Havoc on the Tube

This week, commuters, Londoners and business people from around the world are stoically enduring another reckless and unnecessary strike at the hands of the RMT and TSSA unions. The London Chamber of Commerce estimate it will cost the economy £50 million each day, not to mention the disruption and inconvenience to millions of people. I […]

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Should Life Mean Life?

Prisoners serving ‘whole life’ sentences are challenging the right of the UK justice system to sentence them to jail for the rest of their lives on human rights grounds. Today, on the Today program, I debated whether – for the worst crimes – life should mean life.   You can listen to the discussion on this […]

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Human Rights Running Riot

Today, the Sunday Telegraph reports on the 2011 rioters we can’t deport because of Article 8 (right to family life) reasons. I wrote a column putting the cases in context, and arguing for deportation reform as one of the measures the government should bring forward in the Queen’s Speech next week. You can read the […]

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The Qatada Saga

I have written a piece for The Times today on the latest judicial round of the Abu Qatada saga, arguing against the Strasbourg Court re-writing human rights law, and for politicians showing the will to defend the UK’s democratic prerogatives so we can remove people like Qatada. You can access the piece here.

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