Home Office

‘British values’ are a load of old codswallop

7 December 2016 14:10

Sometimes a combination of news stories crop up that so perfectly sum up the spirit of the age, its absurdities…


Home Office’s dirty laundry aired at select committee on child sexual abuse inquiry

18 October 2016 17:44

On Monday, Amber Rudd found herself in a difficult position in the Commons over the Home Office’s blunder-ridden child sexual…

It’s time the Government ended its silence on Sikh hate crime victims

11 October 2016 12:34

On 15 September 2001, Balbir Singh Sodhi, a gas station owner, was arranging flowers outside his family business in Arizona.…

Conservative Party annual conference 2015

Theresa May’s record as Home Secretary is alarming, not reassuring

15 July 2016 9:46

Despite David Cameron’s experience as a marketing man, his skills at reputation management were feeble compared to those of Theresa…


Edinburgh University staff are now under surveillance, thanks to the Home Office

20 April 2016 12:35

Another British university has been revealed as a mini GDR. And this time it’s not the fault of those speech-policing…

Home Secretary Theresa May Signs Deal With French Over Calais Migrant Crisis

Home Office staff fail their own ‘langauge’ test

22 January 2016 11:00

This week the Prime Minister warned that migrant spouses who fail language tests could be made to leave the UK.…

Tyler, The Creator: a homophobic menace? Photograph: Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images

Why is the Home Office giving in to illiberal youth by banning rappers like Tyler, The Creator?

28 August 2015 13:17

In a 2012 interview on Newsnight, foul-mouthed LA rapper Tyler, The Creator told a churlish Stephen Smith that the point…

Teflon Theresa and outraged Yvette battle over immigration and police cuts

27 April 2015 17:50

For the longest serving Home Secretary in 50 years, Theresa May’s record in government is not without its blemishes. On…


We need body scanners to tackle the prison drug problem

13 March 2015 11:00

As every prisoner and ex-prisoner knows the most frequently used route for drug smuggling into all categories of jails is…


The ‘Darknet’ is dangerous. It’s also deeply democratic

12 March 2015 14:39

The ‘Darknet’ is in the spotlight. Over the past few months, stories of paedophile rings, drug empires and terrorist organisations…

A marijuana shop in Los Angeles. MPs today recommended that the government should consider decriminalising some drugs. Picture: Getty

Drugs Live drama: Channel 4 vs Home Office

19 February 2015 8:05

So far Channel 4’s Drugs Live series has examined the effects of ecstasy while next month’s installment will look into cannabis use. However, for…

A general view of The Home Office on July 8, 2014 in London, England.

Why Cabinet Exec won’t ‘poo in the pool’

7 January 2015 20:57

If you hear any government officials talking about blue rivers in the coming days, it’s down to Google. Steve Vaughan, the…

Drummer Lee Rigby. Photo: Ministry of Defence

Five things you need to know about the Lee Rigby report

25 November 2014 13:16

Could the intelligence services have prevented the murder of Lee Rigby last year? Probably not, but there was more they…

Don’t blame Theresa May – she did her bit. The problem is immigration from the EU

24 November 2014 8:01

Theresa May is getting some stick this morning because she has admitted the obvious: that immigration is never going to…

Theresa May. Image: Getty

Home Office questions: It’s all Labour’s fault

17 November 2014 16:13

A week after uproar in the Commons over the vote on the European Arrest Warrant that was or wasn’t a…


Commons uproar: European arrest warrant debate in a ‘total mess’

10 November 2014 17:22

The government is in a total mess this afternoon. The whole house of Commons has turned on Theresa May and…


What Norman Baker’s departure tells us about the Coalition – and about Theresa May

4 November 2014 9:14

What does Norman Baker’s exit from the Home Office tell us about the coalition? In many ways, the situation in…

Liberal Democrats Autumn Conference 2004

Norman Baker quits as a Home Office minister

3 November 2014 23:31

Norman Baker has resigned as a Home Office minister tonight. Baker has quit, blaming the difficulties of working with Theresa…


Of course marijuana isn’t ‘safe’ – but should it be illegal?

13 October 2014 9:26

Sometimes I read things that really get on my wick, and last week was one of those times. A new,…

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The Home Office acts busy, hoping to avoid a ‘tide of public anger’

8 July 2014 14:12

Theresa May updated the Cabinet this morning on the inquiry she has launched into how public bodies have dealt with…

Theresa May Speech On Organised Crime

Theresa May announces independent inquiry into child abuse allegations

7 July 2014 17:24

Theresa May has just given as comprehensive a response as possible to the allegations of child abuse in the Commons.…

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The Snooper’s Charter is back – and Nick Clegg will kill it again

25 June 2014 11:38

That Theresa May is now making a last-ditch effort to revive the ‘Snooper’s Charter’ should come as no surprise to…

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Chairman Vaz’s passport checks

17 June 2014 17:28

Keith Vaz has a better nose for a story than a lot of journalists: this afternoon he’s organised Home Affairs…

Home Secretary Theresa May Speaks At The College of Policing Conference

May sends more staff to Passport Office

11 June 2014 11:50

She might not be worried enough to do anything more than a pooled clip to broadcasters, but Theresa May is…

Home Secretary Theresa May Speaks At The College of Policing Conference

Is Theresa May worried by passport backlog?

11 June 2014 8:24

Theresa May hardly needs another row this week after losing one of her special advisers as a result of last…