A contest exists between traditional common lawyers, who believe the constitution exists (in their minds), and modernisers including myself.
Posts Tagged: Ministry of Justice
The Lord Chancellor post could be returned to the Lords – and once again become both a senior judge and a Cabinet member at once.
An interesting mental exercise is to identify an institution that expands through failure. I can only come up with one – prisons.
Luke Stanley: With rising unemployment, Ministers should look beyond work-related paths out of crime – to families
Research has found that offenders visited in prison by their family were less likely to reoffend within a year of release than those who were not.
WATCH: ‘If I see the rule of law being broken in a way that I find unacceptable then of course I will go’
The Justice Secretary is challenged over Boris Johnson’s proposal to override elements of the Withdrawal Agreement to protect the British internal market.
Nicky Morgan: Ministers must act swiftly to avoid a disaster – bailiffs abusing vulnerable people over council tax arrears
Aggressive and intimidating enforcement plagued our system long before Covid: now is not the time to cross our fingers and hope that this might change.
It’s single mothers like mine that are hardest hit by non-payment of the licence fee. If you ask me, that’s too high a price to pCome Dancing on free-to-view telly.
Fewer marriages means more cohabitation, an inherently less stable relationship form. The Government risks ignoring the values of its voters.
“There is a distinction to be drawn between people who…have been part of the community…and people who have committed offences.”
As well as Government measures to toughen up punishments and support victims, the nation requires more magistrates.
The One Public Sector Estate programme provides far better value for money – and the co-location of the workforce has significant operational benefits.
Michael Gove: I have shown in government that I deliver. And as Prime Minister, I will deliver Brexit – and stop Corbyn.
My experience – mastering those detailed briefs, winning support, driving through reform – leaves me in the best position to achieve Brexit.
The new Solicitor General and FCO/DfID minister are both sensible choices, which might say more about the Prime Minister’s position than her judgement.
Rory Stewart’s pledge to bring security and conditions under control is welcome, but too narrow in scope.
Frank Young: New divorce laws. The Government should produce new plans to help marriages – not just to end them
If these reforms are introduced, the Government should think carefully about how changes to the process of divorce is matched with support for married couples.