David Blunkett

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Cruel, paranoid, failing: inside the Home Office
The long read: Something is badly wrong at the heart of one of Britain’s most important ministries. How did it become so broken?

Daniel Trilling

13, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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David Cameron to Lord Hogan-Howe: the figures hired by Greensill
We take a look at the political heavyweights employed to bolster Greensill Capital’s reputation

Kalyeena Makortoff

15, Apr, 2021 @5:21 PM

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Police and crime bill will create toxic legacy, warns Blunkett
Former UK home secretary says law would drive wedge between officers and the public

Tobi Thomas

02, Apr, 2021 @12:39 PM

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UK government criticised over plans to oversee free speech at universities
Justine Greening downplays the proposals, while Labour’s David Blunkett accuses the government of playing identity politics

Sally Weale Education correspondent

16, Feb, 2021 @5:52 PM

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UK Children's welfare becoming 'national emergency', health experts warn
A letter to the Observer calls for an urgent review of the long-term impact of lockdowns and school closures on a generation

Michael Savage and Sonia Sodha

16, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Why do so many home secretaries fall out with their officials?
Something about the Home Office seems to breed tension, as many of Priti Patel’s forerunners also found

Patrick Wintour

20, Nov, 2020 @6:25 PM

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Ministerial code: five who did resign over breach accusations
Boris Johnson has backed Priti Patel – but in the past there have been notable departures

Sarah Marsh

20, Nov, 2020 @3:57 PM

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Labour MPs face fresh claims of antisemitic and anti-LGBT remarks
Both Daniel Carden and Conor McGinn have rejected BuzzFeed’s reports

Nadeem Badshah

09, Nov, 2019 @2:07 PM

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It’s not his enemies but his erstwhile friends who are alarming Mr Corbyn | Andrew Rawnsley
The Labour leader’s continued ambiguity over Brexit is breeding discontent even among his most loyal supporters

Andrew Rawnsley

02, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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David Blunkett: Jeremy Corbyn should sack his top aides
The former home secretary calls on trades unions and Momentum to exert pressure on the Labour leader

Toby Helm Observer political editor

01, Jun, 2019 @8:30 PM

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Cutting tuition fees won’t help poorer students – reduce interest rates instead | David Blunkett
The government’s university funding review must think again about interest rates, says former education secretary David Blunkett

David Blunkett

18, Jan, 2019 @2:02 PM

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‘Mental anguish’ and wider problems with IPP sentences | Letters
Letters: Nicolas Sanderson, who was involved in the creation of the sentence, corrects a common mistake. Mark Day says the government should eradicate this stain on our justice system


11, Jan, 2019 @4:50 PM

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