News: Open Letter in response to Mail’s targeting of foreign drivers

4 11 2016

mail021116A cross section of over 50 faith leaders, civil society leaders and other leading figures have signed a joint letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, in response to the paper’s divisive reporting on dangerous driving this week, which targeted ‘foreign’ truckers.  Read the rest of this entry »





Enemies of the people: MPs and press gang up on the constitution over High Court Brexit ruling – Gavin Phillipson

4 11 2016

daily-mail-brexit-judges-front-pageSome of the reaction to the Article 50 judgment in the High Court is frankly frightening. Do pro-Brexit politicians and journalists attach any value at all to what we call the “rule of law” or the “independence of the judiciary”? Or are they out simply to bully the court’s judges and whip up hatred against them? Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Countess of Caledon v Commissioner of Police, Norwich Pharmacal order against police refused – Simon Brown

4 11 2016

Metropolitan PoliceIn the case of The Right Honourable The Countess of Caledon v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and another [2016] EWHC 2214 (QB), the Applicant, the Rt Hon the Countess of Caledon, failed to satisfy both stages of the test to obtain a Norwich Pharmacal Order (‘NPO’) against the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (the ‘MPS’) for disclosure of information. Read the rest of this entry »