The home secretary Theresa May announced today that under the Conservatives those convicted of killing a police officer will have their sentences raised to the ‘whole life’ category, usually reserved for the very worst types of murderer.
A quick glance at Theresa May’s parliamentary record reveals a fairly dismal record from which to mount a leadership challenge.
The UK had nine institutions in the top 100 universities this year – three fewer than in 2011, according to the latest figures from the Times Higher Education. The Tories were warned that imposing an arbitrary limit on student numbers would damage Britain’s educational reputation abroad.
According to yesterday’s Mail on Sunday, under a future Conservative government Britain would pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Mail implies that such a move would allow Britain to deport foreign criminals without fear of being censored for breach their human rights. There are a number of problems with this position.
Theresa May yesterday said house prices could be “10 per cent lower over a 20-year period” if net migration was cut to zero – claims which don’t quite add up.
Boris Johnson says Indian students should have their visa applications to study in the UK processed far quicker – but can he persuade his Tory colleagues?
Theresa May has announced that extradition to the United States is “incompatible with [Mr. McKinnon’s] human rights”. This is, according to the BBC’s Clive Coleman, the first time a home secretary has stepped in to block extradition to the US. The home secretary then discussed the findings of the Baker Report and agreed that [...]
David Cameron’s “veto moment” must be assessed for whether it is in the interest of the British people or is designed to meet the political needs of the Tories.
Yesterday evening saw the culmination of a weekend of Europhobic talk from the Tory Party. Theresa May informed the House of Commons of the government’s intention to opt out of all judicial and police measures as set out by the Lisbon Treaty. The government then plans to select what clauses to sign up to. [...]
Not once, not twice, but three times in Parliament today Theresa May was offered the chance and declined to condemn disgraced Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell.