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BREXIT CHALLENGE THROWN OUT BY HIGH COURT

Another legal challenge to Brexit was thrown out today by Mr Justice Ouseley sitting in the High Court.  The challenge was based on alleged irregularities in spending by Vote Leave.  The matter will not proceed to a full hearing due to the delay in bringing the challenge and the case's lack of merit. It is important to see the challenge…

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COMPELLED SPEECH – LIBERALISM UNMAKSED

For the majority of legal commentators, the Ashers’ Bakery judgment,  was a no-brainer; the bakers objected to the message and not the messenger and for this reason, had the lawful entitlement to refuse to provide their services.  However, writing for the Constitutional Law Blog, two academics from Keele University, objected to the judgment; here - part 1 & here -…

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CNN Lawsuit & Free Speech

Following the Lawsuit by CNN, which was issued in response to the revocation of Jim Acosta's White House Press Pass, below is Tucker Carlson's view on the free speech credentials of CNN.   https://youtu.be/0YvrhA1RZKg

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NEW MOTION PASSED IN EU PARLIAMENT

  The European Parliament recently passed a motion.   The motion was passed in response to ‘neo fascist violence’. The motion contains a very long pre-amble with a large number of assertions, the majority of wish are not supported by a citation.  For example at paragraph E; “whereas neo-fascist groups have taken the lives of thousands of people of all kinds,…

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DWP TERMINATES DOCTOR’S CONTRACT OVER USE OF GENDER PRONOUNS

A doctor is having his contract with the DWP terminated due to his refusal to use neutral gender pronouns, see here.  It is cases like this one that have led me to advocate for reform of employment law, see here and laws to ensure that ideas are not stifled through commercial pressure, see here. Apparently it was argued that his…

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SUPREME COURT REJECTS TINI OWENS APPEAL

Further to the judgment of the Supreme Court rejecting to appeal of Tini Owens and my articles on the subject (see here, here & here), I have not been surprised by any of the commentary on the judgment.  The observation that something is not ‘modern’ is posited as a sufficient reason for reform or abolishment. Even the argument that refusing…

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