Home Office

How police can take back control of Britain’s streets

14 August 2019 16:08

Boris Johnson’s pledge to fund an extra 20,000 police officers was a serious sign of intent, a game-changing moment for…

What’s waiting in Priti Patel’s new Home Office in-tray?

24 July 2019 18:44

Priti Patel is the new Home Secretary. This is likely to attract a fair bit of opprobrium from Boris Johnson’s…

The Home Office must not be allowed to create a ‘hostile environment’ for EU nationals

28 December 2018 11:28

A rather sinister tweet was sent out yesterday by the Home Office telling EU nationals that if they wanted to…

It’s easy for MPs to miss the humiliating treatment of their own constituents

22 August 2018 18:40

If you wanted an easy illustration of the importance of a Parliament that looks vaguely like the country it works…

Can Sajid Javid really change immigration policy?

12 July 2018 11:10

When Sajid Javid became Home Secretary, he did so on the basis that he would be able to undo some…

Caroline Nokes puts her foot in it, again

22 May 2018 18:56

Theresa May’s government is supposed to decide within the next two months what type of migration policy Britain should adopt…

New leak suggests Amber Rudd’s grip on the Home Office is even weaker than first thought

27 April 2018 15:48

When the Windrush scandal broke, it was largely seen as Theresa May’s fault, given the Prime Minister had introduced the…

Amber Rudd is reminded of the Home Office’s reputation as a political graveyard

25 April 2018 18:27

Amber Rudd must, privately, be hopping mad about the Windrush row. Not only is she having to defend policies that…

‘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.…

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 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.…

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…

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…