Law and Justice

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 left stunned by the verdict reached by the Met police. Afzal said: “We’re left with the ridiculous conclusion that the prime minister ‘legally’ attended ‘illegal’...
Policing Minister

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

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 his suggestions that police officers...

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...

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...

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...

Justice minister resigns over ‘partygate’ law-breaking

Justice minister Lord David Wolfson resigns with a scathing rebuke for the government a day after the prime minister, his wife and the chancellor were all fined for breaking lockdown laws. Wolfson, a distinguished lawyer,...

Govt in breach of ministerial code for repeating ‘27 false statements’

Boris Johnson’s government is “is in breach of the rules of the House of Commons and the ministerial code” for failing to “correct the record” about repeated false claims made to parliament. An investigation by...

Govt has time to privatise Channel 4 but not for Employment Bill

Boris Johnson’s government does not have time to include an Employment Bill in the Queen’s Speech – even after the recent mass sackings by P&O Ferries. It means legislation to protect the rights of the...

Protests against energy price hike while climate activists block oil terminals

Protests around the country have seen thousands march against record energy price rises while climate change activists target the country’s fossil fuel infrastructure. Protestors in Cardiff and Birmingham joined those in central London, marching on...

P&O Ferries boss admits company broke law to sack UK crew

The chief executive of P&O Ferries has admitted it knowingly broke the law in order to sack its entire UK crew – and said he would make the same decision again. Peter Hebblethwaite told MPs...