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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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