Jack Monroe to sue MP after he says ‘she makes fortune from the poor’ – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2022 in defamation, food, news, parliament, political parties by tracey

‘Jack Monroe has instructed libel lawyers after the Tory MP Lee Anderson alleged the writer and food blogger was profiteering from the poor.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2022

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Man found guilty of threatening ‘traitor’ Labour MP with noose – The Guardian

‘A man has been found guilty of threatening a Labour MP after he held a makeshift gallows with a noose outside parliament and said: “This is what we do to traitors.”’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2022

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Former Lib Dem MP and campaigner formally settles phone hacking claim – The Independent

‘Dr Evan Harris accepted “substantial damages” from NGN, publisher of the now-defunct News of the World and The Sun, to settle his claim for unlawful information gathering.’

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The Independent, 28th April 2022

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Mike Gordon: The Prime Minister, the Parties, and the Ministerial Code – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The current Prime Minister’s long running battle with the Seven Principles of Public Life continues to gather pace. Boris Johnson’s actions relating to the pandemic “partygate” scandal have arguably violated each of the principles established by the Nolan Committee in 1995: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. The Prime Minister’s full house of ethical violations concerning his attendance and subsequent denials of social gatherings held in Downing Street, contrary to lockdown restrictions, have also yielded Fixed Penalty Notices from the police for him, his Chancellor, his wife, and other government officials, with the prospect of more to follow. Yet the Prime Minister remains committed to staying in post, and has refused to resign.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 27th April 2022

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Donald Wood jailed for sending threatening letters to MPs – BBC News

‘A man who sent threatening letters to three Labour MPs before fleeing to Morocco has been jailed for 21 months.’

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BBC News, 26th April 2022

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Ali Harbi Ali given whole-life sentence for murder of David Amess – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2022 in imprisonment, Islam, murder, news, parliament, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Ali Harbi Ali, 26, was handed a whole-life tariff by Mr Justice Sweeney after being convicted on Monday of murdering the MP and of planning terrorist attacks on other MPs, including the cabinet minister Michael Gove, for two years before he killed Amess.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2022

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Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan found guilty of sexually assaulting 15 year-old boy – The Independent

Posted April 12th, 2022 in child abuse, children, news, parliament, political parties, sexual offences by tracey

‘Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy at a house party in Staffordshire in 2008.’

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The Independent, 11th April 2022

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Sir David Amess: Man found guilty of murdering MP – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2022 in Islam, murder, news, parliament, terrorism by tracey

‘An IS fanatic has been found guilty of murdering Sir David Amess MP.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2022

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High Court quashes grant of planning permission by Secretary of State for Holocaust memorial – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 11th, 2022 in Judaism, local government, news, parks, parliament, planning by tracey

‘A High Court judge has quashed the Secretary of State’s decision to grant planning permission for a Holocaust memorial and learning centre in a park bordering the Palace of Westminster.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th April 2022

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Judge’s ruling due on legal challenge against Holocaust memorial site – The Independent

Posted April 8th, 2022 in Judaism, news, parliament, planning by sally

‘Campaigners are due to learn whether or not they have won a High Court challenge over plans to build a national Holocaust memorial next to the Houses of Parliament.’

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The Independent, 7th April 2022

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Government defeated over voter ID plans in House of Lords – BBC News

‘The government has been defeated in the House of Lords over its plans to introduce photo ID for voters in elections.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2022

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 5th, 2022 in coronavirus, legislation, national insurance, parliament, rent by tracey

2022 c. 12 – Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022

2022 c. 11 – Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Act 2022

2022 c. 16 – National Insurance Contributions (Increase of Thresholds) Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Black abuse campaigners get Valerie’s Law proposal heard – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2022 in domestic violence, murder, news, parliament, police, race discrimination, racism, victims by sally

‘Black domestic abuse campaigners say they have “made history” by getting their campaign for Valerie’s Law heard by the government for the first time.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2022

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Peers call for national body to regulate use of AI in justice system – Legal Futures

‘Peers have called for the creation of a new national body to regulate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the justice system and elsewhere in the public sector.’

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Legal Futures, 30th March 2022

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Ministers failed to allow parliament opportunity to scrutinise UK Covid laws – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2022 in bills, coronavirus, government departments, inquiries, news, parliament by tracey

‘Ministers failed to allow parliament enough opportunity to scrutinise the sweeping laws passed to tackle the Covid pandemic, according to a cross-party committee of MPs.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2022

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Woman in Mike Hill case may sue Commons over compensation – The Guardian

‘A woman who was repeatedly sexually assaulted and harassed by a former Labour MP is considering suing the House of Commons for failing to ringfence money that could cover her compensation.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2022

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Research Briefing: Assets of community value – House of Commons Library

Posted March 11th, 2022 in assets of community value, local government, news, parliament by tracey

‘This briefing paper outlines the the “community right to bid” for “assets of community value”, introduced into England by the Localism Act 2011. It also covers other community powers regarding land and property, including community asset transfer, the Right to Contest, and equivalent provisions in Scotland and Wales.’

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House of Commons Library , 10th March 2022

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Research Briefing: Expedited legislation: Public bills receiving their Second and Third Readings on the same day in the House of Commons – House of Commons Library

Posted March 10th, 2022 in bills, news, parliament by tracey

‘A list of public bills since 1979 whose main Commons stages (Second and Third Readings) have been passed within one day.’

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House of Commons Library , 8th March 2022

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Research Briefing: Special Educational Needs: support in England – House of Commons Library

‘This House of Commons Library briefing sets out the system of support for children and young people in England aged 0-25 with special educational needs (SEN).’

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House of Commons Library , 1st March 2022

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Research Briefing: Doorstep selling – House of Commons Library

Posted March 4th, 2022 in consumer protection, news, parliament by tracey

‘This paper outlines the current regulation of doorstep selling (or cold calling) under the provisions of the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013. It also provides information on how “No Cold Calling Zones” work in practice.’

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House of Commons Library , 3rd March 2022

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