Law and order

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Minimum pricing, maximum controversy

15 February 2012 9:00

Just because there’s no PMQs today, it doesn’t mean you won’t hear from David Cameron. The Prime Minister is readying…

Taking the ‘cat-flap’ seriously

4 October 2011 18:34

              Today’s ‘cat-flap’ between Ken Clarke and Theresa May exposes one of the largest…

The Tory split over the ECHR

4 October 2011 13:43

Ken Clarke is speaking at a Daily Telegraph fringe event and he was quick to play a few of his favourite…

Good Boris

4 October 2011 13:02

Boris Johnson must be one of the very few politicians in the world to make the audience laugh before they…

Gearing up for the Tories

29 September 2011 18:27

Westminster is preparing for the Tory conference and Ben Brogan reports that a confident mood pervades the blue camp. The…

Labour wants to be the party of law and order

27 September 2011 11:33

Andy Coulson was right to worry about the coalition’s law and order policies: Labour is trying to outflank the government…

Ed’s “something for something" society

27 September 2011 7:00

Fraser’s already commented on the welfare angle of Ed Miliband’s keynote speech to the Labour party; the welfare proposals are…

Hard Labour

24 September 2011 13:07

The sense of unreality that hangs over party conference seems particularly heightened this year. As events outside roll on at…

Residents of Dale Farm win injunction

19 September 2011 17:33

The residents of Dale Farm have been granted a last gasp reprieve by the High Court. The BBC reports: ‘Mr…

What the riots mean for Ken Clarke

15 September 2011 14:51

The more we learn about the riots, the more it is becoming clear that experienced criminals were responsible for a…

Cameron: I’m a common sense Conservative

2 September 2011 9:35

David Cameron weathered an awkward interview on the Today programme earlier this morning, in which the Strategic Defence Review was savaged…

Miliband re-opens campaign with same old weapons

30 August 2011 16:53

Party politics is back from the summer and the summer’s events are defining the strategic dividing lines. Ed Miliband reopened…

The danger of disproportionate sentences

26 August 2011 20:02

It’s great that hundreds of looters are being punished properly, and the police are to be congratulated for working hard…

Clegg paints the world yellow

26 August 2011 9:10

Nick Clegg laughed-off the dousing of blue paint he received in Glasgow yesterday, like one of Noel Edmonds’ unwitting victims.…

Cameron needs to take this opportunity

24 August 2011 16:34

Libya has elbowed the riots off the front page. But, in the medium-term, how Cameron responds to them remains one…

The riots, Whitehall and universality

24 August 2011 11:30

Away from the excitement of Libya and Colonel Gaddafi’s singular definition of ‘tactical retreat’, the post-riots debate continues. The government has…

An encouraging start for the new Libya

22 August 2011 14:28

The press conference by Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the head of the National Transitional Council, was encouraging. Jalil stressed that he…

Human rights wrangle

21 August 2011 14:44

A set-to has broken out this morning over the Human Rights Act. David Cameron hasdeclared that he is going to…

Cameron: Governments should provide enough prison places to satisfy the courts

19 August 2011 16:37

The row over sentencing rioters has morphed into a row about prison numbers and safety. Cathy Newman has been issuing…

Riot sentencing row brews

17 August 2011 11:07

David Cameron promised that looters would feel the full force of the law. Courts have been sitting round the clock holding…

Cameron’s missed opportunity

16 August 2011 11:31

As David noted earlier, the big headline in Nick Clegg’s speech this morning is that the government will hold some…

Clegg joins the jamboree

16 August 2011 9:07

Cometh the hour, cometh Nick Clegg. The Independent reports that the Deputy Prime Minister is to announce that first-time offenders…

“Zero tolerance”

14 August 2011 18:00

The law and order debate has come full circle: the coalition is going to be tough on crime and tough…

From the archives: the Bill Bratton edition

14 August 2011 13:48

As James Forsyth says today, No10 wants Bill Bratton to not just take charge of the Met but start a…

Boris’ long-game strategy

13 August 2011 17:36

Has the sheen come off BoJo? The question is echoing around some virtual corridors in Westminster this weekend. The Mayor…