Law and Justice

Criminal barristers in England and Wales have voted to go on an all-out strike and victims’ advocates said the historic action is “entirely the government’s fault”. Already log-jammed courts will face even further stress when barristers begin their indefinite, uninterrupted strike on September 5 – the same day the next prime minister will be announced. Barristers have been striking on alternate...

Priti Patel uses Commonwealth Games to expand Rwanda deportation policy

Home secretary Priti Patel will use the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham “as diplomatic cover” in her attempts to reach Rwanda-style deals with more African countries. A Home Office source said the Games “provide a platform for initial discussion” and meetings...

Brexit – Dover declares ‘critical incident’ while EU takes legal action against UK

French border officers are being blamed for the “critical incident” that has been declared by the gridlocked Port of Dover at the start of the busiest summer getaway in...

Sturgeon ‘gambles all’ with Supreme Court bid for Scottish independence vote

Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled plans for a Scottish independence referendum on October 19, 2023 and has referred herself to the UK’s highest court in an attempt to force the...

Criminal barristers strike and warn of ‘existential crisis’ in British justice system

Criminal barristers in England and Wales have started their strike over low legal aid funding with a warning their profession faces an “existential crisis” because of severe cuts imposed...
Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights to replace Labour’s Human Rights Act unveiled in Parliament

On Wednesday, Justice Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister, Dominic Raab introduced the much-anticipated Bill of Rights in Parliament. The Tory party had promised back in 2007 under David Cameron to replace Labour's Human Rights...

Priti Patel approves Julian Assange’s extradition to US ‘hell hole’

Julian Assange can be extradited to the US after UK home secretary Priti Patel approved the request. Wikileaks – the organisation founded by Assange - immediately confirmed it will appeal against the decision, calling it...

Prince Charles blasts UK government’s ‘appalling’ Rwanda asylum policy

Prince Charles has criticised the UK government’s policy to deport migrants to Rwanda as “appalling” while the high court rejected a legal challenge against the plan. The Prince of Wales is reported to be “particularly...

Met police decide Johnson ‘legally attended illegal events’

The Met police has decided not to issue more fines to Boris Johnson over partygate following a four month investigation that has cost £460,000. Former chief prosecutor for north-west England Nazir Afzal is among those...
Policing Minister

Policing minister in clash of opinion with new chief inspector of constabulary

The escalating cost of living is likely to lead to an increase in petty crime and present officers with substantive new challenges, Andy Cooke, the new HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary has warned. But...