The European Arrest Warrant – a problem that’s not going away

Last Monday, Paliamemt’s long-awaited debate and vote on the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) descended into a navel-gazing farce. This week, there will be a second chance in the House of Commons. Today, the Mail on Sunday features an interview with the latest victim, Keith Hainsworth, a Greek tutor from Hampton, caught up in an absurd […]

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Back to Iraq?

Today, the House of Commons debated whether or not Britain should engage in military air strikes on the terrorist group, Islamic State, in Iraq. The motion was tightly drafted – you can read the text here – to assuage fears airstrikes would lead to ground troops, or action in Iraq would spread to Syria. I sat through […]

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Strike Law Reform

I have been campaigning for reform to strike laws since 2011. In particular, I have been pressing a private bill to require union bosses to carry majority support from their members before striking. Today, in advance of nationwide strikes tomorrow, I raised the issue again at Prime Minister’s Questions. The PM responded with a pledge […]

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