Crime and the law

Crime and the law

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.

22 September 2010

Who’s really scaring girls?

When politicians bang on about feral boys and wear stab-proof vests, it’s not surprising young women are fearful.

31 August 2010

Are Pentagon-paid goons crushing Wikileaks?

The idea that the molestation charges against Julian Assange were a dirty tricks campaign looks like pure political fantasy.

28 July 2010

Even grotesque fantasies should not be criminalised

Of course child sexual abuse is a heinous crime that should be punished. But fantasising about child sexual abuse should not be.

13 July 2010

Who turned Raoul Moat into Rambo?

The police authorities and media were the ones who seemed most delusional about the fugitive gunman’s powerful image and anti-hero status.

25 May 2010

A showtrial of children for being naughty

The conviction of two boys for attempted rape is not only a travesty of justice – it also exposes society’s screwed-up attitude towards childhood.

11 March 2010

‘New Britain’ was built on James Bulger’s grave

For the liberal intelligentsia to accuse Denise Fergus of warping law, justice and morality is blame-shifting of epic proportions.