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David Blunkett

The latest news and articles featuring David Blunkett, a Labour Party politician and MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough.

David Blunkett was Home Secretary from 2001 to 2004, after being promoted from his position as Education Secretary in Tony Blair's first Cabinet. He was appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 2005, but resigned later that year.

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UK cyber fund to go on offensive measures says expert

'UK cyber fund for GCHQ offensive'
Only a small percentage the UK's £650m cyber security fund will be spent on defensive measures, an expert has warned

Removing rioters' benefits 'perverse'
Forming policy from an e-petition on removing benefits from riot criminals could be 'perverse', warns David Blunkett

Blunkett: Labour 'faltered' on cyber crime
Labour could have done more to tackle cyber crime while in government, but the coalition has taken 'major steps'

Cameron backs new cybercrime body
ICSPA gains endorsement from David Cameron, as it launches to help law enforcement bodies tackle cybercrime

Hague joins campaign against AV
''Our tried and tested voting system is one of our proudest exports,'' says Foreign Secretary


Former Home Secretary David Blunkett admits Labour could have done more on cyberCyber crime: frustrations from Labour years – major steps from the coalition
Labour 'faltered' in their cyber commitment, admits former Home Secretary David Blunkett. Now, with millions invested by the coalition, both he and John Lyons tell Matthew D'Arcy they are 'relieved' to see government act

Cloning success? Education's search for independent sector DNA
Who started this talk about independent schools' DNA? Answer: Lord Adonis in 2007. Was he right and is Michael Gove right to move the idea forward? School head Bernard Trafford looks into the issue

Karen WhitbyTime for a new approach to education policy setting
A study by the CfBT Education Trust has found that in the past the government has paid more attention to pressure from the media than to public opinion when policy making. Karen Whitby says it's time to realign priorities