The UK requires that new citizens know English. It formally tests for competency.
Australia should learn from the UK's mistakes if taking a leaf out of its book on citizenship reform.
There are many ways to keep numbers down.
The coalition prioritised cutting migrant numbers but has also made life more difficult for those still coming in.
So let’s just go straight to coffees after the starter. No need to hang around.
It's not that EU leaders have more pressing things to discuss so much as that the PM doesn't have anything to say.
Men in Calais see their chance.
David Cameron seems surprised that desperate people are trying to come to the UK. He must only read the British press.
Meg Hillier MP.
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Lessons for Meg Hillier from her predecessor Margaret Hodge in overseeing the government's public spending.
The world is your oyster — you’ll need to top it up yourself.
PM tells local school the future is bright. Probably best not to focus on the past five years.
A rally in Belfast marked the start of the official campaign.
Ireland voted Yes to marriage equality in May – can Northern Ireland pick up the baton?
How to muscle in on the centre spot.
Studies from the world of business give some insights into how potential leaders can navigate out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
Burnham and Cooper are in the final four.
The nominations are in and a long contest lies ahead.
That halo’s wearing a bit thin, David.
Why do people continue to think the former Foreign Secretary would have made a better leader than his brother, Ed?
They’re behind you! Or are they?
The day after the general election, this column quoted Churchill’s line about this not being the end, or the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning. This was meant to imply that although…
A little too strong?
Theresa May's latest extremism bill means citizens can be punished even before they commit a crime.
The success of Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party has profoundly disrupted the tedious pendulum movement between Left and Right.
With a steady hollowing out of membership, the cosying up to vested interests with pockets deep enough to maintain party, today's political parties barely “represent”.
Charles Kennedy has died at the age of 55.
The former Liberal Democrat leader was an inspiration to his party and the outside world.
How the Daily Mail reported Jeffrey Spector’s final meal with his family.
A recent ombudsman's report suggests that most people are more concerned with end-of-life care than the right to end their lives.
Not a smile to be had.
David Cameron and his government will have to be masters of tactics to get through this parliament. They're already correcting their course.
Legal folly and un-Conservative.
Cameron backs down on plans to cut ties with Europe to avoid a backbench revolt -- but this isn't over.
Carly Fiorina thinks otherwise.
Is leadership innate? Traditional studies like to suggest it is, but context matters.
An historic handshake.
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Prince Charles' handshake with Gerry Adams was a momentous occasion for many reasons.
The EU is asking member states to take just a few thousand refugees each.
How Europe's resettlement plan breaks down in numbers.