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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.

The Sketch: Out of the loop? I smell a rat

Liam "Blinky" Byrne is the nice, intelligent, likeable minister for the Cabinet Office. He has a thousand-dollar smile. But I'm sorry to have to say, when you open him up, you find a bag of rats in there. In a moment, we'll have to take them out and pet them.

Matthew Norman: How we'll all miss Jacqui Smith

Her decision to ban a US shock jock demands yet another Home Office dunce's cap

DNA records of innocent to be kept

The Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is accused today of undermining the principle of "innocent until proven guilty" by insisting on keeping DNA records of people cleared of crime.

Savage response: barred shock jock vows to sue

A US radio presenter barred from entering Britain said today he would sue the British government for defamation after his name was published on an official list of "promoters of hate".

Letters: Gurkhas

Long struggle for justice for Gurkha heroes

Gurkhas force Brown into yet another retreat

Gordon Brown's authority took another battering yesterday when he suffered his first Commons defeat as Prime Minister amid growing criticism of his leadership by Labour MPs.

Unrepentant Brown defends Budget as a 'plan for recovery'

PM denies hurling objects at aides and flying into fits of anger during torrid week

Deborah Orr: MPs get a taste of their own medicine

Politicians are now casualties of the decline in respect for public-sector workers

The Sketch: OK, OK... it's unacceptable to beat women with a baton

It's said to be a victory for Parliament. The Home Affairs Select Committee put enough pressure on the Home Office to be allowed to interview Jacqui Smith's "preferred candidate" 24 hours before he is appointed HM's Inspector of Constabulary. Such is the status of the House of Commons today.

Parliament launches inquiry into policing of G20 protests

Demonstrators and senior officers face MPs' questions

Simon Carr: Smears, fury, treachery, suspenders

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Geoffrey Wheatcroft: Our rulers have fallen into disrepute, and they can only blame themselves

Politicians have finally grasped the full extent of this public contempt

Andrew Grice: The bell tolls for Jacqui Smith

More bad headlines today for the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. After the furore over her expenses claims as an MP, she has now been hit by the backlash over the foolish arrest of the Tory frontbencher Damian Green.

Curbs planned on councils' surveillance

Councils will face restrictions on the use of covert surveillance measures to stop them targeting "trivial" offences, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said today.

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