Proposed amendments to the Coronavirus Bill

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”

We need Keir Starmer as Labour leader so he can fight for our human rights

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”

A plan for decency in the Labour Party

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”

Summary of proposed changes to the Society of Labour Lawyers constitution

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”

When Boris Johnson came to my daughter’s hospital I gave him a piece of my mind – the NHS deserves better

I wrote an article for inews on my confrontation with Boris Johnson about my daughter’s treatment and the NHS and about the Rebuild Our Health Service campaign. You can read the article here.