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  • May targets UK extremists

    Theresa May has confirmed the Government will explore new powers to tackle extremist groups. The Home Secretary writes in the Daily Telegraph today that "continued commitment and international collaboration" is needed to deal with the threat. She adds: "I am looking again at the case for new banning orders for extremist...

Civil Liberties & Counter Terrorism

Home secretary's confirmation that she's continuing to look at recommendations of Tackling Extremism Taskforce report welcome but concerns at ongoing gaps in Prevent programme

Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the Home Secretary's decision to look again at last December's Tackling Extremism Taskforce report, s...

Emergency Services

Labour: David Cameron promised police resources would be spent on the frontline but is protecting a multimillion pound subsidy for his friends - Diana Johnson

Labour press release Commenting on reports David Cameron has intervened to prevent the introduction of full-cost recovery for gun licenses, Shadow Crime and Securi...

Equality

Austin Mitchell: All-women shortlists are undemocratic

Austin Mitchell called for an end to “undemocratic” all-women shortlists and said it was time that the Labour party let local constituencies “choose who they want”. ...

Immigration

PCS: slams e boarders fiasco

PCS press release Commenting on the news that the Home Office has been ordered to pay £224 million to a US firm as a result of the e boarders case PCS General Secr...

Law, Justice & Prisons

Jack Dromey: PCC election was a shambles

Jack Dromey called today's PCC elections a "fiasco" and a "shambles". "Lessons need to be learnt from the fiasco today. Theresa May is responsible for a shambles ...

Science & Technology

George Freeman: Britain is taking the lead in the global race for genomic medicine

George Freeman said the Government's announcement today that £300m was being invested in a DNA project to map the genetic codes of 100,000 people meant Britain was "...

Social Issues

Brandon Lewis: Communities lead the way to lower crime

Brandon Lewis, in response to a new Policy Exchange report into which described much of the UK's social housing as a "national embarrassment",  called for local comm...

Voluntary Sector

George Osborne: Libor fine will go to injured soldiers

George Osborne said the fine paid by Lloyds Bank for manipulating the Libor rate would go to support injured soldiers and their families. "Lloyds Bank have been f...

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