Home Secretary

Sunday Shows: Amber Rudd And Ukip Wars Dominate

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Baroness Warsi, the first Muslim to attend Cabinet back in 2010, appeared on Marr to discuss the Westminster terror attacks and I...

'Completely Unacceptable' We Can't See Terrorists' WhatsApp Messages, Says Amber Rudd

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics

Home Secretary Amber Rudd today claimed it is “completely unacceptable” for WhatsApp to allow terrorists to “hide” behind its encrypted messag...

Boris Johnson Attack Internet Giants Over 'Disgusting' Failures

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK

Boris Johnson has attacked internet giants for their “disgusting” failure to remove extremist material from the web. The Foreign Secretary also ca...

Charles Bronson’s Fiancée Petitions Amber Rudd And Theresa May For His Release

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK

Charles Bronson’s fiancée has started an online petition pleading for his release. Paula Williamson’s Change.org petition calls on Home Secretary...

Home Office Set To Review Asylum Claims From Children In The Calais 'Jungle' Camp

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics

Child refugees who have been turned away from the UK could have their cases reviewed, as the Home Office comes under pressure over the early closure o...

Calais Volunteers Take On Amber Rudd's 'Shameful' Halting Of Child Refugee Scheme

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK

More than 50,000 people are calling on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to “respect the rights of young refugees” after the government ditched its scheme...

Daughter Of 'Britain's Schindler' Urges PM To Reverse Closure Of Dubs Refugee Scheme

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

The daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton - who was hailed “Britain’s Schindler” after saving hundreds of children from Nazi tyranny - has called on T...

Tory MPs Slam Government For Limiting Number Of Child Refugees

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics

Conservative MPs have hit out at the government’s decision to limit the number of child refugees it will accept from Europe to just 350 - rather tha...

Theresa May Hits Out At Ken Clarke: 'I Locked 'Em Up, He Let 'Em Out'

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May hit out at arch Tory Remainer MP Ken Clarke at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. “When I was Home Secretary and he was Justice ...

Record Levels Of Anti-Semitic Hate Incidents Are Being Reported

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK

Anti-Semitic hate incidents have surged to record levels in the UK, new figures have revealed. The Jewish community was targeted at a rate of more tha...

May Ducks Corbyn Questions Over Trump Travel Ban

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has refused to reveal whether the White House gave her advance notice of Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. The Prime Minister duc...

The UK Is Home To Half Of The World's Ten 'Most International' Universities

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Five of the world’s ten ‘most international’ universities are in the UK, according to new rankings - but there are fears that might not last. I...

Theresa May Tells Boris And Amber Rudd To Call The US And Protest At Trump's Travel Ban

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has ordered Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd to telephone their US equivalents to “make representations” ...

Downing Street Urges Public To Stand Up To Brexit Hate Crimes

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

Downing Street has urged the public to stand up to hate crime after the UK’s equalities chief warned a surge in violence could be sparked by trigger...

The Cost Of A Brexit Crackdown On Foreign Student Numbers In Britain Is Staggering

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Britain could lose up to £2 billion a year if the government takes a tougher stance on international student numbers after the UK leaves the EU, new ...

Triggering Article 50 Could Be 'A Flashpoint' For Hate Crime, Polish Community Leader Warns

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics

A “wave” of hate crimes against European migrants could follow the start of Britain’s exit from the EU, a Polish community leader has warned. Tr...

Stalkers To Face 10 Year Jail Sentences After Govt U-Turn

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics

Stalkers are to face a new maximum jail sentence of 10 years after ministers caved to pressure from a cross-party campaign to increase protection for ...

The Tory Foreign Worker Transparency Plan Makes Sense - And Could Reduce Racism

Colin Cortbus | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

This week's Conservative Party plan to make some companies disclose how many foreign workers they employ may be controversial. But is a positive step forward for transparency, and could take the wind out of the sails of those peddling racist myths about immigration.

A Six-Year Nightmare for Policing and Borders, And Now the Top Job? An Open Letter to Theresa May

Chris Hobbs | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Explain why, Home Secretary, that when you make your constant references to police transgressions, you don't balance this by referring to the fact that the number of officers involved are but an infinitesimal speck when set against the tens of thousands of officers who have served or are serving since the 1980s?

Denigrated and Vilified By Their Own Government, British Police Brace Themselves Post-Paris

Chris Hobbs | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

In London the simple fact is that the armed police 'jam' does not cover the slice of bread that is one of the world's major cities and does not even begin to lightly smear much of the loaf that is the UK. Meanwhile, the increase announced by the government in the numbers of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ officers together with increased funding is a bittersweet pill for struggling police officers on the front line to swallow...

Changing the Policing Landscape

Vera Baird QC | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Vera Baird QC

Policing is at the heart of all communities, it creates safety and promotes confidence. However, the landscape on which policing in England and Wales is carried out has changed dramatically in recent years.

Enough Is Enough! A Pre-Police Federation Conference Letter to Theresa May

Chris Hobbs | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Officers hope that your speech will be rather more conciliatory on this occasion and perhaps you might even address the question of low police morale. You remember this subject Home Secretary for when you appeared on the pre-election BBC News Channel programme with the other party home affairs spokespersons, Andrew Neil put this issue to you on three occasions and each time you failed to answer. You may of course dispute there is a police morale problem but independent surveys together with those of individual police forces show that this is a major issue. Even the Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackay, admitted morale is, and I quote, 'not good.' We await your proposals to boost morale with interest.

Protecting Communities Against Further Tory Cuts

Vera Baird QC | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Vera Baird QC

The sworn duties of a constable under the Crown, require them to be responsible for the protection of life and property, maintenance of order, prevention and detection of crime and prosecution of offenders against the peace. We need therefore to make clear that when the Tories suggest that crime is diminishing and police are less needed, it is untrue.

Theresa May's Attempts To Explain Right To Buy Like A 'Dog's Dinner'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics

As the nation argues over the new Right To Buy policy announced by the Conservatives today, Theresa May’s attempt at explaining how exactly the syst...

The Number Of Children Being Tasered By Police Is Very Troubling...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

The man who put stun guns in the hands of British police has called for their use to be questioned following the release of new statistics. Former ...