Law

The segregation of women and the appeasement of bigotry at Britain’s universities (part two)

11 December 2013 13:04

On the Today programme this morning Justin Webb covered the decision by Universities UK to allow fundamentalist speakers to segregate…

Are Parliament’s select committees working? – I say no

5 November 2013 18:57

Our parliamentary select committees need to be taken seriously. Yet, for them to be so, we need to clarify their…

Should Saudi men be allowed to drive?

5 November 2013 15:47

It’s important that newspapers make themselves sounding boards for unpopular opinions, especially in an age when identity is sacred and…

Is Sunny Hundal the best person to lecture on journalism?

25 October 2013 17:02

Farewell then Sunny Hundal. The libellous blogger and tweeter has announced that he is no longer going to keep up…

Sir Brian’s PR offensive continues

22 October 2013 17:24

Sir Brian Leveson, who has ascended from his inquiry podium to President of the Queen’s Bench Division and Chairman of…

Real feminists stand up for women

18 October 2013 12:42

As Edmund Burke wrote: ‘Manners are of more importance than laws. Upon them, in a great measure, the laws depend.’…

Britain’s abortion laws are inherently absurd

8 October 2013 10:04

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, yesterday declared that it was right not to prosecute doctors who authorised abortions…

Ed Miliband ducks the question. If squaddies are victims, who or what is threatening them?

27 September 2013 12:28

A country’s laws say much about its people’s character, though not in the way its lawmakers intend. Perhaps the oldest…

We must revisit the Equality Act to stop vexatious court cases

8 August 2013 18:04

What have the Churchill £5 note, the Home Office ‘racist vans’ and the ‘Bedroom Tax’ got in common? All were…

Why bikers need a better deal from the EU

8 August 2013 13:25

Since I was elected to Parliament in 2010, I have taken every opportunity to push back against the EU’s move…

When is corruption not corrupt? When the establishment says it isn’t

5 August 2013 17:54

Mr Justice Tugendhat delivered a ferocious verdict last week. Undercover reporters from the Sunday Times claimed they had found Peter…

Government fights misinformation over shale planning process

5 August 2013 15:00

The government is busy quelling worries about the planning process for exploratory shale drilling, following this disobliging article in yesterday’s…

The “bedroom tax” judgment has implications far beyond bedrooms

30 July 2013 12:17

The High Court has rejected the “bedroom tax” claimants’ case. In a ruling issued earlier this morning, Lord Justice Laws said that…

The judicial review row should not be about lawyers – it is about democracy

29 July 2013 16:28

The stooshie over judicial review is not about lawyers, although one should be forgiven for thinking otherwise given much of…

Boris the ironist treads a careful path through immigration row

29 July 2013 10:00

Boris Johnson’s Telegraph columns are often works of mischief, but today’s is a carefully constructed piece of politics. His subject is…

Employment tribunal changes a prelude of what’s to come over legal aid

29 July 2013 9:12

Changes to the legal system come into force today, with workers being charged for bringing cases against their bosses to…

Soldiers’ right to protection remains, and so it should

28 June 2013 13:59

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling in the Snatch Land Rover / Challenger II cases, which allowed the families of four…

Hail Caledonia: Fantasy Justice and Offensive Behaviour at Football. The Horror Continues.

20 June 2013 18:03

Two years have passed since the SNP won its landslide election victory, leaving Alex Salmond master of all devolved territories.…

Bring on the drones – the Supreme Court has changed the way we fight wars

20 June 2013 11:30

On the face of it, the Supreme Court’s decision to allow three suits to be brought against the Ministry of…

What can society learn from the ‘grooming’ scandals?

15 May 2013 0:27

The verdicts have been delivered in the Operation Bullfinch trial. Seven of the nine men have been found ‘guilty’. The…