What’s that you say? That what really matters is the Huawei decision itself? Quite so. And on that, we have an uncomfortable feeling that he’s right.
Posts Tagged: Home Office
He is perfectly entitled to crack down on leaks. But it’s worth bearing in mind that this one was scarcely unprecedented.
The Home Secretary says that he worries the streets are not safe for his own teenage children.
Matthew Scott: We don’t need new ‘Tsars’ to oversee the fight against knife crime – we’ve already got PCCs
It would be more effective to make good use of the elected, accountable and effective system that is already in place.
Ultimately, Begum is a distraction. The main issue is not terrorists’ brides, but terrorists themselves. Where are they?
The Home Secretary is afloat on a sargasso sea of returning jihadis, human rights laws, bewildering intelligence, gaps in the law – and a shrieking media.
She could give us invaluable insights into jihadi recruitment techniques, and if deradicalised become a valuable asset.
The Home Secretary wants to maintain security cooperation with the EU, but says there are plans to mitigate any loss of capability.
Javid is right to bury the “tens of thousands” target – but he needs to set out a clear pathway to lower migration.
Luis C.deBaca: Modern Slavery. The Government’s victim protection scheme is deeply flawed. It needs reform.
This Bill, tabled by Ian McColl and Iain Duncan Smith will ensure that trafficking victims gain specialist support and an alternative to deportation.
Normally it’s the other way round. How long will it be before the traditional divide reasserts itself?
Local authorities are still waiting until people are actually homeless before offering assistance. This is expensive and has an unnecessary impact on vulnerable people.
Andrew Green: Immigration. Voters will spurn the end of free movement if it brings no reduction in numbers.
Ministers need to be clear about who they intend to admit, and that they will set limits on numbers and on any rights to benefits and access for family members.
She didn’t establish herself as a strategic Home Secretary, but is a highly effective media performer.
Phil Taylor: Fire deaths dropped 28 per cent last year – but don’t expect to hear that number being reported
The Grenfell Tower tragedy was a shocking exception to a trend of improvement in safety. Fire deaths are down below 250 a year, the second lowest on record.
It is a vital tool for speeding up applications and ensuring more reliable judgements, and is good for both applications and the state.