Home Office

The immigration game

17 October 2010 14:25

The Fake Sheikh, Mazher Mahmood, has a good wee scoop in the News of the World today. The papers’ reporters…

Johnson caught in the crossfire

7 September 2010 9:13

The shrapnel from the phone-hacking scandal is scorching more flesh by the day. This morning, it’s not Andy Coulson nor…

Stage 2 in the penal revolution

24 August 2010 12:31

The government’s position is that prison does not work. It aims to reduce prison numbers and now Ken Clarke has…

What to do with the defeated?

13 August 2010 14:49

One of the challenges facing the next Labour leader will be what to do with Ed Balls. Balls, as he…

Coming clean whilst going straight

1 June 2010 12:53

Combating drug misuse in our prisons could be one of the best ways to cut reoffending. A prison sentence should,…

Why the Tories should talk about immigration

2 March 2010 18:08

Should the Tories talk about immigration? This will bring back a lot of bad memories for the modernisers, who believe…

Brown goes crime-fighting

1 March 2010 18:30

Yeah, I know: 4,500 words of Brown’s rhetoric is too much for most CoffeeHousers to bear.  So I thought I’d…

Why not just scrap ID cards, then?

12 December 2009 10:23

So the protracted, wheezing death of ID cards continues, with Alistair Darling admitting in today’s Telegraph that: “Most of the…

A debased database

24 November 2009 9:12

As with much police work, the questions surrounding a DNA database come down to one thing: striking a balance between…

The Neather clarification

26 October 2009 14:37

Plenty of CoffeeHousers are mentioning the Andrew Neather revelations in various comment sections.  If you haven’t seen them yourself, the…

The right decision

13 October 2009 18:23

There’s little more to add to Alex’s take on the news that Geert Wilders has won his appeal against the…

Davis for Home Secretary?

11 October 2009 17:13

The Express’ William Hickey column reports that David Davis, not Chris Grayling, will serve as Home Secretary should the Tories…

A glimpse of Home Secretary Grayling?

2 October 2009 17:01

Chris Grayling’s reputation as a one-dimensional attack-dog was accentuated by his ill-judged comparison of Britain with Baltimore. The argument laid…

Smith’s claims call Brown’s political judgement into question

11 July 2009 16:03

Ok, let’s get the hard, grim facts out of the way first: Jacqui Smith was an ineffective Home Secretary whose…

The consequences of Johnson’s cowardice

8 July 2009 22:01

There was great excitement here in Old Queen Street when Lord Carlile, the Government’s own adviser on anti-terror law, announced…

Gary McKinnon is a victim of injustice

5 July 2009 10:32

Well done to the Mail for their continued support for Gary McKinnon, whose case featured on their front page a…