Home Secretary

How Not to Terminate an IT Contract

Andrew Tibber | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

The Government had terminated the £750 million contract in 2010 on the grounds that Raytheon was allegedly in material default of its contractual obligations, a termination which Raytheon disputed as unlawful and led to a claim by the US company for over £500 million in arbitration proceedings.

What Theresa May Must Learn From the Butler-Sloss Mistake

Ben Moore | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

On the 14th of July 2014 Home Secretary Theresa May sat before a House of Commons select committee to answer questions about the recently announced en...

Mehdi Hasan

'Neil Kinnock Had Far More Qualities Than Ed Miliband As A Leader'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

Charles Clarke is running late for our interview. "I'll be there in three minutes," reads his text to me. Eight years after being sacked from ...

The Missing Surveillance Debate: How Mistrust Undermines Our Civil Liberties

Louis Reynolds | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics
Louis Reynolds

Last week the Home Secretary once again advanced the argument for granting the intelligence services new powers, reigniting the debate over the proper limits of state surveillance. It's a familiar contest made more important by the legacy of the Snowdon intelligence leaks, and more urgent by recent events Iraq.

Enough Action Plans and Statements of Intent on Domestic Violence - It Is Time to Do Something

Helen Jones | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Helen Jones

We know that domestic violence is one of the major threats to women's health and well-being. Women between 15-44 are more at risk from domestic violence than they are from cancer. Two women a week are killed by a partner or ex-partner. Yet while reports of domestic violence have risen under this government, 13% fewer cases are being passed by the police to the Crown Prosecution Service for decisions on charging.

We Cannot Go Back to a Time When Victims Were Ignored and Violence Against Women Dismissed

Helen Jones | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics
Helen Jones

Imagine a world where two women a week are killed by their partners or former partners. A world where women are more at risk from domestic violence than from cancer, where every nine minutes a woman is raped. You don't have to imagine, for this is our world.

This Government Only Gives Promises on Immigration, and Little Else

David Hanson | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Politics
David Hanson

Theresa May is all over the place on EU migration. On Sunday she said one thing, Monday something else entirely. Nick Clegg has weighed into a phoney war about it too. But the result is there is now total confusion and a massive gap between government rhetoric and reality which just undermine's public trust.

Judge 'Astounded' By Home Secretary Human Rights Comments

PA | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK

A former lord chief justice has called for a change in the Human Rights Act to make it clear that British courts are not obliged to follow the rulings...

As Straw Struggles, the Conservatives Concede - A Balance Must Be Found for the UK's Immigration Policy

Sarosh Zaiwalla | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sarosh Zaiwalla

While Jack Straw may feel this was a policy blunder from his party, I do not believe this to be such a clear cut issue. It has been shown on countless occasions that immigrants coming to the UK bring a tangible profitable contribution to the economy.

Foreign Sex Offender Wins Human Rights Appeal

PA | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

A foreign criminal jailed for a serious sex offence against a schoolgirl has won the right to damages for a breach of his human rights after the Court...

The Questions the Home Secretary Must Answer on TPIM Failures

Diana Johnson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Diana Johnson

This week Theresa May was forced to come to the Commons and tell MPs that suspected terrorist Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed had absconded from his TPIM order, his whereabouts now unknown. When asked any questions about this though it is not answers the Home Secretary provides but many many more questions get raised.

All This Talk About TPims Is Making Me Forget About The Rule of Law

Steven Stewart | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Steven Stewart

On Monday our glorious Home Secretary faced questions from the equally wonderful Shadow Home Secretary in Parliament over the effectiveness of the Ter...

Rich People To Get Their Own Special Visa System

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics

Wealthy foreigners will be offered their own "bespoke" service to help them get a visa in order to attract them to Britain, Home Secretary Theresa May...

Abu Qatada Deportation Edges Closer As Jordan Publishes Treaty

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A treaty geared towards ejecting radical cleric Abu Qatada from the country has moved another step toward to full ratification. The agreement, whic...

King Of Jordan Authorises Abu Qatada Treaty

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK

The King of Jordan has authorised a treaty with the UK, paving the way for the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada. Once published in the Jord...

Abu Qatada Deportation Battle Has Cost £1.7m, Theresa May Tells MPs

PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics

The fight to remove radical cleric Abu Qatada from Britain has cost the taxpayer more than £1.7 million since 2005, the Home Secretary has said. I...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Please Spy On Us

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 11 June 2013... 1) PLEASE SPY ON US So, the NSA/Prism revelations must have hardened British public o...

Abu Qatada Case 'Cannot Go To Supreme Court'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK

The Government has been refused permission to take to the Supreme Court its fight to remove preacher Abu Qatada from the UK, the Judicial Office has s...

Felicity A Morse

Abu Qatada V Theresa May

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Politics

Theresa May is going head-to-head with Abu Qatada once again in a bid to deport the radical cleric to Jordan, where he is wanted on terror charges. ...

May's Appeal Over Abu Qatada Deportation Starts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

Home Secretary Theresa May's appeal against the decision to allow Abu Qatada to stay in the UK has begun three days after the radical preacher was arr...

Labour To Call For End To Student Visa Loopholes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Labour is to call for an end to loopholes in student visas, arguing their abuse means international students are being blocked from studying in the Un...

Vaz Accused Of Sexism After Home Secretary 'Diet' Remark

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Politics

A senior Labour backbencher has been accused of sexism after suggesting Cabinet minister Theresa May was "looking a bit thin". Keith Vaz, chairman ...

A Foreign Legion For London?

PA | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

Britain's biggest police force is to forge a unit of foreign officers in a bid to tackle the growing threat from overseas offenders. The Metropolit...

Abu Qatada 'Will Not Get Fair Trial In Jordan'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

It is unlikely that terror suspect Abu Qatada would receive a fair trial in Jordan if deported, a tribunal has heard. Professor Beverley Milton-Edw...

Felicity A Morse

'Abu Qatada Will Not Get A Fair Trial In Jordan'

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Torture in Jordan is practised "with impunity" and there is no guarantee Abu Qatada will get a fair trial, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch h...