Paul Staines

'Guido Fawkes' Accuses Sunday Mirror Editor Of Authorising Hacking

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Sunday Mirror editor Tina Weaver personally authorised hacking and blagging, political blogger Paul Staines told the inquiry into press standards on W...

MPs Told: There Is No Such Thing As Privacy

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Politics

Basic probability dictates that when you get more than 10 peers in a room after lunch, one will fall asleep. But against the odds the majority of L...

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito: Two Names that Prove Capital Punishment has no Place in Humane Society

Patrick Garratt | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Politics
Patrick Garratt

The Italian murder case that has gripped media in the UK, US and Italy for nearly half a decade took an incredible turn this week as Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, found guilty alongside Rudy Guede of killing Briton Meredith Kercher in 2007, had their convictions overturned. While the surreal scenes in and around the Perugia courthouse after the appeal decision resembled something out of a TV legal drama, replete with crowds hurling insults at lawyers and the stunned defendants being led through packs of suited men by the police, the chaotic case highlights again that miscarriages of justice do happen in the west, and that the lobby pressing for the resurrection of capital punishment in European nations should be held at bay.