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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. August 7, 2014

    Boris Johnson starts from behind in any Tory leadership race

    Boris Johnson will spend the coming months building support among Conservative MPs as he prepares for a possible party...

  1. August 5, 2014

    Political spouses are safest kept out of the spotlight

    My husband, my hero.” Sarah Brown’s emetic speech to the Labour party conference in 2009 must rank as one of the most...

  2. 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 one...

  3. July 22, 2014

    UK to hold public inquiry into death of ex-KGB spy Litvinenko

    The British government is to hold a public inquiry to establish whether Moscow was responsible for the death of Alexander...

  4. July 15, 2014

    Reshuffle: Nicky Morgan expected to make peace with UK teachers

    Nicky Morgan, the incoming education secretary, will be expected to make peace with England’s teachers before the election,...

  5. 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 1980s,...

  6. July 7, 2014

    Tide of anxiety drives reports into high-level UK child sex abuse

    An independent inquiry will examine whether British institutions including political parties, hospitals, the BBC and the...

  7. July 7, 2014

    Q&A: Westminster child sex abuse claims

    Theresa May, the home secretary, is expected to announce later on Monday a wide-ranging inquiry into how her department...

  8. 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...

  9. July 6, 2014

    Home Office civil servant called to explain child abuse files loss

    The most senior official at the Home Office has been summoned by a committee of MPs to explain how his department lost 114...

  10. July 4, 2014

    David Cameron orders probe into lost child sex file

    David Cameron has instructed the most senior civil servant in the Home Office to investigate what happened to a dossier...

  11. July 4, 2014

    Cameron faces fresh eurosceptic revolt over police proposals

    The fragile peace between David Cameron and his eurosceptic MPs will come under strain next week when backbenchers challenge...

  12. June 24, 2014

    Theresa May attacks internet companies’ intrusion on privacy

    Theresa May accused internet companies of intruding on customers’ privacy for commercial gain as she tried to reignite her...

  13. June 17, 2014

    UK passport backlog hits half a million

    The backlog of UK passport applications waiting to be processed has reached nearly half a million, having risen by 200,000...

  14. June 16, 2014

    Supermac returns to haunt David Cameron

    David Cameron once said Harold Macmillan, the patrician Conservative prime minister from 1957-63, was his political hero....

  15. June 14, 2014

    Theresa May fails the competence test

    Whatever happened to competence as a qualification for high office? Theresa May, the home secretary, is tipped by many...

  16. June 12, 2014

    May ignored passport office warnings, says Labour party

    Theresa May was warned in a report a year ago that the closure of overseas passport offices would lead to 350,000 extra...

  17. June 12, 2014

    ‘Urgent’ passports to be fast-tracked for free

    Britons who need to travel abroad “urgently” will have their passport applications fast-tracked free of charge, under...

  18. June 11, 2014

    London purchase of water cannon causes Tory tensions

    Boris Johnson’s decision to buy water cannon to tackle rioters in London has fuelled tensions among Conservatives, with the...

  19. June 11, 2014

    More staff pledged to deal with delayed UK passports

    David Cameron has admitted that up to 30,000 passport applications have been delayed and has said hundreds more staff will...

  20. June 9, 2014

    There is more to British politics than base Tory plots

    Karl Popper believed a theory was worthless if any observable event could be said to prove it right. Hypotheses must be...

  21. 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...

  22. June 7, 2014

    May aide quits as Gove apologises

    David Cameron has taken personal charge of dealing with “serious” allegations of extremism in Birmingham schools, on a day...

  23. 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 through...

  24. June 6, 2014

    Western focus turns to homegrown jihadis as terror threat grows

    Western intelligence agencies have handed Turkish authorities the names of nearly 5,000 people they fear are attempting to...

  25. June 6, 2014

    A lesson for the education secretary

    Ever since the London bombings of July 2005, British governments have been understandably concerned by the need to combat...

  26. June 5, 2014

    Birmingham pupils ‘not protected from extremist views’

    A Birmingham school at the centre of a ministerial row over Islamic radicalism in state education has been put in special...

  27. June 4, 2014

    Feud between Michael Gove and Theresa May reaches tipping point

    The casus belli was alleged Islamic infiltration of Birmingham schools; but the spat between Michael Gove and Theresa May...

  28. June 4, 2014

    A coalition coming apart at the seams

    When British governments approach a general election they tend to lighten their legislative programme. The Queen’s Speech on...

  29. June 4, 2014

    May attacks Gove in spat over schools

    Tensions between Theresa May and Michael Gove have erupted with the home secretary raising concerns about her education...

  30. 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...

  31. April 8, 2014

    Watchdog to probe police ‘overuse’ of personal data

    Police may be overusing their power to access communications data from personal computers and mobile phones and should be...

  32. April 4, 2014

    The Diary: Rory Bremner

    I had no idea when I agreed to do a stand-up show about the Scottish independence referendum at the Glasgow Comedy Festival...

  33. April 2, 2014

    Immigration controls alarm UK business leaders

    Leading UK business figures have warned David Cameron, the prime minister, against a further strengthening of immigration...

  34. March 26, 2014

    Tories eye visa sleight of hand to flatter immigration figures

    Theresa May is proposing to cut net migration by more than 19,000 ahead of the next general election in a statistical...

  35. March 19, 2014

    Boris Johnson backs plan for water cannon on London streets

    Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with proposals to bring water cannon on to the streets of London this summer, following a...

  36. March 6, 2014

    Danny Alexander calls for looser immigration rules

    Britain will need looser immigration rules over the next decade to help plug a yawning employment gap in engineering and...

  37. March 6, 2014

    Stephen Lawrence: Theresa May orders inquiry into police spies

    Theresa May has ordered a public inquiry into the activities of undercover police during the investigation into the 1993...

  38. Off Message

    March 6, 2014

    What the 'suppressed' migration report says

    On Thursday, the government published its needlessly controversial report that reviews the impact of migration on the UK...

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