Crime and the law

Crime and the law

18 October 2016

Ched Evans and the fury of the middle‑class mob

This case has exposed the illiberalism and classism of the new elite.

17 October 2016

The Ched Evans case: we need to talk about rape law

Why are courts having to delve into the minutiae of complainants’ sex lives?

14 October 2016

It’s time to shoot down the post-Brexit hate-crime hysteria

This is the most cynical, politically motivated crime panic in memory.

13 October 2016

All MPs should back the triggering of Article 50

Anything else would be a catastrophic betrayal of democracy.

4 October 2016

This abuse inquiry was doomed to fail

Public inquiries should be about truth, not giving people ‘closure’.

28 September 2016

Blair is right: scrap these Iraq investigations

Why it's wrong to prosecute the British soldiers who fought in Iraq.

15 September 2016

Protecting women from the world

By criminalising sexism, the police are acting like Victorian chaperones.

7 September 2016

Addicted to the state

A recent human-rights case shows the dangers of giving addicts drug substitutes.

26 August 2016

In defence of jury service

In an age beholden to experts, jury service reminds us of the importance of common sense.

24 August 2016

The liberal case for scrapping the Human Rights Act

Human rights do not protect our freedom – they limit it.