Theresa May

How far will the government go to deport Abu Qatada?

24 April 2013 12:21

This morning, after the Sun and the Mail reported that ministers might go as far as to leave the European…

Theresa May tries to calm Snooping Bill nerves

24 April 2013 11:40

It seems the Home Office is growing a little bit nervous about its flagship Communications Data Bill. I understand that…

Snooper’s charter faces rocky road

12 April 2013 18:27

We’re only a few weeks away from the Queen’s Speech, yet there’s one significant piece of legislation from this session…

Theresa May’s abolition of UKBA shows how the immigration consensus favours the Tories, and her

26 March 2013 16:18

Theresa May has announced that the UK Border Agency is to be abolished.  In an unscheduled statement to the House…

Theresa May sent a letter to Tory MPs today explaining why the government won't support a call to limit the options of foreign criminals trying to avoid deportation. Picture: Getty

Theresa May tries to deter Tory uprising on foreign criminals

18 March 2013 22:27

MPs are hard at work in the Chamber tonight: once they’ve finished voting on the Leveson amendments to the Crime…

Liam Fox, Theresa May and the meaning of conservatism

14 March 2013 15:41

Speeches by Theresa May and Liam Fox have produced a surge of interest in what Conservatives stand for. Politics in…

PMQs sketch: Nothing changes, yet everything is different

13 March 2013 16:47

There comes a moment in a PM’s journey when he crests the ridge and starts on the downhill leg. David…

Clegg: the Tories are like a broken shopping trolley – they always veer to the right.

10 March 2013 13:14

If you want to know what the Liberal Democrat’s message at the next election will be, read Nick Clegg’s speech…

Theresa May today announced that Gary McKinnon will not face extradition to the US. Picture: Getty

May blossoms

9 March 2013 18:08

The question about Theresa May has always been what does she believe? Well, today in the widest-ranging speech of her…

Theresa May and Chris Grayling signal bold new Tory direction on the ECHR

2 March 2013 22:56

Tonight brings two major developments in terms of Tory policy on the European Convention on Human Rights and the European…

Government will appeal controversial immigration decision

18 February 2013 18:34

Further to the row that has erupted between Theresa May and some judges over the deportation of foreign criminals, the…

Stop blaming judges, Ms May, and repeal the Human Rights Act

18 February 2013 9:12

The latest session in May versus Judges over foreign criminals’ right to family life (Article 8 of the European Convention) is running as…

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

More Tory splits and plots

2 February 2013 11:32

David Cameron arrived back in the UK this morning to newspapers full of talk of Conservative splits and plots. The…

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…

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…

Theresa May and EU commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstroem talk before a Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting today. Picture: Getty

Exclusive: Tory MP accuses Theresa May of ‘dereliction of duty’ over Qatada case

7 December 2012 17:00

A Tory MP has accused the Home Secretary of a ‘dereliction of duty’ that will put the British people at…

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…

Theresa May today defended the government's Communications Data Bill. Picture: Getty

Theresa May upsets the Lib Dems and David Davis in one fell swoop

3 December 2012 18:25

Theresa May has upset quite a few people from across the political spectrum with her comments in the Sun today…

The Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year Awards

21 November 2012 14:51

The Spectator’s Parliamentarian of the Year awards are being held this afternoon at the Savoy Hotel. In total 14 awards…

What can Theresa May do to deport Abu Qatada?

12 November 2012 17:33

Theresa May gave a defiant statement to the house on the Special Immigration Appeals Committee’s (SIAC)  decision to uphold Abu…

Abu Qatada evades deportation, again

12 November 2012 13:39

On any normal day, the fact that Abu Qatada has won his appeal against deportation would be a major news…

Theresa May won’t deny she told Andrew Mitchell to go

21 October 2012 11:53

Theresa May’s political stock has risen this week. Announcing an intention to opt-out of EU law and order directives pleased…

Theresa May today announced that Gary McKinnon will not face extradition to the US. Picture: Getty

Briefing: What today’s extradition announcement means

16 October 2012 17:08

As well as announcing that Gary McKinnon will not be extradited to the US on charges of computer hacking, the…

Gary McKinnon case: campaigners accuse Theresa May of double standards

16 October 2012 13:47

The Home Secretary blocked the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the United States earlier today, arguing that it would infringe…

Theresa May today announced government plans to opt-out of 130 EU law and order measures. Picture: Getty

The Home Office hokey-cokey on EU law and order opt-outs

15 October 2012 18:19

Yvette Cooper was in a stern mood this afternoon when she responded to the Home Secretary’s announcement about plans to…