Willful misapplication of the law: a case in point

Three days ago, I commented on the Home Secretary’s troubling new proposal to introduce Extremism Disruption Orders. You can see my comments here. My central

Extremist Disruption Orders and ill-judged legislation

Forcing through ill-judged legislation to solve a particular mischief seems to be an unfortunate recurring theme for governments of all stripes. We have already endured

"Christian" assemblies and cake

This week has seen a furore over a couple of, dare I say, non-issues. In the first, the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev’d John

Christian parenting and emotional abuse

The Guardian report that the government are seeking to implement a law that would see parents face jail for harming a child’s “physical, intellectual, emotional, social or

Gay Marriage (again)

It was reported in Tuesday’s Telegraph that UKIP would “strip Christian weddings of their legal status”. Similarly, ten days earlier, Simon Hughes – Liberal Democrat justice

Offense, liberalism and ever increasing doublespeak

Truly we live in strange times. We have a government, having concluded ‘insulting’ words or behaviours a term so broad it led to unfair arrest and

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