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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.

Mary Wakefield: Ignore the sceptics who are blocking the road to Rome

So the Pope is on the front pages, peering out at us, waving, inviting unhappy Anglicans to Rome. He's even made special provision for priests who might feel homesick and bent the rules to allow them to keep a few favourite things: hymns, the book of common prayer (in parts), their wives.

Rhiannon Harries: I'm sorry but apologising really isn't that difficult

I should probably start by saying a quick sorry. I've no idea what for, but that doesn't matter – it's a word I use as an involuntary preface for everything these days. Step on my toe on the Tube and you can expect an apology. Give me dirty cutlery in a restaurant and you're guaranteed my complaint will begin, "I'm really sorry but..."

Wilders hails his arrival in UK as victory for free speech

A Dutch far-right MP who has called for the Koran to be banned has described his arrival in Britain as a "victory for free speech".

The Whitehall mole revelling in Jacqui Smith's discomfort

Chris Galley tells Michael Savage why he wants MPs to get their comeuppance

Matthew Norman: Thank you, Sir Thomas. Six of the best is just what they needed

The dunces who are our MPs still cannot grasp that they have been naughty

Dutch MP to visit UK on Friday after ban is lifted

The far-right Dutch MP who won the right to have a UK travel ban against him overturned will fly to Britain on Friday.

Tough-talking leaders stir up discontent on all sides of the House

MPs fear 'arms race' recriminations will cause further damage to system

Steve Richards: Parliament isn't corrupt, just mediocre

The focus on MPs' integrity is a red herring, as it usually is in British politics

Smith's marginal seat in peril after expenses apology

Jacqui Smith suffered the humiliation of being forced to apologise in the Commons yesterday for wrongly designating her family home as her second property for expenses purposes.

'Natural high drug should be banned'

A "herbal high" that mimics the effect of cannabis should be banned, the Government's drug adviser said today.

Hacker's mother welcomes Hain's support

The mother of computer hacker Gary McKinnon today welcomed support from cabinet minister Peter Hain after he suggested her son should be tried in Britain.

Hacker's mum hits out at Home Secretary

The mother of computer hacker Gary McKinnon today criticised the Home Secretary for linking her son to the September 11 terror attacks and the deaths of nearly 3,000 US citizens.

Christina Patterson: The hangover that women can't shake off

Yes, we need cheaper childcare, but the real question for women is ‘Are you hot?’

Man drops private action against Jacqui Smith

A self-employed tour operator has dropped attempts to bring a private prosecution against former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith over the designation of her sister's house as her main residence, it emerged today.

What’s the truth about legal highs?

Politicians want to ban the few mind-altering drugs that remain unrestricted. But what are they, are they safe – and do they work? Amol Rajan tries some lawful highs
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