Theresa May

Policing the Olympics

17 July 2011 9:35

The reputation of the police may be as black as mud at the moment, but the Met has a chance…

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…

Policing the local and the national

8 June 2011 13:34

Today’s announcement on a proposed new National Crime Agency (NCA) is a key element in the government’s ambitious police reform…

The need for a strong man to strong-arm the new counter-terror policy

7 June 2011 11:18

If the counter-terrorism strategy the government is announcing today is to succeed, it will have to overcome bureaucratic opposition and…

Counter-terrorism means stopping dealings with extremists

6 June 2011 13:49

The coalition’s counter-terrorism strategy will be published tomorrow. This rather delayed review has been the subject of some semi-public wrangling,…

Off target

27 May 2011 14:19

Target culture. It’s a pejorative phrase, and understandably so. As we discovered during the New Labour years, targets designed to…

The Coffee House A-Z of the Coalition: G-M

11 May 2011 15:49

Here are letters G to M in our alphabetical guide to the Coalition’s first year. A-F were covered here. G…

Some context for those police cuts

8 March 2011 13:19

What’s it to be? Take a pay cut, or lose your job? That, as David suggested earlier, is the question…

Theresa May’s unenviable challenge

8 March 2011 10:48

Many political careers have met a torturous end in the Home Office. And this morning, Theresa May began her struggle.…

Tackling the last great unreformed public service

2 March 2011 18:30

The Home Office has an ambitious police reform agenda and is overseeing challenging budget reductions, but they are also forging…

May’s change of emphasis

2 March 2011 10:47

Theresa May has a new soundbite: police pay or police jobs. May has been asked to find cuts of 20…

Clarke rebukes May for her comments on sex offenders’ register ruling as Tory split over human rights grows

20 February 2011 13:22

The Conservative side of the coalition is being increasingly split by the issue of the European Convention on Human Rights.…

Parliament is not sovereign

16 February 2011 14:10

Enough is enough. The British Bill of Rights is set to return: a consequence of the government’s running battle with…

Why the government is right to look beyond ASBOs

7 February 2011 9:06

We shouldn’t have believed the hype. For all of Tony Blair’s earnest focus on Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, this flagship policy…

From control to surveillance

26 January 2011 11:01

Like husband, like wife. Yvette Cooper has begun shadowing Theresa May where Ed Balls stopped: by lacerating Nick Clegg’s naïveté…

Sexism is a red-herring; it’s family that matters

24 January 2011 13:54

I’m afraid that women have been faking it, having us men on. You see they understand the offside rule and…

Balls strikes at delicate Clegg

6 January 2011 16:16

Ed Balls has been biding his time on Control Orders, but now he has struck. Writing on his blog, he…

High Court rejects temporary immigration cap

17 December 2010 17:02

The High Court has just declared the government’s temporary cap on non-EU immigration is unlawful. Its ground was that the…

The anti-Clarke campaign is gaining momentum

15 December 2010 9:22

After months of whispered asides, Theresa May cut loose yesterday and expressed what may on the Tory right (not to…

The welcome arrival of elected Police & Crime Commissioners

1 December 2010 18:19

Directly-elected Police & Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are the boldest reform of policing since the 1960s. In May 2012 there will…

Another coalition compromise, this time on immigration

23 November 2010 9:00

Agreement has been reached on the troublesome immigration cap. The BBC reports that skilled non-EU migration will be limited to…

Labour’s terror u-turn doesn’t lessen its authoritarianism

21 November 2010 10:46

It is a day for about turns. First, the Pope has taken a historic decision to approve the use of…

In defence of Control Orders

1 November 2010 18:27

David Cameron currently thinks the coalition is heading for a ‘f***ing car crash’ on Control Orders. While the Home Secretary…

Out of Control Orders

1 November 2010 14:01

The government’s developing a tension headache over Control Orders, and there have been two noteworthy interventions. First, Theresa May lambasted…

Are the coalition in control on Control Orders?

31 October 2010 12:49

Friday’s foiled bomb plot is a reminder, if one were needed, that the terrorist threat has not gone away. Inevitably, given…