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    1. August 19, 2014

      Raytheon’s timeline of problems with UK border control

      2003: UK prime minister Tony Blair launches the eBorders programme, promising that the database of foreign travellers...

    2. June 24, 2014

      UK hacking trial: Charlie Brooks acquitted

      Charlie Brooks’s own defence counsel described him as capable of doing “daft” things – he had once drunk a bottle of Fairy...

    1. March 31, 2014

      Phone-hacking trial: Brooks hid porn as he feared leak, jury told

      Charlie Brooks, the husband of former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, has told an Old Bailey trial that...

    2. Westminster Blog

      August 24, 2011

      Jacqui Smith's unconventional decorators

      An investigation has been launched after it emerged that former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith used day-release prisoners to...

    3. Westminster Blog

      May 12, 2011

      A Laws return in 2012?

      This could have been better for David Laws. The punishment imposed by the standards committee is at the worse end of...

    4. April 1, 2011

      Bare-faced chic

      Felicity Albert of Nomura bank On a recent flying visit to Paris earlier this month to conduct quiet talks with a senior...

    5. September 28, 2010

      Fox ‘appalled’ at leak of letter on defence cuts

      Liam Fox, defence secretary, said on Wednesday he was “appalled'' that his private warnings to David Cameron over the...

    6. June 28, 2010

      UK visa system favours people with cash over the skilled

      From Mr David Caldwell. Sir, The new UK government may well be “bending over backwards” to accommodate large business’s...

    7. Westminster Blog

      May 9, 2010

      Have advocates of electoral reform noticed the rising BNP vote?

      Those who support electoral reform seem to think that the public is crying out for a change in the way we vote; even outside...

    8. May 7, 2010

      Brown hopes to 'play part' in government

      Gordon Brown did not appear to be a man expecting to linger for long in 10 Downing Street as he made his election night...

    9. May 6, 2010

      Smith asks for absolution while taking on commando in a trouser suit

      It is 8.30am and Jacqui Smith MP, who quit as home secretary after newspaper revelations about her expenses, is handing out...

    10. May 5, 2010

      Smith seeks absolution as much as victory

      It is 8.30am and Jacqui Smith MP, who quit as home secretary after newspaper revelations about her expenses, is handing out...

    11. March 6, 2010

      Parliament to see anti-Islam film

      The far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders arrived in Britain yesterday to show an anti-Islam film in parliament after...

    12. March 5, 2010

      Dutch MP in London to show anti-Islam film

      The far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders arrived in Britain on Friday to show an anti-Islam film in parliament after...

    13. December 4, 2009

      'Master's only' visa rule for migrants scrapped

      Highly skilled foreigners will no longer need a master's degree to seek work in the UK after the government's chief...

    14. December 3, 2009

      Visa rule for migrants scrapped

      Highly skilled foreigners will no longer need a master’s degree to seek work in the UK after the government’s chief...

    15. October 13, 2009

      Smith apology

      A Commons watchdog yesterday recommended "no further action" against Jacqui Smith after she admitted wrongfully claiming...

    16. October 13, 2009

      Brown to pay back £12,000 in expenses scandal

      Gordon Brown is to pay back more than £12,000 of parliamentary expenses after an independent review told the UK prime...

    17. Westminster Blog

      October 12, 2009

      Jacqui Smith in the clear?

      A House of Commons watchdog today recommended “no further action” against Jacqui Smith after she admitted wrongfully...

    18. September 22, 2009

      Lapdance clubs fear impact of tougher rules

      Lapdancing clubs across the country could be forced to close - putting thousands of jobs at risk - as a result of tighter...

    19. September 21, 2009

      Lapdance clubs fear impact of tougher rules

      Lapdancing clubs across Britain could be forced to close – putting thousands of jobs at risk – as a result of tighter rules...

    20. September 7, 2009

      Migrants to face tighter work rules

      Plans that could cut by about 10 per cent the number of skilled workers migrating to the UK from outside Europe were...

    21. September 7, 2009

      Migrants to face tighter work rules

      Plans that could cut by about 10 per cent the number of skilled workers migrating to the UK from outside Europe will be...

    22. September 4, 2009

      Scotland Yard rejects claims London's mayor holds reins

      Boris Johnson, London's mayor, has been accused of treating the police as a "political football" after his deputy claimed...

    23. August 4, 2009

      UK ministers under fire for spy 'secrecy'

      Senior cabinet ministers in the UK are "hiding behind a wall of secrecy" to avoid being held to account over allegations of...

    24. August 4, 2009

      British ministers attacked for spy 'secrecy'

      Senior cabinet ministers in the UK are "hiding behind a wall of secrecy" to avoid being held to account over allegations of...

    25. August 4, 2009

      Ministers ‘hiding’ from torture claims

      Senior cabinet ministers are “hiding behind a wall of secrecy” to avoid being held to account over allegations of UK...

    26. July 30, 2009

      Outlay on identity project reaches £215m

      The Home Office has spent more than £200m on its flagship national identity scheme, leading to accusations that the...

    27. July 30, 2009

      Outlay on identity card project reaches £215m

      The Home Office has spent more than £200m ($327m) on its flagship national identity scheme, leading to accusations that the...

    28. July 25, 2009

      Labour's rout sparks in-fighting

      In-fighting among the Labour ranks began within minutes of Chloe Smith becoming the new Tory MP for Norwich North. The...

    29. July 24, 2009

      Labour’s rout sparks in-fighting

      In-fighting among the Labour ranks began within minutes of Chloe Smith becoming the new Tory MP for Norwich North on Friday....

    30. July 23, 2009

      MPs want science anchored at the heart of government

      Science has been "reduced to a political bargaining chip", MPs say in a report calling for extensive Whitehall reforms to...

    31. Westminster Blog

      June 23, 2009

      Exclusive: More on Margaret Moran

      Margaret Moran, Labour MP, made the headlines after claiming £22k for treating dry rot at her home in Southampton – more...

    32. June 18, 2009

      Treasury minister resigns over expenses

      Gordon Brown suffered the loss of a minister to expenses allegations last night when Kitty Ussher, a junior Treasury...

    33. June 17, 2009

      Treasury minister quits over expenses

      Gordon Brown has suffered the loss of a minister to expense allegations after Kitty Ussher, a junior Treasury minister, quit...

    34. June 13, 2009

      Satire that gets beneath the uncomfortable skin

      The hectic coverage of the UK’s political crisis this past month shows us again how we are told about public affairs through...

    35. June 11, 2009

      Johnson faces test on security policy

      Alan Johnson, the new home secretary, is facing his first big test of the government’s commitment to hardline security...

    36. June 11, 2009

      Johnson faces test on security 'control orders'

      Alan Johnson, the new home secretary, is facing his first big test of the government's commitment to hardline security...

    37. June 10, 2009

      Home goal

      The Tories are delighted by the appointment of Alan Johnson as home secretary. "Well, we certainly didn't want him as prime...

    38. June 6, 2009

      Brown defies party calls to resign

      The UK prime minister defied calls from within his own party to resign yesterday as he launched a desperate attempt to...

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