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Brexiteers urge Supreme Court judge to stand down from Article 50 hearing over wife's Pro-Remain tweets

The Supreme Court’s most senior judge has been urged to excuse himself from the hearing to determine whether the Government has to get Parliament’s …

Article 50

Why Europe will drive a hard Brexit

Like many young Poles, Maria Fijalkowska has always wanted to study and work in England. “I have been to London and I loved it. I love the English language. I love the culture. I have thought about it for a long time,” she says. It is mid-morning in Warsaw and Fijalkowska is about to begin a class …

Europe

UK courts more likely to jail black than white people for same crimes - review | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s courts are more likely to send people from ethnic minorities to prison for certain types of crime than white people convicted of the same offences, a government-commissioned review into race and the criminal justice system has found.<p>A general view shows C wing at …

Attempts by the Government to fight the High Court’s decision will only worsen rifts over Brexit

If the High Court’s ruling on the need for Parliament to be involved in triggering Article 50 proves anything, it is that many of Brexit’s most …

Judiciary

Parliament must vote on Brexit, England's High Court rules

Parliament must vote on Brexit, England’s High Court has ruled, in a major setback for the government.<p>The legal dispute centred on whether the government had royal prerogative powers to start the exit process without parliament’s approval.<p>Gina Miller, who brought the case, said it was the right …

Judiciary

British Columbia’s Top Court Rules Christian Law School May Not Be Denied Accreditation Over Marriage Beliefs

<b>VANCOUVER, B.C. —</b> The top court in British Columbia has ruled that a proposed Christian law school may not be denied accreditation over its …

U.K. Lord Chancellor Defends Court After Brexit Decision Furor

U.K. Lord Chancellor Liz Truss, responding to calls that she defend British courts after a ruling on Brexit sparked blistering criticism in the …

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This country is governed by the rule of law but this is not the same as the rule of judges. The judiciary interprets the law passed by Parliament in the light of the constitutional precedents set down over the centuries. If these laws were clear-cut and the precedents obvious we would not need …

United Kingdom

A Constitutional Case for Life: Reflecting on the Legal Mishandling of Roe V Wade

Wedged between Amendment Thirteen and Amendment Fifteen, Article Fourteen was birthed one of three laws proposed to proclaim civil rights. Each of …

Abandoning the Constitution

America has a problem, not because of our Constitution but because constitutionalism as a theoretical doctrine is no longer meaningful in our …

UN Security Council holds emergency Syria meeting as airstrikes ravage Aleppo

The UN Security Council held a closed-door emergency meeting on Syria Friday, one day after U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura warned that the lives of some 275,000 people were hanging in the balance as the Russian and Syrian government air bombardment of Aleppo continued unabated.<p>“In maximum two …

Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s own brother appears to attack her speech for ‘vilifying foreigners’

The Home Secretary’s brother has attacked the Government’s “denigration of foreign workers” after Amber Rudd announced a policy to force businesses …

United Kingdom

Rugby players do not suffer major brain problems in later life

Retired rugby players do not appear to suffer major brain problems in later life even if they suffer multiple concussions playing the game, a new study has shown.<p>Fifty-two former Scotland rugby stars were recruited for the study at the University of Glasgow, which sought to gather more evidence …

The Guardian view on liberal Britain: it will need to be recreated

Are we witnessing the strange death of liberal Britain? After the “flag, faith and family” speech of prime minister Theresa May this week, it certainly seems so. The most politically-effective proponents of the metropolitan liberal creed in the modern age – former Labour leader Tony Blair and Tory …

United Kingdom

London School of Economics accuses Government of barring foreign academics from advising on Brexit

One of Britain's most prestigious universities has accused the Government of barring leading academics from acting as advisers on Brexit.<p>The London School of Economics said that it had been told by the Foreign Office that non-British nationals were not allowed to work on projects about leaving the …

Yahoo Email Scan Report Raises Human Rights Concerns

Serious human rights concerns have been raised by a Reuters report that Yahoo had scanned the emails of hundreds of millions of users at the request …

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This week Theresa May and Philip Hammond signalled that they would borrow to invest in public building. But which infrastructure projects would deliver genuine prosperity for our nation?<p>1. Homes, homes and more homes<p>Low interest rates, weaker pensions and falling home ownership have seen …

Philip Hammond

Brexit court case: government to dismiss claim that parliament must vote on article 50

Allowing a legal challenge to implementing the EU referendum result would amount to saying the government could not “give effect to the will of the people”, according to a court argument lodged in the high court on behalf of the Brexit secretary, David Davis.<p>The government’s skeleton argument for …

Great Britain

Trump and the Transformation of Politics

Photo by Jamelle Bouie via FlickrThe history of political parties is rather boring. Not much has changed since the French Revolution, which produced …

Brexit Britain: sovereignty is not a licence to disregard international law

The language of sovereignty and supremacy was rife in the EU referendum debates. According to leading Brexiter Boris Johnson, it was the deciding …

French court overturns 'illegal' burkini ban in Nice

A French court has overturned a ban on the burkini in Nice, concluding that the decree against the full-body swimwear was illegal because there were no proven risks of disruption to public order.<p>The administrative court of Nice ruled on Thursday that "in the absence of such risks, the emotions and …

The people have spoken. Or have they? Doing referendums differently after the EU vote

<i>Referendums have become a central feature of our politics, writes Will Brett. In this extract from the Electoral Reform Society‘s report on the</i> …

The Brexit debate needs more tolerance on both sides

I’m trying to cure this summer’s unattractive impulse before it turns into a bad habit. Whenever I see someone doing something stupid or self-harming like jumping an orange light on a bike or getting tattooed from neck to ankle, I want to shout: “Brexit voter.”<p>It’s not nice and it’s not fair. I’m …

United Kingdom

'Game-changer' Alzheimer's treatment is discovered

An experimental Alzheimer’s drug may have brought researchers one step closer to preventing the disease altogether.<p>The new drug targets, then …

Dementia

Cybercrime taking more than £147 billion a year from UK economy, report says

Cybercrime stands to cost the UK economy more than £147 billion per year, a new report claims.<p>Data compiled by the Greater London Authority (GLA) …

Merkel's Sidekick Says Brexit Makes Europe Unstable - Good, The EU Should Collapse

The German vice-chancellor has stated that this whole process of Britain leaving the European Union is making the structure itself unstable. To which the correct answer is good, about time too. For the real and important question is and has always been not British membership of the EU but the …

Can Twitter Censor Terrorists and Trolls Without Silencing Free Speech?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twitter is taking aggressive steps to rid the site of terrorists and trolls. The platform has suspended hundreds of thousands of accounts linked to radical extremism, clarified its rules on abuse, and rolled out new tools to help users …