Theresa May’s proposal to scrap the UK Human Rights Act (HRA) and withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is clearly not just motivated by government legal difficulties over the extradition of Abu Qatada.
By way of a footnote to my article today for The Independent on Sunday, I should say that Theresa May, Home Secretary and candidate prime minister, is only “comprehensive-educated” in the sense that the grammar school she attended became a comprehensive before she left it. And before that, from the ages of 11 to 13, [...]
Text of speech delivered by Theresa May, Home Secretary, to Conservative Home conference called “Victory 2015″ today:
We Will Win by Being the Party for All
Thank you, Nadhim, for that kind introduction. And thank you, Tim, for inviting me to speak here today. I remember when Conservative Home was founded, eight years ago, and we [...]
The news that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the mother to be formerly known as Kate Middleton, will give birth in July to a child fated to live his or her entire life in the glare of publicity seems like a good pretext for reprinting this excerpt from The Evening Independent (no relation) of 10 November 1948.
Here is the full BBC transcript of the interview with Theresa May, Home Secretary, today on BBC1 Sunday Politics. She does not deny that she wanted Andrew Mitchell to go, that the Americans have lodged a complaint about her decision to stop Gary McKinnon’s deportation and that she wants to be Conservative leader.
Andrew Neil: The Home [...]
This week Theresa May decided that Gary McKinnon would not be extradited to the USA. Gary has Asperger’s syndrome, but what does it feel like to have the condition? Robyn Steward shares her thoughts and experiences.
It is possible that the reshuffle might start today, so instead of speculating about who might be in or out I will link to my column for The Independent on Sunday yesterday, in which I tried to assess Cabinet ministers’ records at the half-way point in this Government.
Apart from Michael Gove, I note that the [...]
Recently, the head of the UK branch of G4S, the largest private security firm in the world, predicted that within the next few years an increasing amount police work will be allocated and outsourced to private security companies-like G4S.
When asked to define what Britishness is (for an article in The Guardian), the artist Tracey Emin described it as “looking out of a bus window, seeing sexy, stylish people laughing.”
What matters? It’s not a simple question. Subjective perhaps, philosophical definitely; the type of thought that the human mind will tussle with for eternity. Unless you’re a Conservative MP, that is. Then you’ve got it sorted. Just ask Liam Fox, the latest in the growing line to get on the record with the answer.
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