Law

Reform human rights to save human rights

3 April 2013 17:31

The European Convention of Human Rights is developed and interpreted as times change; but is there a democratic imbalance when…

Another weird sacking

3 March 2013 10:42

Another teacher has been sacked for what looks like a wholly fatuous and unjust reason; these stories come in at…

Vicky Pryce and the Usefulness of the Not Proven Verdict

22 February 2013 18:23

Like John Rentoul, I think much of the scoffing and chortling at the expense of the poor jury asked to…

Arraigning a corpse

19 February 2013 17:45

Part 1 “Russian Justice” A judge at Moscow’s Tverskoi District Court stopped the trial of Sergei Magnitsky (above) yesterday –…

Government will appeal controversial immigration decision

18 February 2013 18:34

Further to the row that has erupted between Theresa May and some judges over the deportation of foreign criminals, the…

Adultery and the same-sex marriage bill

13 February 2013 10:26

Nadine Dorries said during the debate on same sex marriage last week that ‘This bill in no way makes a…

Scientologists trap us in the closet

12 January 2013 11:17

Whenever I give lectures on my book on censorship – Whaddya mean you haven’t read it? Buy it here at…

When will the government confront the EU?

4 January 2013 17:33

Here is a story that should have got far more attention. A story that perfectly epitomises the corruption and anti-democratic…

Gordon Wilson, a hero for our times

30 December 2012 10:32

If there was any justice in the world, Yorkshire pensioner Gordon Wilson would feature in the New Year’s Honours list…

In praise of the bloody-minded Paul Chambers

19 December 2012 12:35

What freedoms we have in Britain have not come as a rule from revolutions and thunderous declarations of the rights…

‘The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers’

29 November 2012 19:55

Given that David Cameron, rightly, seems to believe Lord Leveson’s recommendations are a crock of shit, what was the point…

Rotherham’s ‘political commissars’ reinforce the need for a free press

25 November 2012 11:40

‘Clearly she has morphed somewhere in her career from social worker to political commissar.’ These are the words of Minette…

How easy would it be to withdraw from the European Court of Human Rights?

22 November 2012 10:04

As James says, the prisoner votes row will return to parliament before lunch today. The government is expected to offer…

Cabinet row over imprisoned SAS soldier

20 November 2012 14:55

A lunchtime spat has broken out over Sergeant Danny Nightingale, the SAS serviceman who was sentenced to 18 months in…

Abu Qatada walks free at our expense

13 November 2012 12:14

Just last month I wrote about the inverted priorities of our judiciary and police who busy themselves with the arrest…

Abu Qatada’s victory proves how low we have been laid

13 November 2012 6:35

For years a collection of politicians and commentators said that the ECHR and ECtHR would have no impact on British…

What can Theresa May do to deport Abu Qatada?

12 November 2012 17:33

Theresa May gave a defiant statement to the house on the Special Immigration Appeals Committee’s (SIAC)  decision to uphold Abu…

Abu Qatada and the problem of freedom-stomping friends - Spectator Blogs

12 November 2012 16:13

And so, once again, the judges are in the dock for insisting that due process be followed even when, as…

Another Hateful Decision by the European Court of So-Called Human Rights - Spectator Blogs

8 November 2012 12:18

How much longer must we put up with this kind of thing? A bus driver who was fired for being…

Jimmy Savile Is Innocent…

23 October 2012 16:40

Now then, now then. How is this for the most inappropriate publicity stunt going? The Bread and Butter gallery in…