Priti Patel

Is the Home Office ‘fit for purpose’?
Signage for the Home Office in Westminster
Behind the scenes

Is the Home Office ‘fit for purpose’?

Whitehall official rounds on ‘outdated’ and ‘completely incompetent’ department
29 Nov 2021
Why record Channel drownings are unlikely to deter migrants
Migrants on the Channel
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Why record Channel drownings are unlikely to deter migrants

Desperation and hopes of a better life outweigh fears about perilous crossing
26 Nov 2021
What is Harper’s Law?
Family attend the funeral of police officer Andrew Harper
Today’s big question

What is Harper’s Law?

Killing emergency workers to carry life sentence following campaign by police officer’s widow
24 Nov 2021
The questions facing Church of England over asylum seeker conversions
 Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral
Why we’re talking about . . .

The questions facing Church of England over asylum seeker conversions

Tory MP vows to launch investigation into apparent ‘loophole’ in system
17 Nov 2021
The child refugees vanishing from UK hotels
Border Force staff help refugees in the port of Dover
In Depth

The child refugees vanishing from UK hotels

Revelation comes after charities and officials warned ministers over safety
2 Nov 2021
Are the Conservatives still the party of law and order?
Home Secretary Priti Patel
Today’s big question

Are the Conservatives still the party of law and order?

Priti Patel and Dominic Raab unveil latest plans for cracking down on crime
5 Oct 2021
‘Boris Johnson must explain his 180-degree shift in attitude towards global warming’
Boris Johnson in New York City
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‘Boris Johnson must explain his 180-degree shift in attitude towards global warming’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
23 Sep 2021

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‘How far-right conspiracy theories seduced the left’
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‘How far-right conspiracy theories seduced the left’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
22 Sep 2021
‘Pushing back’ migrant boats: a sensible way to stamp out people-smuggling or a deeply ‘callous’ policy?
Migrants disembark from a vessel in Calais
In Brief

‘Pushing back’ migrant boats: a sensible way to stamp out people-smuggling or a deeply ‘callous’ policy?

Priti Patel has secured new advice authorising Border Force to ‘push back’ migrant boats into French waters
16 Sep 2021
French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants
Priti Patel greets Afghan refugees at Heathrow Airport
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French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants

Home secretary warned threat could have ‘negative impact on our co-operation’
9 Sep 2021
Why the UK is heading for a clash with France over Channel migrants
Migrants arriving in the UK
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Why the UK is heading for a clash with France over Channel migrants

Priti Patel may withhold £54m payment promised to Paris to curb illegal crossings
7 Sep 2021
‘Johnson’s anti-crime plan won’t work because it’s not designed to work’
Priti Patel and Boris Johnson
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‘Johnson’s anti-crime plan won’t work because it’s not designed to work’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
29 Jul 2021
Why record numbers of migrants are crossing the English Channel
A Border Force vessel in Dover
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Why record numbers of migrants are crossing the English Channel

Total making perilous journey to UK shores in small boats hit new high as on Monday
20 Jul 2021
‘The ‘party elite’ designed the rules - and alongside them the get-out clauses’
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‘The ‘party elite’ designed the rules - and alongside them the get-out clauses’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
19 Jul 2021
‘Bandwagon’ Boris and Priti Patel in showdown with footballers over racist abuse
Gareth Southgate and England players in Euro 2020
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Bandwagon’ Boris and Priti Patel in showdown with footballers over racist abuse

Ministers face football racism row after failing to back England players taking the knee
13 Jul 2021
Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings
Home Secretary Priti Patel
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Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings

Insiders say Boris Johnson is asking ‘what the f*** is the Home Office doing’ about increase in arriving asylum seekers
11 Jun 2021
Sturgeon slams ‘dangerous’ Home Office after deportation stand-off
Protesters surround a UK Immigration Enforcement van in Glasgow
Behind the scenes

Sturgeon slams ‘dangerous’ Home Office after deportation stand-off

Two men released from detention after eight-hour protest in Glasgow
14 May 2021
What counts as a hate crime in the UK?
Police officers outside Windsor Castle
Getting to grips with . . .

What counts as a hate crime in the UK?

Home secretary calls for a review into the reporting of ‘non-crime hate incidents’
6 May 2021
How is Priti Patel toughening up the UK’s asylum system?
Priti Patel
Today’s big question

How is Priti Patel toughening up the UK’s asylum system?

Migrants arriving through illegal routes to be denied right to settle under plans aimed at curbing people-smuggling
24 Mar 2021
Patel in talks with ‘non-EU countries’ over migrant deportation plan
Migrants attempt to cross the English Channel
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Patel in talks with ‘non-EU countries’ over migrant deportation plan

Denmark and Turkey among countries that may be paid to take in cross-Channel asylum seekers
18 Mar 2021
Patel ‘to help refugees fleeing war’ get into UK
Priti Patel presents the daily Covid press briefing
Behind the scenes

Patel ‘to help refugees fleeing war’ get into UK

Insiders say home secretary plans to offer safe passage as part of push to stem illegal Channel crossings
17 Mar 2021
Instant Opinion: ‘Want people to get the vaccine? Pay them’
Covid protest
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Want people to get the vaccine? Pay them’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 25 November
25 Nov 2020
Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 November
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Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 November

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
20 Nov 2020
Bullying inquiry head quits as Johnson backs Patel
Priti Patel arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Foreign Office.
In Brief

Bullying inquiry head quits as Johnson backs Patel

Government standards adviser out after PM sticks by embattled home secretary
20 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Donald Trump ‘sealed his fate with women’
Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Donald Trump ‘sealed his fate with women’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 29 October
29 Oct 2020
The ‘hijacked’ Isle of Wight tanker
Isle of Wight tanker
In Brief

The ‘hijacked’ Isle of Wight tanker

Seven ‘stowaways’ detained after nine-minute operations ends ten-hour stand-off
26 Oct 2020
Five things we learned from the Conservative conference
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to deliver his address to the virtual Conservative Party conference.
In Depth

Five things we learned from the Conservative conference

Boris Johnson plans for bright future as Rishi Sunak hints at looming austerity
6 Oct 2020
Priti Patel in leak showdown with Foreign Office
Priti patel
In Brief

Priti Patel in leak showdown with Foreign Office

Home secretary’s asylum seeker plans leaked to discredit her, allies claim
2 Oct 2020
Explained: Johnson’s offshore migrant detention plans
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street wearing a face mask.
In Depth

Explained: Johnson’s offshore migrant detention plans

Flurry of leaks reveal government is considering a series of ideas to reform asylum screening
1 Oct 2020
Explained: Patel’s plan to ship migrants to south Atlantic
Home Secretary Priti Patel arrives at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
In Brief

Explained: Patel’s plan to ship migrants to south Atlantic

Home Office officials asked to look into building migrant centres on Ascension and St Helena
30 Sep 2020
Debate: should XR be classed as ‘criminal gang’?
Extinction Rebellion
In Depth

Debate: should XR be classed as ‘criminal gang’?

Home secretary proposes reclassification that could see XR activists facing jail terms of up to five years
7 Sep 2020
Tory MPs demand overhaul of UK asylum system
Aslyum seeker
In Depth

Tory MPs demand overhaul of UK asylum system

Newly formed Common Sense Group of politicians urges Boris Johnson to ban refugees from ‘safe’ countries
24 Aug 2020
Trafficking victim suing Patel over ‘abuse of data’
Priti Patel
In Brief

Trafficking victim suing Patel over ‘abuse of data’

Lawyers argue Home Office breached human rights of ‘extremely vulnerable’ woman
31 Jul 2020
Huawei banned: the risks and benefits of Chinese 5G tech
Huawei conference
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Huawei banned: the risks and benefits of Chinese 5G tech

UK’s mobile providers banned from buying Huawei 5G equipment after 31 December
14 Jul 2020
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