The MoJ's process for answering parliamentary questions is eye-wateringly complex

Revealed: The MoJ's ten-step spin doctor process

MPs are questioning the number of spin doctors checking over government pronouncements before they are released, after a leaked memo revealed just how many Ministry of Justice (MoJ) officials check answers given to parliamentarians.

They don't even need a warrant

The British state has 1,000 ways to get into your home

An Englishman's home is supposed to be his castle - so why has the coalition failed so miserably to defeat the small army of council officials who are legally entitled to invade yours?

Despite the ruling, prisoners still can't receive books yet

Prisoner book ban: Grayling wasted £72,000 of taxpayers' money on legal costs

The government spent £72,000 in legal fees fighting to keep its prisoner book ban, it has emerged.

Student voter registration levels have plummeted in the last 12 months

A warning to students: Ministers are shrinking your voting power

Tens of thousands of students are disappearing from the electoral register as the 2015 general election approaches. So why are ministers insisting the change in the rules is proving "very successful"?

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  • They don't even need a warrant

    The British state has 1,000 ways to get into your home

    An Englishman's home is supposed to be his castle - so why has the coalition failed so miserably to defeat the small army of council officials who are legally entitled to invade yours?

  • Theresa May wants the power to reintroduce internal exile to Britain

    Internal exile returns to Britain

    Britain is set to reintroduce 'internal exile', a hallmark of the world's most oppressive regimes, in the wake of the increased security threat from terrorism – despite parliamentarians' deep discomfort about the move.

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    Britain's great energy debate

    Can you tackle climate change without ruining our quality of life? Politics.co.uk takes an in-depth look at an issue with no easy solutions.

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    Prison book ban

    Authors and prison reform campaigners join forces to get Chris Grayling to think again on his ban on sending books to prisoners.

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