Judges will review outcome of Colston statue trial amid worries over ‘vandals’ charter’ 

Appeal judges will review outcome of Colston statue trial amid claims using human rights defence in criminal damage trials could lead to ‘vandals’ charter’ The outcome of the Colston statue trial is set to be referred to appeal judges Court of Appeal will decide whether protesters can use human rights defences Four people were notably … Read more

Attorney General ‘a disgrace’ for saying she may send Colston case to Appeal Court, say critics

The Attorney General is ‘a disgrace’ for saying she might send the Edward Colston statue case to the Court of Appeal, critics have said, after a jury cleared four demonstrators who toppled the slaver’s monument of criminal damage.  Suella Braverman said she was considering referring the case so the law can be ‘clarified for future … Read more

Government U-turns on ‘inappropriate’ maternity leave law

Suella Braverman, 40, who is expecting her second child at the beginning of next month, is the inspiration behind the Ministerial and Other Maternity Allowances Bill, which seeks to update the treatment of pregnant Cabinet ministers The government has caved into a Lords revolt over a new law allowing ministers to go on paid maternity … Read more

Government U-turns on ‘inappropriate’ maternity leave law

Suella Braverman, 40, who is expecting her second child at the beginning of next month, is the inspiration behind the Ministerial and Other Maternity Allowances Bill, which seeks to update the treatment of pregnant Cabinet ministers The government has caved into a Lords revolt over a new law allowing ministers to go on paid maternity … Read more

PC Andrew Harper’s killers could have manslaughter jail terms INCREASED

PC Andrew Harper’s killers could have manslaughter jail terms INCREASED as Attorney General refers case to Court of Appeal – saying ‘such heinous crimes should be punished with the greatest severity’ Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole, both 18, have received 13-year jail sentences They have already lodged applications to challenge manslaughter convictions Duo were jailed on … Read more

Ten years in jail for desecrating war memorials under proposed plans

Demonstrators who vandalise war memorials could be jailed for up to ten years under proposed plans as MPs look to make it easier to prosecute demonstrators who desecrate sacred monuments. The plans being considered by ministers come as at risk statues – including the Cenotaph, Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela – were covered up ahead of … Read more

Ten years in jail for desecrating war memorials under proposed plans

Demonstrators who vandalise war memorials could be jailed for up to ten years under proposed plans as MPs look to make it easier to prosecute demonstrators who desecrate sacred monuments. The plans being considered by ministers come as at risk statues – including the Cenotaph, Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela – were covered up ahead of … Read more