Ultimately, this all strikes me as part of a project to enhance executive supremacy — an ‘executive power project’, if you will — by treating courts (whether ‘foreign’ or domestic) as unwelcome interlopers, all masquerading as an attempt to ‘protect Parliament’.
Late last year the UK agreed that, despite Brexit, it was still a participant to the ECHR. Now the government would like to go back on that pledge, replacing it with an ill-defined British Bill of Rights.
To defeat ‘epidemics’, shouldn’t we act with more conviction, more resources and more urgency? Politicians need to take this much, much more seriously. It’s a national threat, just like terrorism which far kills fewer people.
Living free from violence is a human right. Is the government prepared to do what is needed to achieve this for women and girls?
Many women in prison are victims of violence and abuse, and of poverty. They urgently need our help
“Urgent action needed to tackle deep rooted and persistent racial disparities in policing,” says a Home Affairs Committee Report published days after the prime minister described stop as “kind and loving”.
‘Take Back Control’. It was arguably the message that won the EU referendum, but the masterful slogan adopted by the Vote Leave campaign is taking on a new, sinister meaning.
Women have lost confidence in a system they believe is broken and will not reduce or end the harassment and assault they suffer. They are demanding change.
The Government’s attitude to refugees is immoral, economically short-sighted, and, in some cases, unlawful. It could do worse than to follow Germany’s example.