Policing the Police

Sheila Lawlor | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics
Sheila Lawlor

The Mitchell affair is without the tragic consequences that April 15, 1989 held for human life, but over twenty years on, it shows that the police are still not only placing themselves above the law, but also against it.

Frontier Economics - Which Country Will Have the Edge?

Sheila Lawlor | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Sheila Lawlor

Investors and business leaders - on whom the country's economic recovery depends, can no longer be certain of the UK's liberty and protection under the law. At the very time other crisis economies are cutting costs and increasing certainty, business in the UK will have to contend not just with statutory rules and the costs they impose on employers. They will also face the consequences of pressure-group politics, in which politicians abandon the labour market to the unpredictable operations of twilight law.