This a small change in practice, but, it is a difference which will change lives, reduce crime and help stop the merry-go-round in our prison estates.
It will be difficult and controversial but do nothing substantial about our relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights.
As a Government, we’re clear that everyone deserves swift access to justice, no matter who they are or where they are.
He should apologise for the public panic he instilled, and leave the public arena to reflect on the unquestionable harm he has caused.
Some Tory members would see such a development as nothing less than an establishment coup: as a conspiracy of bad actors working together to win revenge for Brexit.
A serious programme is needed to drive up prosecution rates and refocus on the police on bring criminals to justice.
The Government will never be able to get a grip on crime if the infrastructure of prosecution has rotted away.
Take the case of a Nigerian national who was sentenced in 2016 to four years in prison for offences including possessing crack cocaine and heroin with the intention to supply. The First-tier Tribunal allowed his appeal against deportation on grounds deportation was irreconcilable with Article 8.
It seems to fall between two stools: neither a tight technical update of the existing system, nor a fundamental overhaul.
Our commitment to the rule of law is undiminished, but the Human Rights Act is a flawed vehicle which needs reform.
A young constituent of mine is just one of many victims of crime who have been failed by box-ticking bureaucrats.
I have made clear that the scheme initiated by the Labour Government at the time for the so-called ‘on the runs’ has no legal basis.
Learning is vital to rehabilitation; my committee’s new report contains a clear programme for long-overdue reform.
The proposals are in line with those we outlined in an article earlier this month: immunity in exchange for honest testimony.
It would be far better to improve prosecutions for tangible crimes against women, such as harassment and violence.