Defence procurement has been one of the biggest machines for wasting money
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Tuesday 02 August 2011
Amy Winehouse was secretly engaged to boyfriend Reg Traviss at the time of her death, according to reports.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Mitch Winehouse, father of the singer Amy who died last month, has urged politicians to do more to help young people with drug and alcohol problems, at a Westminster meeting.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee Keith Vaz says Rupert Murdoch's company did not cooperate with the Met Police's investigation.
Saturday 16 July 2011
A sub-plot to this dramatic week was the lively turf war between the chairmen of the two Commons select committees with an interest in the hacking affair.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
At one point Nicola Blackwood said she felt she'd fallen down a rabbit hole. It's true: we were all in a Wonderland. We'd just seen a former head of counter-terrorism giving us an end of the pier comedy show – Frankie Howerd meets Gene Hunt. This curious conglomerate Mr Andy Hayman (described to his face by Lorraine Fullbrook as "a dodgy geezer") had been in charge of the investigation into phone hacking – an investigation remarkable for the lack of investigating. Questioning had him comprehensively failing to examine evidence against News International, accepting a retirement job from them, dining with them while he was meant to be investigating them for criminal offences, being insouciantly unaware of his own phone being hacked and wanting to have been a journalist when young (he'd never have made it on anything seen yesterday). There were suggestions women had been used to blackmail him; that he resigned over expenses.
Friday 20 May 2011
Security at the Houses of Parliament has been questioned following a theft from an office of a senior MP.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Criminals are making millions of pounds a year by selling personal details of unsuspecting victims, the Information Commissioner said today.
Thursday 14 April 2011
David Cameron today defended his tough stance on immigration as "moderate, sensible and reasonable" after he was accused by Liberal Democrat cabinet colleague Vince Cable of inflaming extremism.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
A switch to the Alternative Vote for Westminster elections would give more power to fascists, Conservative co-chairman Baroness Warsi warned today.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Britain's most senior public order police officer apologised to MPs today after giving them false information when he denied having plain-clothes officers in the crowd at the G20 demonstrations two years ago.
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Three months before the royal wedding, MPs will launch a new attempt today to scrap ancient laws discriminating against women succeeding to the throne.
Tuesday 11 January 2011
At least 60,000 asylum seekers will be lost without trace as the UK Border Agency struggles to clear its backlog of claims, MPs said today.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Heavy cuts to police budgets over the next two years will have a disastrous effect on frontline services, the body representing rank-and-file officers said today.
Tuesday 07 December 2010
Staff from the Taser firm stripped of its licence after its weapons were used in the stand-off with gunman Raoul Moat will be working for the new company set up as its sole replacement in the UK, Home Office officials said today.
Saturday 27 November 2010
Private talks between MPs have been broadcast over the internet following an embarrassing blunder by House of Commons officials, it was disclosed last night. The mistake – involving backbenchers who often handle secret intelligence material – will raise questions over the security at Westminster.
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