It’s time to make a racket over Camden Council’s closing down of public space.
A new bill aimed at tackling ‘annoying’ behaviour represents an assault on public liberty.
Why is Waltham Forest fining people for little more than bad manners?
UK councils can ban spitting, but no law in the land will ever make people more polite or respectful.
It is the government’s policy of suspicion towards carers that it is undermining help for older people.
Must-reads from the past week
The threatened prosecution of Le Pen for stating an opinion is deeply undemocratic.
The Lib-Con government has tidied up the law on our use of public spaces... by making it even more illiberal than before.
In Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust, Frank Furedi adroitly uses the sociological literature around moral panics to draw out the deeper meaning of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
ESSAY England’s rights-respecting Common Law is being shunted aside by new forms of arbitrary, inquisitorial power. It’s time for a fightback.
The proliferation of rules and regulations on everything from leafleting to looking after kids exposes how much the state distrusts us.