Former home secretary used inmate labor

Former home secretary used inmate labor

LONDON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The British Prison Service is investigating why two inmates on work release painted the house of former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, officials said Wednesday.

Home secretary to leave British Cabinet

LONDON, June 2 (UPI) -- British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, under fire for expense claims, was reported Tuesday to be leaving Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Cabinet.

Briton alleges MI5 collusion in torture

LONDON, May 27 (UPI) -- British intelligence services colluded in the torture of a terrorism suspect at the hands of Bangladeshi interrogators, a lawsuit alleges.
Legal, and lethal, party drug to be banned

Legal, and lethal, party drug to be banned

LONDON, May 19 (UPI) -- An industrial solvent misused as a party drug is to be banned for human use in Britain after the death of a medical student, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said.

Britain considers ban on two 'legal highs'

LONDON, May 8 (UPI) -- An herbal substance known as Spice that produces a marijuana-like effect when smoked may end up being banned in Britain, the government says.

Radio's Michael Savage protests black list

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Conservative U.S. radio talk show host Michael Savage has demanded his name be taken off a list of people banned from entering the United Kingdom.
Britain bans 22 for promoting hate, terror

Britain bans 22 for promoting hate, terror

LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- A right-wing radio broadcaster and a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard were among the U.S. citizens banned from Britain, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said.

Home secretary says movies were a mistake

LONDON, March 29 (UPI) -- British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith says she mistakenly used her official expense budget to pay for adult-only movies channeled to her home television.

New strategy: Britain fears dirty bombs

BERLIN, March 24 (UPI) -- Britain may soon have the largest anti-terror force in the world.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Europe Correspondent

Britain taps anti-terror 'workers' army'

LONDON, March 24 (UPI) -- Britain's new anti-terrorism strategy calls on shopping center managers to become part of a "workers' army" of trained spotters, officials say.

Britain wants Gitmo detainee returned

LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith says the United States should release the last British-linked terror suspect detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Britain to restrict worker immigration

LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- England plans to cut in half the number of highly skilled workers it lets into the country from outside the European Union, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said.

Court allows hacker to fight U.S. trial

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A British court gave computer hacker Gary McKinnon another chance Friday to contest his extradition to the United States, where he could face a life sentence.

Seniors feel 13 years younger

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- People 70 and older tend to feel about 13 years younger than their chronological age, U.S. and German researchers said.
Straw: Smith acted properly in leak case

Straw: Smith acted properly in leak case

LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British Justice Secretary Jack Straw says Home Secretary Jacqui Smith doesn't need to apologize for not intervening in the arrest of a member of Parliament.
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Jacqui Smith
Jacqui Smith,the first female Home Secretary, arrives at a press confernece at No.10 Downing Street in response to the unexploded bomb found in London on June 29, 2007. She warned the United Kingdom faced a sustained terrorist risk and asked for the public to be very vigilant. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

Jacqueline Jill "Jacqui" Smith (born 3 November 1962) is a member of the British Labour Party. She served as the Member of Parliament for Redditch from 1997 until 2010 and was the first ever female Home Secretary, thus making her the third woman to hold one of the Great Offices of State — after Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister) and Margaret Beckett (Foreign Secretary).

She was one of the MPs investigated by the parliamentary commissioner for standards over a variety of inappropriate expense claims Smith, whose case arguably became one of the most high-profile of the MPs expenses claims, was found to have "clearly" broken the rules on second home expenses and ordered to apologise. On 5 June 2009, she stood down as Home Secretary in the Cabinet reshuffle, and lost her seat as Member of Parliament for Redditch in the 2010 General Election.

Born in Malvern, Worcestershire, Smith attended Dyson Perrins High School in Malvern. Her parents were teachers, and both Labour councillors; although her mother briefly joined the SDP. Her local MP, Conservative backbencher Sir Michael Spicer, recalled in Parliament in 2003 how he had first met her when he was addressing the sixth form at The Chase School, where Smith's mother was a teacher. "So great was my eloquence that she immediately rushed off and joined the Labour Party." Smith read PPE at Hertford College, Oxford and gained a PGCE from Worcester College of Higher Education.

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