Home Office

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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 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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

David Cameron has let the extremism row go on – and Labour go on the attack

9 June 2014 12:50

Yvette Cooper has been granted an urgent question on the extremism row at 2.30 today in the Commons, focusing on…

Keith Vaz fixes his fire on the Police Federation

16 May 2014 9:07

The Police Federation is in the firing line this morning, and not before time. The federation sounds like something out…

Jeremy Browne: Some bosses are a bit ‘control freakish’

10 March 2014 13:33

What makes a good Secretary of State? Today Jeremy Browne was interviewed on the Daily Politics about what it’s like…

Number 10 tries to defend Brokenshire speech

10 March 2014 12:27

What fortunate timing it is that Home Office questions falls this afternoon, during the aftermath of one of the worst…

Five things you need to know about the ‘suppressed’ immigration report

6 March 2014 21:48

With a mere whimper, the government has released its controversial report (pdf) on the effects of immigration on ‘native UK employment’.…

Norman Baker’s liberal input

12 February 2014 14:47

Norman Baker was dispatched to the Home Office at the last reshuffle in order to have a strong liberal voice…