Law

The human rights smokescreen

4 October 2011 12:02

Today’s papers resound with the news that Theresa May is resisting Liberal Democrat opposition to close the loophole over the “right…

An EU ruling that Cameron must fight

29 September 2011 22:48

A showdown with the EU may come sooner than we expect. The European Commission has todaythreatened to sue David Cameron’s…

Your Lying Eyes

21 September 2011 0:20

I don’t know, just as you don’t know, whether Troy Davis is innocent. I do suspect that his conviction would,…

Our Crazy Drug Laws, Part XVI

31 August 2011 18:21

As legal entertainments go Man facing jail after reporting his cannabis plants stolen is a pretty good one. The Edinburgh…

What kind of Libyan justice?

31 August 2011 16:02

Tory MP Dominic Raab has a piece in The Times today (£) about the need for Libyans to rely on…

From the archives: the perils of bringing Gaddafi to trial

22 August 2011 18:02

Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the leader of the National Transitional Council, has indicated his hope that Colonel Gaddafi will be tried…

Capital punishment to be debated in parliament?

4 August 2011 9:14

Sir George Young has graced the pages of the Daily Mail this morning, arguing that MPs cannot ignore the clamour…

Sickly Mubarak in court

3 August 2011 13:11

As an accompaniment to the unique photo-history of the Egyptian revolution currently being shown on the Books Blog, here is…

Moving slowly towards the future

3 August 2011 11:24

Yesterday’s leak of Vince Cable’s response to the Hargreaves report into the Digital Economy Act (DEA) set tongues wagging. The headline…

Cameron needs to move fast to regain the initiative

7 July 2011 14:13

Westminster is rife this afternoon with rumours that there’ll soon be a high-profile arrest in the phone hacking case. For…

Schooling the judges

6 July 2011 11:09

The judges are judging the judges, or at least judging by the cover of this morning’s Times (£) they are.…

The dirty secrets of ‘no win no fee’

27 June 2011 15:59

Jack Straw’s column in the Times today (£) contains the following revelation: ‘Our records indicate that you may be entitled…

How will the government respond to Thursday’s strikes?

26 June 2011 10:00

Activity in Whitehall becomes more fevered as the day itself approaches. Michael Gove wants to see off the NUT with…

Gove steps in to keep the schools running

23 June 2011 12:04

A letter is bouncing around Whitehall, and I thought CoffeeHousers might care to see a copy. It has been penned…

The coalition has to ‘reconsider’ another policy

8 June 2011 17:19

One of the many problems with the equalities act is that it requires a level of consultation and a number…

Vince Cable dances with the unions

6 June 2011 16:50

The Business Secretary’s words to the GMB union today about the government’s reluctance to reform Britain’s antiquated trade unions laws…

From the archives – the Butcher of Belgrade

3 June 2011 18:00

As Ratko Mladic faces his accusers at the Hague, it’s instructive to revisit the fallout from one of the atrocities…

A show trial with a difference

3 June 2011 9:33

It’s a sleepy morning in Westminster. Fleet Street is exercised by the arrival of a new strain of e-coli in…

The Problem of the Supreme Court

2 June 2011 2:29

Readers in England and other less-fortunate lands may not have been following the latest stushie in Scotia new and braw.…

Brennan comes to Balls’ aid

28 May 2011 17:42

To present the government side in the Shoesmith case, former minister Kevin Brennan MP has written an extensive defence of…