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Emeny to take the helm at Fuller, Smith & Turner

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20,000 off-duty police officers join strike

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Police officers to stage protest march in London

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Police to protest over cuts

Rank-and file police officers are to stage a protest over proposed changes to their pay and conditions.

Theresa May is under pressure to abide by the Police Arbitration Tribunal findings

Police 'stand-off' threatens to break Osborne's pay cap

Independent report will put ministers on the spot with recommendation of awards for officers

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Rebecca Tyrrel: 'Theresa May’s forays into erotica haven’t progressed beyond some lively shoe styles'

Who knew that there is a soft-porn star called Teresa May? Well, obviously fans of her filmic oeuvre and glamour model shots know this. So does Theresa May, who has received invitations intended for a near namesake who does something no Tory Home Secretary would ever countenance, ie, publicly dropping an 'h' along with her garments. She also provides hot action with a lesbian colleague, in case you are interested.

Jacqui Smith defends inmates painting home

Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has defended using day-release prisoners to paint her home, claiming they "didn't have anything else on".

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René Girard knew better than most what made Christianity Christian. Primitive societies, he argued, are overcome by "mimetic desire". Rivals within any group are driven by a fierce competitive instinct to do the other down, and own what he owns. The solution is to identify a potential victim, the vanquishing of whom temporarily restores peace and civility. In Roger Scruton's unbeatable analysis, "scapegoating is society's way of recreating 'difference' and so restoring itself. By uniting against the scapegoat, people are released from their rivalries and reconciled."

Resign! The art of quitting with honour

While scandal can bring down the powerful, others feel they have to make a stand

Government return for shamed David Laws?

Senior coalition figures were holding out the prospect of a return to government for David Laws tonight despite a damning verdict on his expenses claims.

MPs and celebrities urged to stand for top police jobs

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