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Will Lib Dems stand up to Tory stance on EU law and order?

Will Lib Dems stand up to Tory stance on EU law and order?

by Emma Burnell / 16 Oct 2012 14:46

This is not another piece about Andrew Mitchell. It isn't a piece about police cuts, or about relations between the Tory Party and the Police Federation.  The Tories seeming desire to throw away their good relations with the police will be an ongoing saga. But it is not the topic of this law-and-order based mystery.

This is a piece about an open goal, why it was opened and if there will be

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Border agency staff 'refused toilet breaks'

Border agency staff 'refused toilet breaks'

by Amber Elliott / 16 Jul 2012 14:47

The PSC has become the latest body to pile pressure on the home secretary.

The largest union in the UK Border Agency has written to Theresa May to highlight concerns over borders, on the day that Olympic athletes start to arrive at Heathrow.

The home secretary will face MPs over the Olympic security fiasco this afternoon, after Speaker Bercow approved an urgent question on the matter.

In a letter released today,

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London 2012: Why have the Olympics become so sinister?

London 2012: Why have the Olympics become so sinister?

by Anoosh Chakelian / 13 Jul 2012 17:43

Step on the Tube these days, if you dare, and you will begin to notice something out of sorts. Something vaguely, but nevertheless intensely, unsettling. Among your usual dead-eyed band of suited brothers, there is always now a handful of surreptitious individuals wearing crisp, purple shell suits pockmarked from head to toe with an ominous duo of logos: the Adidas pyramid and the official London 2012…assorted shapes. The clothing of the converted. The uniform

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Is May really relaxed on Labour police commissioners?

Is May really relaxed on Labour police commissioners?

by Ben Duckworth / 19 Jun 2012 16:27

Theresa May attended a press gallery lunch in Parliament today and was lighter on her feet than I was expecting. She told an amusing tale of returning home after becoming one of the most senior cabinet minister in the coalition government and finding a note on her doorstep. “Congratulations on becoming Home Secretary,” it read. “Will this alter your milk requirements?”

Her comments on police commissioners were eye-catching – it has been noted

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Don’t underestimate Theresa May’s support for gay marriage

Don’t underestimate Theresa May’s support for gay marriage

by Caroline Crampton / 25 May 2012 11:57

‘The prime minister is right on so many issues, but on this one he is out of touch with the British people. And he is plain wrong.’

So wrote Conservative backbencher Peter Bone MP in our debate feature in this month’s magazine. The question for discussion was ‘should we introduce gay marriage’, and somewhat unusually, we had two MPs from the same party expressing diametrically opposing views – Jane Ellison MP Read more…

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Reshuffles fulfil our need for gossip but that is all

Reshuffles fulfil our need for gossip but that is all

by Emma Burnell / 15 May 2012 11:55

It’s reshuffle time again. Let joy in Westminster be uncontained. Rumours abound. Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’s in, out or sideways?

For Labour questions include the unlikely Will this be a glorious leftist revolution? and the more likely Will it be steady as she goes? The coalition have more to worry about right now. Does Cameron have enough women in the Tory Party to move Theresa May, Cheryl Gillan, Baroness Warsi

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Theresa May continues to dodge Qatada questions

by Caroline Crampton / 24 Apr 2012 13:31

Theresa May was meant to appear before the home affairs select committee to talk about ‘the work of the home secretary’. The fact that her evidence was completely dominated by discussions of Abu Qatada’s deportation indicates how closely associated her reputation as a minister has come to be with the case.

Compared to her recent appearances in the House of Commons, her appearance before the committee was a calm, polite affair.

But

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Abu Qatada: What a difference a day makes

Abu Qatada: What a difference a day makes

by Caroline Crampton / 19 Apr 2012 12:09

‘What a difference a day makes/Twenty-four little hours…’

It’s hard not to remember the opening words to the famous song, popularised by Dinah Washington, when watching Theresa May and Yvette Cooper square up in the Commons once again over Abu Qatada’s deportation.

After years of appeals, proceedings and assurances, it now all seems to come down to two differing interpretations of how long a period of three months is – May

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Theresa May's trip

by Amber Elliott / 31 Jan 2012 11:28

Home secretary Theresa May caught the heel of her shoe in a pavement crack on her way into No 10 this morning. She quickly recovered by telling the waiting press, "There's a photo for you."

After removing her kitten heel and prising it out of the crack, she continued on to her meeting with a straight face.

Former home secretary Jacqui Smith took to Twitter to express her sympathy.

"When I

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Finding your inner iron lady

Finding your inner iron lady

by Felicity Parkes / 27 Jan 2012 09:39

This article is from the February issue of Total Politics

One of the first things I see each morning as I walk through Westminster tube station, trying to apply my lipstick without spilling tepid coffee down my front, is a poster for The Iron Lady. Many have moaned or criticised the topic of the film but like it or not; Maggie is back, and I'll bet she never broke

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Our Theresa May cover shoot

Our Theresa May cover shoot

23 Jan 2012 09:42

In this month's cover interview, Theresa May spoke to TP's pol ed Amber Elliott about her women and equalities brief. Here are a few choice quotes from the interview in the magazine, on sale tomorrow.

On feminism:

"Some people don’t like the term feminist because they think it portrays a certain type of woman. To me, it’s about ensuring there's a level playing field and equal opportunity."

On

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Ghosh 'pauses for thought' after Border Force fiasco

by Oliver Wiseman / 22 Nov 2011 13:24

Permanent Secretary at the Home Office Dame Helen Ghosh described former Border Agency head Brodie Clark’s defence as “disingenuous” in response to questions from the home affairs select committee today.

Clark’s pivotal claim is that his relaxation of fingerprint checks of visa nationals this summer was authorised under 2007 guidance that allowed a suspension of biometric checks for reasons of health and safety. But Ghosh said the 2007 guidance did not cover fingerprints,

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