It’s best thought of as a contagion that spreads across the divide between parties and factions.
After a stumbling start, the Government is heading in the right direction on human rights reform. But there remains much to do.
Such is the logic of the new Justice Secretary’s appointment – and the combative stance of the Attorney-General.
The row over the Northern Ireland Protocol must not be allowed to poison co-operation with our continental partners on defence against Russia.
As a Committee Chair, you can campaign for the things you believe in, speak to the media more freely – and still get things done.
And Wallace is up from ninth to fourth. The Prime Minister and Home Secretary are both in the bottom ten.
The statistics led the Victims’ Commissioner to say we are effectively witnessing “the de-criminalisation of rape”.
There is much to be said for incremental reform, but too much caution can tip over into a failure to act boldly.
Our introduction to: what each Bill is, the politics of it, who’s responsible, arguments for and against – and a controversy rating out of ten.
And we’re all for a rebalancing – but Parliamentary government must mean Parliament in full, not just the executive.
The Justice Secretary has the power to ask the Parole Board to “think again”. He should make use of that power.
He tells Trevor Phillips that “in a situation like this, there are going to be significant trade-offs.”
Whatever your view of the specifics, should it be for a judge to decide what is “worthy of respect in a democratic society”?
And Williamson’s negative rating halves in the wake of his intervention in the Batley Mohammed cartoons row.
A contest exists between traditional common lawyers, who believe the constitution exists (in their minds), and modernisers including myself.