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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

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    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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    March 5, 2014

    What happens when you misuse migration statistics

    Newsnight brings more support for this telling chart about immigration: Britons want immigration reduced, though they are...

  8. March 5, 2014

    Downing Street accused of blocking report on UK migration

    Downing Street has suppressed the publication of research showing that the effect of immigration on the UK labour market is...

  9. February 16, 2014

    UK Conservatives face defeat unless they woo ethnic voters

    David Cameron has an ethnic minority problem. With just 16 per cent of support among voters across these communities in...

  10. February 11, 2014

    High Court overrules May on Litvinenko inquiry

    A public inquiry into the fatal poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko moved a step closer after the High...

  11. February 10, 2014

    Labour fights Ukip in Wythenshawe poll

    Last time David Cameron was in Wythenshawe, a teenager pretended to shoot him. The prime minister has not returned to the...

  12. February 10, 2014

    Theresa May hits out at UK education sector over visas

    Theresa May, UK home secretary, has called on the education sector to take responsibility for student visa fraud following...

  13. February 9, 2014

    Are London Tube strikes end of line for Boris Johnson’s popularity?

    At the peak of Boris Johnson’s popularity during the 2012 London Olympics, rapturous crowds chanted his name in Hyde Park....

  14. February 4, 2014

    Eric Pickles fails in attempt to curb council tax rises to 1.5%

    Local authorities will be able to increase council tax 2 per cent in the coming year. Cabinet ministers thwarted an attempt...

  15. Westminster Blog

    February 4, 2014

    EXC: Lib Dems veto Pickle's council tax cuts

    One of the government’s main tax-cutting drives has been to encourage councils to keep tax rises to a minimum. Ministers...

  16. January 30, 2014

    Eurosceptic rebels prompt Cameron retreat in immigration debate

    David Cameron hauled up the white flag on Thursday after a trial of strength with rebel eurosceptic Conservative MPs, in a...

  17. January 29, 2014

    Terror suspects face being made stateless under May amendment

    Foreign-born terror suspects could be stripped of British citizenship, even if that makes them stateless, under a government...

  18. January 21, 2014

    UK High Court hears case for public inquiry into Litvinenko death

    The coroner investigating the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has indicated that material he has seen...

  19. January 14, 2014

    David Cameron shelves migration report amid lack of evidence

    David Cameron shelved a government report on EU migration, after Theresa May, home secretary, failed to provide evidence to...

  20. December 16, 2013

    May criticised over immigration cap proposal

    Theresa May, home secretary was under fire on Monday after her proposed curbs on EU migration sparked a coalition row and...

  21. December 15, 2013

    Immigration clampdown reports provoke row

    A row has broken out in government over what many believe is an effort by people close to Theresa May to bounce the...

  22. December 9, 2013

    Home Secretary criticised for failure to cut red tape

    Theresa May has been accused by cabinet colleagues of undermining the government’s pro-business agenda by refusing to cut...

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    November 28, 2013

    Why the immigration rhetoric is damaging

    For some historical context to the debate about the rhetoric-heavy, fact-light debate on UK immigration, see this chart from...

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    November 23, 2013

    Modern slavery is more than human trafficking

    The news of three women held captive in south London for 30 years is a horrific reminder of the existence of modern slavery....

  25. November 17, 2013

    Norman Baker takes up battle against binge-drinking culture

    Norman Baker, the new crime prevention minister, will this week target “booze Britain” and its “embarrassing” binge-drinking...

  26. November 11, 2013

    May bids to make terror suspects stateless

    Theresa May is seeking to change the law so that terror suspects can be deprived of their British citizenship and made...

  27. November 7, 2013

    May battles with Foreign Office over impact of European migrants

    Theresa May and the Foreign Office are locked in a battle over the benefits of European immigration to Britain, as the home...

  28. October 29, 2013

    May warns independence could weaken Scotland’s security

    Scotland could find it more difficult to combat terrorism, organised crime and cyber threats if it votes for independence...

  29. October 21, 2013

    Extradition requests from US almost double

    UK authorities almost doubled the amount of people they arrested at the request of the US last year, amid a debate over the...

  30. October 16, 2013

    Police chief calls for new regulator in wake of ‘plebgate’ row

    One of Britain’s most senior police officers has called for a new police regulator in the wake of allegations that officers...

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    October 14, 2013

    How Hackney explains UK policy towards China

    If you alight at Hackney Central railway station, there is a good chance you will slope on to the platform amid one of...

  32. October 2, 2013

    A mother’s lessons for the PR industry

    An email arrived this week from Bell Pottinger, which calls itself “one of the leading full-service international...

  33. September 27, 2013

    May seeks to bring in joint European visa for Chinese tourists

    Theresa May, home secretary, has bowed to pressure from retailers and businesses who want to lure high-spending Chinese...

  34. September 27, 2013

    May gets on with job as odds back her for leader

    Theresa May is a curious politician. She occupies a job – home secretary – traditionally seen as a ministerial graveyard and...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    September 27, 2013

    Theresa May and her predecessors

    Charlie Bibby/FT Theresa May, British home secretary, is photographed in front of pictures of her predecessors at the Home...

  36. September 16, 2013

    Vince Cable launches blistering attack on Tory coalition partners

    Slideshow: Lib Dem party conference Vince Cable launched a blistering attack on his coalition colleagues on Monday as he...

  37. August 29, 2013

    Setback for UK attempts to curb net migration

    Net migration to the UK has risen slightly to 176,000 as a result of fewer British and EU citizens leaving the country,...

  38. August 20, 2013

    UK government defends Miranda detention

    Theresa May, Britain’s Home Secretary, has robustly defended the police decision to detain David Miranda, the partner of...

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