Crime and the law

Crime and the law

8 November 2016

Why judges should never rule on politics

The Brexit case revealed the depth of the crisis of democracy.

8 November 2016

Christians: enemies of the state

Attacks on Christians’ freedom of conscience are attacks on us all.

8 November 2016

Treating autistic people like children

Being on the spectrum does not automatically excuse criminal behaviour.

4 November 2016

A perversion of parliamentary sovereignty

MPs are undermining the demos in the name of democracy.

31 October 2016

Remembering Helen Reece

Luke Gittos pays tribute to an intellectual inspiration.

24 October 2016

Democracy in the dock

Both sides in the Brexit legal challenge dismiss the will of the people.

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.