Home Office

Theresa May attacked critics of the Communications Data Bill yesterday. Picture: Getty

Theresa May makes a weak argument on the Communications Data Bill

4 December 2012 19:54

Despite a committee of both Houses of Parliament having yet to report after several months of inquiry, the Home Secretary…

Dame Helen Ghosh and the elite cupcakes

1 November 2012 16:18

Dame Helen Ghosh’s words about women and David Cameron’s government have put Downing Street backs up this afternoon. Dame Helen,…

The government will not snoop on your every move

18 September 2012 11:00

Nick Cohen (‘Nowhere to hide’, 15 September) raises some interesting points about the double-edged nature of the internet. I agree…

Off target on immigration

24 May 2012 15:09

How goes the Tories’ plan to reduce net migration to the ‘tens of thousands’ over this Parliament? Not too well,…

The case for ignoring Strasbourg

22 April 2012 14:48

If Theresa May loses her job over this kerfuffle over Abu Qatada’s appeals deadline, would anyone in the Cabinet be…

ECHR reform won’t happen

19 April 2012 15:17

In Westminster, the debate about the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights is all…

Trigger happy policy

30 January 2012 17:29

There have been signs recently that ministers are slipping back into the policy-by-headline mindset that defined the last Labour government. We’re…

The Home Office still hasn’t cleared up its border issues

19 January 2012 16:38

Remember Theresa May’s border skirmish against Brodie Clark back in November? This morning the Home Affairs Select Committee published their…

The Tories may have left it too late for that realistic debate about border security

16 November 2011 9:04

Another day of bad headlines about border security is, in the end, a bad day for the Home Secretary, whoever…

Clark versus May, round 2

15 November 2011 14:01

The simmering feud between Brodie Clark and Theresa May has boiled over today. Speaking to the home affairs select committee…

Clark rounds on May

9 November 2011 9:01

Has anyone used the “Mayday” gag yet? Perhaps it’s too cheap and obvious, but it’s certainly applicable today. Not only…

May takes some hits, but looks safe for now

7 November 2011 18:04

David Cameron provided a reassuring presence for the Home Secretary today, sitting supportively next to her throughout her statement and…

May caught in immigration row

7 November 2011 12:53

Theresa May has up to now proved remarkably adept at avoiding the political bear-traps that have ensnared so many Home…

Catflap Latest: Sack Theresa May!

6 October 2011 13:14

Good god, #Catflap shows no sign of abating. And people are losing their minds over it. Poor old Tim Montgomerie…

More questions for UKBA

29 August 2011 10:53

The Home Office and the UK Border Agency (UKBA) completed the review into the asylum seekers legacy backlog ahead of…

Cameron mustn’t let the police top brass bully him into silence

14 August 2011 15:20

The police have been busy defending themselves this weekend against any criticism of their performance. They aim to stop elected…

Coalition’s crime worries ease, but concerns remain

14 July 2011 12:09

The British Crime Survey is published today and the Home Office had prepared for the worst. For months now, figures…

Beyond the frontline

11 April 2011 12:18

Labour’s cartography department has been hard at work all weekend to produce this. It is, lest you haven’t heard Yvette…

Ainsworth has a point

16 December 2010 11:01

Much ado about Bob Ainsworth this morning, and his views on drug policy. The former defence secretary, and a junior…

What about the Home Office?

17 October 2010 17:50

The less we hear from Theresa May, the more I worry about the Home Office budget. I’m hearing rumours of…