Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s chief Scientific Officer, has confirmed that the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) should be making recommendations on Tuesday about the wearing of face coverings in public. More and more countries around the world are requiring or recommending that everyone wears face coverings in public. More details about this andContinue reading “SAGE to make recommendations on face covering in public on Tuesday”
Around the world, wearing a face mask in public has been made compulsory for everyone. This includes Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania states in the US, municipalities in France, Taiwan, Austria, the Czech Republic, Solvakia, Lombardy and parts of Germany. In many countries, wearing a mask is now recommended even if it isContinue reading “The Government should make wearing face masks mandatory”
I have written for LabourList on why we need a government of national unity. You can read the article here.
I have written for Left Fot Forward on why we should use the experience of Coronavirus to build a closer-knit society. You can read the article here.
On Monday, Parliament will consider the Coronavirus Bill as fast-track legislation, which the government is using with the aim of having all stages of the Bill dealt with by the Commons and the Lords on Monday. The Bill deals with a wide range of issues relating to Coronavirus, from registering health professionals more easily toContinue reading “Proposed amendments to the Coronavirus Bill”
Gavin Millar QC, who gave Keir Starmer his first legal job as a pupil barrister, said about him “Keir’s purpose when he became a lawyer was not to make a fortune, or to build a glorious reputation…His purpose was the same as all of us in that generation who had been radicalised by Margaret Thatcher.Continue reading “We need Keir Starmer as Labour leader so he can fight for our human rights”
Labour prided itself as a party of anti-racism, feminism and decency but this reputation has been tarnished in recent year. We need to take decisive action to ensure that decency prevails in the Labour Party, that we foster a culture of inclusion and respect, and drive antisemites, islamophobes, racists, misogynists, harassers, trolls and their ilkContinue reading “A plan for decency in the Labour Party”
The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) executive committee is consulting on revisions to the SLL rules/constitution. Here is a summary of the key proposed changes: Adding the upholding of equality and the furtherance of democratic socialism (rather than just socialism) to the objects of SLL. Allowing people who are qualified in jurisdictions outside the UKContinue reading “Summary of proposed changes to the Society of Labour Lawyers constitution”
I have written for Left Foot Foward about what I think are the key 7 questions that Labour must answer following the general election defeat. You can read the article here.
I wrote an article with Matthew Turner, Chair and Executive Director of the Labour Campaign for Human Rights, for LabourList on the threat the Tories pose to human rights. You can read the article here.