News Theresa May’s decision to revoke the citizenship was likened to ‘medieval exile’ by one rights lawyer

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.

Leading article: Mr Brown's Cabinet reshuffle begins ahead of time

Jacqui Smith makes her exit from the Home Office before she is pushed

Simon Carr: Will Ms Smith face 'extreme' expenses?

To add to her travails, the Home Secretary is today receiving a claim for £100,000 by the American "extreme" radio host Michael Savage. Jacqui Smith had put him on a list of undesirables and banned him from visiting Britain. It's worth reading her words: "Coming to the UK is a privilege and I refuse to extend that privilege to individuals who abuse our standards and values to undermine our way of life."

Smith fights defamation claim

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith will fight defamation proceedings launched against her by a US "shock jock" barred from entering the UK, the Home Office said today.

Kirkbride accused over claims for family

The Conservative MP Julie Kirkbride was under fresh pressure over her use of expenses last night after allegations that both her brother and her sister were benefiting from her parliamentary allowances.

MPs hired ex-minister's husband for tax advice

An MP's husband provided personal tax advice to at least five Labour MPs - including Foreign Secretary David Miliband - paid for by parliamentary expenses, it emerged today.

Veteran Tory couple stand down after expenses row

Conservative MPs to spend 'more time with family'

Chancellor claimed on expenses for accountant to do his tax returns

Cabinet members including Alistair Darling, Jacqui Smith and Hazel Blears spent £11,000 on tax advice

'Legal highs' crackdown is doomed to failure, say experts

Clubbers stay one step ahead as the Government lags behind on drug reform

Bangladesh is 'safe haven for British Islamic terrorists'

Increasing surveillance in Pakistan has prompted fundamentalists to seek new hideaways for training

Home Secretary was warned of MI5's 'blackmailing of Muslims'

The Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, was warned nine months ago about MI5's alleged campaign of blackmail and intimidation against a group of young Muslim men, The Independent has learnt. Veteran Labour MP Frank Dobson wrote to Ms Smith in September about concerns raised by a north London community leader who claimed six youth workers had endured an 18-month campaign of threats and coercion in an attempt to recruit them as informants on their friends and neighbours.

Government climbdown opens door for Gurkha veterans

Former Gurkhas who retired before 1997 and served for more than four years will be allowed to apply for settlement in the UK, under a u-turn announced today by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

The Sketch: Vote Labour! Yes, that really was the message

It was more like a memorial service than a campaign launch. Dull, dutiful, deadly. A husk of a prime minister introduced the proposition for the local and European elections: "Vote Labour! We sacked Elliot Morley!"

Richard Ingrams’s Week: Pots and kettles spring to mind in expenses coverage

My friend Sefton Delmar, the famous Daily Express foreign correspondent, used to say that he could only think clearly in a five-star hotel. His proprietor, Lord Beaverbrook, was happy to oblige.

Letters: The slaughter of the Armenians

Slaughter of the Armenians was no Holocaust

Michael Savage: Mr Angry

He's been put on Britain's unwanted list, but the outspoken American talk-show host is not your average radio rabble-rouser
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