Letter to The Economist on the EU

I am a big fan of – and a subscriber to – The Economist. Whatever your perspective, it offers weekly food for thought. So, I was surprised to learn in their Christmas edition that I support withdrawal from the EU (read the article here). The quote comes from a Sunday Times piece, where I spelt […]

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Standing up for British Justice

Today, I applied to the Backbench committee for Parliamentary time for MPs to debate and have their say on the ‘rough justice’ being meted out to a rising number of UK citizens under our current extradition arrangements. It was a cross-party application, backed by former Lib Dem leader Sir Ming Campbell and two Labour Chairs […]

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EU Vote

Having sat in for a large part of the debate, I abstained on the EU referendum vote last night. I support a referendum in favour of re-negotiation of UK membership of the EU, based on the common market. However, I believe the proposed motion was flawed. Putting a 3-question referendum to the public splits the […]

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The Case for Extradition Reform

Sir Scott Baker (a senior judge) has just published a long report reviewing UK extradition arrangements – essentially concluding that little needs to change, either with the European Arrest Warrant or the UK-US treaty. I have written a piece for the Daily Mail, joining calls for the government to ignore the report and institute a […]

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Europe – a 3rd Choice?

I have written an article tomorrow for the Sunday Times, setting making the case for a third choice – between integration and withdrawal – in Britain’s relationship with the EU. You can access it here. There is further coverage in the Sunday Telegraph, here and here, on new work being done on the EU in […]

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Reform our Extradition laws

I have written an article for The Times tomorrow, making the case for extradition reform to safeguard innocent British citizens. It coincides with the publication of the report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR), recommending an overhaul of UK extradition arrangements. (I am a member of the JCHR and proposed the extradition inquiry). […]

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