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An Iraqi-born man has been stripped of his British citizenship for a second time on the orders of the Home Secretary, weeks after the Supreme Court overturned her  original decision.

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Police officers must accept cuts to their pay packets to avoid losing thousands of frontline jobs, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.

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i’s only four months old and still a baby, but in addition to creating the regular features that have become the DNA of the paper (like this letter), we rack our brains in those daily self-improvement meetings we have when the sport’s not on the office telly to come up with little surprises for our readers.

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Jacqui Smith opens up about porn scandal

Former home secretary Jacqui Smith has opened up about the porn scandal which ended her career and has suggested her expenses were scrutinised more because she is a woman.

Diary: The Lone Ranger and Panza

News has broken that Johnny Depp will play Tonto in a film version of The Lone Ranger. Rather than stick to the text of the 1950s TV serial, however, director Gore Verbinski lured his star with a promise that he'd take inspiration from Cervantes' classic picaresque novel Don Quixote – with, one report suggests, "the Lone Ranger [as] a misguided fool and Tonto the voice of sanity, akin to Quixote's companion, Sancho Panza".

Editor-At-Large: Never mind the old and ill – protect the sacred wheelie bin

Eric Pickles reckons he's got his finger on the pulse of middle England. In Pickles-world, what is the single biggest issue keeping us all awake at night? Rubbish.

Smith to make porn documentary

The former home secretary Jacqui Smith, who claimed on expenses for two adult films watched by her husband, is making a documentary on the porn industry. Ms Smith, who lost her Redditch seat last year, will interview porn stars and film-makers for Radio Five's Porn Again.

102-year-old man held on DNA database

A man who is 102-years old is the oldest person to have his DNA stored on the national database.

MPs to probe pre-release of official statistics

MPs are to examine the "highly questionable" practice of allowing ministers advance sight of official statistics after the Conservatives dropped plans to reform the system, it emerged today.

Terrorism detentions for 28 days to be ended

The controversial power for police to hold terrorist suspects without charge for 28 days is to be scrapped within months, The Independent has learnt.

Matthew Norman: No wonder Nick's poll ratings are plummeting

With any potentially transformative national event, our guide is the Chinese communist who, asked about the impact the French Revolution almost two centuries later, said it was too soon to tell. So hats off to Nick Robinson, the BBC's very own Zhou Enlai, for patiently hanging on for almost three months to make his film Five Days That Changed Britain.

Smith applies for £77,000 a year part-time BBC post

Ex-home secretary felled by expenses scandal puts in application for two-and-a-half-days-a-week job

Jerome Taylor: Politicians have failed to honour their promises to protect sex workers

There is evidence that assaults rise when sex work is further criminalised

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails & online postings (16 May 2010)

Liberals of the past must be turning in their graves after the entry of today's Liberal Democrats into a coalition with the Conservative Party. The Liberal Party was formed in 1859 to overthrow a minority Conservative government and as such has been fighting Conservatives across the UK ever since. This party they are now propping up at Westminster. The party of Gladstone and Lloyd George had a proud history of radical measures, including laying the foundations of the modern welfare state. It is, however, a legacy that has been blackened by their jumping into bed with the Conservatives for the sake of a few seats in the Cabinet and without guaranteed electoral reform. In agreeing this deal, Liberal Democrats have committed suicide in Scotland.

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