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    1. September 28, 2014

      Skilled migrant cap has damaging effect on UK recovery, says Cable

      Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat business secretary, has called on his Conservative coalition colleagues to scrap their cap...

    2. September 24, 2014

      Cooper to scrap net migration measurement

      The UK Labour party has admitted for the first time that it will scrap the Conservatives’ target to reduce net migration...

    1. September 23, 2014

      Labour vows to scrap Tories’ net migration target

      Labour has admitted for the first time that it will scrap the Conservatives’ target to reduce net migration below 100,000 if...

    2. August 27, 2014

      Ukip has Rotherham in its sights after child sex abuse scandal

      There used to be two constants in Derek and Veronica Reeder’s life: they were from Rotherham and they voted Labour. Now the...

    3. July 17, 2014

      More than half of crimes in England and Wales remain unsolved

      More than half of all crimes in England and Wales are left unsolved by police, according to the first Home Office analysis...

    4. 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,...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. April 10, 2014

      Labour wants students excluded from UK visa cap

      Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, will set out her “progressive” vision for immigration to the UK on Thursday,...

    9. January 4, 2014

      Swinson admits cultural shift still needed on paternity leave

      Plans to allow working fathers more time off to care for babies will have little impact without a huge cultural shift in...

    10. September 25, 2013

      Labour unveils plan to recruit cyber experts into police force

      Yvette Cooper will say the government is failing to tackle online fraud and economic crime as she unveils Labour plans to...

    11. September 23, 2013

      Yvette Cooper feels pressure in HS2 constituency

      When Jill Abson discovered that the government’s proposed high-speed rail line would pass close to her back garden in...

    12. September 22, 2013

      Labour’s Ed Miliband takes aim at Tories on rising cost of living

      Ed Miliband will make the rising cost of living the centrepiece of his conference speech on Tuesday as the Labour leader...

    13. September 4, 2013

      Customs checks overlooked during London Olympics

      The pressure to reduce immigration queues during London’s 2012 Olympic Games led to border officials overlooking important...

    14. August 27, 2013

      Labour launches attack on ‘betrayal’ of working mothers

      New mothers are being “betrayed” by the government as thousands of working women lose their jobs while on maternity leave,...

    15. July 18, 2013

      Cameron hails drop in crime to new low as victory for coalition

      David Cameron has claimed a “magnificent” victory for the coalition government as official figures show crime is at its...

    16. July 9, 2013

      Theresa May outlines scope of UK opt-out of EU justice measures

      Theresa May, home secretary, has announced that Britain wants to remain party to some of the main areas of EU justice...

    17. June 14, 2013

      Labour unveils plans to tackle white collar fraudsters

      Prison sentences for fraudsters, fines for companies and funding for the Serious Fraud Office would all rise under plans...

    18. March 26, 2013

      Border Agency faces split to tackle backlog

      The UK Border Agency is to be dissolved and brought back into the Home Office as part of efforts to tackle the overwhelming...

    19. March 13, 2013

      Migration shown to have low impact on jobs

      Economic research provides some backing for politicians’ claims that immigration hits the jobs and wages of low-paid...

    20. March 6, 2013

      Brazil visa crackdown plan fuels trade fears

      Home Office proposals to impose new visa restrictions on Brazilian visitors to the UK would risk Britain’s relationship with...

    21. March 6, 2013

      Miliband taps into concern on migration

      A Labour government would bring in English language tests for migrants working in the public sector and bolster enforcement...

    22. February 13, 2013

      Police watchdog role to grow

      The role of the police watchdog will be expanded to investigate all serious complaints against officers, under new measures...

    23. January 31, 2013

      Police numbers lowest in over a decade

      Home Office cuts to police budgets have resulted in the number of police officers in England and Wales falling to their...

    24. January 25, 2013

      Many Tories to vote against gay marriage bill

      Scores of Tory MPs are set to defy David Cameron when a bill to legalise same-sex marriage is debated in the House of...

    25. December 20, 2012

      Labour calls for new powers for border staff

      Labour called on the government to give border agency officials the power of arrest to prevent illegal immigrants escaping...

    26. December 19, 2012

      Second arrest in ‘plebgate’ probe

      A second man has been arrested as part of the inquiry into the Downing Street row which led to the resignation of Andrew...

    27. November 8, 2012

      No 10 hits at ITV for Cameron ambush

      Number 10 has criticised ITV after David Cameron was ambushed live on the daytime programme This Morning on Thursday and...

    28. November 1, 2012

      ‘Old Etonian’ talk fuels elitism debate

      David Cameron was facing fresh questions over his leadership style after reports that one of Whitehall’s most senior figures...

    29. October 12, 2012

      Police say Mitchell’s position ‘untenable’

      The pressure mounted on Andrew Mitchell to fall on his sword on Friday as the West Midlands Police Federation said he had...

    30. October 3, 2012

      Labour calls for new police watchdog

      Labour has called for the police watchdog to be abolished and replaced with a stronger, more powerful, body in the wake of a...

    31. October 2, 2012

      Labour to target Libor-style ‘fraud’

      Yvette Cooper is set to unveil Labour plans for Britain’s first dedicated economic crime act to ensure that those involved...

    32. September 23, 2012

      Police union calls for Tory whip to quit

      The Conservative chief whip has come under more pressure to resign, after a newspaper obtained an official report of his...

    33. September 4, 2012

      Women sidelined in shake-up, say critics

      David Cameron has been accused of sidelining women in his cabinet reshuffle, despite pledging to have women in a third of...

    34. July 13, 2012

      G4S admits responsibility for guards crisis

      G4S on Friday night expressed “deep regret” over its failure to supply enough security guards for the Olympics as David...

    35. July 9, 2012

      Pressure on May over immigration delays

      Theresa May, the home secretary, has come under more pressure on immigration delays ahead of the Olympics, after opposition...

    36. Westminster Blog

      June 21, 2012

      Labour comes clean on immigration

      It is not often that political parties admit to having made mistakes, and this particular mea culpa has been a long time...

    37. June 18, 2012

      Labour names contenders to lead police

      Labour has announced its slate of candidates for the police and crime commissioner elections later this year, but even as...

    38. June 11, 2012

      May announces curbs on family migration

      Theresa May has announced new restrictions on family migration that aim to cut the number of people entering the UK to join...

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