Of the making of law reform there is no end. And this year has seen several pointless attempts at amending or codifying a structure which doesn't need constant rejigging
If the current license system and its related enforcement mechanisms were to be suggested today for the first time, we’d think the proposers had lost their minds
The new statutory instrument concerning the funding of criminal cases will make it much harder for individuals to discover the truth in their own criminal cases
When did we start this trend towards using the power and authority of the state to deal with issues which families, friends, and voluntary associations would have adjudicated on in the past?
How should we approach incidents of anti-Semitism on campuses? As criminal behaviour, of course
Will police reforms truly make us safer and increase detection rates or will they just maximise shareholder value?
The tectonic plates of English policing are changing. But the creation of elected Police and Crime Commissioners lead us to more questions than concrete answers
The Protection of Freedoms Bill, as it currently stands, is something of a fudged effort that does little to neutralise our alarm at the prospect of the state as the master and we as its servants
If this Committee really wanted to do something brave and with some sort of legitimacy it could propose a series of questions in a referendum instead
Is the policy of the Metropolitan Police and Crown Prosecution Service to not apply the criminal law of England and Wales to those who disrupt Israeli arts events even if the evidence is there?
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