Whatever your view of the specifics, should it be for a judge to decide what is “worthy of respect in a democratic society”?
Posts Tagged: Robert Buckland MP
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.
Johnson is up to ninth from fifth from bottom, Gove jumps up to near the top quarter, Hancock is clearer from the relegation zone – and Truss stays top.
Wallace is well up, Gove down, and Patel much the same in the wake of that bullying report – and Johnson and Hancock just outside negative ratings.
All in all, it’s much of a muchness – with Douglas Ross down by about 25 points, now that his Party Conference coverage has faded.
Six members of Cabinet, more than 70 speakers, in 18 events, over three days, makes for over 22 hours of top-flight political insight and debate.
It’s a rotten springboard from which to vault into Party Conference as it begins today. But what goes down may go back up.
Today’s ConservativeHome online fringe event line-up: Barclay, Buckland, Ford, Glen, Afolami and Courts
The Justice Secretary and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury lead our cast of ministers, MPs, and experts for Day One.
It’s speeches for Sunak, Patel and Raab; interviews in different formats for Gove, Hancock and others; while others still are relegated to panels…
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.