Tag: "uk"

Home Office proposes offence of possessing terrorist propaganda | UK news

Photograph: Niklas Halle'N/AFP/Getty

A new offence relating to possession of terrorist propaganda that glorifies or encourages extremism could be introduced to toughen up UK anti-terror laws.While legislation forbids distribution of extreme material, possession is only criminal if the material is useful in commission of a terrorist act.

Human rights court dismisses MI6 informant Wang Yam's appeal | UK news

Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

The European court of human rights has dismissed the appeal by the former Chinese dissident and MI6 informant Wang Yam that he had not had a fair trial because his defence evidence was held in secret on grounds of national security.He also said the UK breached the convention by refusing to allow the European court of human rights judges to have sight of his defence case.

Union chief to sue police over megaphone assault trial | UK news

Ex-Uber driver James Farrar to claim malicious prosecution after case collapses due to lack of evidence

James Farrar said the case was a ‘corrupt and crude attempt to further disenfranchise precarious workers’.Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

A gig economy union leader is to sue the police after he was wrongly prosecuted for alleged assault at a demonstration by using a megaphone close to police officers’ ears.

Harry and Meghan seek global trademark for 'Sussex Royal' brand | UK news

As well as the application to register Sussex Royal – which the couple have been using on their Instagram account and on a website launched last week as they announced they were “stepping back” as senior royals – one was also made to register “Sussex Royal the Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex”.Applications to trademark Sussex Royal for a range of goods and activities were lodged with UK intellectual property authorities last June by their advisers Natalie Campbell and Sara Latham.

UK immigration rules are unworkable, says Law Commission | UK news

Government’s advisory body says simplifying badly drafted regulations would save £70m

Immigration rules ran to 40 pages in 1973, but are now 1,100 pages long.Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Immigration rules are “overly complex and unworkable” according to the Law Commission, which recommends simplifying them in order to save the government £70m over the next decade.

Harry and Meghan could face fight to protect 'Sussex Royal' brand | UK news

Pair may have to file objection after EU trademark application is apparently made from Italy

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex face having to potentially make an objection to protect their would-be brand “Sussex Royal” after an application was lodged with EU authorities to trademark a range of goods including beer and jewellery.

Helen McCourt's killer to be freed as minister's appeal rejected | UK news

Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Ian Simms, the murderer of Helen McCourt, is due to be released from prison after the Parole Board rejected an appeal by the justice secretary to rethink its decision to free him.The Parole Board approved Simms’ application for release in November, prompting criticism from Buckland, who called the decision “irrational”.

Investigation after prisoner found dead in cell at Belmarsh | UK news

Photograph: Dita Saliuka

A remand prisoner has been found dead in his cell at HMP Belmarsh after a dispute over whether he should have been classified as disabled.The family said the autopsy had still not been carried out and they had been told they would only be able to see his face afterwards.

‘Bring me home’: Ayia Napa teenager asks Boris Johnson to help | UK news

Photograph: Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP via Getty

A British teenager found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus has pleaded with Boris Johnson to “bring me home”.The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she was raped by up to 12 Israeli tourists in a hotel room in the town of Ayia Napa on 17 July.

Another twist in the Wallis Simpson saga | Letter | UK news

Solicitor Robert Egerton’s familiarity with the hotel at the heart of the divorce case made his wife suspicious, recalls
Hugo Vickers

Wallis Simpson, circa 1936.Private papers from her solicitor this week revealed new details about the case.

Lady Hale warns UK not to select judges on basis of political views | Law

Outgoing president of supreme court advises against approach seen in US

Lady Hale spoke at a ceremony to mark her retirement as she approaches the age of 75.Photograph: UK Supreme Court/Kevin Leighton/PA

The government should not select judges on the basis of their political views as they do in the US, the outgoing president of the supreme court, Lady Hale, has warned.

UK security and counter-terrorism | UK news

2 December 2019

Boris Johnson accused of politicising London Bridge knife attack

Published: 8:00 PM

Boris Johnson accused of politicising London Bridge knife attack

Bravery, teamwork, tragedy: the effort to stop the London Bridge attack

Published: 7:53 PM

Bravery, teamwork, tragedy: the effort to stop the London Bridge attack

When Tory lies go unchallenged, democracy itself is in danger

Owen Jones

Published: 4:59 PM

Published: 4:59 PM

When Tory lies go unchallenged, democracy itself is in danger

A narwhal tusk was used against the London Bridge attacker – but what is it?Philip Hoare

Published: 4:50 PM

Published: 4:50 PM

A narwhal tusk was used against the London Bridge attacker – but what is it?

The Home Office must show more humanity to torture survivors | Letter | UK news

The supreme court’s ruling that the Home Office ‘falsely imprisoned’ desperate people fleeing persecution is a scathing indictment, writes
Natasha Tsangarides, senior policy adviser at Freedom from Torture

‘There are signs that some within the Home Office are listening,’ says Natasha Tsangarides.Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

The supreme court’s ruling that the Home Office “falsely imprisoned” desperate people fleeing persecution (Report, 28 November) is a scathing indictment of Home Office practices.

War crimes claims against UK troops need ICC scrutiny, says Labour | UK news

The shadow attorney general, Shami Chakrabarti, said the allegations of murder, torture and sexual abuse deserved “anxious scrutiny” by the international criminal court (ICC).Now ministers must answer these serious charges that they misled the public and stifled war crimes investigations by the Royal Military Police.

Top lawyer calls Prince Andrew BBC interview 'a catastrophic error' | UK news

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Prince Andrew’s decision to take part in a BBC interview on his relationship with the convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein has been described as a “catastrophic error” by a top media lawyer.However, media commentators have said the decision to take part in the interview could backfire.