Do petitions work?

The recent news that the Ministry of Justice wants to introduce price-competitive tendering (PCT) for criminal legal aid, has led to a flurry of petitions being set up.


John Terry’s acquittal was a cold slap in the face to those unfamiliar with the UK court system.

To prosecute or not to prosecute

Whether to prosecute or not is a decision that should be left, unsurprisingly, to the Prosecution. The fortitude of the indignant complainant, the aggrieved or the victim, is not the measure to which the State should decide whether or not a criminal sanction should be sought against a suspect.

Let there be offence

We have a law that says that it is an offence to take part in behaviour that might be motivated by hatred of a religious group.