Law and Justice

Former chancellor Nadhim Zahawi must be sacked from the cabinet say Labour after further revelations about his tax affairs. Conservative MPs have joined calls for Zahawi to step down after it was revealed he paid a £1 million-plus penalty to settle an investigation by HMRC over non-payment of tax due. Senior Tories have called his position “untenable” after it emerged Zahawi...

Sunak set for first Commons defeat over online safety bill

Rishi Sunak is facing his first defeat in the House of Commons over the online safety bill and plans to fine social media bosses rather than jailing them for failing to protect children from harmful content. Labour has vowed to...

Braverman U-turns on Windrush pledges and wants to X-ray child refugees

Suella Braverman has provoked outrage over a U-turn on key pledges after the Windrush scandal and with her controversial plans to x-ray vulnerable child refugees. The home secretary is under...

Anti-strike law is ‘almost certainly illegal’; Starmer embraces ‘take back control’

Trade unions have vowed to “fiercely resist” Rishi Sunak’s new anti-strike law that will give employers the right to sue unions and sack workers who take industrial action. The government...

Downing St moves to block Scotland’s gender recognition bill becoming law

Prime minister Rishi Sunak has put the UK government on a collision course with Scotland’s parliament by threatening to block the gender recognition bill passed by Holyrood from becoming...
UK ECHR membership

UK ECHR membership hangs in the balance

After Monday's High Court ruling granting the government right to press ahead with the Rwanda deportation scheme, the UK ECHR (European Convention of Human Rights) membership may come to an end next year. The...

UK’s post-Brexit settlement scheme for EU citizens is unlawful, rules High Court

Home Office regulations affecting millions of EU citizens living in the UK under the settlement scheme are unlawful, a high court judge has ruled. A watchdog guarding EU citizens’ rights in the UK has warned...

High court rules Rwanda policy is lawful but refers 8 cases to Braverman

The High Court has ruled it is lawful for the UK government to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. The High Court also ruled in favour of eight asylum seekers who were set to have...

39 child refugees from Albania are missing from care

Almost one-in-five lone child refugees from Albania have gone missing from care, Kent county council has confirmed. The local authority said 39 of the 197 Albanian children it has taken into care between January 1...

Sturgeon fights on after Supreme Court rules against IndyRef2

Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to make the next election a referendum on Scottish independence after the UK’s Supreme Court ruled against the SNP’s bid for a ballot in 2023. Scotland’s first minister Sturgeon said she...