Monthly Archives: November 2013

Lobbying Bill is an attack on democracy

I was privileged to be part of a Voice 4 Change England panel discussing the Lobbying and Immigration Bills along with Conservative former Boris Johnson adviser Kulveer Ranger, Labour shadow communities secretary Hilary Benn and my old anti-racist movement colleague Claudia…

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RMT response to tube job and ticket office cuts

“No matter how this is dressed up by Boris Johnson and his officials, today’s announcement is all about slashing £270 million from the annual London transport budget and the proposed cuts will decimate staffing levels and hit the most vulnerable … Continue reading

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UK may need law against secret filming and photography after European Court ruling – James Michael

UK Human Rights Blog Söderman v. Sweden – (application no. 5786/08) – Read judgment The European Court of Human Rights has decided that it is a violation of the right to privacy if a country does not have a law prohibiting … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police ‘shocked’ by sex-for-confessions claim by former inspector

A senior West Midlands Police officer has spoken of her “shock” at claims by a former chief inspector that police offered sex and alcohol to criminals to get them to confess to crimes they hadn’t committed. Rodger Patrick, who retired … Continue reading

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Police probe over Broad Street ‘baton attack’ footage

An investigation is underway after a clubber claimed he was attacked by baton-wielding cops called to a Broad Street brawl – with the incident captured on camera. Ryan Phipps, 31, says he was struck three times by two police officers … Continue reading

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Hostility to the European Court and the risks of contagion – Philip Leach and Alice Donald

UK Human Rights Blog Updated | The relationship between the UK and the European Court remains turbulent and fractious. The Court has been the subject of significant criticism, notably from some politicians and commentators in the UK, relating to its … Continue reading

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When is an advert “political” for the purposes of a ban under the Communications Act?

UK Human Rights Blog R (on the application of London Christian Radio Ltd & Christian Communications Partnerships) v Radio Advertising Clearance Centre (Respondent) & Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Interested Party) [2013] EWCA Civ 1495 – read … Continue reading

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