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.

David Davis: How can Jacqui Smith escape responsibility for this outrage?

It's astonishing that she didn't know what was going on with Damian Green

Councils told to stop abusing secret cameras

Councils are to be stopped from misusing covert surveillance powers to spy on litterbugs and dog owners, under new controls outlined by the Home Secretary today.

Police to hold review after G20 allegations

Scotland Yard has ordered a review of public order policing after mounting concerns of the tactics employed by police at this month’s G20 protests, which have already resulted in the suspension of two officers.

Reform MPs' pay once and for all, says Clegg

The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg demanded yesterday that Gordon Brown swiftly set a date to discuss MPs' expenses.

Margareta Pagano: McBride and friends are why I could not stand as an MP

The people I talk to aren’t apathetic about politics – they are apoplectic

Andrew Grice: Our MPs are honourable. Honest

After July, Jacqui Smith's blue movies will look like a trailer for the main event

Steve Richards: An arresting display of ineptitude

The crisis around the Metropolitan Police is due to the blurred lines of accountability

Leading article: Time for root and branch reform

Defenders of Britain's political system point out that it is less corrupt than many others. No doubt. But that does not mean our MPs have a right to expect any less censure from the public when they are caught with their hands in the till.

Letters: Brave women of WW2

'Auntie Mary', and Bulldog Drummond, to the rescue

Sophie Morris: Jacqui Smith is making prostitution less safe

Ironically, she seems not to understand the sex industry

The Sketch: Slippery open-mouthed groans

I've been all over the Palace of Westminster looking for a £10-porn story for you. But having ended up at the Treasury statement (another bust building society) I can only leave you with the raw materials for a sketch of sufficient filthiness for the Home Secretary's second home.

MPs handed April Fools' Day increase

Members of the Government are to have their ministerial salaries frozen this year and those of them who are MPs will also forego the £1,500 rise in their parliamentary pay to which they are entitled, Downing Street said today.

Brown defends Smith over adult film expenses claim

Prime Minister Gordon Brown backed Home Secretary Jacqui Smith today after she apologised for claiming tax-funded expenses for two adult films watched at her family home.

Michael Brown: Our Home Secretary is now a joke

As a Tory sympathiser, I hope the opposition resists the temptation to call for her dismissal

Leading article: Public money for private pleasures

The tale of Jacqui Smith's husband and the expenses claim for a couple of "adult" films contains enough material to keep satirists in gags for the foreseeable future.

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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