind her back and that her father instilled in her...

    1. June 27, 2012

      Harsh US jails fuel the fear of extradition

      Theresa May, the UK home secretary, is due to decide soon whether Gary McKinnon, an Asperger’s syndrome sufferer, should be...

    2. March 5, 2012

      Peers defeat legal aid reforms

      Ken Clarke suffered three defeats in the House of Lords on his plans to remove funding from some areas of legal aid. The...

    3. February 5, 2010

      End of the BAE affair

      The fact that BAE Systems has agreed a plea bargain settlement with US and UK anti-corruption entities is good news. The...

    4. January 5, 2010

      Fraud office draws fire over BAE

      The planned prosecution of the arms maker BAE Systems for alleged bribery is being delayed by further Serious Fraud Office...

    5. January 4, 2010

      Serious Fraud Office draws fire over BAE

      The planned prosecution of the arms maker BAE Systems for alleged bribery is being delayed by further Serious Fraud Office...

    6. October 7, 2009

      Pay plotters

      Still no resignation from Baroness Scotland, the attorney-general who broke her own, burdensome, bureaucratic law on...

    7. October 2, 2009

      SFO seeks go-ahead for BAE charges

      A high-stakes court battle between BAE Systems and the Serious Fraud Office loomed last night after corruption...

    8. October 2, 2009

      UK corruption investigators to press for charges against BAE

      UK corruption investigators are to press for criminal charges over BAE Systems' arms deals, setting the stage for a showdown...

    9. October 2, 2009

      BAE faces court battle over corruption charges

      A high stakes court battle between BAE Systems and Britain's Serious Fraud Office loomed last night after corruption...

    10. October 1, 2009

      Arming the courts

      All the elements of high drama are there. BAE Systems – Europe’s largest defence company – stands accused of corrupt...

    11. October 1, 2009

      SFO seeks go-ahead for BAE charges

      A high-stakes court battle between BAE Systems and the Serious Fraud Office loomed late on Thursday after corruption...

    12. October 1, 2009

      Borders Agency’s impossible task

      From Mr Trevor Pateman. Sir, London’s economy would collapse without migrant labour and would be disrupted, obviously to an...

    13. October 1, 2009

      BAE pushed to accept plea deal or face arms sale bribery charges

      UK corruption investigators plan to press criminal charges over weapons manufacturer BAE Systems' arms deals if last-ditch...

    14. October 1, 2009

      BAE pressed to accept plea deal or face arms sale bribery charges

      UK corruption investigators plan to press criminal charges over weapons manufacturer BAE Systems' arms deals if last-ditch...

    15. October 1, 2009

      BAE Systems under pressure to plead guilty

      Corruption investigators plan to press criminal charges over BAE Systems' arms deals if last-ditch efforts to force the...

    16. September 28, 2009

      Sexism at heart of Scotland case, believes Straw

      The media and political firestorm engulfing Baroness Scotland is motivated by sexism, asserts Jack Straw, in an...

    17. September 27, 2009

      Sexism at heart of Scotland case, says Straw

      The media and political firestorm engulfing Baroness Scotland is motivated by sexism, asserts Jack Straw, in an intervention...

    18. September 24, 2009

      Baroness Scotland must set example

      From Mr Andrew M. Rosemarine. Sir, The senior law officer is in the government to give legal advice (Reports, September...

    19. September 23, 2009

      Warning on Labour cash crunch for poll

      It could be “almost impossible” for Labour to raise enough money to fight a general election campaign next year, a former...

    20. September 23, 2009

      Contractors and infractors

      Bob the Builder is back in the dock. The building trade and collusion would appear to go together like bricks and mortar,...

    21. September 23, 2009

      Baroness Scotland wins PM's backing after fine

      Gordon Brown gave his backing yesterday to Baroness Scotland, the attorney-general, after she was fined £5,000 for hiring...

    22. September 22, 2009

      Attorney-general wins PM’s backing after fine

      Gordon Brown gave his backing on Tuesday to Baroness Scotland, the attorney-general, after she was fined £5,000 for hiring...

    23. September 22, 2009

      Brown backs attorney-general after fine

      Gordon Brown gave his backing to Baroness Scotland, the attorney-general, on Tuesday morning after she was fined £5,000 for...

    24. Westminster Blog

      September 22, 2009

      £5,000 fine for Baroness Scotland

      It could be worse for the Attorney-General. Not only has the UK Border Agency only fined her £5,000 (against an expected...

    25. Westminster Blog

      September 17, 2009

      Baroness Scotland: Why is it a big deal?

      Some readers may have sympathy with Baroness Scotland, who has denied knowing that she was employing an illegal immigrant...

    26. September 17, 2009

      Minister under fire over housekeeper

      Baroness Scotland, the attorney general, employed an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper, according to today's Daily Mail....

    27. August 11, 2009

      Bringing fair play back to Britain

      In the old stereotype, the British are particularly attached to fair play. In business at least, that reputation is becoming...

    28. August 6, 2009

      Role of CPS is not 'victims' champion'

      Government claims that state prosecutors will champion the rights of crime victims are a "damaging misrepresentation of...

    29. August 4, 2009

      Britain pledges to become 'most hostile' to fraudsters

      Britain aims to become the most hostile country in the world to fraudsters, the government's top law officer has pledged,...

    30. August 4, 2009

      Law officer vows fraud crackdown

      Britain aims to become the most hostile country in the world to fraudsters, the government's top law officer has pledged,...

    31. August 3, 2009

      UK attorney-general vows fraud crackdown

      Britain aims to become the most hostile country in the world to fraudsters, the government’s top law officer has pledged, in...

    32. July 17, 2009

      Brown drops reform of legal chief’s role

      Gordon Brown has abandoned plans to reform the role of the attorney-general, after senior law officers fought a year-long...

    33. Westminster Blog

      June 8, 2009

      Gordon Brown at the PLP

      It’s packed in the Lloyd George room, where Gordon Brown has gone to face backbench MPs; so crowded, in fact, that even a...

    34. March 26, 2009

      UK to investigate Guantánamo torture claim

      Police are to investigate whether British agents were complicit in the alleged torture of former Guantánamo Bay detainee...

    35. March 19, 2009

      Fraud case reform

      Judges will be given sweeping powers to compensate victims of serial fraudsters by reforms introduced by Baroness Scotland...

    36. March 18, 2009

      Judges to gain new powers in fraud cases

      Judges will be given sweeping new powers to compensate the victims of serial fraudsters under reforms introduced by the...

    37. Westminster Blog

      February 25, 2009

      11 junior government members sign the Royal Mail EDM

      I have just been tipped off that no fewer than 11 ministerial aides have signed the motion opposing Lord Mandelson’s...

    38. November 1, 2008

      MI5 under scrutiny over war on terror role

      UK involvement in the Bush administration's "war on terror" was facing renewed scrutiny yesterday after it emerged that...

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