Theresa May

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…

Theresa May the target

9 October 2010 18:32

I wonder if Theresa May felt faintly apprehensive this morning. It must bad enough to awake and remember that you’re…

Clarke ups the ante

5 October 2010 9:05

Perceptions count and the coalition are perceived to be vulnerable on crime. Its policy of reducing the number of prisoners…

Ken Clarke in the firing line

3 October 2010 16:45

There’s an intriguing pre-conference story in the Mail on Sunday today. The paper reports that: “Ken Clarke faces a whispering…

Too many policemen chasing paper-clips

23 September 2010 16:57

Back in June, I asked how long the public would stomach David Cameron blaming Labour. Not long, was my answer…

May’s straight-bat technique

6 September 2010 16:37

Theresa May channeled Chris Tavaré today, every question on this phone tapping scandal was met with a solid defensive answer.…

The coalition’s vulnerability on crime

6 September 2010 15:00

Parliament has that beginning of term feel today, lots of people discussing what they did on their summer holidays. After…

The equality landmines that Labour have left the coalition

4 August 2010 14:11

Oh dear, the Treasury is mired in another controversy about equality after the Guardianpublished a letter which Theresa May sent…

Beating up the ASBO

28 July 2010 13:33

Theresa May has taken the truncheon to the previous government’s rather singular anti-social behaviour policy. The ASBO, of which more…

System failure aids another EU power-grab

26 July 2010 14:03

David Cameron’s so-called “referendum lock” is supposed to ensure no more powers are handed to the EU. His thinking, bless…

All in all, a pretty good day for the government

18 June 2010 18:02

I doubt David Cameron will have many better days in government than this. Considering the government cancelled a hospital project…

May calls for culture change towards LGB&T groups

18 June 2010 14:16

Theresa May has called for ‘culture change’ in wider society to ease the equality and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual…

Sacking the nanny

15 June 2010 11:28

Theresa May has halted the national database of adults who come into contact with children. The innocent and law abiding…

Trouble averted or trouble ahead?

19 May 2010 9:15

“The biggest shake up of our democracy since 1832.”  That’s how Nick Clegg is describing the legislative package that he’s…

The equality dilemma

15 May 2010 14:50

Spare a thought for poor Theresa May. Judging by the reaction so far, she now faces the unenviable task of…

The worries behind falling unemployment

20 January 2010 11:15

Expect Labour to make much of today’s employment figures, which show that unemployment fell by 7,000 in the three months…

Pre-Freudian slip

7 October 2009 15:02

Theresa May is chairing a discussion with a set of Conservative PPCs on ‘job clubs’, as part of this afternoon’s…

Is Theresa May priming a second Freud Review?

27 August 2009 13:36

In some respects, Theresa May has delivered an effective speech on unemployment and the benefits system today.  It touches on…