Law and Justice

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 vote. Scotland’s first minister said her legal officer has been instructed to refer legislation for a “consultative” referendum to the UK Supreme Court in order to determine if her devolved government...

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

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 by the government. Barristers say their incomes have decline by almost...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Police raid home of Tory peer over £203m PPE Medpro fraud probe

Police have raided the home of a Tory peer as part of an investigation into government contracts worth £203 million awarded to PPE Medpro. Baroness Michelle Mone is believed to have been at the London...
Stop and search

Stop and search: Williams saga highlights ethnic disparity once again

Five officers who handcuffed Team GB's Bianca Williams and her partner Ricardo Dos Santos in 2020 may be fired. The athlete has accused the police force of racial profiling and no doubt, the incident...

Rwanda to take UK asylum seekers announces PM, who faces 3 more fines

Asylum seekers to the UK will be given a one-way ticket to Rwanda, Boris Johnson has announced amid fresh reports the prime minister will receive more fines for lockdown law-breaking. Johnson defended the £120 million...