Tag: Legal

You’re Not Guilty…

…but here’s your punishment (for what others did) anyway: District Judge Peter King was told by the offender that he had felt threatened and frightened as a result of the Facebook posts about him. He said comments added to McCloskey’s…

In Which I Wonder Yet Again…

…if ‘Inspector Gadget’ is a real policeman: Yes, this is the controversy over Staffordshire Police tweeting the personal details of those arrested on suspicion of drink driving. But under a hashtag that leaves little doubt of their presumed guilt. It…

Is This ‘Reasonable’?

James Clarke, 35, has spent six months fighting to make Fitness First pay for an interpreter, which he claims they are obliged to provide under the Equality Act 2010. Oh? Really? Mr Clarke, from Sanderstead, suffers from Usher syndrome and…

Good Grief! I Must Be Turning Into A Lefty!

I mean, first I agreed with Mary Dejevsky. Now I’m agreeing with Peter Wilby… The late Richard Webster, a writer who dedicated many years to campaigning for “abusers” he believed were wrongly convicted, saw analogies with medieval witch hunts. Genuine…

Actually, You’ll Find It Really IS A ‘Badge Of Honour’…

Joshua Rozenburg whines about the prisoner vote issue, though not for the reasons you might expect: The prime minister’s announcement that “prisoners are not getting the vote under this government” is profoundly depressing. I say that not because I have…

Saving, not drowning

Why do people get fired? Yes, I know that in many areas legislation seems to protect anyone from getting fired at all these days and that, say, fiddling your expenses might get you fired in your job but not if…

I Don’t Suppose He’ll Win….

…but I’m rooting for him: A motorcyclist left paralysed in a crash after two schoolgirls allegedly stepped into his path is suing them for more than £300,000 in damages. And before anyone points out it’s ‘monstrous’ to sue two teenage…

Some Good News, Some Bad…

The public believes that judges have been too ready to issue gagging orders to enable celebrities and rich business people to protect their privacy, an opinion poll for The Independent discloses today. I can only assume that came as a…

A short constitutional ramble

I’ve been following a tiny news item via Captain Ranty’s site about a matter of constitutional import. Now just about every country in the Anglosphere has a legal system based on what is known as Common Law, which derives from…