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      One step too far for the British security state

      Few items of legislation proposed by David Cameron’s government are as sensitive as its plan to reform the oversight of...

    2. February 10, 2016

      Banks join BoE and police in anti-fraud task force

      Britain’s banks are to join forces with the Bank of England and the police to step up the fight against financial...

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    1. February 9, 2016

      Silicon Valley faces forced data decryption move in UK

      Britain’s intelligence services have warned the world’s largest technology companies they will press ahead with plans...

    2. February 9, 2016

      UK internet surveillance proposals too intrusive, MPs say

      Proposals to increase internet surveillance are intrusive and do not protect user privacy adequately, an influential...

    3. February 1, 2016

      Britain deserves better than vacuous leadership speculation

      Britain’s Conservatives should have sensed the quest to lead them was getting out of hand as early as last October....

    4. January 27, 2016

      Conservative party leadership challengers jostle for prime position

      The Conservatives, or rather their leader, have only themselves to blame. As soon as David Cameron said last March that...

    5. January 21, 2016

      Litvinenko report: UK accused of letting Russia off hook

      David Cameron, the prime minister, was accused of being soft on Moscow after a public inquiry pointed the finger at...

    6. January 7, 2016

      Big tech groups warn UK against spy bill

      Silicon Valley’s biggest companies have urged the UK government to reconsider swaths of its proposed surveillance law,...

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      January 7, 2016

      Silicon Valley unites against UK surveillance plan

      Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are urging the government to reconsider large swathes of the UK’s proposed new...

    8. January 5, 2016

      Home secretary under fire over UK citizens joining Isis in Syria

      The home secretary has rejected criticism that Britain is not doing enough to prevent UK citizens from travelling to...

    9. January 3, 2016

      Cameron should spend his political capital

      Ten years ago David Cameron announced himself to British voters, and showed another face of Conservatism, by visiting a...

    10. December 21, 2015

      Apple says surveillance push risks paralysing global tech sector

      Apple has launched a counteroffensive against the UK’s proposed new surveillance law saying the measures risk...

    11. December 21, 2015

      Apple believes bill creates ‘key under doormat for bad guys’

      Shortly after Theresa May introduced the draft Investigatory Powers bill in November to update the UK’s surveillance...

    12. December 19, 2015

      UK Home Office to take control of  joint fire and police service

      The Home Office is to take over responsibility for firefighters from next year as it integrates the service with the...

    13. December 17, 2015

      The hype over metadata is a dangerous myth

      Communications data — and the government’s powers to collect them — are at the heart of the draft Investigatory Powers...

    14. December 16, 2015

      Record year for M&A with big deals and big promises

      Promises, promises. It has been a record year for mergers and acquisitions — but 2015 has also been a record-breaker...

    15. December 14, 2015

      City police chief says officers will stay unarmed

      Police officers will continue to patrol Britain’s financial capital unarmed despite the continued threat of a...

    16. December 10, 2015

      Sharp rise in UK terror-related arrests

      Terrorism-related arrests increased by a third in the year to September, with twice as many women being detained and a...

    17. December 10, 2015

      FT Seasonal Appeal: trapped and trafficked in the UK

      When Tamas came to Britain in 2011 his goal was to make a new life for himself: he would learn English, get over the...

    18. December 10, 2015

      FT Seasonal Appeal: UK seeks greater focus on trafficking

      Police and prosecutors have failed to focus enough on human trafficking, with too few prosecutions of the hidden crime,...

    19. December 8, 2015

      Theresa May to renew push to reform police

      Theresa May, the UK home secretary, is to renew her offensive on reform of police forces just weeks after winning...

    20. December 8, 2015

      Yes minister, jelly babies keep Sir Humphrey sweet

      From pushy civil servants who had to be disarmed with jelly babies to “dysfunctional” ministerial relationships, the...

    21. December 1, 2015

      May aide reignites dispute with Osborne over immigration

      Tensions between George Osborne and Theresa May over immigration have reignited after one of the home secretary’s...

    22. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: Police relieved as Osborne dispels fear of cuts

      George Osborne heeded warnings from members of his own party and surprised the House of Commons with a promise to...

    23. November 20, 2015

      Brexit debate puts Cameron reshuffle on hold

      David Cameron will delay any cabinet reshuffle next year until after the EU referendum in a move that puts pressure on...

    24. November 20, 2015

      UK police warn cuts will hinder response to terrorist attack

      Proposed budget cuts to Britain’s police forces may “reduce very significantly” their ability to cope with a...

    25. November 19, 2015

      Zac Goldsmith expects UK police cuts to be softened

      The government is likely to soften its plans to cut police spending in next week’s Spending Review, the Tory candidate...

    26. November 17, 2015

      Johnson proposes Commonwealth visa to boost student numbers

      Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, will on Tuesday call for a Commonwealth visa programme to reverse the dramatic...

    27. November 16, 2015

      Tory MPs urge May to resist pressure to cut police budgets

      Conservative MPs urged Theresa May, home secretary, to resist pressure from the Treasury to cut police budgets...

    28. November 16, 2015

      Spy agencies to counter Isis with extra 1,900 staff

      David Cameron will announce plans on Monday to recruit 1,900 intelligence and security staff, aimed at countering the...

    29. November 15, 2015

      UK home secretary says EU must tighten borders

      Europe must strengthen its external borders in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris on Friday evening, Britain’s...

    30. November 11, 2015

      Visa dispute looms over Modi’s UK visit

      Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK risks being overshadowed by a row over Britain’s strict rules on student visas, as...

    31. November 6, 2015

      UK government’s missed chance to fix broken surveillance system

      The UK security services have at last begun to put some effort into their PR. With the publication of the draft...

    32. November 4, 2015

      UK overhauls state internet surveillance

      The police and security services will be able to access records of every UK citizen’s internet use without the need for...

    33. November 4, 2015

      One power too many for Britain’s security state

      David Cameron says the Investigatory Powers Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation that the...

    34. November 4, 2015

      Theresa May unveils overhaul of surveillance measures

      Theresa May on Wednesday proposed a new regime for Britain’s police and spies that requires UK tech companies to keep...

    35. November 2, 2015

      Investigatory powers bill to face strong opposition

      Theresa May claims the UK’s revived Investigatory Powers Bill — dubbed by critics a snoopers’ charter — is a very...

    36. November 1, 2015

      Theresa May tones down UK surveillance bill

      Spy agencies will not be given the power to go through people’s internet browsing histories, Theresa May said on...

    37. October 23, 2015

      The real benefits of migration

      Woman with the guts to tell the truth over migrants,” applauded the Daily Mail. “All the compassion of stage 4 bone...

    38. October 19, 2015

      Ministers feel pinch as Osborne deadline spurs tough cuts talks

      George Osborne’s spending review is reaching what football managers would call “the business end”. Between now and...

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