Home Office

Priti Patel strikes a bullish tone

6 October 2021 1:45 am

The theme of Priti Patel’s party conference speech this afternoon was very much ‘large and in charge’. She devoted much…

The powerlessness of Priti Patel

6 October 2021 1:30 am

It is hard not to feel sorry for Priti Patel. She would surely have been a Tory conference darling at the…

Why the Home Office should publish its grooming gang research

28 April 2020 9:46 pm

When Sajid Javid, as Home Secretary, launched a review into the characteristics of ‘Asian’ grooming gangs in 2018 and boldly…

The Tories cannot afford a war with the civil service

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Thirteen years ago, when John Reid became Home Secretary, he declared the ministry he presided over ‘not fit for purpose’.…

How Ireland became a back door to Britain

27 April 2019 9:00 am

I was working in Johannesburg when I first got wind of the fact that Ireland has become an illegal back…

The Home Office nearly deported my husband

28 April 2018 9:00 am

What I remember about preparing to leave for my husband’s appointment with the Home Office in Croydon in 2007 is…

How Britain deports the wrong people – and only the wrong people

12 March 2016 9:00 am

We can’t get rid of jihadis, sex-gang ringleaders and drug lords – so we try to deport old ladies

Illegal workers do sometimes get caught (including at the Home Office)

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Caught working The government announced a crackdown on illegal workers. How many illegal workers are caught in Britain? — From…