Crime and the law

Crime and the law

10 March 2010

Don’t allow maniacs to shape the internet

Britain’s illiberal authorities are exploiting the tragic ‘Facebook murder’ to demonise social-networking sites.

3 March 2010

The paedophile panic: a product of elite hysteria

The government’s sex offenders disclosure scheme should remind us that it isn’t ‘the mob’ who are obsessed with paedos.

14 January 2010

‘Twelve angry men’ are better than one judge

The start of England’s first judge-only trial for 400 years is yet another blow to everyone’s democratic rights.

25 November 2009

Don’t make libel law ‘fairer’. Make it history

If we are serious about defending freedom of speech, then English libel should be sentenced to death.

18 November 2009

Modern Warfare 2 has not made me a terrorist

The hysterical campaign against the greatest videogame ever made is based on outdated effects theories.

10 November 2009

See? Mothers can be sex abusers, too

On the flimsiest of evidence, ChildLine and the NSPCC are now even spreading suspicion about the mother-child bond.

26 October 2009

‘Rescue’: a new PC term for repatriation

As the sex-trafficking scare is exposed as a tissue of lies, Nathalie Rothschild spells out the need for full freedom of movement for migrants.

21 October 2009

What do family courts have to hide?

Opening up UK family courts to the public will not lead to social worker witch-hunts, but to greater public trust.

23 September 2009

Fifteen months for a foolish affair?

The jailing of a teacher who had a lesbian affair with a 15-year-old girl is a victory for legalism rather than justice.

10 September 2009

A transparent attempt at social engineering

The initiative to re-design pub glasses to stop them being used as weapons overhypes the problem and the solution.