Category Archives: Justice Issues

Play the ball, not the man


The news yesterday that Martin Mcguinness has died led to expressions of joy and anger from some and sorrow and appreciation from others. The fact is that every time a terrorist lays down their weapons and tries to replace them … Continue reading

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End in sight for a mixed economy?


During the reign of the coalition Government one significant focal points was their attempt to reduce the size of the State through the creation of mutual organisations, inspired by the success of companies such as John Lewis. Whole sections were … Continue reading

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We need Ministers with experience


Its very telling that our needs as a nation as a whole are treated as insignificant by most Governments compared to the concerns of the well paid bankers and other power brokers in the city of London. This Government like … Continue reading

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Easy cases expose appallingly bad laws


The extent to which most of us can claim this Island as our own or at least its heritage as something we share is extremely limited. One of the programmes my family enjoys watching is Who Do You Think You … Continue reading

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Istanbul was shown a new day


My blog on Thursday was a call to MPs to stay away from their constituencies on the following day in order to vote on the Istanbul Convention as part of a private members bill. The convention is an international agreement … Continue reading

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Myths and Counter-Myths


A public disagreement between Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police and Dame Anne Owers, the Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Commission is not the ideal way for these two people and their organisations to deal with … Continue reading

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A shameful Government


Before Christmas I wrote about the case of a profoundly deaf Iraqui boy who fled from his home country with his family because he was under threat of death due to his disability. TheĀ Hamadamin family along with six year old … Continue reading

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