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May’s Brussels-blocking gesture to Tory right

10 December 2013 15:04

Why is Theresa May stalling on the publication of the Balance of Competences review? The Times is reporting that the…

Border Force ‘neglecting duties’ and ‘weakening’ security – MPs

10 December 2013 8:15

Is the Border Force fit for purpose? At one point it became a model for reform with ministers arguing that…

The spite and vindictiveness of the British state

9 December 2013 12:06

Good luck to Trenton Oldfield, his wife Deepa Naik and their newborn baby today: it’s Oldfield’s day of judgement. He…

May sails through TPIMs statement with disapproving attack on Yvette Cooper

4 November 2013 16:45

Aside from having to explain her government’s policy on clothing that might be used as a disguise, Theresa May did…

Sir Gerald Howarth asks Theresa May to ban the burka so it can’t be used as a disguise

4 November 2013 16:20

When the Prime Minister’s spokesman said this morning that ‘we will look at whether there are lessons that we can…

Theresa May has taken the heat out of Home Office rows

4 November 2013 13:46

Theresa May will give a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon on the disappearance of terror suspect Mohammed…

In areas of weakness, Labour can only complain that the government isn’t tough enough

22 October 2013 16:49

Much of the coverage of today’s Immigration Bill has centred around those controversial ‘go home’ vans, now ditched because they…

Was Jeremy Browne shut out of the tight Home Office ship?

18 October 2013 8:50

There’s a lot of interest in Jeremy Browne’s revelation in the Times this morning that senior Tories have already been…

The Home Office immigration vans – successful and popular with the nation?

13 August 2013 15:46

Are those Home Office vans targeting illegal immigrants universally disliked? The outcry from when the vans first took to the…

The immigration van – success or failure?

27 July 2013 13:48

Everyone in SW1, it seems, has an opinion on this controversial scheme. Most people hate it. The general assumption is…

Theresa May’s stop and search review hits target

26 July 2013 16:45

One of the more significant – but still rather underreported – shifts in Conservative policy in the past few months…

Even a limited snooping bill is causing the Home Office trouble

3 June 2013 14:30

David Cameron is giving a statement in the Commons this afternoon on, among other things, the Woolwich killing. He may…

Govt keeps Snooping Bill campaigners in the dark

19 April 2013 9:13

It’s not looking good for the Snooping Bill. The legislation is currently being re-written after serious concerns were raised with…

Tory MPs will press Home Secretary Theresa May on the government's response to the end of transitional controls for Bulgarian and Romanian migrants. Picture: Getty

Tory MPs to press Theresa May on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants

21 January 2013 17:34

Tory backbenchers will raise concerns about the government’s preparations for the lifting of controls on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants at…

Eric Pickles on the Sunday Politics yesterday.

Home Office won’t produce estimate of number of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants

14 January 2013 12:43

Eric Pickles says he’s waiting for figures on how many Romanians and Bulgarians are expected to come to the UK…

Theresa May will face questions when Parliament returns on the efficacy of TPIMs. Picture: Getty

New terrorism control measures under the spotlight

2 January 2013 15:26

It has not been a very happy start to the new year for Theresa May, who will have to answer…

‘One Pound Fish’ singer deported

26 December 2012 16:07

Everything you need to know about the fallen state of our political and cultural capital is captured by the story…

Home Office Minister James Brokenshire today said the government would make changes to the Data Communications Bill. Picture: Getty

Home Office minister: We can change snooping bill quickly

11 December 2012 9:07

After Nick Clegg and Labour rejected the draft Communications Data Bill, Home Office minister James Brokenshire appeared on the Today…

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

Drugs report looks destined to languish on ministers’ shelves

10 December 2012 8:56

The Home Affairs Select Committee spent a year on its drugs inquiry, and its hefty report is finally published today.…

Tory MP in battle with ministers over ‘snooping bill’ safeguards

9 December 2012 10:34

Coffee House has learned that a Tory MP is engaged in a fight with the Home Office on safeguards for…