UK Law

Michael Gove Accused Of Suppressing Report Into Brexit Food Price Rises

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 23.09.2017 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has been accused of suppressing figures about a possible increase in food prices after Brexit. The government has refused to publish a D...

Probation Companies Handed Cash Windfall Despite Explosion In Reoffending

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Politics

Private firms who have presided over an explosion in violent reoffending have been handed millions of pounds of extra cash by the Government, HuffPost...

Vigilante Paedophile Hunters Are Not The Answer - Instead We Need More Properly Trained Digital Detectives

Jim Gamble | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Jim Gamble

We sometimes see the very best of people in the worst of times and communities across the UK are filled with good, in fact great, decent people. People who care enough to make a difference. Now is the time to call up that citizen's army; vet, train and equip them to support the police. It is time to turn the tables. If every force recruited only 25 volunteers we could launch a credible counter offensive with over a 1,000 Special Constables operating undercover as digital detectives.  Such reinforcements would have the potential to make a real impact by delivering a real deterrent.

Universal Credit Squeeze Leaving Tenants Behind With Their Rent, Landlords Warn

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK

Increasing numbers of tenants on Universal Credit are falling behind with rent payments, landlords have said, just weeks before the benefit is rolled ...

'Consider' A Ban On Upskirt Photography? You'll Have To Do Better Than That

Paul Blanchard | Posted 10.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Blanchard

In a week that includes stories like the Bell Pottinger scandal, Brexit negotiations and Hurricane Irma, it's easy to miss the things that are pushed into the middle of the papers. But one story in particular didn't escape my notice. David Lidington, the justice secretary, said that he would consider a ban on upskirt photography.

My Take On The National Audit Office's Report Into Rising Clinical Negligence Costs

Sarah Stanton | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Sarah Stanton

The National Audit Office has published its long-awaited report into why costs to the NHS associated with clinical negligence cases continue to rise, despite several initiatives designed to lower them.

Britain's Brutal Immigration Detention System

Diane Abbott | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Immigration detention and the abuses related to it get far less attention than they should. This is largely because it concerns immigrants and, in the current toxic state of the debate around immigration, it is hard to excite public and media concern. That makes it even more praiseworthy that the BBC devoted a whole Panorama programme to the shocking and brutal conditions in Brook House detention centre.

Leaked Home Office Immigration Report Will Delight Brexit Hardliners

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Politics

Doctors, scientists and engineers from the EU could be booted out of the UK after three years after Brexit, according to leaked immigration plans from...

The Way We Prosecute Rape Is Changing. Is This For The Better?

Nathalie Greenfield | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nathalie Greenfield

We need to put measures in place which encourage women to report, take survivors' needs into account, and offer them hope of fairness and justice. Centring the crime and not the complainant in a rape trial moves to address this, and sets us on the right path.

Anti-Brexit Tory MEP: 'I'm Ashamed To Be British'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Politics

An anti-Brexit Tory politician has declared he is “ashamed to be British” after successfully applying for an Irish passport. Charles Tannock, Cons...

Grenfell Immigration Amnesty Extended - But Lawyers Call It A 'Travesty'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK

The one-year immigration amnesty for undocumented residents of Grenfell Tower is a “travesty” and will jeopardise the public inquiry into the fire...

Tories Have 'Bottled It' Over Reforming Company Boardrooms, Warns Top Trade Unionist

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has “bottled it” when it comes to serious reform of company board rooms, trade union chief Frances O’Grady claimed today as she slam...

Mother-Of-Two Irene Clennell Deported After 30 Years In Britain Granted Visa To Return

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK

A mother-of-two who was deported despite living in Britain for 30 years has been granted a reprieve by the Home Office after reversing their decision....

Here's A List Of The 'Offensive' Number Plates That Have Been Banned From UK Roads

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK

More than 300 potentially offensive number plates have been banned from UK roads ahead of the new 67 vehicle registrations being released next week. ...

Using Your Smartphone As A SatNav Is As Illegal As Texting While Driving

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Tech

With the Bank Holiday fast approaching Police Chiefs have reminded drivers that the act of using your smartphone while driving will still carry the sa...

Barcelona Terror Attack Could Lead To Extra UK Vehicle Rental Checks

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK

British drivers could face extra checks when renting cars and vans to ensure they are not extremists who are hiring vehicles to carry out terror attac...

As Solicitor General, Tackling And Ending Hate Crime Is My Priority

Robert Buckland | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics
Robert Buckland

What we now consider to be hate crime is a subject that has long concerned me, both as a lawyer and as an MP. It has absolutely no place in our society and since being appointed Solicitor General I have made tackling hate crime one of my priorities.

Japan Further Entrenches On Whaling

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Surely there is nothing new to say about Japanese whaling -- they continue to do it and many of us continue to deplore it, right? Well, actually Japa...

Make It Legal

Jenny Afia | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Jenny Afia

I know confidence doesn't always come easily. Progress does not have to mean perfection. Believe me, I've had days when I've felt like the dumbest person on a conference call. But I have learned from my less than stellar performances. Most of us are more than 'good enough'. Just making some small behavioural changes, can help us turn a flat lining career path into one that begins to tilt upwards.

Why Police Using A Convicted Child Rapist As An Informant Raises Legitimate Concerns And Questions

Jim Gamble | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Jim Gamble

In my former roles as Head of Counter Terrorism in Belfast and Deputy Director General of the UK National Crime Squad I have authorised the use of many informants, recognise their worth and understand the benefits that they can bring... I have found myself being asked many times since the news of Operation Sanctuary broke, whether I would have authorised the informant known as XY. My answer is easy: no.

Senior Sweethearts: Why Are Marriages And Divorces Soaring Among The Retired?

Philip Way | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Way

For better or for worse, the way we approach marriage and divorce as a society is changing. We're no longer bound together in sickness or in health, and stories of love, marriage and remarriage are flourishing in the twilight years. But if each partner chooses to go their own way, ensuring they have the correct legal protection will help make the silver split as smooth and amicable as possible.

Prisons In Chaos After 'Perverse' Government Reform And 'Toxic Mix' Of Pressures

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

Prisons in England and Wales are in crisis after “perverse” Government reform and a “toxic mix” of pressures, the head of the body representin...

Donald Trump Cheered And Applauded After He Endorses Police Brutality

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK

President urges officers to commit acts of brutality, officers laugh and cheer wildly. Beginning to think problem isn't a few bad apples. pic.twitter....

Online Mediation - Why I Believe In Face-To-Face Mediation

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Mary Banham-Hall

We know poor communication is at the heart of misunderstandings and causes conflict. Understanding and managing this conflict is vital to mediation an...

ET Go Home - Trade Unions, Workers Rights And The Modern Economy

Joe Dromey | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Politics
Joe Dromey

If the decline in union membership and collective bargaining has been in part due to government action, then the solution to addressing and reversing the decline must also - in part - lie in government action.