Today, the little-noticed Policing and Crime Bill returned to committee stage in Parliament. Beneath its deceptively dull name, this Bill is bubbling with divisive measures that threaten inter-race and police-community relations.
After years of trumpeting human rights abroad while seeking to demonise them at home, we learned this week that the Government is finally practising what it preaches. Let’s crack open some cold ones and celebrate, right? Wrong.
Yesterday European authorities accepted that the refugee crisis has shown serious weaknesses in Europe’s asylum system. The Dublin system, which leaves border countries like Greece to take the lion’s share of responsibility for the refugees seeking sanctuary in Europe, has contributed dramatically to the human suffering played out across the continent.
It’s always worth sharing good news, especially when it’s related to the Human Rights Act. And at a time when each new piece of Government legislation is peppered with dangerously divisive policy, we’re particularly eager for positive news
News agencies and foul-mouthed pun-fans nationwide had a ball last week when Salford City Council hit the headlines after Liberty criticised its use of an astonishingly vaguely worded Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to criminalise the use of
Last night, as they debated the Government’s pernicious Immigration Bill in the House of Lords, Peers seized the opportunity to inject some much needed compassion into legislation rammed full of cruel and divisive proposals.
Crossbench Peer Lord Alton of Liverpool led the charge on an amendment to let asylum seekers work in this country if their claims are not determined within the Home Office target time of six months.