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UK Home Office accused of data theft

Published: May 31, 2018
Written by Andrew Rosthorn

A document leaked in Brussels accuses Britain of stealing security information from the EU’s Schengen Information System. The Home Office is said to be allowing privatised contractors to circulate dangerously …

Trump embarrassed into expulsions

Published: March 26, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Donald Trump was driven by embarrassment to order largest expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in US history, according to White House sources. The President joined his European allies in expelling …

Hunt backs tax for NHS

Published: March 26, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has signalled he would back a ring-fenced tax solely for the NHS and social care. He said Britain’s ageing population meant more cash was needed for …

Police admit passing info to blacklisters

Published: March 23, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Scotland Yard has admitted Special Branch officers passed information to a business network that blacklisted construction workers. The admission followed follows a six-year battle to find out if the Metropolitan …

News In Brief

Published: March 23, 2018
Written by James Douglas

Unemployment posted a second increase in as many months. The number of unemployed people in the UK increased by 24,000 to 1.45 million in the three-month period ending January 2018 …

US accuses Russia of arming Taliban

Published: March 23, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Russia is supplying arms to the Taliban, according to the head of US forces in Afghanistan. General John Nicholson (pictured) told the BBC he had seen “destabilising activity by the …

Trump appoints hawk to security post

Published: March 23, 2018
Written by James Douglas

Donald Trump has replaced US National Security Adviser HR McMaster with former United Nations ambassador John Bolton (pictured). Bolton, a Bush-era hawk who has backed attacking North Korea and Iran, …

Tories turned down Cambridge Analytica

Published: March 22, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

The Conservative Party turned down an approach from Cambridge Analytica, the firm accused of illegally harvesting personal data to win elections both sides of the Atlantic.

Spycop victims quit inquiry in secrecy row

Published: March 22, 2018
Written by Mohamed Elmaazi

Campaigners and victims of political policing withdrew en masse from the Mitting Inquiry yesterday, frustrated at the judge’s insistence on protecting the identity of police officers involved in deceptive relationships …

More schools facing budget cuts

Published: March 22, 2018
Written by Graham Lane

Eight out of ten Academy Schools are now in deficit say accountants Kreston UK, unlike council-run schools which are being managed better. Since staff make up 72% of the costs …

Tories set to crash in London elections

Published: March 20, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

A new analysis has found that the Tories are heading for a record all-time low in local elections in London on 3 May. The number of Conservative councillors in the …

Watchdog wants action for working dads

Published: March 20, 2018
Written by James Douglas

The women and equalities committee warned that Government efforts to support fathers in the workplace have not yet delivered. Chair Maria Miller said: “Workplace policies have not kept up with …

May’s transition deal condemned

Published: March 20, 2018
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Businesses, fishermen and Irish politicians have condemned the “decisive step” deal agreed between Britain and the European Union. Chief negotiators David Davis and Michel Barnier announced following lengthy talks that …

Data theft company to face new probe

Published: March 20, 2018
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Ministers are under pressure to act following claims that millions of voters private data was used to help sway the result of the Brexit referendum. The social media company Cambridge …

Putin calls spy attack charge ‘drivel’

Published: March 19, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Vladimir Putin dismissed claims that Russia was behind the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England, as “drivel”. In his first public comments about the nerve agent attack, …