Priti Patel

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‘You walked in and your heart sank’: the shocking inside story of Manston detention centre
Last year, the short-term facility in Kent ballooned into a vast, unsafe camp holding thousands of people, including children. How did our asylum system get so broken – and what does it reveal about Rishi Sunak’s promise to stop the small boats?

Amelia Gentleman

25, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Revealed: child refugees will be detained or deported under small boats plan
Senior Tories condemn ‘sickening’ plans which would allow unaccompanied minors to be held, in U-turn on past legislation

Michael Savage and Toby Helm

11, Mar, 2023 @7:07 PM

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Forty-three times the Conservatives tried (and failed) to tackle Channel crossings
From jetski patrols to Rwanda deportations, the Tories have not been short of schemes to deter small boats

Archie Bland

07, Mar, 2023 @8:08 AM

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UK’s drug advisory panel rejects calls for nitrous oxide ban
ACMD says sale and possession of laughing gas for recreational use should not be barred despite Home Office desire for crackdown

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

06, Mar, 2023 @7:34 PM

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Scrap plans for corporation tax hike, Patel urges chancellor
Not too late for Jeremy Hunt to end ‘obsession of regulation, high taxes and interference with business’ in spring budget

Tom Ambrose and agency

25, Feb, 2023 @11:38 AM

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Minister refuses to rule out changes to UK online safety bill
Social media bosses who breach child safety rules may face jail if Ofcom given powers to prosecute

Kiran Stacey and Dan Milmo

13, Jan, 2023 @9:59 AM

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Age-check X-rays risk harming child asylum seekers, government warned
Advisers say biological tests carry physical and mental risks and cannot predict age precisely

Rajeev Syal

10, Jan, 2023 @7:18 PM

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Suella Braverman plans to ditch key Windrush pledges
Exclusive: UK government set to implement hardline commitments to fast-track detention and removal of migrants

Amelia Gentleman and Rajeev Syal

06, Jan, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Channel crossings: 45,756 people came to UK in small boats in 2022
Last crossings were on Christmas Day, with none recorded in last six days of the year

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

01, Jan, 2023 @1:34 PM

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Rwanda dream could still become a nightmare for Suella Braverman | Rajeev Syal
High court did not end the home secretary’s plans, but there’s a long way to go before backbenchers are satisfied

Rajeev Syal

19, Dec, 2022 @5:55 PM

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Home Office staff call for ‘unpalatable’ small boats deal to be scrapped
The PCS union has told the home secretary that the £63m France deal was ‘doomed to fail’, and that a safe passage visa was needed

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

11, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Priti Patel threatens action over ‘unfounded’ asylum seeker hotel claims
Exclusive: Ex-home secretary rejects claim she oversaw two-month ‘pause’ in finding rooms for asylum seekers

Rajeev Syal and Diane Taylor

22, Nov, 2022 @4:03 PM

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