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Ned Simons

Ex-Minister Urges Cameron To 'Move On' From Immigration After Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party needs to be "very careful" about the language it uses about immigration and should move back to talking about the economy as qu...

Ned Simons

Ken Clarke Dismises 'Eccentric' Tory Backbenchers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics

Ken Clarke has said the view that Conservative MPs are anti-European Union is mistaken and has been driven by a few "eccentric" Tory backbenchers who ...

Making Community Policing More Wicked

Tim Curtis | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Curtis

There is a long way to go to ensure that PCSOs are supported within their Police force in LISPing, and for partner agencies to recognise that these projects are very important to the Police, and become willing to help the Police achieve their objectives- through making an exception over hedgecutting in the district trying to protect themselves from burglaries.

Government Considers Changes To Violent Porn Laws

PA | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

Ministers are "actively considering" changing the law to crack down on violent online pornography, it has emerged. The move was signalled in a lett...

Could Aggressive Treatment of Vulnerable Witnesses Be About to Change?

Javed Khan | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Javed Khan

The aggressive questioning of vulnerable witnesses in court was exposed again this week with solicitor general Oliver Heald calling for change at the dispatch box. We've all heard stories of children - many of them victims of horrific sex crimes - being thrown to the wolves in court and it needs to stop.

'If You Live In Britain You Obey the Laws'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Cultural and religious differences cannot be used as a defence for men from ethnic minorities linked to sex crimes against young girls, Tory Damian Gr...

London Met Allowed To Take Foreign Students

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university that was stripped of its right to admit international students will once again be able to teach foreigners. London Metropolitan Univer...

Cautions for Serious and Repeat Offenders Under Review

Damian Green | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Damian Green

Serious and repeat criminals should not expect to escape with a caution and the public and victims have a right to expect such people who have committed a crime to be brought before a court.

Home Secretary 'Out Of Touch' As Police Numbers Hit Rock Bottom

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Theresa May has been accused of being "out of touch" with local communities after figures showed the number of police officers serving in England and ...

Appetite for Police Commissioners Poll Should Sound Death Knell for Tory Attack on Unions

Mark Serwotka | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

While these low turnouts will be debated and analysed, one thing is clear: they should sound the death knell for the ludicrously shrill cries from some quarters of the Tory party and their supporters for greater restrictions on trade union ballots.

Football Arrests Down 'By 24%', Would You Take Your Children To A Game? (POLL)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Sport

The Home Office has announced the number of arrests at football matches involving teams from England and Wales has dropped by nearly a quarter. Arr...

EDL Banned From Marching In London

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

A series of marches by a right-wing group has been banned amid fears of violence on the streets. Policing minister Damian Green agreed to the Metro...

'Theresa Locks Them Up, And Ken Let Them Out'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron was accused of "lurching to the right" in his recent cabinet reshuffle after he (sort of) fired Ken Clarke as justice secretary, replaci...

Tracking Car Chases And Riots With A Drone The Size Of A Hobby Aircraft

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Police drones could be used for car chases, tracking hidden suspects, monitoring riots or protests or traffic violations - but UK airspace is so crowd...

Drones Could Patrol UK Skies, Says Police Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Police minister Damian Green has backed the use of controversial unmanned drones to patrol the UK's skies, to monitor criminal activity and provide ai...

Lucy Sherriff

Judge Says London Met Students Can Continue Studies - For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

International students have been told by a High Court judge they can temporarily continue their studies at London Metropolitan University. The anno...

London Met Takes Visa Licence Fight To Court

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

London Metropolitan University is to appear in court on Friday to legally challenge the government's controversial revocation of its sponsorship licen...

Chaotic UKBA Needs To 'Get A Grip' Over Damaging Student Visa System, Says Damning Report

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The UK Border Agency has been accused of causing "chaos" in the student visa system - as a university stripped of its ability to sponsor international...

Does London Met Decision Create An 'Appalling Image' Of Britain?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Banning a university from recruiting non-European Union students creates "an appalling image" of Britain around the world, MPs heard on Monday. Lon...

London Metropolitan Saga - What Next?

Sindhyar Talpur | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sindhyar Talpur

if London Metropolitan University failed to keep records of its students, then it should be held liable. Though one can also perhaps sympathise with the Universities based in a country where carrying and proving of id is considered a civil liberty issue.

Lucy Sherriff

'How Can I Go Home And Say All Our Money Has Been Wasted?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

International students at London Metropolitan University have described their devastation at having to abandon their degrees and return home after the...

'Poor English And Missing Lectures'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Immigration minister Damian Green has suggested London Metropolitan university was stripped of its powers to authorise visas because a "significant pr...

Student Visas Fall By A Fifth.. But Immigration Numbers Stay Static

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

The number of student visas issued in the last year has fallen by 21%, according to figures released on Thursday morning. The migration figures sho...

New Visa Rules Hurt Foreigners, Britons Alike

Sarah Pilchick | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Pilchick

Some of us came to the UK with the goal of going home after our courses. Some of us, however, wanted to give working abroad a go. But Her Majesty's Government has made it impossible with recent changes to the UK post-study work visa scheme.

What Do the British Think About Immigration?

Robert Ford | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Politics
Robert Ford

With the first census figures arriving today, we can expect a slew of alarmist stories about the dire demographic and social consequences of immigration. Many of these stories will cite public opinion surveys showing that the majority of British voters hold negative views about migration, and want it reduced.