Thoughts on the calling of a general election – and on whether our constitutional excitements are coming to an end
29 May 2024 | 10:04 am

29 May 2024 When the general election was suddenly called I was in the middle of writing about another legal topic for Prospect. And then when the current Prime Minister squelchingly announced a general election, I was asked if I could quickly write about that instead. * My first thought was that this new general election … Continue reading Thoughts on the calling of a general election – and on whether our constitutional excitements are coming to an end

Another inquiry report, another massive public policy failure revealed
21 May 2024 | 3:00 pm

21st May 2024 There are so many governmental scandals that it is difficult to keep up with them all, and one horrific scandal this blog has not before covered is about contaminated blood. This week this inquiry report was published, and even a cursory view of its conclusions is evocative of the public policy failures that have … Continue reading Another inquiry report, another massive public policy failure revealed

On how regulating the media is hard – if not impossible – and on why reviving the Leveson Inquiry may not be the best basis for seeing what regulations are now needed
4 May 2024 | 9:55 am

Star Wars Day, 2024 I once came across a quote in a history book which I have never been able to re-find. It was from an acquaintance of I think Lord Randolph Churchill (Winston’s father), or perhaps of Benjamin Disraeli, and it was along the lines of: “Dear Sir, you do not believe that there … Continue reading On how regulating the media is hard – if not impossible – and on why reviving the Leveson Inquiry may not be the best basis for seeing what regulations are now needed


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