Changes in police numbers statistics mask local officer cuts. Government ‘ceased collecting’ figures in London. Parliamentary questions left unanswered before PCC vote. As voters head to the polling stations to elect Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales, Theresa May’s department seems to be using official statistics to hide the scale of police cuts. […]

When, during an urgent statement on security company G4S’ failure to recruit enough personnel for the Olympics, the Home Secretary was confronted about the company at the heart of last month’s Jubilee stewards scandal, she would not say whether she had faith in them to fulfil their Olympic fire marshals contract. Theresa May was challenged […]

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) have launched an investigation into a company contracted to supply fire marshals for the Olympic games, Political Scrapbook can reveal. In a letter (below) to John Prescott, home secretary Theresa May said that Close Protection UK (CPUK) would be probed after unpaid workers were forced to sleep rough in central London before the […]

In an amusing use of social media, campaigners plan to bombard the home secretary with messages on a “National CC all your e-mails to Theresa May Day” to protest against the government’s email monitoring plans. A page on Facebook says: “The government wants to store all our e-mails in a huge database? OK, we’ll save them […]

The Spectator’s Parliamentarian of the Year awards took place last night. Highlights from the winners include: Campaigner of the year: Stella Creasy Survivor of the year: Chris Huhne Inquisitor of the year: John Whittingdale, on behalf of the Murdoch-grilling Culture Media and Sport Committee With attendant politicos and hacks rendered more forgiving by champagne, such […]

On a day the government would rather forget, Theresa May has given David Cameron even more of a headache after her speech to more than 1,000 officers was met with complete silence and 40 minutes of highly critical questioning. The speech delivered to the Police Federation outlined both the reforms to the police service and […]

Everyone knows about Theresa May’s love of footwear, but has she been breaking Commons rules? MPs are only allowed to read material related to the debate in the Commons chamber — which means no newspapers or magazines. So what was someone doing with a catalogue for, erm, Ugg Boots on the Tory benches yesterday? Scrapbook […]