Category Archives: Law

Dousing the Flames of Dissent

The streets of London burned during the riots of 2011, so the decision by Tory mayor Boris Johnson to close ten of the capital’s fire stations and then propose to invest in water cannons in the same week seems perverse … Continue reading

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Keeping Tags on Outsourcing

So it seems that outsourced security services are set to be investigated by the Serious Fraud Office for overcharging the government (read “robbing the taxpayer”) of tens of millions of pounds for tagging criminals. It rather looks as though the … Continue reading

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Electoral Reform

Once again, addressing the issue of prisoner voting in the UK has been delayed – this time through the drawing up of draft legislation which it is expected will take years to settle, fine-tune and approve. Parliament’s continued defiance of … Continue reading

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