Cruel Britannia: Brute detail
Cruel Britannia: a secret history of torture, by Ian Cobain, reviewed by Frances Webber

Informers in the classroom
New rules on the admission of overseas students have provoked anger among university and college staff and students, who argue that it changes the relationship between them from pedagogy to policing. Frances Webber reports

Enforced destitution
Frances Webber investigates the Home Office's policy of imposing poverty on those seeking asylum in Britain

Border stories
Frances Webber investigates the tabloid fantasies and desperate realities surrounding migrants in Calais

Asylum watch: Losing the plot
The treatment of 12 students branded as terrorists despite no evidence being laid against them has aroused widespread anger. A campaign on their behalf is gaining momentum across the country, writes Frances Webber

Into the abyss
Labour says it is planning to 'simplify' immigration legislation. Frances Webber argues that its real agenda is to subvert human rights and give more power to the state

Asylum watch: Now what?
Labour says it is planning to 'simplify' immigration legislation. Frances Webber argues that its real agenda is to subvert human rights and give more power to the state