UK vulnerable to malicious meddling in election, warns study – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2019 in elections, fraud, internet, news, political parties, referendums by sally

‘Britain needs to take concerted action to reduce the risk of malicious actors in the UK and abroad from contaminating the results of a looming general election, according to a new study that warns of the risks of public “abuse and deception”.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2019

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Man fined for kicking Labour MP Jess Phillips’ office door and shouting: ‘Is this the fascist party offices?’ – The Independent

Posted October 11th, 2019 in fines, harassment, news, political parties, public order by tracey

‘A man has been fined after kicking out at the front door of Jess Phillips’ constituency office, while shouting “is this the fascist party offices?” ‘

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The Independent, 10th October 2019

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MP Chris Williamson loses anti-Semitism suspension appeal – BBC News

‘An MP has lost his High Court bid to be reinstated to the Labour Party after he was suspended in an anti-Semitism row.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2019

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Brexit: ‘No evidence’ of crimes by Leave.EU and Arron Banks – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2019 in brexit, elections, expenses, news, political parties, referendums by tracey

‘The National Crime Agency has found “no evidence” of criminal offences after allegations against Leave.EU and its founder Arron Banks.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2019

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Boris Johnson: What Is The Next Prime Minister’s Human Rights Record? – Rights Info

‘Boris Johnson has been named the new leader of the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.’

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Rigths Info, 23rd July 2019

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Who was Carl Sargeant and what were the allegations against him? – The Guardian

‘Key questions answered as inquest into death of sacked Welsh minister concludes.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2019

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Major: I will seek a judicial review to stop Parliament shutdown – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2019 in brexit, judicial review, news, parliament, political parties by sally

‘Former prime minister Sir John Major has told the BBC he would seek a judicial review in the courts if the new prime minister tried to suspend Parliament to deliver a no-deal Brexit.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2019

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Ep 86: Brexit – The Conservative leadership election and a new EU negotiating team – Law Pod UK

Posted July 4th, 2019 in brexit, EC law, news, parliament, political parties by sally

‘Here Professor Barnard examines whether either candidate could sign up to a tariff free no-deal, the so called GATT 24 option, and what the timings for Brexit look like both here and in the EU.’

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Law Pod UK, 3rd July 2019

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Equality body launches investigation of Labour antisemitism claims – The Guardian

‘Labour has been placed under formal investigation by the equalities watchdog over whether the party has unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it was launching an official inquiry under section 20 of the Equality Act 2006 after carrying out preliminary investigations since March.’

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The Guardian, 28th May 2019

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Broadcasters in legal bind over reporting on Tory crisis during election – The Guardian

‘Strict broadcasting laws place restrictions on coverage of politics during voting periods.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2019

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What are the rules for donating to UK political parties? – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2019 in budgets, elections, financial regulation, internet, news, political parties by sally

‘The Brexit party funding row shows how technology has outpaced electoral law.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2019

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Undercover police to have fake identities hidden at inquiry – The Guardian

‘The retired judge leading a public inquiry into the conduct of undercover officers who infiltrated political groups has granted anonymity to two-thirds of the police spies who requested it.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2019

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Equality watchdog to decide if Labour broke law over antisemitism – The Guardian

‘Britain’s equality watchdog is close to deciding if it will launch an inquiry into whether the Labour party’s handling of antisemitism cases complies with equalities law.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2019

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Momentum fined £16,700 for ‘multiple electoral law breaches’ – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2019 in elections, fines, news, political parties by sally

‘The Labour-supporting Momentum group has been fined £16,700 for “multiple breaches of electoral law”, the Electoral Commission has said.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2019

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Child sexual abuse inquiry to assess merit of claims against politicians – The Guardian

‘The public inquiry into child sexual abuse has come under pressure to establish whether or not allegations against senior politicians are well founded, as its attention turns to the world of politics.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2019

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Hizballah to be banned alongside other terrorist organisations – Home Office

Posted February 25th, 2019 in Islam, Israel, political parties, press releases, terrorism by tracey

‘Hizballah, Ansaroul Islam and Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam Wal-Muslimin (JNIM) are set to be banned following their proscription as terrorist organisations.’

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Home Office, 25th February 2019

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Rachel Riley and Tracy Ann Oberman to take legal action after Twitter abuse – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in defamation, harassment, internet, news, political parties, racism by tracey

‘The Countdown presenter Rachel Riley and former EastEnders actor Tracy Ann Oberman are preparing legal action against up to 70 individuals for tweets relating to their campaign against antisemitism in the Labour party, according to the pair’s lawyer.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2019

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Is it OK to call my MP a Nazi? – Doughty Street Chambers

‘Colleague Joel Bennathan QC notes the increase in reports of abuse of those in public life, notably the recent “Nazi” slurs levelled against Anna Soubry MP in the street. But is that kind of behaviour a crime, and were the police at fault for not intervening at the time?’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 11th January 2019

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Judge refuses to publish list of political groups spied on by police – The Guardian

‘A public inquiry examining undercover policing is refusing to publish a list of more than 1,000 political groups that have been spied on since 1968.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2019

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The case for a referendum re-run – New Law Journal

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in brexit, constitutional law, news, political parties, referendums by sally

‘How close is Plan B for a People’s Vote? David Wolchover reports.’

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New Law Journal, 18th January 2019

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