As a Committee Chair, you can campaign for the things you believe in, speak to the media more freely – and still get things done.
Posts Tagged: Robert Buckland MP
Our Cabinet League Table. Raab plummets from third from top in July to fourth from bottom last month.
And Wallace is up from ninth to fourth. The Prime Minister and Home Secretary are both in the bottom ten.
The statistics led the Victims’ Commissioner to say we are effectively witnessing “the de-criminalisation of rape”.
There is much to be said for incremental reform, but too much caution can tip over into a failure to act boldly.
Snap guide to this session’s Government legislation 4) The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Our introduction to: what each Bill is, the politics of it, who’s responsible, arguments for and against – and a controversy rating out of ten.
And we’re all for a rebalancing – but Parliamentary government must mean Parliament in full, not just the executive.
Alberto Costa: My constituents are dismayed by the proposal to free a man who raped and murdered two schoolgirls
The Justice Secretary has the power to ask the Parole Board to “think again”. He should make use of that power.
He tells Trevor Phillips that “in a situation like this, there are going to be significant trade-offs.”
Whatever your view of the specifics, should it be for a judge to decide what is “worthy of respect in a democratic society”?
And Williamson’s negative rating halves in the wake of his intervention in the Batley Mohammed cartoons row.
A contest exists between traditional common lawyers, who believe the constitution exists (in their minds), and modernisers including myself.
The Lord Chancellor post could be returned to the Lords – and once again become both a senior judge and a Cabinet member at once.
David Gauke: Ten years for lying on a form. Disproportionate – and characteristic of our cavalier approach to sentencing.
If we impose yet more draconian prison sentences to win a political arms race, the burdens on the taxpayer will become unsustainable.
When his family fell on hard times, education made the difference. Were there to be a vacancy in that department, he would be an obvious candidate.
Our Cabinet League Table. Truss is still top, Johnson is up again – and Kwarteng comes straight in at fourth.
The Brexit deal bounce in our final survey of last year has left little room for a vaccine bounce in the first survey of this one.