Crime and the law

Crime and the law

12 January 2011

It’s no surprise to see a police agent go green

The bizarre tale of PC Mark Kennedy reveals some unflattering home truths about both the British state and the eco-protest movement.

5 January 2011

Can the police solve a murder on Facebook?

The media circus surrounding the Joanna Yeates case reveals what can happen when a murder inquiry gets mixed up with a PR campaign.

15 December 2010

Individual liberty is in serious jeopardy

Why is no one in Britain outraged that this week a man was found guilty of a murder he was previously acquitted of?

9 December 2010

It’s Christmas, so watch out for rapists

A Xmas-hooked ad campaign designed to raise awareness about illegal cabs is exploiting women’s fear of rape.

7 December 2010

After Phil Woolas: the threat to democracy

A barrister argues that an election whose results can be overturned by judges is not a democratic one.

25 November 2010

Police on the verge of a nervous breakdown

A crisis amongst Britain’s boys in blue has led to a proliferation of erratic street wardens and watchmen - and they’re ruining community spirit.

15 November 2010

Let’s blow free speech restrictions sky high

Note to Twitterers: freedom of speech must extend to offensive comments as well as jokes about airports.

9 November 2010

In the name of the victim, the jury’s out

The proposal by the ‘victims’ champion’ to cut jury trials is an attack on the essential right to be judged by our peers.

19 October 2010

Decoding the truth about cyberterrorism

Where exactly is this ‘cyber-warfare’ that Theresa May claims is threatening our civilisation?

14 October 2010

The sad decline of
la femme fantastique

Proposing an online register of ‘rapists’ is the maddest thing Germaine Greer’s done since she puked on Big Brother.