Articles tagged with Theresa May
by Oliver Wiseman / 15 Nov 2011 13:13
Answering the questions of the home affairs select committee this morning, Brodie Clark delivered a stern defence, both of himself and his agency, which he described as the world’s best border agency. “Mr Chairman, I am no rogue agent,” he said at the end of a prepared statement, “nothing could be further from the truth.”
The row over this summer’s trial relaxation of border checks, which increasingly comes down to a she said/he
by Oliver Wiseman / 08 Nov 2011 13:55
The attention of members of the Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee focused on Theresa May’s claim that she had not authorised and did not know about extended relaxations to checks made by border agents at ports and airports this summer when she gave evidence at lunchtime today.
In the latest in a series of parliamentary grillings on the scandal at the Borders Agency, made worse by several newspapers making the most of her
by Oliver Wiseman / 07 Nov 2011 16:38
Theresa May, responding shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper over the Border Agency’s summer-time relaxation of controls at Home Office questions this afternoon, claiming the previous government had eased checks at “times of pressure” and implying this was once again the cause of less rigorous checks this summer.
Though the issue featured heavily at Home Office questions, Theresa May’s imminent announcement on the subject meant government responses were brief and much of
by Holly Smith / 07 Nov 2011 12:22
Theresa May faces a tough time in the Commons today when she takes questions on the Home Office, and makes a statement on the way border controls were secretly relaxed this summer. She will have to answer questions on whether any terror suspects are thought to have entered the country during that period.
May had better have some good answers because take immigration, one of the most controversial of all
by Amber Elliott / 04 Nov 2011 13:37
Economic benefits of up to £21bn a year could be delivered if the talents of women out of work were fully used, Theresa May claimed today.
In her most robust speech on women since becoming home secretary, May accepted the coalition needs to do more to help fulfil women's “true potential” and “raise aspirations”.
Currently women’s unemployment stands at over one million in the UK, and has been rising every year since
by Francesca Preece / 12 Oct 2011 09:34
Mary Portas has put her well-heeled boot into the Cabinet’s women this week with a scathing attack on their dress sense. The retail guru hit out at the likes of Caroline Spelman and Theresa May for crimes against fashion, branding them an "ugly bunch".
Instead of concerning herself with the recession or the revival of boarded-up ghost towns like Margate, Portas is focusing on makeovers for female MPs.
Let’s face it, our
by Caroline Crampton / 10 Oct 2011 13:37
The prime minister’s stance on immigration, as outlined in a speech in London this afternoon, can be summed up as ‘some is good, but not too much’. According to Cameron, we want the “the brightest and best to come here”, but we don’t want the people who will end up as “a significant burden on the welfare system and the taxpayer”.
by Martin Shapland / 07 Oct 2011 09:50
It’s been the battle of the kitten heels vs the Hush Puppies this week as Theresa May, the home secretary, and Ken Clarke, the justice secretary, went head to head in a Human Rights Act-related skirmish over a Bolivian student and his cat.
Those who know me personally will know why I’m not a huge fan of feline related omni-shambles right now but the wrangle over a pet cat isn’t just a political
by Holly Smith / 08 Sep 2011 11:42
Theresa May would not speculate on the cause of the riots whilst giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee today but she did throw her full support in front of David Cameron, in a marked contrast to Boris’ evidence on Tuesday.
It may be wrong to call the riots a product of ‘feral youth’, but ‘it was criminality that was taking place on our streets’ during the riots, according to May. Beyond
by Caroline Crampton / 23 Jun 2011 15:05
The prime minister and the home secretary, along with equalities minister Lynne Featherstone, greeted celebrities and campaigners against homophobia in sport at Downing Street yesterday. The event follows on from the launch of the charter for action launched by Featherstone on 13 March
The emphasis was very much on the celebrity of the guests, with David Cameron commenting, "Young people look to role models, and until we have enough positive role models, it
by Amber Elliott / 18 May 2011 13:52
It was never going to be an easy task for David Cameron – defending his justice secretary over an interview he hadn't heard.
Just minutes before PMQs started, Ken Clarke told BBC Radio 5: "That includes date rape and 17 year-olds having intercourse… Serious rape, I don’t think many judges give five years for a forcible rape, frankly, the tariff is longer for that and a serious rape where there’s violence and an
by Samantha Tomaszczyk / 12 May 2011 00:00
Education Secretary Michael Gove publishes response to Professor Wolf's report of 14-19 vocational education
Home Secretary Theresa May attends EU Justice and Home Affairs Council to discuss migration from North Africa
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley speaks at National Leadership Council, NHS event
Deputy Prime Minister gives evidence to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee on future reform
Former Labour MP Elliot Morley is sentenced after being found guilty of expenses