Supreme Court

Could a sex-strike solve Brexit?

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Last week the Lawyers Group of the charity Classics for All held its fifth moot (cf. ‘meet’) in the Supreme…

Paul Dacre: Do I regret the ‘Enemies of the people’ front page? Hell no!

5 October 2019 9:00 am

So what to make of the extreme language, veering from the histrionic to the hysterical, dominating political discourse? The words…

The balance of power in our constitution has been lost

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Until recently, we used to comfort ourselves with the thought that the United Kingdom’s uncodified constitution was a great national…

Letters: We must grasp the dangers of cannabis before it’s too late

28 September 2019 9:00 am

On judging the judges Sir: The spectacle of judges questioning essentially political decisions is not an edifying one. But we…

The rule of law has become the rule of lawyers

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Is that enormous silver spider that Lady Hale wore her badge of office? If so, it is appropriate. The Supreme…

There is only one law: there must be no Brexit

28 September 2019 9:00 am

There’s no way out for us – or the Prime Minister

The torture chamber: how opposition MPs plan to humiliate Boris

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Boris’s tormentors now hold the power

Crackles with nylon, self-regard and unearned privilege: On the Basis of Sex reviewed

23 February 2019 9:00 am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is too ill to sit on the Supreme Court. When she saw On the Basis of Sex,…

Is the Trump presidency in its last days?

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump has often wrong-footed the media. In last year’s election his campaign seemed to be always on the verge…

I’ve met General McMaster. Hiring him is Donald Trump’s sanest move yet

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Last month, at Policy Exchange, I met a charming, quiet American general called H.R. McMaster. In conversation, I was struck…

For the sake of Britain’s constitution, will everyone please shut up?

18 February 2017 9:00 am

One of the striking features of Britain’s unwritten constitution is how it relies on various people keeping their opinions to…

Lord Reed’s dissenting judgment in the Supreme Court is spot on

28 January 2017 9:00 am

The English tradition of dissenting judgments in important civil cases is a good one. They are often better than the…

François Fillon’s Thatcherism is both respectable and brave

3 December 2016 9:00 am

It seems perplexing that François Fillon, now the Republican candidate for the French presidency, should be a declared admirer of…

Brexit on trial

3 December 2016 9:00 am

What, exactly, is at stake as Theresa May’s government squares up to the judiciary?

Does any Supreme Court judge represent the 17.4 million Brexit voters?

26 November 2016 9:00 am

It is not self-evidently ridiculous that Nigel Farage should be the next British ambassador to the United States. The wishes…

A Supreme Court justice and the scary plan to outlaw climate change

10 October 2015 9:00 am

How do you make an imaginary problem so painfully real that everyone suffers? It’s an odd question to ask, you…

We should celebrate Magna Carta by abolishing the European Arrest Warrant

13 June 2015 9:00 am

The European Arrest Warrant is incompatible with our tradition of justice