Keith Vaz

Ned Simons

US Senator Tells MPs There's 'Very Little' More She Can Reveal About Torture | Ned Simons | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics

The United States senator who oversaw the publication of the graphic 'torture report' detailing the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation program has indica...

May Lambasted Over Handling Of European Arrest Warrant

PA | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

Senior MPs have lined up to condemn Theresa May's handling of the process for deciding on the controversial European Arrest Warrant (EAW) ahead of Mon...

Lucy Sherriff

Government Panders To The Rabble With 'Cheap, Pathetic Gestures' Over Students Visas | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government's refusal to exclude international students from net migration figures took another battering on Thursday as politicians were accused o...

Which Two Labour MPs Are Doing Gangnam Style Tonight?

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

A backbench Labour MP has given his party's conference a gently surreal twist by mispronouncing his high-profile colleague's name and then imploring p...

Chief Constable Apologises Over 'Insensitive' Cliff Raid

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

The chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has apologised to pop star Sir Cliff Richard if the force was "insensitive" about the search of his home...

BBC Chief Responds To Cliff Richard Police Complaint

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations, Director ...

Immigration Policy: Silver Bullets That Never Hit Their Target

Keith Vaz | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

The rise of Ukip, the vitriolic discussion over the relaxation of border controls relating to Romania and Bulgaria, the abolishment of the UKBA and now the problems at the Passport Office, show that immigration is, without doubt, an all-consuming issue for the public and one that is going to be at the front of voters' minds on and before 7 May 2015. However, the government, rather than shadow boxing with Ukip by continuing to make claims over a net migration figure they have no control over, should create a structure that ensures immigration is given its full attention. After all you can have as many silver bullet policies as you like, but without the gun to fire them you're never going to hit the target.

Cop Saw Documents In 1990s Suggesting Existence Of Establishment Paedophile Network

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

A notorious paedophile had a cache of documents that linked his abuse to establishment figures - but this was not acted on, a former police officer in...

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.

Toddlers 'Referred For Drugs And Alcohol Treatment'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

Four-year-olds are among hundreds of children being referred to specialist drug and alcohol treatment services, it has been revealed. After being a...

After The Wars On Terror And Drugs, Now It's The War On Sugar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The War on Terror, the War on Drugs, the War on Crime, the War on Poverty? Did we learn nothing from World War II about a war on multiple fronts? B...

'Waiting for Godot': Or, for Romanians to Come to the UK

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

It seems that a new version of Waiting for Godot is being reinvented by part of the British media and by some politicians who are desperately waiting for the arrival of millions of Romanians after 1 January 2014... All evidence suggests that Britain is not a preferred destination for Romanian migration.

Ned Simons

Syrian Refugees Make Romanian And Bulgarian Immigration 'A Sideshow' | Ned Simons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The furore over immigration from Romania and Bulgaria is a "sideshow" compared to the wider issue of European Union migration, the chairman of the Com...

Cameron's Hard Rhetoric on Migration Will Only Make EU Negotiations Tougher

Keith Vaz | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

The prime minister will shortly begin the process of compiling his shopping list for EU reform. There is little doubt that EU migration will be at or near the top... It will take nerves of steel to walk the EU tightrope of asking concessions from the very countries whose citizens he wants to discourage from working in the UK.

Keith Vaz Is Going To Personally Police The Border On New Year's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Politics

Labour MP Keith Vaz has announced he is going to personally police the British border. On January 1 2014 the transition controls that prevent Roman...

Theresa May Depicted As A Witch In MPs' Christmas Card

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Politics

The Commons home affairs committee has sent out its annual Christmas card. It features the committee's MPs dressed as a collection of wizards, in a Ha...

'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...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Migrants! This Country Needs You!

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 5 November 2013... 1) MIGRANTS! THIS COUNTRY NEEDS YOU! Yet another hard-hitting academic study sugg...

'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...

Andrew Mitchell Owed An Apology From Police, Says David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron said former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell was owed an apology as the row between police and politicians over the "plebgate" affair esc...

GTA V Signals the End for the Moral Crusade Against Games

Matt Clough | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Clough

For the first time in the series' illustrious history, the hype, combined with writers and gamers alike falling over each other to lavish praise on the game, has completely eclipsed the naysayers and detractors. The moral outcry that was meant to greet the game has simply failed to materialise. But why?

Detention Of Guardian Journalist's Partner 'Extraordinary', Says Vaz

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics

The chairman of the Commons home affairs committee has demanded an explanation from police over why the partner of the Guardian journalist who wrote a...

Hundreds Of Companies Have Used Hacking Investigators

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

Officials are under mounting pressure to reveal the names of companies thought to have used rogue private investigators. The list of 102 firms and ...