December 2012

Julian Assange: “democracy is the sum of our resistance”

December 21, 2012

I went along tonight to hear Julian Assange’s speech wondering just slightly if he might not astonish the world, and announce his exit into the arms of the police. Anything, as we’ve learned, can happen with Assange, and time, and the wearing patience of the Ecuadorian government must I think force his hand one day. […]

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The Bill of Rights Commission’s report

December 18, 2012

The Commission on a Bill of Rights has delivered its report – entitled A UK Bill of Rights? – The Choice Before Us. Here’s a link to the report; and the report itself (volume 1, which is the substantive volume) is below. <a href=”http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/541140/a-uk-bill-of-rights-the-choice-before-us-volume-1.pdf”>A UK Bill of Rights? The Choice Before Us (Volume 1) (PDF)</a> <br […]

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Without Prejudice

December 14, 2012

On Without Prejudice this week, Charon QC, David Allen Green and I discuss: Labour’s “Leveson” bill, and what the editors have been up to in Downing Street; the government’s proposals on extending marriage to same-sex couples – and the relationship between the Church, bishops and the law; the Justice and Security Bill (or “secret courts […]

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