THE HAYSTACK NEEDLE
Why fast-tracking the bulk-surveillance Investigatory Powers Bill after the Paris attacks may not be the security solution the government is hoping for.
OPEN & SHUT CASE
As the UK wins a global open-government award, Commons leader Chris Grayling calls for curbs on Freedom of Information to foil nosey hacks.
Met police show double standards in their treatment of protesters during the recent visit to London of Egypt’s autocratic President al-Sisi.
The proposed £10m ‘Cam Force One’ jet for the prime minister will divert yet more public money towards a misguided privatisation.
GO DOWN, MOSES!
Why beleaguered Sir Alan Moses, chair of the press regulator IPSO, is seeking sunnier times (and work) in the Cayman Islands.
BACK TO BAKU
Lib Dem Mike ‘Handy’ Hancock, kicked out by Portsmouth South voters, returns to Azerbaijan to give tainted elections there a clean bill of health.
Prince Charles manages to boost the republican cause on a trip to Australia, where the PM has a cunning plan to make the royals self-destruct.