Home Affairs Select Committee

May Told To Apologise For 'Bogus' Overseas Student Stats

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May faces being hauled before Parliament to publicly apologise for “bogus” statistics that wrongly claimed 100,000 students were overstayi...

Amber Rudd To Be Hauled Before MPs After Home Office Wrongly Threatens To Deport EU Nationals

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Politics

Home Secretary Amber Rudd will be dragged before MPs to explain why EU nationals were sent letters incorrectly threatening them with deportation. The ...

Social Media Companies Have A Duty To Protect Children

Faith Gordon | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech
Faith Gordon

We all need to take responsibility in educating children and young people on the media's responsibilities and the ways in which they can protect their privacy and challenge any breaches of their rights.

Tackling Online Hate Requires A Collaborative Approach

Shaukat Warraich | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK
Shaukat Warraich

The Home Affairs Select Committee's latest enquiry into social media companies has highlighted how much further there is still to go in effectively id...

Controversial NUS President Malia Bouattia Humbled After Shock Re-Election Bid Defeat

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Malia Bouattia has been humbled in her bid for a second term as NUS president after a shock landslide loss to newcomer Shakira Martin in Wednesday’s...

No Place for Hate. No Place for Antisemitism.

Malia Bouattia | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Malia Bouattia

I am listening to the concerns of Jewish students and the Jewish community and want to offer reassurances that I will do all I can to combat antisemitism. As I've said before, I regret that my choice of words in the past has been interpreted as otherwise.

Benn And Cooper To Chair Brexit And Home Affairs Committees

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics

Hilary Benn and Yvette Cooper have been elected to chair two of the most powerful select committees in the House of Commons. Benn will head the new Br...

NUS Leaders Claim MPs Anti-Semitism Report Is Attempt To ‘Discredit Malia Bouattia’

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

More than 175 NUS officers, student leaders and academics have signed an open letter slamming a report from MPs into anti-Semitism as an attempt to ...

Prostitution: Changing the Law Is Vital But Not Enough

Katharine Sacks Jones | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Politics
Katharine Sacks Jones

Women involved in prostitution cannot wait for support until after a final report is published. The Government must take urgent action now to ensure women involved in prostitution have the support they need. Otherwise, more women will lose their lives or experience even more awful and unnecessary suffering.

Former Sex Worker Bravely Describes Horrific Gang-Rape As She Urges MPs To Change Prostitution Law

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics

This article contains graphic descriptions which some readers may find disturbing A former sex worker today bravely revealed how she had been subje...

Refugee Crisis: MP Thinks The Government Isn't Harnessing 'Huge Public Support'

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics

The British Government has been urged to harness the "huge support" for refugees fleeing conflict as MPs warned the country will struggle to cope with...

Divided Europe Faces Migration Crisis

Keith Vaz | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

A great deal has been said about stemming the flow of refugees and migrants trying to reach the continent, and about the numbers of people who will settle here, but integration of the arrivals is a fundamental issue which has not received the attention it requires. 

35 MPs Who Want To Be Select Committee Chairs

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics

MPs are putting themselves up for election again - this time among their peers. The Huffington Post UK can reveal at least 38 backbenchers are pitc...

Police Branded 'Inept' Over Cliff Raid

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

An under-fire police force has been branded "inept" by a group of MPs over its handling of a highly-publicised raid on the home of pop star Sir Cliff ...

Countering Terrorist Narratives: Time to Stop Talking and Start Doing

Munir Zamir | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Munir Zamir

A casual interest in the Syria conflict can easily turn into a genuine stimulus at which point an alternative narrative is needed to counter such effects. The broad aims of counter narrative work should be to build resilience to extremism by challenging the rationale behind its actions.

Foreign Fighters: How to Win the War of Ideas

Rachel Briggs | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rachel Briggs

Today's report by the UK Parliament's Home Affairs Select Committee warns of the alarming number of westerners traveling to Syria to fight and calls for stronger efforts to counter the recruitment narratives of extremists.

A New Report Blames Anti-Immigrant Prejudice On The Government

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics

The public's fears and prejudices of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria was fuelled by government shortcomings a report by MPs has said. Failure...

'No Evidence': MPs Slam Decision To Criminalise Khat

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

The government has been slammed for its "baffling" decision to ban the herbal drug khat. The Home Affairs Select Committee said the ban had not bee...

'Plebgate' Officer Apologises To MPs For 'Honest Mistake'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Two police officers embroiled in the Andrew Mitchell "plebgate" affair have told MPs they "regret" the distress caused to former Tory chief whip - but...

'This Could Rival Any Great Work Of Fiction'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics

MPs have launched an brutal attack on police who are accused of stitching up former government minister Andrew Mitchell. The account given by Polic...

The UK Government Must Address Asylum System's Failings

Maurice Wren | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Maurice Wren

Last week the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) produced a highly critical report about the UK's asylum system. The report examines the end-to-end asylum process, from the screening of new applicants to the move-on arrangements for those granted refugee status.

Law Firms Inplicated In Hacking Probe

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A total of 22 law firms feature on a list of organisations and individuals linked to rogue private investigators, MPs have revealed. Legal firms fe...

Why Did Leveson, Politicians and Police Bury the Real Scandal of the 'Other Hacking' Report?

Neil Wallis | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK
Neil Wallis

Phone-hacking is wrong. Theft of private information is wrong. Illegally obtaining confidential personal data is wrong. But such awful behaviour was confined to the activities of a bunch of nasty newspapermen and a handful of unscrupulous private detectives, right? Anyway, it has now all been fully exposed and put a stop to by Lord Justice Leveson's Inquiry and the police investigations into the media, right? Wrong.

Child Sexual Exploitation - The Momentum for Change Must Be Maintained

Jon Brown | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Jon Brown

The catalogue of horror and professional failings has unfolded before us over the last two years; Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford, Telford to name just a few. This widespread abuse cannot and must not be allowed to continue.

55 Pictures Of Important People Measuring Invisible Things

Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics

What is it about the Parliament Select Committee and people looking like they are measuring invisible things? From Tony Blair to the Dalai Lama, th...