Law and Justice

The murder trial of the only British soldier charged for Bloody Sunday has collapsed after prosecutors deemed key evidence in the form of military police statements was inadmissible. The unnamed former paratrooper referred to as Soldier F was charged with two murders and five attempted murders in Derry on Bloody Sunday, January 30, 1972 when 13 people were shot dead...

Hancock and Patel referred to SFO; Test and Trace lose 600...

Matt Hancock and Priti Patel have been referred to the Serious Fraud Office for their roles in awarding PPE contracts. The prime minister’s longstanding advisor Munira Mirza has also been referred to the SFO along with the home secretary and...

Priti Patel delaying Daniel Morgan report to ‘protect friends’ at Murdoch’s News International

Home secretary Priti Patel has been accused of delaying the publication of a report into the murder of Daniel Morgan to protect friends at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. Chris Bryant,...

Mercer sacked after accusing PM of lacking ‘moral strength and courage’ to protect ex-soldiers

Veterans minister Johnny Mercer has been sacked after accusing Boris Johnson of lacking the “moral strength and courage” to keep a commitment to prevent ex-soldiers who served in Northern...

House of Lords rejects govt’s bid to limit war crimes prosecutions; Labour to question...

The House of Lords has handed the government a major defeat over their bid to limit the prosecution of war crimes and torture by British soldiers serving overseas. Peers, supported...

Vaccine passports risk ‘two tier nation of division’, while PM issues Easter warning

Boris Johnson has warned vaccinated people not to meet up indoors this Easter because the jabs “are not 100% effective”. The prime minister’s video message comes as politicians across party divides are uniting to oppose...

Former chief constable warns Britain is moving towards ‘paramilitary policing’

A former chief constable has warned Britain is “dangerously” edging towards the type of  “paramilitary policing” linked to “repressive regimes”. Michael Barton, who was chief of Durham police and the Crime Operations lead for the...

Government wants ‘total social control’ say rebel MPs as Commons extends emergency legislation

A group of Conservative MPs has accused the government of wanting “total social control” as the Commons overwhelmingly backed extending emergency coronavirus powers. A total of 76 MPs – including 35 rebel Tory backbenchers -...

Arrests at anti-lockdown protests; summer blow for ‘average holidaymakers’

Thousands of anti-lockdown protestors defied the government and Covid restrictions to take to London’s streets today, with at least 33 arrested by the Metropolitan Police after “ugly clashes”. Huge protests in Manchester passed without any...

Johnson’s Brexit Britain goes nuclear with measures ‘that’d make a dictator blush’

Boris Johnson has unveiled his blueprint to get Brexit-Britain “match-fit” for its future, laying out his government’s foreign policy to the very same chamber debating his alarming plans to curb democratic rights with a...