Archive of June 2010

Clarke: Intelligent sentencing

Clarke: Prison doesn't work

Ken Clarke has triggered one of the most significant changes in Britain's penal policy for a generation today, with a speech that casts doubt on the ability of prison to cut reoffending.

  • A policeman watches a demonstrator

    Govt stop-and-search appeal rejected

    The European court of human rights has rejected an attempt by the UK government to appeal a judgment over its stop-and-search powers.

  • The advice was given to Blair shortly before the war

    Iraq legal advice published

    The legal advice offered to Tony Blair by the former attorney general over the 2003 invasion of Iraq has been published by the Chilcot Inquiry.

  • Cameron's Cabinet takes a day trip from London

    Cabinet branches out

    David Cameron takes his Cabinet outside London today, in a continuation of Gordon Brown's attempts to break the London-centric nature of British politics.

  • David Cameron addresses troops in Afghanistan

    Taliban talks still on the table

    Coalition forces in Afghanistan remain committed to talks with disillusioned elements of the Taliban, Liam Fox has confirmed.

  • Non-EU immigrationwill be cut by 1,300 this year

    Migrant cap just weeks away

    Theresa May is set to announce a temporary cap on the net number of non-EU immigrants arriving in Britain.

  • A scene from the Hillsborough disaster, which left an indelible mark on the psyche of English football

    Hunt in Hillsborough gaffe

    The new sports secretary has committed a major gaffe, suggesting the Hillsborough disaster was the fault of hooliganism.

  • England fans were left disappointed in South Africa

    Prescott wades into England World Cup row

    John Prescott has waded into the row surrounding England's inglorious exit from the World Cup with a barbed attack on Sky News and demands that coach Fabio Capello retain his position.

  • Toronto G20 supports halving deficits by 2013

    G20 'backs emergency Budget'

    David Cameron and George Osborne claimed international approval for the emergency Budget after the G20 backed action to halve deficits by 2013.

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