With prison places costing £40,000 a year, the Government is currently throwing good money after bad
Lord Kerslake, until 2014 the head of the Civil Service, accuses the Government of having “a worrying authoritarian streak”
First schools, now prisons. We look forward to the Gove-ification of the entire apparatus of the state.
One problem with the debate is the simplistic juxtaposition of tough versus soft. In challenging this, Cameron is breaking new ground
Blueprint for local control of prisons and league tables follows the Government’s education reforms
The moving comments I have read about Henry speak time and again to a quality he displayed that appears the rarest of all: leadership
Prison is probably the single biggest indictment of state failure yet we are still waiting for the “rehabilitation revolution” promised when the Tories took power in 2010
With a double attack on funding, through changes to trade union rules and cuts to statutory money for opposition parties, Cameron and George Osborne are threatening Labour’s very existence
European Parliament Martin Schulz says proposal to curb EU migrant benefits would run into opposition from MEPs
'If we allow only those already within a position of privilege to access a university degree, we allow social mobility to stagnate'
It could take women, who are more likely to be in part time or short term jobs, far longer than four years to be recognised as a worker in the UK
As Prime Minister heads across the Channel, his critics at home are finding their voice
Erna Soldberg spoke to David Cameron at Downing Street
The UK says it is more than doubling its aid commitment to the region
Support for the deal on the UK side is underwhelming, however
UN is appealing for $7.7bn to fund aid operations for the 13.5 million people displaced by the fighting and in need of assistance.