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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Saturday 29 January 2011
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.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
A man who is 102-years old is the oldest person to have his DNA stored on the national database.
Friday 05 November 2010
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.
Friday 24 September 2010
The controversial power for police to hold terrorist suspects without charge for 28 days is to be scrapped within months, The Independent has learnt.
Monday 02 August 2010
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.
Sunday 01 August 2010
Friday 28 May 2010
Sunday 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.
Saturday 15 May 2010
Friday 14 May 2010
Thursday 13 May 2010
The Camilition? Does that work? The Clegmeron – with a silent G – do we like the ancient tribal quality of that? Or does grown-up politics not need silly names? It's like a new world. Or maybe the arrangement won't last long enough to justify naming it. Nick Clegg said with fate-tempting emphasis: "This is a government that. Will. Last."
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