A police force that sends six officers to arrest a silently praying Christian woman, but lacks resources to stop our streets from flooding with violence, is not one that reflects the values of a Western democratic society.
Advocates are concerned the public will lose interest if they aren’t driving major reforms; sceptics worry that politicians are outsourcing difficult questions to people with neither expertise nor mandate.
Activists who want free termination up to birth have allowed what was meant to be an emergency measure during Covid to become a dangerous new normal.
The upside of a new cross-party appointments process would be distance from the government of the day. The downside is the danger of boiling it down to a lowest common denominator.
Its most honest advocates concede it would effectively abolish the upper limit for terminating a pregnancy; only one per cent of women polled support this stance.
Our current legislation predates the state of the medical art on pregnancy, and makes it harder to secure early terminations.
A woman has just been arrested not even for speaking, but for thinking, the wrong thoughts. And it is a policy that could be rolled out across the country.
The most alarmingly disproportionate restrictions against the freedom to protest in the Public Order Bill aren’t targeted against ambulance-blockers but against people who hold pro-life views.
The move toward legalising every corner of life undermines community accountability, politicises justice, and paves the way for legally privileging fashionable causes over others.
Kruger’s comments yesterday represented that greatest of modern political sins: to have contentious opinions, and to express them.
There is a deep tension between a democratic constitution and efforts to insulate rights from changes in public opinion.
Biden and the Democrats face strong headwinds: low enthusiasm amongst young voters, and dire economic news.
Orwell once claimed the English intelligentsia “take their cookery from Paris and their opinions from Moscow.” We can now swap the latter for Washington.
The vote on the ‘pills by post’ amendment to the Health and Care Bill passed with little fanfare for legislation with moral implications.
215 MPs voted last night to amend the Health and Care Bill to keep the scheme, introduced at the start of the pandemic.