April 2012

Hunt’s handling of the NewsCorp-BSkyB deal was unlawful

April 25, 2012

Yesterday’s big news was the relevation at the Leveson Inquiry of the e-mails from Frédéric Michel to his NewsCorp colleagues about his contact with Jeremy Hunt, or at least with Jeremy Hunt’s special adviser, while Hunt was preparing to decide whether or not to refer NewsCorp’s bid for BSkyB to the Competition Commission. To recap, […]

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Abu Qatada: David Cameron on Today

April 23, 2012

On BBC Radio 4’s Today this morning the Prime Minister was asked about the mix up over Abu Qatada’s arrest, appeal and time limits. You can listen to the exchange here. The key extracts from the interview seem to me as follows. The Prime Minister said: the Home Office was very clear that it had […]

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Abu Qatada: a bit more about time

April 19, 2012

Having listened to Theresa May’s statement today, and followed reporting about the issue of the time-limit, I thought it might help if I set out my reaction to some of the things people have been saying about it, on the airwaves, on the web and in conversation. First, Theresa May is absolutely right about two […]

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Abu Qatada and the law of time

April 19, 2012

The BBC reported yesterday that there’s “doubt” about the deportation of Abu Qatada, following his arrest on Tuesday and now his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights – which the Home Secretary Theresa May says is out of time. So: is she right? Is the appeal out of time? How has the Home […]

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